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Southeastern Surgical Associates

Skilled Surgical Care on Cape Cod

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About Our Practice

Southeastern Surgical Associates (SSA) came into being in 1998, when four of the busiest surgeons in the community decided to come together to form a single group, dedicated to providing first class surgical care to the Cape Cod area. 

The four surgeons had originally been part of two separate groups, Hyannis Surgical and Park Street Surgical. Dr. Roger Chabra founded Hyannis Surgical in 1974, and was later joined by Dr. H Walter Kaess. Now retired, they were both highly respected general surgeons, and they are still part of our SSA family. Dr. David Williams, a colorectal surgeon who trained at the Lahey Clinic, founded Park Street Surgical in 1980. Dr. Williams was the first Board Certified Colon And Rectal Surgeon at CCH. Dr. Carlos Fonts, a general surgeon who trained at the University of Miami, joined him in 1990. Dr. Fonts introduced laparoscopic surgery to Cape Cod Hospital, and was instrumental in bringing minimally invasive surgical techniques to the community.

Shortly after the merger, the group recruited Dr. Daniel Gorin, a fellowship trained vascular surgeon from Boston University. Dr. Gorin provided much needed expertise in vascular and endovascular surgery, and pioneered the use of modern, minimally invasive techniques to care for venous disease and varicose veins.

Over the next decade, the group rapidly grew. A fully accredited vascular laboratory, Southeastern Vascular Laboratory, was added to the practice, providing patients with a full range of noninvasive diagnostic studies for the diagnosis of diseases of the arteries and veins. In 2002 the practice moved into its present location at 100 Camp Street in Hyannis. Our newly renovated building has been designed specifically for our multispecialty surgical practice, with a bright comfortable waiting room, modern spacious exam and procedure rooms, a separate ambulance entrance, and plenty of room for our growing staff of nurses and administrative personnel.

SSA continued to focus on providing the community with a broad range of surgical expertise. Dr. Jeffrey Spillane, a fellowship trained thoracic surgeon, joined the practice in 2004. His skill and knowledge in the care of lung cancer and esophageal disease has been in invaluable addition to our medical community. We expanded our General Surgery expertise as well. Dr. Novak, a general surgeon who is well known and highly thought of for his broad surgical skills, joined SSA in 2007. Dr. Novak trained at the University of Vermont, and has become a medical staff leader in addition to a highly respected surgeon. He is the latest of four surgeons from SSA to serve as Chief of the Department of Sugery at CCH.

Southeastern Surgical Associates has grown to become one of the largest surgical groups in Southeastern Massachusetts, with a breath of expertise unsurpassed in the area. As we move into the future, we continue to be firm in our commitment to ensure that the residents of Cape Cod, the Islands, and the surrounding areas have access to the best surgical care available.