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New Jamestown Surgeon Accepting Patients

WCA Hospital
Galo A. Grijalva, M.D., F.A.C.S., board-certified general surgeon on the medical staff at WCA Hospital.

Jamestown, New York (Wednesday, March 6, 2013)—WCA Hospital, the region’s healthcare leader, welcomes Galo A. Grijalva, M.D., F.A.C.S., general surgeon, who joins the medical staff at WCA.  A specialist in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, Dr. Grijalva complements a multispecialty surgical team of board-certified surgeons at WCA that include general, gynecologic, oncology, orthopedic, thoracic, urology, and vascular surgeons, and anesthesiologists.  To schedule an appointment for surgery, contact Dr. Grijalva at (716) 485-7870

A Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Grijalva’s medical practice is located on the 1st Floor at WCA Hospital, 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown, New York.  He is accepting new patients. 

Dr. Grijalva brings a broad range of surgical skills, specializing in general surgery with expertise in several areas including single-incision laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery.  An experienced, highly-skilled surgeon, he performs a wide range of laparoscopic general surgery procedures surgeries utilizing the latest technology at WCA Hospital to include the newly acquired robotic daVinci Surgical System.  These include, but not limited to, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, anti-reflux surgery, colorectal surgery, all types of hernia repairs, gastrointestinal malignancies, oncology procedures, splenectomy, and other general surgery procedures.

After receiving his BS degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Grijalva earned his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine located in Morgantown, West Virginia.  He subsequently completed his general surgery internship at the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a general surgery residency from Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.  He completed a Mandatory Surgical Research year as part of Brookdale Surgical residency at the State University of New York-Brooklyn.

Dr. Grijalva has served as Chief of Surgery at Ehrling Bergquist Hospital in Nebraska.  In addition, he was an Adjunct Associate Professor at Creighton University/St. Joseph Hospital in Nebraska.  More recently, Dr. Grijalva served as Attending Surgeon for New York Surgical Hospitalist at WCA.

He is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, Fellow, Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Medical Training Worldwide and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Fellow. 

An active duty Air Force General Surgeon from August 1998 through November, 2004, Dr. Grijalva’s military honors include Air Force Training Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with One Device.

Dr. Grijalva resides in Lakewood, New York, with his wife, Sheron, and two children.  A licensed pilot, he spends his free time flying and enjoying time with his family.

Dr. Grijalva accepts most major insurances.  To schedule an appointment for surgery, call (716) 485-7870.  For more information on WCA Hospital, go to

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