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Mercy Hospital welcomes surgical robotics expert

Date: 12/09/2020

Northern Light Mercy Hospital has announced that George Tuchsen, MD has joined Northern Light Mercy Surgery as a general surgeon.
Dr. Tuchsen is a board-certified general surgeon and a fellow of the American Board of Surgery who has been practicing surgery since 1994. As a nationally recognized expert in da Vinci robotic surgery, he has conducted training courses and proctored over 100 surgeons in the use of the robotic surgical platform. He is helping to develop a new robotic-assisted surgery program at Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Tuchsen specializes in general and minimally invasive surgery with a special interest in robotic-assisted surgery and gastroesophageal reflux surgery. He also has extensive experience in biliary/gastrointestinal surgery, intestinal disorders, and surgical treatment of all types of abdominal wall hernias.
Prior to joining Mercy, he was in private practice in San Antonio, Texas and chief of surgery at North Central Baptist Hospital. He received his BA in Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota; a Doctor of Medicine from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas; and held his general surgery residency and internship at University of New Mexico affiliated hospitals in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
More information about Dr. Tuchsen can be found here.