Reinventing healthcare one patient at a time

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  • Bio - Iftikhar Syed, MD 2012
  • Bio - Katherine Kauh, MD 2015
  • Bio - Mark Sanchez, MD 2012
  • Bio - Satish Muthavarapu, MD 2014

General Surgery

Ellis Medicine has long been a leader in surgical services, and offers many advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures.


Ellis General Surgery specializes in advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures, and provides comprehensive surgical care for a wide array of conditions, including:


Assessment of breast lesions, biopsy (fine needle, core biopsy), resection of lesion (biopsy, needle localized, simple resection), simple and advanced mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, treatment of breast cancer, gynecomastia.

Colorectal Surgery

Colonoscopy, emergency and elective colon surgery, laparoscopic and open colon surgery, treatment and assessment of perianal disease, hemorrhoid treatment including THD (transanal hemmorrhoidal dearterialization and pexy), single port laparoscopic appendectomy.

Head and Neck

Evaluation thryoid nodules, thryoid surgery, lymph node bi¬opsy, tracheostomy.

Skin and Skin Disorders

Treatment and excision of skin and subcutaneous lesions, pilonidal disease, skin cancers

Hepato Biliary and Pancreas

Single or multiple port laparoscopic cholecystec¬tomy, intraoperative cholangiogram, com¬mon bile duct exploration, enteric biliary bypass, liver biopsy, limited liver resection, pancreatic biopsy, pancreatic resection, transgastric drainage of pancreatic cyst.


Adrenalectomy, thryoid surgery.


Node biopsy and excision, laparoscopic splenectomy, insertion of venous assess.


Assessment of abdomen, gastric surgery, gastro-enteric bypass, small bowel resection, lysis of adhesions, esophageal and gastric endoscopy and insertion of PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy).

Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic (TAPP) and open repair of inguinal hernias, repair of ventral hernia (laparoscopic and open), complex ventral hernia repair with separation of components, use of biologic matrix in repair.

Reflux Disease

Assessment with EGD (esophoduodenalgastroscopy), esophageal motility and 24 hr pH studies. Repair of hiatal and para-esophageal hernia, surgical treatment of reflux (partial or total wrap).

Pediatric (over 2 yrs. of age)

Repair of hernia, appendectomy, abdominal assessment, skin and subcutaneous infection.

Meet the Ellis General Surgery Team

Drs. Iftikhar Syed, Mark Sanchez, Satish Muthavarapu, Katherine Hourmont see patients at two locations in Schenectady. [Meet the Team]

Contact Us

Ellis General Surgery  

Dr. Iftikhar Syed, Dr. Mark Sanchez, Dr. Katherine Kauh, and Dr. Satish Muthavarapu are now seeing patients at the location below:

Medical Arts Building
1201 Nott Street, Suite 202 
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: 518.370.1814
Fax: 518.370.1830