OUR PHYSICIANS

Wesley R. Heartfield, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Heartfield graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a major in biology. He graduated from The Chicago Medical School with membership in the honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. 

Dr. Heartfield completed his general surgery residency at Baylor University Medical Center and then went on to a colorectal fellowship at the University of Southern California. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Colorectal Surgery.

Dr. Heartfield received specialized training in sphincter-preserving operations for colon and rectal cancer, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and reconstructive procedures for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. He also has interests in screening, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fistula, and treatment of constipation and fecal incontinence.

Education

M.D. Finch University of Health Science/ The Chicago Medical School, 1993-97
North Chicago, Illinois

M.S. Finch University of Health Science/ The Chicago Medical School, 1993-94
North Chicago, Illinois
Applied Physiology

B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1988-92
Berkeley, California
Integrative Biology

Post-Graduate Training

University of Southern California
Clinical Fellow, Colorectal Surgery 2002-03
Division of Colorectal Surgery
Los Angeles, California

Baylor University Medical Center
Resident, General Surgery 1998-2002
Dallas, Texas

Baylor University Medical Center
Intern, General Surgery 1997-1998
Dallas, Texas

Certifications & Societies

American Board of Surgery 2003
American Board of Colorectal Surgery Qualifying Exam 2004 
California State Medical License, 2002 - present
Texas State Medical License, 2000 - present 
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1999

American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Terrence J. Fitzgibbons, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Terrence J. Fitzgibbons, M.D., F.A.C.S. graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1975. He then trained at the University of Southern California (USC) in general surgery 1975-1981 and vascular surgery in 1982. Since then he has practiced general and vascular surgery at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. He has been Chairman of the Department of Surgery there since 1998.

Recently Dr. Fitzgibbons has focused more on vascular surgery. He has become quite interested in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment such as EVLT (Endovascular Laser Treatment.) He has a long-standing venous practice dating to his association with Nathan Sapiro, M.D. starting in 1984. He now provides a full venous practice including in-office duplex ultrasound, laser, injection sclero therapy, and stab phlebectomy. His vascular surgery expertise is invaluable in combined arterial and venous disease.

Dr. Fitzgibbons is a faculty member of the USC Department of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of numerous professional societies including the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery, Southern California Vascular Society, and the American College of Phlebology.

Education

Creighton University – School of Medicine, 1971-1975
Omaha, Nebraska

University of San Francisco, 1968-1971 
San Francisco, California

Creighton Preparatory School, 1964-1968
Omaha, Nebraska

Post-Graduate Training

Los Angeles County - University of Southern California
Medical Center

Clinical Fellow, Peripheral Vascular Surgery 1981-82
Division of Vascular Surgery
Los Angeles, California

Resident, General Surgery 1977-81
Division of General Surgery
Los Angeles, California

Clinical Fellow, Renal Transplantation, 1976-77
Division of General Surgery
Los Angeles, CA

Intern, General Surgery, 1975-76
Division of General Surgery
Los Angeles, California

Certifications & Societies

American Board of Surgery Re-Certification 2002
American Board of Surgery Re-Certification 1992
American Board of Surgery 1982
California State Medical License 1976

American College of Phlebology 2005
Southern California Vascular Surgical Society 1989
Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery 1988
Diplomat, American College of Surgeons 1985
Los Angeles Surgical Society, 1984
Membership Chairman (1994-1995)
Society of Graduate Surgeons 1981
Los Angeles County-University of Southern California
President, (1995-1996)

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