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Dr. Gonzalez to join UAHS, Bradford Regional Medical Services

Posted on: 01/29/2021

Bradford Regional Medical Center has announced that longtime Bradford surgeon Luis Gonzalez, MD, will join the Upper Allegheny Health System physician network, Bradford Regional Medical Services, March 29.

Dr. Gonzalez, who has served the Bradford community for 25 years in his private practice, will continue to see patients in his current Bradford office at 181 Interstate Pkwy. Appointments can be made by calling 814/362-4345.

“I am extremely happy to join Upper Allegheny Health System’s physician network and continue my practice in Bradford. My wife, Andrea, and I raised our children in Bradford and have been involved with this community for 25 years. This is home. I have had the privilege of caring for thousands of patients over the years and I am happy to continue my practice with UAHS and Bradford Regional Medical Services and look forward to serving my Bradford patients for years to come,” Dr. Gonzalez said.

During his career, he has established his comprehensive surgical practice, offering general and laparoscopic surgery, comprehensive breast procedures, pacemaker insertion, oncology surgery, and colonoscopies. He is a pioneer in surgery, bringing an advanced laparoscopic approach for colon resection, hernia repair and gastric surgery for acid reflux and was one of the first 100 certified breast surgeons in the U.S. with breast ultrasound certification. Dr. Gonzalez is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

He is the currently president of the BRMC/Olean General Hospital medical staff, has served as chief of surgery at BRMC, as secretary and treasurer of the McKean County Medical Society and is a past UAHS board member.

“An important element of our transition plan is to ensure that we recruit and retain highly capable specialists to serve the entire region under our new model,” said Jeff Zewe, RN, president, chief executive officer, BRMC, OGH, UAHS. “Securing Dr. Gonzalez’s services as part of our regional network is significant for Bradford and Olean.

“Dr. Gonzalez is a skilled and compassionate surgeon who has been providing care to our community for more than two decades. We are pleased to welcome him as part of the UAHS physician practice network, ensuring that his extraordinary skills will be available to patients in Bradford and Olean now and in the future,” Zewe said.

“Certainly, we are in a time of change and I feel that as Upper Allegheny Health System develops its plans for the future, the entire region will see enhanced patient quality and safety,” Dr. Gonzalez said.

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