Gainesville, Fla. — North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC), an affiliate of HCA Healthcare North Florida Division, announced today, after a nationwide search, the addition of George Filosa, M.D., to the Surgical Group of Gainesville — further expanding the access to critical colorectal care for the residents of North Florida.

“After a nationwide search, we are grateful to have found Dr. Filosa. As a distinguished physician, he has proven clinical experience that provides a great benefit to our health system, our community, and the patients we serve,” said Eric Lawson, Chief Executive Officer of NFRMC. “Dr. Filosa is a welcome addition to the dedicated team at NFRMC as we continue to enhance our ability to provide the highest level of care for the residents and visitors of North Florida.”

Dr. Filosa, a skilled medical practitioner, specializes in colon and rectal surgery and general surgery. Dr. Filosa also has extensive experience treating patients with colon and rectal cancers.

“Every patient has a story, and as a surgeon, I feel privileged to be part of it at its most crucial point,” said Dr. Filosa.  “Often times, colorectal surgery can be unsettling for many patients where trust must be placed at the forefront.  My care philosophy is to establish that trust with my patients so we can support them at each stage of their treatment journey.”

Dr. Filosa obtained his medical degree from the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine in Orlando. Dr. Filosa pursued a medical fellowship at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the historical Ferguson Clinic and completed his General Surgery residency at Abington-Jefferson Health in Philadelphia. Dr. Filosa also attended the University of Florida, where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

Dr. Filosa is now accepting new patients at the Surgical Group of Gainesville located at 1143 NW 64th Terrace, Gainesville, Florida, 32605. For more information, visit Surgical Group of Gainesville's website, or call (352) 331-1201.