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Hiram A. Gonzalez, M.D. and Arshad Bachelani, M.D., perform general surgery/gastrointestinal surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital with offices in Belle Vernon. They offer many years of combined surgical experience, skill and a full range of minimally invasive surgical techniques - with the compassion that you count on from a trusted neighbor. General surgeons operate on every part of the body except for the bones, heart and brain, using the most advanced technology, including the new surgical suites at Monongahela Valley Hospital. In minimally invasive procedures - such as removing a gal bladder - surgeons enter the body through small openings in the skin or through a body cavity or anatomical opening, resulting in the least amount of trauma to those structures, shorter hospitalization, less pain and scarring, and the reduction of post-surgical complications.

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Arshad Bachelani, M.D.
Arshad Bachelani, M.D.Arshad Bachelani, M.D. is a general and gastrointestinal surgeon. Prior to joining the practice, of Drs. Crudo and Gonzalez, Dr. Bachelani held the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force. He served as a general attending surgeon at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, and as an acute care/trauma surgeon with the Acute Care Surgery Medical Group in California.

Dr. Bachelani received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. He performed his General Surgery residency at UPMC Mercy. Following his residency, Dr. Bachelani spent four years as a general surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012 during Operation Enduring Freedom.

He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Bachelani is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

In addition to being highly respected among his colleagues, Dr. Bachelani holds numerous medical and academic awards.

Hiram Gonzalez-Ortiz, M.D.
Hiram Gonzalez-Ortiz, M.D. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Gonzalez has had an exciting journey on his way to Monongahela Valley Hospital. After receiving his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he performed his General Surgery residency at UPMC Mercy. He then completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he also served as a clinical instructor of General Surgery.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery. Awards from many renowned medical centers fill the walls of his office such as the Clinical Recognition Award from the Ponce School of Medicine; UPMC Mercy's Values in Practice and Golden Scalpel awards; and the Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

"I have spent my training and much of my career at very populated, urban hospitals," said Dr. Gonzalez. "I want to make a career and a life in a community where the hospital has a patient-centered focus and I have found that commitment at Monongahela Valley Hospital. In fact, the new operating suites that MVH opened are designed with all of the technology needed to perform laparoscopic surgery, which is my area of skill and training."

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724-929-4122 Phone
1-855-379-3131 Fax

Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex
800 Plaza Drive, Suite 140
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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