Welcome to the Surgery Services department of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. 



We strive to give our patients the highest level of surgical care — the healthcare we'd like our loved ones to receive. We are committed to providing exceptional surgical care in an environment dedicated to comfort, safety, and respect.
St. Joseph offers both inpatient and outpatient surgical services provided by our team of board certified surgeons and in conjunction with affiliated surgeons to provide a full spectrum of surgical techniques available close to home. We are dedicated to making your surgical experience a successful one and strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay with us.
As a designated Blue Cross Blue Distinction Center Plus in the areas of Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is recognized as one the best surgery centers in the region.


We offer a comprehensive array of open and laparoscopic surgery services including:

Our well-trained surgeons perform a wide variety of open and laparoscopic surgical procedures, including:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic
  • Oral/Maxillofacial
  • Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Trauma Surgery – Trauma and Critical Care
  • Vascular Surgery




Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee & Hip Replacement

St. Joseph Joint & Spine Center of Excellence is a designated Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee & Hip Replacement.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance companies have designated hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers that are proven to outperform their peers in the areas that matter to you—quality, safety and, in the case of Blue Distinction Centers—efficiency. St. Joseph is proud to have received both designations, which identify facilities with proven expertise in providing specialty care, giving our patients peace of mind when making important healthcare decisions



patient care team

Sallee Jones, PhD, DO

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Gary Thorne, MD

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Barry Smith, DO

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