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SMH Welcomes New General Surgeon to First Physicians Group

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Steven Halbreich, MD, FACSSARASOTA, Fla. – (July 6, 2015) – General Surgeon Steven Halbreich, MD, has joined the general surgery practice of Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group (FPG).

Dr. Halbreich is a board certified general surgeon who has practiced in Sarasota since 2003. Prior to joining Sarasota Memorial’s FPG group, he spent the past 12 years with Vascular and Surgery Associates, with privileges at Sarasota Memorial and other area hospitals. His practice specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic and traditional surgical treatments for diseases and conditions of the abdomen, breast and soft tissues.

On July 6, he joined Sarasota Memorial General Surgeons Pedro J. Briceno, MD and Bert Bowers, MD, in FPG’s general surgery practice in the Waldemere Medical Center, 1921 Waldemere Street, Ste. 504. For information or appointments, call (941) 917-1579.

In addition to elective procedures, Dr. Halbreich and the group provide 24/7 emergency-call coverage for hospitalized patients, providing consults in the ER, performing emergency procedures that are needed and covering for general surgeons in the area. Drs. Halbreich and Briceno also serve as trauma surgeons for Sarasota Memorial’s new Level II trauma center.

Dr. Halbreich earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine in 1998 and completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York in 2003. He is a clinical assistant professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine and has served as Chief of General Surgery for Sarasota Memorial since 2010. He has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s top doctors and has served in numerous leadership roles on Sarasota Memorial’s medical councils, including the Medical Executive Committee, Surgical Governance Council, Trauma Committee, Quality Improvement and Interdisciplinary Care committees.  


About Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group (
First Physicians Group is backed by the tradition and strength of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. The group of more than 100 primary and specialty care physicians have been carefully selected and recruited to provide the community with compassionate and comprehensive medical care. Specialties include: Cardiovascular, Orthopedic Trauma and General Surgery; Internal Medicine and Family Practice; Pediatrics; Perinatology and Obstetrics/ Gynecology; Gynecological-Oncology and Gastrointestinal Oncology; Dermatology; Palliative Care; and Pain Management.

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