Greene County General Hospital is thrilled to welcome board-certified general surgeon, Lucio Giovanni “LG” Palanca, MD to the GCGH family. As a general surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Palanca will perform a broad range of surgical procedures and consultations exclusively at GCGH. Starting in September, his office will be located on the second floor of the Hospital in the Outpatient Clinic area.
His recent departure from Putnam County Hospital, where he served as the main “go to” surgeon for over 12 years, is indeed a benefit that the Greene county community welcomes. In addition to his many responsibilities, he also served as the cancer surgeon liaison for the American College of Surgeons in his capacity as staff surgeon of the Cancer center of the hospital. His broad-based knowledge and skill has allowed him to provide surgical services mainly but not exclusively in the form of surgery for breast cancer, skin cancer, colon cancer and other forms of gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies. He also provides all forms of laparoscopic, endoscopic and urological procedures from basic laparoscopic gall bladder removals, colon cancer surgery, and advanced hernia surgery as well as colonoscopies and upper endoscopy. These are just a few of the offerings from his vast repertoire of expertise.
Originally hailing from the Philippines, he has made Indiana his home for over 20 years and enjoys hunting and photography. As a physician, he has received training in Urology with over 6 years at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in the Philippines. In the US, he served as a research fellow in Urology at the University of Louisville, Kentucky and completed a surgery residency in Indiana University. He is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Greene County General Hospital welcomes his arrival as part of the expansion of services to provide surgical access for our patients and the community as a whole, Brenda Reetz, GCGH CEO explains.
Patients are benefiting from GCGH’s growth. In the past year, GCGH has expanded its surgical service line to include orthopedic and sports medicine surgery. Other surgical offerings at GCGH include general and laparoscopic surgery, podiatry, dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endoscopy, obstetrics, and gynecological procedures. GCGH is currently booking appointments for Dr. Palanca. Patients can call 812-847-5238 today to schedule an appointment.