The surgeons of Surgical Associates are certified by the
American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Osteopathic
Surgery. They are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons.
The rigorous requirements of the Board of Surgery ensure
that your surgeon has achieved certifiable levels of excellence
in this field.
David G. Berry, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Robert S. Davidson,
Robert T. Roth,
Rick J. Schmidt,
Theodore R. Small, M.D.
Mark Zuzga, D.O.,
G. Berry, M.D., F.A.C.s.
Berry was born and raised in Villanova, Pennsylvania. His
undergraduate studies were completed at Villanova University
in 1972. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical
College in Philadelphia in 1976. His internship and residency
in genera surgery were served at the Georgetown University
Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Berry completed a post-graduate
fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the University
of Tennessee in Memphis.
Dr. Berry is a diplomate of the American
Board of Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of
Surgeons. He is also a member of the southeast Surgical
Congress, the Florida surgical Society, the Florida Medical
Association, The Pinellas County Medical Society, and the
American Medical Association.
His special interests include peripheral
vascular disease, breast cancer diagnosis and management,
and laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Berry is currently President of the
Medical Staff at the Mease Hospitals of Morton Plant Mease
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Robert S. Davidson, M.D.,
Davidson was born and raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts, just
north of Boston. He received his undergraduate degree from the
University of Massachusetts in 1988 and his medical degree from
the Chicago Medical School in 1993. He completed his surgical
residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in
Following residency he completed two fellowships in surgical
oncology. First an NIH sponsored research fellowship at the MD
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and more recently a clinical
fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Davidson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a member of the Society
of Surgical Oncology and American Society of Clinical Oncology.
He is the Cancer Liaison for Mease Hospitals and a member of
the Mease Cancer Committee. He is an active weekly Tumor Board
As a surgical oncologist his interests include gastrointestinal
malignancies, breast cancer, sarcomas and cutaneous malignancies,
particularly, melanoma. He also utilizes laparoscopy and intraoperative
ultrasound for some GI malignancies, both for staging and selective
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ROBERT T. ROTH, M.D., F.A.C.S.
A native of Michigan, Dr. Roth received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Michigan State University. He then relocated to Washington, D.C., where he completed his general surgery residency and a fellowship in surgical critical care at The Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Roth is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Roth is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Medical Association and the Pinellas County Medical Society.
Dr. Roth worked as an attending general and trauma surgeon before entering private practice. He offers expert care in all aspects of general surgery. His areas of interest include laparoscopic, oncologic, endocrine and gastrointestinal surgery, as well as critical care medicine.
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Rick J. Schmidt, M.D.,
Schmidt was born in Sanford, Florida and raised in Tampa. He received
his bachelor's degree and medical degree from Emory University.
He completed his residency in general surgery at the Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston.
He subsequently completed fellowships in endocrine surgery and
gastrointestinal endoscopy at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Additionally, he completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery at
Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool, England.
Dr. Schmidt is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and
a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American
College of Endocrinology. He is a member of the American Association
of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
and the American Society for Gastrointenstinal Endoscopy.
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Theodore R. Small, M.D.,
Small was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He received his
bachelor's degree in Biology from the College of Charleston and
medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in
Charleston. He completed his internship and residency at the Spartanburg
Regional Medical Center in South Carolina.
Dr. Small served with the United States Air Force with tours
at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, and Eglin Air Base, Florida. During
his Air Force career, he performed and taught techniques in advanced
laparoscopic surgery, especially anti-reflux or heartburn surgery
and laparoscopic colon resections.
For the past few years, Dr. Small has served as a consultant
surgeon for Ethicon Endo Surgery as a course director for advanced
laparoscopic procedures and preceptor to surgeons from all over
the country interested in new techniques. Dr. Small performs all
varieties of laparoscopic or minimally invasive procedures including
hernia, adrenal, spleen, colon and weight loss surgeries.
Dr. Small is Surgical Director of the Mease Countryside Heartburn
Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and
fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of
the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Society of American
Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Southern Medical Association,
the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic
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Mark Zuzga, D.O., R.V.T.
Zuzga is a native of Michigan. He received his bachelor's degree
at Oakland University and his medical degree from Michigan State
University. He completed a general surgery residency at Mount
Clemens General Hospital in Michigan and a vascular surgery fellowship
at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in New Jersey.
In addition, Dr. Zuzga completed an interventional endovascular
fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Here he acquired state-of-the-art training in minimally invasive
treatments for vascular disease including carotid artery stenting,
stenting for the treatment of aortic aneurysms, and angioplasty
of peripheral arteries. He is a member of the International
Society of Endovascular Specialists and has co-authored many
publications and studies on vascular disease. His interests
include all aspects of vascular surgery and general surgery.
Dr. Zuzga is the Director of the West
Florida Vein Center for
minimally invasive treatment options for vein issues, such as
varicose and spider veins.
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