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Better Surgeons,
Better Recovery

A Patient-Focused Approach

to Exceptional Surgical Care

Welcome to Surgical Associates of Neenah, S.C.

We strongly believe there are no limits to helping our patients.

We understand the stress—physical, emotional and financial—patients face when undergoing surgery.  Surgical Associates of Neenah, S.C. has provided patient care for over 50 years and its physicians have performed thousands of surgeries and procedures.  Our fluid process of recovery allows you to focus on what’s most important: getting better.

Announcing the Opening of our Newest Clinic in Berlin

Surgical Associates of Neenah is pleased to announce the opening of our clinic on the campus of ThedaCare Medical Center – Berlin.  Drs. Burkett, Bly, Seegmiller and Vande Walle are seeing patients in our Berlin clinic.  The address is 225 Memorial Drive, Suite 2010.  Please note that our clinic is on the first floor of the building.  Our phone number in Berlin is 920-361-5340.

Surgical Associates of Neenah also has clinics in Appleton, Neenah, New London, Shawano and Waupaca, offering patients the convenience and flexibility of being seen closer to home.  For questions about our other clinics and services, please call (920) 725-4527.  We are looking forward to seeing you in our new Berlin clinic.

Welcoming Dr. Kara Vande Walle to Surgical Associates of Neenah, S.C.

Surgical Associates of Neenah welcomes Dr. Kara Vande Walle to Surgical Associates of Neenah, S.C.  Dr. Vande Walle is a Wisconsin native.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and her Master of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She completed her general surgery training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin and her fellowship training in Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida.  She will see patients in our Neenah clinic.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vande Walle, please contact us at (920) 725-4527.

Our Surgical Specialties

Decades of experience & skill.

The physicians at Surgical Associates of Neenah, S.C. have treated patients with a variety of conditions. With over 90 years of combined experience among our providers, our team has the experience and skill    to improve your health.

Billing Concerns? We Take Most Forms of Insurance

Meet Our Surgeons

Skill, confidence, and experience.

Our surgeons lead ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah’s Level II trauma center and are no strangers to high-stress situations. That’s why patients place such high confidence in our surgeons. Their skill, responsiveness and experience is well known in the Fox Valley area and beyond.

What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Wasco, Nurse Betsy Winnekins, and the rest of the team were/are terrific! I had a great sleeve gastrectomy from which I am healing well and quickly and I am getting fantastic ongoing support and care for my new bariatric life. Highly recommend this program at ThedaCare!
Robb M.
There an amazing team. Always making sure my health comes first. Very informative, kind and always making sure i was doing well after surgery.
Oasis P.
Dr. Brennan and his staff were so professional and very caring. They really listened to me and determined a course of action that has begun to help. I would highly recommend Surgical Associates!
Sharon A.
I had gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Jassim in April 2023, and can unreservedly recommend him and his entire staff at Surgical Associates (and the ThedaCare Bariatrics program). Since I met Dr. Jassim during pre-op visits, and ever since, he has taken the time to explain everything thoroughly and answer all my questions (I had many!). The proof of his surgical skills is evident in the successful procedures I had under his care. He and his assistant, Ashley, are exceptional communicators who listen carefully and respond thoughtfully and thoroughly. Their care, support, encouragement and medical experience gives me confidence at every visit. I can’t imagine entrusting anyone else with my medical care on this life-changing journey.
Wendy H.
I started my journey with Thedacare and Surgical Associates of Neenah in February 2023. And each personnel member has been unbelievable helpful and pleasant along this journey. I have been to numerous appointments to make it to my surgery day this past Wednesday and our family has nothing but gratitude for everyone. We would like to send a special thank you not only to our surgery team Dr. Wasco and Dr. Jordan but to the entire 6th floor staff that helped us post surgery. Sam, Cat, Lisa, Stephanie, and many others worked so diligently to make this the best procedure I’ve had this far. They were swamped with other emergencies during our time there but never let us feel ignored or less important than the other patients with more severe cases. Thank you so much!!
Jewel N.
The doctor & staff were amazing and they were extremely attentive to my needs. This was my first surgery, and I was nervous. They did everything in their power to keep me calm and informed every step of the way. Even post-op visits, I was given the utmost care and compassion. I appreciate everyone who cared for me that day.
Chandell D.
Had my appendix removed unexpectedly by Dr. Wasco. You was amazing. Extremely nice and caring. I could tell I wasn't just another emergency add on. I was a patient. Him and his team were very caring. Sent messages just to see how I was doing and if I had any concerns. When in the office, the staff was all very friendly. I didn't have to wait hardly at all through out my entire appointment. They we very attentive and I didn't feel rushed at all. I would definitely recommend Surgical Associates!!
Brea M.
Dr Jassim is absolutely wonderful! My surgery made me a little anxious, but his knowledge set me at ease. My recovery has been manageable due to the tremendous support and education I received from his team. I highly recommend Surgical Associates to anyone facing surgery.
Tori B.
I had been dreading my 6 month follow-up. I had expected criticism and going over all the rules I wasn’t following. It was not like this at all. There were some re-caps but no condemnation. The best part was talking to another patient who was at 18 months post Bariatric surgery that had gone through many of the things I’m going through now. She’s doing so much better but it took awhile to get there. That was super encouraging!
Sue S.
I went into the ER and needed emergency surgery. I got Dr. David Schultz by chance, and I am so very grateful for him and his nurses. They are professional, knowledgeable, explain everything, and most importantly, they are the most compassionate people I've found in the medical system in decades! They really care, and have called me several times to check on me. It surprises me every time, because it's so rare these days. They are truly a breath of fresh air in the current system. The nurses are amazing human beings as well! Brooke, Jenn, and several others that I can't remember their names, but will always remember their kindness. We are still working out some post surgery issues, but I feel so thankful to have this stellar team on my side. Thank you ❤️
Nicole M.
I had robotic hernia repair surgery done by Dr. Hong. The procedure went very well. My wife was kept up to date as it progressed and through recovery. I felt very well cared for, by all the staff members, and surgical team . Dr. Hong addressed any concerns and answered my questions before and after surgery. I highly recommend Dr.Hong
Al J.
Surgeons and their accompanying staff involved in my spinal fusion were the absolute greatest! I was very well informed of everything that was going to happen with the procedure. My wife was contacted multiple times as the surgery proceeded. Follow-up by each of the medical staff was excellent!! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Surgical Associated of Neenah.
Mathew H.
I had a procedure done on 12/27/22. I had a great experience. All of my nurses and surgical team were great? My nurse explained everything to me in great detail. I made a request for an all female team and my request was fulfilled without questions. I was reassure on any concern I had. I have never had a bad experience with any staff at Theda Care in Neenah. I really appreciate everything was that was done for me.
Paulina B.
Dr. Jassim is amazing. He took the time to answer all my questions to make sure I was comfortable and prepared for my surgery. I was extremely nervous as this was my first surgery and I didn’t know what to expect. He was warm and caring and I just felt more and more relaxed after our conversation.He ended our visit with a lingering hand shake/hand hold and ensured me everything would be ok. This simple gesture was so kind and genuine. Dr. Jassim’s calming bedside manner is unmatched. Patients would benefit if all medical professionals were to show this type of compassion and patience. I would recommend Dr. Jassim to my family and closest friends.
Angela S.
I recently had gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Ray Georgen and the whole bariatric team, was by far the best a person could ask for. From the first consultation to now being two weeks post surgery was nothing short of fantastic. The information, care, compassion, and support was outstanding. I was very nervous about having the procedure done, but that quickly faded once I met with them. I now have a new healthier lease on life, thanks to Thedacare, and the bariatric team.Ken Diamond
Ken D.
Back in May 2022 I got RNY with Dr Georgen. It's a process and you work with both Thedacare Bariatrics and Surgical Associates of Neenah. The process varies on your insurance requirements but honestly, both teams set you up for long-term success and I couldn't be more thrilled with the level of care I've received pre and post-op with Dr. George, Dr. Wasco, Betsy Winnekens, APNP and Ashley Faulks, APNP.Any questions I have they're able to help me right away and they genuinely care about each and every one of their patients success throughout their journey. It's actually really nice knowing that this team is going to be a part of my healthcare team for basically the rest of my life.
Alexandria L.
Your care has been very good. I do not feel sharing my information with FB or Google is something I want to do. Please find another way to survey your patients.
Tammy B.
Dr. Brennan was fantastic. From the initial appointment, thru surgery and follow up visits, he was the Best. I traveled from Green Bay to see him and would do so again in a heartbeat. His staff and surgical team were all great also. Highly recommend.
Jim K.
All staff is very approachable and easy to talk to. They follow up efficiently and with the Epic Chart downloadable App, everything is there for review.Highly recommended. Corey R.
Duck H.
Been there 3 times and each time was a great experience. Dr. Jassim is AWESOME and Ashley is wonderful. She even tolerated my husbands quirky sense of humor. They definitely care about their patients. Highly recommend.
Dr. Franck has been very professional and reached out to see how I am doing. You don’t see that level of care a lot anymore.
Mark B.
Thankful for Dr. Burkett in ordering Ultrasound that was vital in diagnosis and steps for remedy.
Jason S
Beginning with the initial diagnosis, through surgery and follow up visit, my procedure was handled very professionally and timely. No surprises and recovery as expected.
John H.
I was scheduled for a left inguinal hernia surgery on feb 14th @ Shawano Thedacare medical center. Turns out I had to have both left and right sides done. all Nurses, Anesthesiologist, Doctor were very informative, caringPolite, and professional. I would recommend them.
Mark S.
I had surgery a week ago with Dr. Wasco. Everything went great. All of my appointments prior to surgery, my stay in the hospital, and follow-up care has been top notch. The staff and care team are also top notch. I don't have one negative thing to say.
Chris A.
Dr Edison and his whole team were professional, kind and exhibited a caring attitude. I don't have any answers yet, but I'm sure Dr Edison will get to the bottom of my problem.
Dixie H.
Dr. Bly was a great surgeon. He takes the time to make you feel very comfortable. Answers all the questions I had and I never felt rushed. He has a great bedside manner. All the nurses and hospital staff were exceptional helpful and very caring!
Mary D.
My appointment with Dr. Edison on April 29 at the Neenah location went very well. All those I interacted with were friendly and helpful. Dr. Edison did a great job of explaining what we would be doing to help with my issue.
Diane K.
The whole clinic is great. They have answered all of my questions. I have no complaints. I highly recommend them.
Dan R.
Everyone at Surgical Associates of Neenah treated me with such kindness, empathy, and amazing expertise. I feel very safe in their care and am grateful that we have such a talented group of caregivers in our locale.
Patti L.
Everyone at Surgical Associates of Neenah treated me with such kindness, empathy, and amazing expertise. I feel very safe in their care and am grateful that we have such a talented group of caregivers in our locale.
Patti L.
They care about you and help you reach your goals Take time to make sure you can succeed in weight loss
I ended up in the hospital with what turned out to be emergency gallbladder surgery. Dr. Geocaris was key in helping diagnose this, and also in removing it. My experience with the entire team at Surgical Associates of Neenah was top notch from pre-surgery to after care follow ups.
Cindy B.
The best Surgeons and the most knowledgeable staff in the entire State and maybe the entire Nation!My Surgeon, Dr. Wasco and his caring professional Team have been wonderful to me and for me.I can't wait to become their "Poster-Child" even though I am considered an "old and fragile" person. They have been great as to answering my questions and taking the best possible care of me. I am forever grateful. 💕
Farzaneh B.
The best Surgeons and the most knowledgeable staff in the entire State and maybe the entire Nation! My Surgeon, Dr. Wasco and his caring professional Team have been wonderful to me and for me. I can't wait to become their "Poster-Child" even though I am considered an "old and fragile" person. They have been great as to answering my questions and taking the best possible care of me. I am forever grateful. 💕
Farzaneh B.
Dr Burkett and his staff were all kind and took the necessary time to thoroughly explain my procedure and answer all questions. I couldn't not have been pleased with my surgical results!
julie P.
Dr. Wasco bent over backwards to get me in quickly for a procedure that I was dealing with for 5 months! His whole team is amazing, work well together, and Dr. Wasco is an amazing doctor who obviously cares about the health of his patients.
Lois D.
Excellent attention to detail while showing sincere interest in my well fare.
Jim F.
Dr. Brennan was and is fantastic!!! So is his NP who helped us with follow up Post Op appointments. Both were thorough, patient and kind. Dr. Brennan ‘got it’ in terms of performing surgery on my son who has both Down syndrome and Autism. Honestly, my only suggestions for improvement would be accessing the office and waiting with a kid like my son. It was a LONG walk from the parking lot for anyone but especially someone who recently had surgery (suite was under construction). The bathroom was outside the office suite which presented challenges with my son who wanted to wander and explore (and we needed to limit his mobility).I would highly recommend Dr. Brennan and would not hesitate to refer him and his team to a friend.
Jennifer B.
Dr. Bly and his care team are excellent! They were wonderful to work with, prioritized my care and well being. Within two meetings I felt like I'd been seeing Dr. Bly for years. You don't get that kind of familiarity and concern for someone without meeting a doctor who truly cares for his patients.
Bethany R.
After running some test, Dr. Geocaris acted quickly to resolve my situation. With her confidence and positive attitude, she put me at ease knowing that I was in good hands.
Patrick M.
A very professional and personal visits. DR Burkett is down to earth and easy to talk to!!
Keith M M.
Dr. Edison and his nurse practitioner were kind and thorough. They both gave me the time I needed to answer all my questions.
Jessica T.
The best Surgeons and the most knowledgeable staff in the entire State and maybe the entire Nation! My Surgeon, Dr. Wasco and his caring professional Team have been wonderful to me and for me. I can't wait to become their "Poster-Child" even though I am considered an "old and fragile" person. They have been great as to answering my questions and taking the best possible care of me. I am forever grateful. 💕
Faye B.
Great experience. They answered all my questions, and reassured me about my surgery.
Donna M.
Went here for a colonoscopy. The entire staff was friendly, professional, and efficient. Dr. Geocaris was phenomenal. She articulated everything that was going to happen very well and she had a wonderfully gentle and compassionate bedside manner. I’d recommend Surgical Associates of Neenah as well as Dr Geocaris to anyone.
Paul S.

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