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About us

Onslow Surgical Clinic provides a wide variety of surgical services performed by a team of talented surgeons who are board-certified in their field. We use a patient-centered approach, utilizing the latest technology and medical science to offer the best possible care for our community in a safe, caring and respectful environment that meets or exceeds patient (and family) expectations.

We provide general, gastro-intestinal, thoracic, colorectal, vascular, trauma, endocrine, critical care, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. As an affiliate of Onslow Memorial Hospital, we offer greater resources and integration of treatments and information sharing capabilities than other surgical practices. Our surgeons have clinical privileges at both Onslow Memorial Hospital (OMH) and SurgiCare of Jacksonville, the local ambulatory surgical facility. In addition, our group provides continuous, “in-house” surgical coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at OMH through the Surgicalist Service—a unique opportunity to ensure expeditious and consistent care for acute illness and trauma.

Our doctors and staff recognize patients undergoing surgical procedures; whether elective or emergency, often experience stress, pain and inconvenience. We work with patients and their families, in conjunction with our broader team and local resources to minimize life disruptions and return patients to quality and meaningful activity as soon as possible. If specialty services are required beyond what is available locally, we can also arrange referral to a regional medical facility. Our surgeons have very established and effective professional relations with area providers, ensuring strong continuity of personalized care and timely follow-up.

OSC has served the Onslow community for over sixty years. Our surgeons and staff are active members of the community and raise their families here. They strive to improve the quality and access to medical and especially surgical care to all citizens regardless of social and economic status. We provide excellent, high quality and safe care by keeping abreast of the latest technology, incorporating innovation when appropriate. Our surgeons consistently provide leadership roles at Onslow Memorial Hospital, including Chief of Staff, Department of Surgery chair, and serve key roles in strategic planning, program development and physician recruitment. We attend regional and national conferences related to our areas of expertise, maintain board certification, and exemplify professionalism, and ethical conduct as expected by the public and the medical board of North Carolina. We are engaged in supporting the NC Onslow County Medical Society Alliance, the United Way Relay for Life, local charities, and fundraisers.

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OUR HISTORY

Onslow Surgical Clinic, P.A. was founded by one of the first general surgeons in the region, Dr. James D. Piver, in 1952. The practice expanded to a group in 1972 with the partnership of Dr. Edgar Batcheller, and again in 1976, with the addition of Edgar Gallagher, also board certified in thoracic surgery. Dr. John Westbrook joined the practice in 1992, adding expertise in the area of colon and rectal surgery. In 1994 the group brought on Dr. Lennox Williams, with expertise in vascular surgery. In 1998 Dr. Timothy Patselas joined the group from East Carolina University with interest areas in trauma, wounds and thyroid surgery.