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Wayne Memorial gets new surgeon
Robert M. Patacsil, MD
Dr. Robert M. Patacsil, a board certified general surgeon, has become the second new general surgeon in just over a year signed by Wayne Memorial Hospital.
He is currently seeing patients and is sharing an office with Dr. David Rainiero, who is also a general surgeon.
Patacsil handles all types of surgery such as: hernia repair, gall bladder removals, colon and rectal surgeries, breast biopsy and surgery, colonoscopies and endoscopies as well as other surgical procedures. He comes to the area from Atmore, Ala., where he was chief of surgery and the director of trauma.  
“We are thrilled to add Dr. Patacsil to our surgical team.” WM director of human resources John McIlwain said. “He is such a personable individual with excellent experience, I know he will fit in great at Wayne Memorial. The people of our service area will relate to him well, respect his professionalism and like him immediately.”
After receiving his bachelor’s of science degree from The University of San Francisco, he obtained his doctor of osteopathy from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., and his general surgery residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich.  
“Helping people is something I have always been drawn to do, therefore my goal is to offer every patient compassionate surgical care. I like listening to my patients and working with them to make the best decision for their benefit,” Patacsil said.
Prior to his career as a surgeon, Patacsil was an emergency medical technician with the San Francisco Bay Area, which served a five county radius. While in medical school, he helped to establish the Michigan Public Health Code, which began known as the Michigan Trauma Act in 1989, by working as a liaison with legislators in the state.  
Although born and raised in San Francisco, Patacsil says he enjoys the cuisine of the South. He is also very interested in baseball, whether playing, watching or collecting memorabilia.
Patacsil and his wife, Christine, have two boys; Ethan, 11, and Mason, 5.   
To make an appointment with Patacsil, call his office at (912) 427-9169 or visit him at 311 Peachtree Street in Jesup.
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