He’s known since he was a child that he wanted to be a doctor, and now he’s the newest general surgeon at Mercy Hospital Lebanon. Daanish Kazi, DO, says growing up, a surgeon was the pinnacle of ideal virtues and a highly-coveted career. In college, he liked the intellectual challenge of medicine. Dr. Kazi says he knows being a doctor gives him the opportunity to understand and contribute in profound ways to the human condition.
“Simply put, someone is asking for help and I can say ‘Yes, I can help,’” Dr. Kazi explained. “I get a chance to help return a patient’s life to some sense of normalcy knowing I give them my best as a surgeon and a person.”
Dr. Kazi received his medical education at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He later completed his general surgery residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital located in the Detroit area. During his fellowship, in Indianapolis, he had training in advanced endoscopy and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Now Dr. Kazi joins Mercy Clinic General Surgery team in Lebanon with two other surgeons bringing what he learned to the local community.
When choosing a particular specialty, Dr. Kazi knew he wanted to work with his hands and apply his knowledge to a wide range of medical situations. “Surgery allows me to use my technical ability and ability to think quickly, and use my skills in tough situations requiring action,” he said.
Dr. Kazi strives to provide his patients with the type of care and attention he would want as a patient. His passion to continuously better himself as a surgeon and a person proves he is living up to what he knows a surgeon should to be.
“I would like my patients to say I was truly in service to them,” expressed Dr. Kazi. “I was their advocate and I was humble, honest and sincere about their feelings and provided them with the expertise they needed.”