Our Surgical Services

General and Laparoscopic Surgery

At OhioHealth Surgical Specialists, our general surgeon, Dr. William Schirmer, is dedicated to providing the best possible care and individualized attention to each patient in an environment close to home. Dr. Schirmer provides general and laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) surgical procedures and other services, including related admissions, consultations, workups and pre- and post-operative care. These services are performed to diagnose, correct or treat various illnesses and injuries to areas of the body such as:
  • Adrenal glands
  • Anorectal disorders
  • Anti-reflux
  • Breasts
  • The colon/rectum
  • Benign and malignant conditions as well as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
  • Endocrine glands
  • The gall bladder
  • The gastrointestinal tract
  • Hemorrhoid disease
  • Hernias
  • The liver
  • Melanoma
  • The pancreas
  • The parathyroid
  • Skin and soft tissues
  • The spleen
  • The thyroid

Procedures Performed in Our Office:

  • Simple excisions: Moles, lesions and subcutaneous lumps can be removed in the office using local anesthetic. Any suspicious findings will be sent to pathology for further testing.
  • Breast core biopsies: A biopsy that uses a special needle (or probe) to take a small sample of breast tissue from an area of concern so that it may be sent to a laboratory for additional testing. Breast masses may fall into one of two categories:
    • Palpable mass: A biopsy of a breast mass that is easily felt by hand can be done in the office, using local anesthetic to numb the area that is being biopsied.
    • Masses identified only by X-ray or ultrasound: Breast masses only identified by X-ray or ultrasound will be arranged to be performed in the Breast Health Center, using guidance from ultrasound or mammogram images and local anesthetic to numb that area that is being biopsied.

Available Diagnostic Tests:

Should you require diagnostic testing, we'll refer you to OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, where we have our diagnostic testing taken care of for our patients. We are part of OhioHealth, one of the top healthcare systems in the nation. These diagnostic tests include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • CT scan
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Lab work