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Gila Regional Medical Center Welcomes New Surgeon

Silver City, NM, May 31, 2019 – Gila Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome general surgeon, James "Butch" Rosser, MD, FACS, to the medical staff. Dr. Rosser is a general surgeon with a special interest in diseases of the esophagus and stomach. His broad clinical expertise has a special focus on utilizing minimally invasive (laparoscopic) approaches to cure patients of chronic heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. He has been an internationally-recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery for more than 20 years. He has given more than 350 invited lectures around the world, written over 50 peer reviewed articles, more than 16 chapters in books currently in print and authored 11 digital books. He was formerly Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of Central Florida and has held similar academic appointments at Northeastern Ohio School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. He has served as the Treasurer, Vice President, President and board member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

"Gila Regional Medical Center is an excellent hospital and I am thrilled to join the community here," says Dr. Rosser. "There is a great need for surgeons in the region and I look forward to bringing my expertise to improve the lives of our patients."

Dr. Rosser completed his residency in General Surgery at Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH. He received his medical degree from the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine, Jackson, MS. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Rosser is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Member of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Member of Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and Member of American Telemedicine Association.

For over 20 years, Dr. Rosser has dedicated himself to educating the public on medical issues. Starting with the first reality television show The Operation, Dr. Rosser gave the public a behind the scenes glimpse at the personal and professional details that go into removing a gallbladder with small incisions, long thin instruments and television screens. In addition, you may recognize Dr. Rosser from his many appearances on Fox, CNN, CBS, NBC and other networks. He has become increasing known from his appearances on the Dr. Oz show and his focus of helping patient's unravel the medical complexities around heartburn and GERD. With this exposure, he has taken on a new description of his expertise, and is now known as an "esophagologist."

"Dr. Rosser is a great asset to the GRMC medical team and the patients we serve," says Taffy Arias, CEO of Gila Regional Medical Center. "He is an incredibly skilled general surgeon and will no doubt have an significant impact on our community. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team."

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosser please call the Gila Regional Surgery Center at (575) 538-4187 or visit for more information.

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