Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) today announced that Sang-Gyou Rho, MD, has joined its staff of employed physicians and will be offering general surgery services to patients at McMinnville Surgical Associates (MSA). Dr. Rho brings enhanced surgical and clinical experience to Yamhill County and is the fourth general surgeon to join MSA’s medical staff.

“Dr. Rho has years of experience in treating a range of complex conditions, and he is an excellent addition to our team,” said Peter Hofstetter, CEO of WVMC.  “The need for general surgery is an increasing concern for our community, and Dr. Rho’s expertise will be important as WVMC strives to meet our region’s evolving healthcare needs and make our community healthier.”

Dr. Rho graduated from University of Florida College of Medicine in 2014. He completed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Rho is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is certified in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery.

Dr. Rho specializes in gallbladder surgery; stomach and abdominal surgery; endocrine system surgeries; colon and rectal surgery; breast, skin, and soft tissue surgeries; laparoscopic surgery; endoscopy; hernia repair; and surgeries needed due to trauma. Dr. Rho will begin seeing patients at his offices at McMinnville Surgical Associates on August 1. Appointments may be made by calling (503)434-6060.

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About Willamette Valley Medical Center
Located in McMinnville, Oregon, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is an 60-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. WVMC features a 24-hour Emergency Department with round-the-clock imaging and laboratory services, the Joint Replacement Institute, a Critical Care Unit, and a Senior Behavioral Health Services unit. WVMC also provides a host of other services including a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services, a Family Birthing Center, Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardio Pulmonary Services, Breast Center, and Therapy Services. In addition, the hospital offers specialty services in the H. R. Hoover, MD, Cancer Center and the Wound Care Center. For more information, visit WillametteValleyMedical.com