Southeastern plans to add new physician
by Staff report
LUMBERTON — The Southeastern Surgical Center announced recently that Dr. Bamdad Farhad will join the practice later this year.
Farhad completed training in minimally-invasive surgery in Boston. He is the second new addition to the practice. Physician Assistant Karolyn Martin joined the surgical center earlier this year as part of a strategic growth plan.
“I am very excited to join Southeastern Surgical Center,” Farhad said.
Southeastern Surgical Center celebrated its second anniversary on Sunday. Drs. Lya Crichlow and Eric Velazquez, who both trained in New York in minimally-invasive surgery, partnered to open the practice. In the past two years, Southeastern Surgical Center has pioneered advanced minimally-invasive procedures in Robeson County.
“It has certainly been a pleasure to be able to provide care for the past two years to the residents of Robeson County,” Velazquez said.
Southeastern Surgical Center was the first general surgery clinic to be owned and operated by Southeastern Health. The providers in the practice specialize in general surgery, bariatric surgery, minimally-invasive surgery and procedures using the da Vinci robot, including single site da Vinci procedures.
“We are looking forward to expanding our services in the coming years,” Crichlow said.
Now located in the Southeastern Health Mall at Biggs Park Mall, the center opened in 2011 adjacent to Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
For information, visit www.southeasternhealth.org/surgicalcenter. To schedule an appointment, call 910-739-0022.
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