Hospital changes surgical services

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 1:17pm
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Ron Telles, CEO of WhidbeyHealth announced that Dr. John Hassapis, a general surgeon, is no longer practicing at WhidbeyHealth Surgical Services Clinic, although he will continue as an active member of the WhidbeyHealth medical staff, WhidbeyHealth announced Monday.

“Our entire organization is grateful for his years of service and wishes him well,” a press release states.

Patients of WhidbeyHealth Surgical Services can be assured of continuity of care provided by Dr. Garth Miller, Dr. Leah Oman and Dr. Thomas Steffens.

Miller has been an employed provider at WhidbeyHealth since August 2018 and currently serves as a medical director. Miller has been practicing surgery since 1984 and is experienced in general and laparoscopic surgery, GI endoscopy, vascular, thoracic and gynecologic surgery.

Oman has been a practicing general surgeon since 2002 and previously worked for WhidbeyHealth for five years. She recently returned to the organization in June 2019 and is able to serve all general surgery needs. She specializes in breast health, surgical breast oncology, GI endoscopy and laparoscopic surgeries.

Steffens previously worked at WhidbeyHealth in a locums capacity and now returns to the staff at WhidbeyHealth. Steffens brings with him 37 years of experience in general surgery, specializing in GI endoscopies and laparoscopic surgery.

For questions, contact Colleen Clark, chief operations officer, at

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