Associates in Surgery

Board Certified Doctors. Patient Centered Care.

For more than 25 years, Associates in Surgery has been committed to ensuring each of our patients receives health care that is professional, compassionate and respectful. Our highly skilled, board certified physicians perform surgery utilizing the most current technology and advanced surgical methods to treat the patients referred to their practice.

Specialties & Practices Areas

General Surgery

The surgeons at Porter Physician Group are trained in the latest surgical techniques including open surgery, minimally invasive procedures and robotic surgery. From hernia repair, gallbladder removal and the surgical treatment of colorectal, esophageal, breast, head and neck cancers, the surgeons have experience you can trust.

Breast Surgery

Our physicians are accomplished, caring surgeons who are committed to women's health. If you are facing breast surgery, be assured that we understand your concerns and fears and will act as your partner during this process.

  • Breast Biopsy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy (Simple, Modified Radical & Radical)
  • Sentinel Node Biospy

Head & Neck Surgery

When performing surgery on the thyroid or parathyroid gland, or when removing a pituitary tumor, the highly skilled surgeons at Porter Physician Group use the most advanced surgical techniques. Most procedures are done on an outpatient basis.

  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy

Abdominal Surgery

Using minimally invasive laparoscopy or through an open incision, abdominal surgery covers a broad range of surgical procedures. The experienced physicians at Porter Physician Group have a number of different procedures to help insure positive surgical outcomes.

  • Adrenal Gland Removal
  • Hernia Repair
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Colon Removal (Colectomy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • GERD Treatment (Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication)
  • Pancreatic Procedures
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Small Bowel Cancer Surgery
  • Spleen Removal (Splenectomy)
  • Ulcer Repair

Skin Surgery

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and, if diagnosed early, it is highly treatable. From performing diagnostic biopsies to removing cancerous cells, the surgeons at Porter Physician Group will work closely with your dermatologist or other medical professional.

  • Biopsy
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Always at the leading edge of advanced surgical techniques, the doctors at Porter Physician Group use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. This helps reduce pain and scaring and typically speeds recovery time.

  • Colon Removal
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • GERD Treatment (Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication)
  • Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Rectal Tumors or Polyps
  • Spleen Removal (Splenectomy)
  • Thyroidectomy

Robotic Surgery

Using the Robotic Surgical System at Porter Regional Hospital, the physicians at Porter Physician Group are performing a number of surgical procedures, providing several benefits to our patients.

  • Minimally Invasive
  • Precise
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Less Post-operative Pain
  • Faster Recovery


Porter Medical Plaza

85 E. US Highway 6, Suite 240
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Phone (219) 983-6240
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Hours M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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Valparaiso Office

2000 Roosevelt Road, Suite 104
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Phone (219) 983-6240
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Insurance & Payment Information

We are happy to submit and bill your insurance forms for you as long as you have provided us with the appropriate insurance information. Co-pays and deductibles are due at the time of your service. Please feel free to discuss with the office staff any questions you may have about billing.

Accepted Insurance Plans

We accept Medicare and most PPO plans. Below is a list of current insurance plans accepted by Associates in Surgery. Please call if you have any other insurance related questions.

  • Aetna / Cofinity
  • Advantage 360
  • Advantage Care Select
  • Cigna
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Beechstreet
  • IHN / Sagamore / GreatWest
  • FN
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • UHC
  • Encore
  • EHN (Employers Health Network)
  • Interplan
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Coventry
  • Corvel
  • CHA (Community Health Alliance)
  • Lutheran Preferred
  • Todays Options (Effective 01/2011)
  • Tricare North (Standard)
  • Tricare Prime (Healthnet Federal Services

New Patient Resources

The physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff who make up Porter Physician Group all share a common goal – to meet your individual healthcare needs in a timely and caring manner. If you are a new patient or have been a patient in our practice for some time, we thank you for choosing Porter Physician Group.

What Should I Bring to My Appointment?

  • Your insurance card and referral form if required by your insurance provider.
  • A list of current prescription and/or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including your dose and frequency.
  • Pertinent information about your medical and surgery history.
  • Any recent x-rays or test results related to your condition.

Patient Medical Forms

Please download, print and fill out the appropriate forms below prior to your appointment with Porter Physician Group. Filling out these forms will save time on the day of your appointment.