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2/25/2014 2:34:00 PM
Verde Valley Medical Clinic welcomes new surgeon Leon Pontikes, M.D.

Verde Valley Medical Clinic - General Surgery is pleased to announce Leon Pontikes, M.D., joined its medical staff and will be seeing patients in Cottonwood.

As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Pontikes provides a full range of elective, acute and emergency general surgery services, which he will perform at Verde Valley Medical Center. He has specific, extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr. Pontikes provides minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques, including a full range of hernia surgery with expertise in repair of complex, recurrent incisional hernia.

Dr. Pontikes completed his physician residency program at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and received his Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Saskatchewan - College of Medicine. Hehas received numerous awards for his original research, and his work has been published in a wide variety of medical journals. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada.

Verde Valley Medical Clinic - General Surgery is committed to excellence and quality care for its patients. Its skilled and expert board-certified surgeons diagnose, treat and manage patients with a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body.

To learn more about the programs and services offered at Verde Valley Medical Clinic, please visit Dr. Pontikes' office is located at 199 S. Candy Lane, Suite 1A in Cottonwood. He can be reached at (928) 649-7969.

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