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.
Oliver Whipple, M.D., FACS
Oliver 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.
Carl Boyd, M.D., FACS
Meet 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
S. Alan Lord, M.D., FACS
Meet 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
Meet 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.