MIS Team

  • Memorial Minimally Invasive Surgery is led by experienced and board-certified surgeons Christopher Senkowski, M.D., and Oliver Whipple, M.D. Working with world-class surgical teams, they offer MIS options for a variety of medical conditions. To find out if you are a candidate for MIS, ask your physician for a referral to Memorial Minimally Invasive Surgery. Call 912-350-9672 for more information.

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    Physician Champions

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     Oliver Whipple, M.D., FACS

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    WhippleOliver Whipple, M.D., FACS, is the medical director of Memorial Health Bariatrics, the weight-loss surgery program at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Whipple attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate. He was in his second year of pharmacy school when he decided to change paths and become a surgeon. Dr. Whipple entered medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine in 1995. In 1999, he began his residency training at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Whipple then completed fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. He returned to Memorial to work as a surgeon and educator. Dr. Whipple is specially trained to perform the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure and the adjustable gastric band laparoscopically. In 2009, he was named Young Surgeon of the Year by the Georgia chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Whipple is board certified in general surgery. To request an appointment, call 912-350-3438.

     

     

     

    Oliver Whipple, M.D., FACS

    WhippleOliver Whipple, M.D., FACS, is the medical director of Memorial Health Bariatrics, the weight-loss surgery program at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Whipple attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate. He was in his second year of pharmacy school when he decided to change paths and become a surgeon. Dr. Whipple entered medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine in 1995. In 1999, he began his residency training at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Whipple then completed fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. He returned to Memorial to work as a surgeon and educator. Dr. Whipple is specially trained to perform the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure and the adjustable gastric band laparoscopically. In 2009, he was named Young Surgeon of the Year by the Georgia chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Whipple is board certified in general surgery. To request an appointment, call 912-350-3438.

     

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     Carl Boyd, M.D., FACS

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    BoydYouTubeMeet Dr. Boyd, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, what to look for in a surgeon.

    Carl Boyd, M.D., FACS, earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky. He completed his surgical residency training at Memorial University Medical Center. From 1983 to 1993, Dr. Boyd had his own surgical practice and was appointed director of trauma services and medical director of Memorial’s emergency transport program. In 1993, he was named director of the department of surgical education, a position he held until 2001. Dr. Boyd is a member of numerous local and national professional societies and has published more than 40 articles in nationally recognized journals. He is board certified in general surgery and surgical/critical care and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. To request an appointment with Dr. Boyd, call 912-350-8712.

     

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     Patrick Hammen, M.D., FACS

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    HammenPatrick Hammen, M.D., FACS, completed medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. He continued his training in the surgery residency program at Memorial University Medical Center and graduated from the residency program in 1997. Dr. Hammen then completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is board certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery. Dr. Hammen is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. To request an appointment with him, call 912-350-8712.

     

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     S. Alan Lord, M.D., FACS

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    S. Alan Lord, M.D., FACS, graduated cum laude from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981, attended Mercer University School of Medicine, and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia 1988. He continued his training in the surgical residency program at Memorial University Medical Center and graduated in 1994. After his residency, Dr. Lord completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In addition to membership in several medical societies, he is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and part of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. To request an appointment with Dr. Lord, call 912-350-8712.

     

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     Jeffrey S. Mandel, M.D., FACS

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    YouTubeMeet Dr. Mandel, why he became a surgeon.

    Jeffrey S. Mandel, M.D., FACS, earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He then completed his residency training in general surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In 2001, he accepted a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He then worked as a surgeon in Alexandria, Virginia, before coming to Savannah in 2004. Dr. Mandel is a partner at Savannah Surgical Oncology, LLC. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. To request an appointment with Dr. Mandel, call 912- 354-6303.

     

     


    Our Physician Team

    Carl Boyd, M.D., FACS

    BoydYouTubeMeet Dr. Boyd, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, what to look for in a surgeon.

    Carl Boyd, M.D., FACS, earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky. He completed his surgical residency training at Memorial University Medical Center. From 1983 to 1993, Dr. Boyd had his own surgical practice and was appointed director of trauma services and medical director of Memorial’s emergency transport program. In 1993, he was named director of the department of surgical education, a position he held until 2001. Dr. Boyd is a member of numerous local and national professional societies and has published more than 40 articles in nationally recognized journals. He is board certified in general surgery and surgical/critical care and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. To request an appointment with Dr. Boyd, call 912-350-8712.

    Patrick Hammen, M.D., FACS

    HammenPatrick Hammen, M.D., FACS, completed medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. He continued his training in the surgery residency program at Memorial University Medical Center and graduated from the residency program in 1997. Dr. Hammen then completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is board certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery. Dr. Hammen is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. To request an appointment with him, call 912-350-8712.

    S. Alan Lord, M.D., FACS

    LordYouTubeMeet Dr. Lord.


    S. Alan Lord, M.D., FACS, graduated cum laude from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981, attended Mercer University School of Medicine, and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia 1988. He continued his training in the surgical residency program at Memorial University Medical Center and graduated in 1994. After his residency, Dr. Lord completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In addition to membership in several medical societies, he is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and part of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. To request an appointment with Dr. Lord, call 912-350-8712.

    Jeffrey S. Mandel, M.D., FACS

    Mandel, Jeffrey

    YouTubeMeet Dr. Mandel, why he became a surgeon.

    Jeffrey S. Mandel, M.D., FACS, earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He then completed his residency training in general surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In 2001, he accepted a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He then worked as a surgeon in Alexandria, Virginia, before coming to Savannah in 2004. Dr. Mandel is a partner at Savannah Surgical Oncology, LLC. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. To request an appointment with Dr. Mandel, call 912- 354-6303.

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     Anesthesiologists

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    Anesthesiologists are physicians trained to administer and manage anesthesia during a surgical procedure. They also manage and treat changes in your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure during surgery. After surgery, your anesthesiologist will monitor you and treat any conditions related to the anesthesia.

     

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     Registered Nurses

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    Registered nurses provide comfort, care, and education. They help ensure that you feel comfortable, that your pain is controlled, that you are recovering and meeting your treatment goals, and that you fully understand your treatment plan.

     

     


    Additional Team Members

    Anesthesiologists

    Anesthesiologists are physicians trained to administer and manage anesthesia during a surgical procedure. They also manage and treat changes in your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure during surgery. After surgery, your anesthesiologist will monitor you and treat any conditions related to the anesthesia.

    Registered Nurses

    Registered nurses provide comfort, care, and education. They help ensure that you feel comfortable, that your pain is controlled, that you are recovering and meeting your treatment goals, and that you fully understand your treatment plan.