General surgeon Bonner joins St. Lawrence Health System in Canton and Potsdam
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:49 am

POTSDAM -- – General Surgeon Gwen Bonner, MD, has joined the medical staff of St. Lawrence Health System’s Canton-Potsdam Hospital and is practicing in the Canton General Surgery suite, EJ Noble Building, 80 East Main St., Canton.Dr. Bonner

Dr. Bonner earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. She completed her residency at Baylor, Scott & White in Temple, Texas and a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. In addition, she is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Physicians.

“I was born in the North Country and my parents went to Clarkson University,” said Bonner. “We moved away, but now my father is back. This is where my roots are. It’s wonderful being close to family.”

“I’m very proud to be here and to provide patients with modern, personalized surgical solutions. There’s no reason why rural communities shouldn’t have the best in medical care,” she said. “My life passion is helping people and resolving their problems. When a patient presents with abdomen pain requiring surgery, I remove the organ or fix the hernia in the operating room and the patient returns home feeling better within just a couple of hours.”

Bonner has a special interest in breast surgeries with mindfulness for nipple preservation and breast conservation and is experienced in treating rectal prolapse, fissures, and hemorrhoids (often associated with childbirth). She is uniquely qualified to treat complications of sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass, and lap band, and specializes in the treatment of reflux through fundoplication, endoscopic therapies, and LINX Reflux Management System.

As a general surgeon, Bonner performs minimally invasive surgery for conditions associated with the large and small intestines, colon, pancreas, stomach, esophagus, appendix, spleen, gallbladder, liver, soft tissue and skin, head and neck, vascular system, endocrine system, and pelvis.

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