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Welcome Independence Health General Surgery

The new Independence Health General Surgery office at Wood County Hospital will open on December 1. The surgeons will provide a wide range of general, robotic and minimally invasive surgeries. With the addition of these general surgeons, WCH will have seven surgeons on staff.

Sanjiv Bais, M.D., FACS – Dr. Bais is board certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and American College of Surgeons. He received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and residency training at St. Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. 

Robert Palmer, M.D.- Dr. Palmer graduated from the University of Toledo Medical Center with his medical degree. He completed residency training at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center in South Carolina. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. 

Dana-Rachael Smith, M.D. – Dr. Smith is board eligible and graduated with her medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine and completed general surgery residency training at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. 

Sarath Palakodeti D.O., FAACS – Dr. Palakodeti is double board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery and American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) at Lake Erie College of Medicine and completed residency training at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Palakodeti went on to his cosmetic surgery fellowship with Meadows Surgical Arts in Buford, Georgia.

Independence Health General Surgery 
970 W Wooster, Suite 129, Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 728-0640

Services offered by the surgeons at Wood County Hospital

General Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery
Anorectal Disorders
Cancer (Breast, Gastrointestinal,
Breast (Lift, Augmentation, Reduction, Reconstruction)
Cosmetic Surgery – Botox/Fillers
Gall Bladder Surgery
Liposuction and fat grafting
Reconstruction Surgery
Robotic/Minimally Invasive Surgery
Stereotactic and US Guided Biopsy
Surgery After Massive Weight Loss
Ventral/Incisional/Umbilical/Inguinal Hernia
Diverticular Disease
Hernia/ Complex Hernia Repairs
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery of GI Tract
Skin Cancer/Soft Tissue Masses