Joseph DeVitis, MD, a General Surgeon with Southwestern Surgery Associates


Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Joseph DeVitis, who serves patients in Tucson, Arizona.

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(YorkPedia Editorial):- New York City, New York Feb 15, 2023 ( – A trusted general surgeon, Dr. DeVitis is affiliated with Southwestern Surgery Associates in Tucson, Arizona. He is a true patient-centered doctor and has a passion for taking care of the whole person. He has a special interest in large hernia repairs, abdominal wall reconstruction, endocrine surgery, and robotic-assisted surgery. He is a proponent of using the latest minimally invasive techniques with robotic surgery so that his patients may benefit from shorter lengths of stay in the hospital and less postoperative pain.

The surgeons at Southwestern Surgery Associates have a long history of providing the best-specialized surgical care in Southern Arizona. All of them come from 1st rated training programs, exceeding credentialing criteria, and most have over 10 years of practical surgical experience. In addition to performing general surgery, individual surgeons sub-specialize in areas of expertise such as biliary disease, reflux, bariatrics, thyroid, breast, parathyroid, adrenal, and other ailments of the alimentary tract.

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Dr. DeVitis went on to complete his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. After earning his medical degree at St. George’s University, he received advanced surgical training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in surgical critical care and has been board-certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care. Throughout his training, he has mentored many junior residents and medical students and has plans to continue his educational efforts in practice. In addition, he is a current Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor.

Continuously advancing his efforts, Dr. DeVitis is a proud member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Hernia Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, gallbladder, and appendix, as well as the thyroid, parathyroids, and adrenals. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall hernias, groin hernias, gallbladder disease, and thyroid-related cancers. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care.

On a more personal note, Dr. DeVitis was drawn to the sunny city of Tucson, Arizona to be closer to his family who resides in the area. When he is not helping his patients, he enjoys exploring the beautiful outdoors of Tucson through activities such as hiking, road/mountain biking, climbing, and travel.

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