Steven B. Pierson, MD
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Fellowship: University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital
Dr. Pierson performs a wide variety of general surgical procedures, including laparoscopic colon surgery, hernia repairs and gall bladder surgery. In addition, he has a special interest in the surgical treatment of arterial and venous disease, having completed a certified fellowship in vascular surgery. He performs minimally invasive stent repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms as well as more complicated bypass surgery to restore flow to the legs, and carotid surgery to prevent strokes. He performs a variety of minimally invasive venous procedures, including radiofrequency catheter occlusion of superficial varicose veins, often preventing the need for more extensive vein stripping.
A large part of his practice has been devoted to the treatment of benign and malignant breast disease, incorporating minimally invasive ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration and needle biopsy techniques in his office practice. Dr. Pierson has been an advocate for breast-preserving treatment of breast cancer and less invasive techniques for axillary lymph node sampling, working in concert with the medical and radiation oncologists at Doylestown Hospital to provide state-of-the-art care to his patients. It is particularly satisfying to guide women through this difficult time from the very start with the help of his very caring office staff, educating and keeping the patient informed throughout the ordeal.
Dr. Pierson is board certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has also been a member of the Society of Breast Surgeons since 1996, and has served on numerous committees at Doylestown Hospital, including Director of the Department of Surgery.
Ever since childhood, Dr. Pierson has been fascinated with how the human body works, and he chose to pursue a career in medicine even then. He finds the field of surgery to be continually rewarding, meeting patients in the depths of their acute illness and seeing them through to recovery in a relatively short period of time. During his years of practice, Dr. Pierson has seen technological advances that have made procedures less invasive with easier and quicker recovery time and with fewer complications. He stays up to date on the latest proven advances in surgical care that benefit his patients.
Dr. Pierson views his practice as an advocate for patients in guiding them through the sometimes complicated maze that healthcare has become. He values the open dialogue he has with patients, and he tries to maintain regular communication with the patient's family so they are well informed of the patient's progress. He believes Doylestown Hospital offers patients direct access to physicians trained at some of the best teaching hospitals in the country. These physicians and surgeons work as a team with other specialists to provide the highest quality of coordinated care.
VIAA Doylestown Surgical Associates
708 Shady Retreat Road, Ste. 8
Doylestown, PA 18901