Mercy Clinic is pleased to welcome 13 board-certified surgeons who provide care for a variety of surgical needs. Formerly West County Surgical Specialists and St. Louis Vascular Center, the new practices are Mercy Clinic Surgical Specialists and Mercy Clinic Vascular Specialists.
Mercy Clinic Surgical Specialists is made up of nine doctors with specialties including general, breast, colorectal, endocrine and oncologic surgery. Physicians are: H. Martin Altepeter, MD, FACS, general surgery, breast care; Gregory W. Brabbee, MD FACS, general surgery, colon and rectal; Kathryn L. Galie, MD, FACS, general surgery, colon and rectal; Lindy A. Hruska, MD, FACS, general surgery, breast care; Joseph J. Hurley, MD, FACS, general surgery, breast care; David J. Meiners, MD, FACS, general surgery, breast care; Ryan L. Neff, MD, FACS, general surgery, breast care; Susan H. Westfall, MD, FACS, general surgery, breast care; and Philip L. Robbins, MD, FACS, general surgery, colon and rectal. The practice is located at 621 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste. 7011B, on the Mercy Hospital St. Louis campus.
Mercy Clinic Vascular Specialists is made up of four surgeons offering vascular care that includes high tech, minimally invasive percutaneous procedures such as aortic stent grafts. Physicians include: Ketan Desai, MD, FACS; Vito A. Mantese, MD, FACS; Richard C. Pennell, MD, FACS; and Scott G. Westfall, MD, FACS. The practice is located in Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital at 625 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste. 7063.
Mercy Clinic is a multi-specialty, physician-led group affiliated with Mercy hospitals in St. Louis and Washington, Mo. In Mercy’s east Missouri region, it consists of more than 450 primary care and specialty physicians, 75 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and covers more than 50 clinical specialties with 100 practice sites. For more information or to find a physician, please visit www.mercy.net.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,600 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.