General surgeon Dr. Mark Williams is accepting new patients at Rome Health Surgical Specialists, located at 267 Avery Lane, Suite 300, at the Griffiss Business & Technology Park.
Appointments may be made by calling 315-356-7770.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Williams to our practice,” said Practice Administrator Lisa Taurisano. “With more than 20 years of experience in the Mohawk Valley, Dr. Williams is skilled in advanced surgical techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. In addition, his expertise in breast surgery will complement Rome Health’s Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.”
As a general surgeon, Dr. Williams will perform a broad range of general surgical procedures at Rome Health, such as minimally invasive surgery for gallbladder disease, appendicitis, and hernia repair, colon resections, thyroid and breast surgery.
Dr. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at the City College of the City University of New York and his medical degree at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He completed his five-year general surgery residency at Staten Island University Hospital, where he was chief surgical resident.
He left New York City to build a practice in the Mohawk Valley where he could get to know his patients and their families.
“When I was 6-years-old, I broke my ankle and had such a good experience with the orthopedic surgeon that I wanted to be just like him,” Williams said.
For Williams, that means taking the time to explain things in detail to patients so they understand their treatment options and feel a part of the decision. “A patient trusts you to do the best for them and I treat that trust with genuine respect and commitment,” Williams said.
Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Williams is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is experienced in medical staff and practice leadership having served as chief of surgery in Utica for 12 years and chaired various medical staff committees during his career in the Mohawk Valley.
Dr. Williams is joining surgeons Dr. Keneth Hall and D.O. Samuel Molica at Rome Health Surgical Specialists.