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Five Highly Experienced and Trained Surgeons

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Greater Mansfield residents have five reasons
to know they’re in the best of hands when it comes to surgical and
nonsurgical intervention. The five highly experienced and highly trained
surgeons at Surgical Associates of Mansfield are committed to treating
people, not test results. Together, they’re dedicated to improving the lives
of those they serve and embracing a commitment to excellence in everything
that they do – for every patient, every time. 

Repeatedly voted Best General Surgeons and
Best Bariatric Surgeons by the readers of Living Magazine
and Best Doctors by D Magazine, this patient centered
surgical practice performs surgery at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. The
hospital is a level-three trauma center that was named a Comprehensive
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and is consistently the busiest
robotic operating room in North Texas. 

Conservative Care

They also give back to the community and
serve as Texas Christian University medical school professors earning a
reputation for taking their time and really connecting with each patient. And
each surgeon explores noninvasive treatments options with patients before
recommending surgery. It’s no wonder patients travel from Arlington, Grand
Prairie, Midlothian, Cedar Hill, Fort Worth, and farther to be treated by the
team at Surgical Associates of Mansfield.

Patient and
Provider Approved 

Many patients find their way to Surgical
Associates of Mansfield upon the recommendation of their primary care
physician for help with hernias, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and
acid reflux, diverticulitis, gallbladder disease, or weight-loss surgical
options. Once there, they find a compassionate ear with a warm, welcoming
environment. Each of the surgeons at Surgical Associates of Mansfield is
trained and experienced in the robotic da Vinci Surgical System, which offers
their patients a less invasive surgery through smaller incisions, less
scarring, and less risk of infection, resulting in shorter recovery times for

Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System assists
surgeons in performing complex and delicate procedures less invasively by
utilizing smaller surgical incisions, lower risk of infections, less
scarring, and quicker return to normal activities. 

Meet the
Dynamic Surgery Team

The mission of Surgical Associates of
Mansfield is simple — to improve the lives of those they serve. Drs.
Alexander, Parcells, Trussell, Standerwick, and Cruz have performed thousands
of successful surgeries, restoring quality of life to many of your DFW
neighbors. They’re committed to using evidence-based practices and advances
in medical technology to provide high-quality care for their patients.
Excellence is their standard in everything they do. 


Practice founder Dr. Gary Alexander is a
board-certified general surgeon specializing in surgery of the
gastrointestinal tract, including heartburn/reflux surgery, gallbladder
surgery, and colon surgery. Since 2007, he’s performed thousands of
procedures including colonoscopy for diagnostic and cancer screening, thyroid
surgery, breast surgery, vascular access surgery, and skin and soft tissue
surgery. “If there’s a viable noninvasive option, we do everything we can to
point the patient in the most conservative direction only recommending
surgery after we’ve exhausted nonsurgical options,” he said. 


Dr. Jeremy Parcells performs a wide range of
procedures including hernia, gallbladder, anti-reflux, colorectal, bariatric
surgery, and a full range of complex laparoscopic and robotic surgeries.
“Robotic surgery represents the next stage of growth and innovation, allowing
us to perform operations we’re already performing laparoscopically — only
better,” he said. “Every year we’re finding exciting new ways to advance the


As a broad-based general surgeon, Dr. Joshua
Trussell performs common procedures for conditions such as gallbladder
disease, appendicitis, small bowel disorders, and soft tissue infections and
masses. He repairs all types of hernias, including advanced abdominal wall
reconstruction and repair for large loss of domain incisional hernias. He
specializes in surgeries for colon cancer and skin malignancies, including
melanoma, and has experience in bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic
sleeve gastrectomy. “It’s an exciting time to be involved in the advancement
of minimally invasive surgery with easier recovery for our patients and more
precision for us,” he said. “Our goal is always the least invasive


Dr. Andrew Standerwick performs a wide variety
of procedures, focusing on those involving the abdomen and related organs. He
has a special interest in hiatal hernias, inguinal hernias, and anti-reflux
surgery, and he has been trained in minimally invasive techniques that reduce
recovery time. Dr. Standerwick specializes in weight-loss surgeries,
including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and
revision surgery. “Obesity is the number one health concern in the U.S.
today, impacting self-esteem, relationships, quality of life, and many
obesity-related illnesses,” he said. “For many, it’s the beginning of a whole
new healthier, happier, and longer life.”

Dr. Ivan
Cruz Jr.

Ivan Cruz, Jr., MD, FACS is a board-certified
general surgeon who has been serving patients since 2014. With a special
interest in treating colon cancer, he also enjoys treating gallbladder
issues, acute appendicitis, umbilical hernias, inguinal hernias, hernias of
the abdominal wall, and complications of peptic ulcer disease. He performs
screening colonoscopies, upper GI endoscopies, and cyst and lipoma

Associates of Mansfield offers excellence in minimally invasive surgery


  • Hernia

  • Reflux/Heartburn 

  • Appendicitis 

  • Bariatric/Weight

  • Colon

  • Gallbladder Disease

  • Surgery for Skin
    & Soft Tissue Disease

  • Vascular Access

board-certified surgeons at Surgical Associates of Mansfield specialize in
the da Vinci surgical system, one of the first and most advanced forms of
robotic-assisted surgery for use in hernia, gallbladder, bariatric, reflux,
and diverticulitis.  

to find out more.


2975 East
Broad Street, Suite 200

Mansfield, Texas 76063



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