A diverse team of surgeons focused on excellence in surgical care & providing a personalized, convenient & supportive environment.

Board certified, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

A team of surgeons who are expert in their field and experienced in the latest surgical techniques.

We are conveniently located throughout the valley.

Providing minimally invasive solutions to common surgical problems.

Our Specialties

Our Mission | About Arizona Advanced Surgery

Arizona Advanced Surgery is here to provide you with the highest quality surgical care in the areas of general surgery, bariatric surgery, breast surgery, colon and rectal surgery, plastic surgery, surgical oncology, trauma surgery and vascular surgery. Our board certified surgeons offer the latest in surgical techniques and deliver a remarkable standard of care.

Having a medical condition that requires surgery can make anyone feel uncertain. As you begin considering options for addressing your condition, questions will arise, and that's understandable. The surgeons at Arizona Advanced Surgery are here to address all of your concerns. Our compassionate team treats every patient with care and consideration, always using the most advanced medical treatments available, and working with you to determine the right treatment for you.

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What Patients Say!

Dr Bokhari is an excellent surgeon. Her compassion along with her competency made my very first surgery go as anxious free as possible. I can and do recommend her whole heartily to my family and friends. Top Notch.

Rock M. Healthgrades Reviews

Dr Brink is one of the best doctors I've had the pleasure of seeing. One of the few I've seen that sincerely pays attention and listens to any problems I've had. He did the bypass on my clogged stent and essentially saved my leg. I can't thank him enough for that. His staff is very personable and helpful. The tech who did my ultrasound was awesome. Dr Brink is one of the few I've seen that doesnt have his attention on the computer but listens. I have been lucky to have him as a surgeon. A+++

Craig B. Healthgrades Reviews

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Buckmire. He is incredibly knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and explains everything in a way you can understand. He's been a "Top Doc" many times in Phoenix Magazine, and it's easy to see why.

Bobbi G. Google Reviews

I had more than a visit. Dr. Casano was referred to me after a 5 day hospital stay for Complicated Diverticulitis. I met with her in her office where she addressed my concerns, answered all my questions, and took care of all my needs. She performed surgery to remove my sigmoid colon with absolutely NO bad side affects or trauma! She was professional and knowledgable! I highly recommend her to anyone needing a surgeon specializing in colorectal issues!

Shaunna Healthgrades Reviews

Dr. Castillo is extremely knowledgeable in many diverse areas. I have a fairly unknown disease and he knew exactly how surgery or even an injection could flair up the disease. For nine years I had seen doctors in Wyoming, Utah and Nevada and no knew why I was in pain. He determined what was happening in the first 5 minutes! He is also, kind caring and genuinely concerned about his patients well-being. What a wonderful person and even better doctor.

Karla M. Google Reviews

I had my appointment with Dr. Susan Cortesi today to have a lipoma on my arm taken out. She had the best bed side manner, walked me through the entire process, and continually checked in with me to ensure I was comfortable. In today's world, it's easy to have medical providers not take the time to do what's necessary to make you feel comfortable and answer all your questions. It was clear I was her first priority. Not only is she fabulous as a human (you pick up on this within minutes of chatting with her), but she is clearly a top notch medical provider. I was in and out quickly and the procedure couldn’t have gone better. If you are looking for a provider with a huge heart and the skills to match, Dr. Susan Cortesi should be your first choice. Thank you!

Jessica S. Facebook Reviews

Dr. Damore is the world's best surgeon! He has very successfully performed 3 surgeries on me, 1 on my husband and one on my dad! Surgery can be somewhat scary, but we have complete confidence in Dr. Damore. He gives us excellent instructions and guides us before and after the surgeries so that our recoveries have gone very well. His surgical skills have resolved our problems and brought us back to good health! He is always approachable and available for and questions! Dr. Damore is awesome!

Linda W. Healthgrades Reviews

"She is GREAT!!! told me exactly what to expect - and the first few days after were a bit sore - but OMG - life now is sooooooo much better. I will tell everyone to see Dr. Forstner.......THANK YOU SO MUCH DR.....you and your staff were AWESOME!!!!!!! I will recommend you to Everyone!!!

Cheryl M. Google Reviews

I was so impressed by Dr. Freeborn from the start. First, at my initial appointment, she came in already prepared with all of my medical history and actually listened to me. At the hospital, she was incredibly attentive and concerned about my follow up care and medications. She took a lot of time to talk to me and my family. I highly recommend her.

Kim Healthgrades Reviews

Dr Glenn was so great! He did my grandma's surgery and everything went smooth. He helped us thoroughly understand what our options were, making us feel much more comfortable. From pre-op all the way through to following up in his office, we had such a positive experience. You can tell he cares as well as skilled in what he does.

Molly G. Google Reviews

Dr King is a great surgeon. From the initial visit to post surgery follow up Dr King did a wonderful job explaining the details of my operation and addressed all my concerns. At the hospital one nurse told me I was getting the best surgeon ever! I think she was right. The operation went extremely well. I had absolutely no pain and did not take any of the pain medications prescribed to me. Thank you Dr King!

Stavros T. Healthgrades Reviews

If I could give Dr. Makarawo 10 stars, I would. He was the third surgeon to perform the same procedure on my husband and his work is far superior than the rest. His bedside manner far exceeded our expectation, he also waited after hours on a Friday night so that I could pick up a prescription for pain medication as it would not go through electronically. That following Monday morning he personally called my husband to check on him, that is unheard of these days. His office staff is very friendly and helpful. When you make an appointment you are seen on time. If you arrive early you are seen early if possible. I could go on and on but I think you get the point, he is by far the best.

Chauntel M. Google Reviews

Dr. Smith saved my life! He did emergency surgery on my colon that had ruptured. He explained everything thoroughly and his bedside manner is in a class by itself. Excellent surgeon.

Rebecca L. Healthgrades Reviews

Our Office Locations



Arizona Breast Consultants in Avondale - Breast Surgeon

Avondale | Breast Surgeon

  • Arizona Breast Consultants
  • 13055 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. E101
  • Avondale, AZ 85392
  • O: 480-515-0900
  • F: 480-515-3766
  • W: AZBreastConsultants.com
Vascular Surgery Specialists Chandler Office - Vascular Surgeons

Chandler | Vascular Surgeons

  • Vascular Surgery Specialists
  • 485 S. Dobson Rd., Ste. 115
  • Chandler, AZ 85224
  • O: 602-277-7430
  • F: 602-279-5333
  • W: VascularSurgeryDocs.com
Gilbert Location - General, Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Gilbert | General, Colon & Rectal, Plastic Surgeons

  • 3367 S. Mercy Rd., Ste. 210
  • Gilbert, AZ 85297
  • O: 480-850-2098
  • F: 480-850-2099
  • W: AdvancedSurgery.com
Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona - Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Glendale | Colon & Rectal Surgeons

  • Colon & Rectal Center of Arizona
  • 8275 N 59th Ave., Ste. M176
  • Glendale, AZ 85308
  • O: 602-993-2622
  • F: 602-993-2922
  • W: CRCAZ.com
Sonoran Surgical Center - General Surgeon

Glendale | General Surgeon

  • Sonoran Surgical Center
  • 5700 W. Olive Ave., Ste. 106
  • Glendale, AZ 85302
  • O: 623-377-7011
  • F: 623-344-8353
  • W: SonoranSurgicalCenter.com
Mesa 2945 S. Dobson Rd Location - Bariatric, Breast, Colon & Rectal, General, Plastic Surgeons

Mesa | Bariatric, Breast, Colon & Rectal, General, Plastic Surgeons

Mesa 1450 South Dobson Rd. Location - Trauma & Acute Care Surgeons

Mesa | Trauma & Acute Care Surgeons

  • 1450 South Dobson Rd., Ste. A200
  • Mesa, AZ 85202
  • O: 480-629-5167
  • F: 480-969-0630
  • W: AdvancedSurgery.com
Peoria Location - General Surgeons

Peoria | General Surgeons

  • Arizona Associated Surgeons
  • 6750 W. Thunderbird Rd., Ste. B108
  • Peoria, AZ 85381
  • O: 602-843-8317
  • F: 602-843-9091
  • W: GeneralSurgeonsAZ.com
Estrella Surgical Group Location - General Surgeons

Phoenix | General Surgeons

  • Estrella Surgical Group
  • 9250 West Thomas Rd., Ste. 250
  • Phoenix, AZ 85037
  • O: 623-936-5406
  • F: 623-936-5479
  • W: EstrellaSurgical.com
Colon & Rectal Care Center of Phoenix - Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Phoenix | Colon & Rectal Surgeon

  • Colon & Rectal Care Center of Phoenix
  • 19841 N. 27th Ave., Ste. 300A
  • Phoenix, AZ 85027
  • O: 623-226-4025
  • F: 623-226-4229
  • W: ColoRectalDoc.com
Estrella Location - General Surgeons

Phoenix | General Surgeons

Vascular Surgery Specialists Phoenix Office - Vascular Surgeons

Phoenix | Vascular Surgeons

  • Vascular Surgery Specialists
  • 3033 N. Central Ave., Ste. 610
  • Phoenix, AZ 85012
  • O: 602-277-7430
  • F: 602-279-5333
  • W: VascularSurgeryDocs.com
Scottsdale Location - General Surgeons

Scottsdale | General Surgeons

  • 3501 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 347
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • O: 480-969-4138
  • F: 480-969-0630
  • W: AdvancedSurgery.com
Sun City West Location - Center For Colorectal Disease Of Arizona - Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Sun City West | Colon & Rectal Surgeon

  • Center For Colorectal Disease Of Arizona
  • 13613 W. Camino Del Sol, Ste 4
  • Sun City West, AZ 85375
  • O: 623-440-6591
  • Fax: 623-440-8142
  • W: CCRDAZ.com

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