VVMC Adds General Surgeon, Ashanga Yatawatta, MD

October 11, 2018

Valley View Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of General and Vascular Surgeon Ashanga Yatawatta, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Yatawatta is Board certified with the European Board of Surgery and is currently being certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Yatawatta is a nationally recognized surgeon, specializing in both general and vascular surgery. He will treat patients in need of general surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as hepatobiliary, cancer surgery and trauma surgery. All aspects of open and endovascular methods will be used to treat patients with vascular disease of the aorta, lower extremity, carotid, and veins as well as dialysis access creation.

“What attracted me to Valley View is the opportunity to continue to build a robust general surgery program,” said Dr. Yatawatta. “I look forward to bringing my diverse background and experience to the people of the Mohave Valley.”

Dr. Yatawatta completed his medical education by obtaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England followed by fellowships at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and the

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Florida. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in Texas. Dr. Yatawatta has published numerous academic articles. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is currently pursuing dual masters’ degrees in Healthcare Administration and Vascular Surgery.

ABOUT Valley View Medical Center

Opened in 2005, Valley View Medical Center is an 84-bed acute care facility with multiple adjoining medical office buildings and offsite physician offices. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency service with full-time board certified emergency physicians on duty. The state-of-the-art main campus features 100% private rooms for labor and delivery, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and intensive care. Valley View offers a full complement of community and regional referral services in all of the major medical disciplines with a medical staff that represents a broad cross section of specialty areas. Valley View Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Valley View Medical Center is in the top 15% of 3,179 U.S. hospitals for patient safety. Visit http://www.valleyviewmedicalcenter.net to learn more.