Guthrie Announces New Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy – Robert D. Fanelli, MD

Sayre, Pa. –Robert D. Fanelli, MD, FACS, FASGE, has joined Guthrie as the new Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy.

Dr. Fanelli comes to us from western Massachusetts, where he served as Director of Surgical Endoscopy for Berkshire Medical Center, Associate Professor of Surgery for the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and as a minimally invasive surgeon with both Surgical Specialists of Western New England, PC, and Northern Berkshire General Surgery. He attended The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, served an internship at The Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, and completed his residency in general surgery at Michigan State University.

Dr. Fanelli was fellowship-trained in advanced surgical endoscopy/laparoscopic surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University and in endoscopic ultrasound at Strong Memorial Hospital/University of Rochester Medical Center.

Combining his medical knowledge with a deep understanding of facilities operations, Dr. Fanelli has assisted hospitals in establishing new clinical programs that serve the community. Dr. Fanelli is pleased to launch the endoscopic ultrasound program here at Guthrie, and looks forward to collaborating with his colleagues in planning the multidisciplinary Guthrie Digestive Health Center.
Appointments with Dr. Fanelli can be made by calling 570-887-2355 in Sayre or 607-936-9971 in Corning.

Guthrie Health is an integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.