Doctors Willkomm Smith and Gomero-Cure

General Surgeons Join First Physicians Group General Surgery at Venice

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is welcoming new general surgeons to the health system’s First Physicians Group (FPG) network.

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System welcomed three new general surgeons into its First Physicians Group (FPG) network. FPG’s General Surgery at Venice opened December 1st in the new Medical Office Building on the Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice campus.

Wadi Gomero-Cure, MD, FACS, board-certified in general surgery, has been treating patients in the Venice area for more than six years. He earned his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, MN in 2008, before completing his residency in 2015 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Gomero-Cure performs a wide-range of complex open vascular surgery, endovascular surgery, minimally invasive and robotic general surgery. He specializes in abdominal aneurysm surgery, carotid surgery, peripheral arterial disease, hemodialysis access, vein disorders, limb salvage, skin cancers, wound care, robotic and laparoscopic procedures for GI cancers, gallbladder disease, colorectal disease, and hernia repair.

Bryan Smith, MD, FACS, board-certified in general surgery, has been treating patients in the Venice area since 1990. Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama Medical School in Birmingham, AL, in 1979, followed by his general surgery residency, also at UAB, which he completed in 1984. He then completed a Fellowship in vascular surgery at Louisiana State University in 1985. Dr. Smith performs surgeries for a wide-range of abdominal diagnosis as well as head and neck surgery. He specializes in robotic and laparoscopic procedures to treat artery and vein disorders, non-cardiac thoracic diseases, and cancers.

Christopher Willkomm, MD,FACS, board-certified in general surgery, has been treating patients in the Venice area for more than 10 years. He earned his medical degree from University of South Florida in Tampa in 2005 before completing his residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, in 2010. Dr. Willkomm specializes in a wide range of minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic procedures. He specializes in surgical procedures to treat gallbladder, appendix, spleen, intestinal and bowel diseases as well as colon, breast and skin cancer. He has a special interest in complex laparoscopic hernia repair including hiatal hernia repair and anti-reflux procedures.

FPG’s General Surgery at Venice Medical Office Building is accepting new patients at 200 Healthcare Way, located on the Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice campus in North Venice, Fla. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (941) 261-2000.

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