St. Luke’s Estes Surgical Associates

Estes Surgical Associates

More than 130 years Combined Experience in
Trauma, Surgery and Critical Care

Our practice is comprised of seven general surgeons, an emergency traumatologist, a nurse practitioner and four physician assistants. Our physicians received specialty training in trauma, general surgery, and critical care. Together, the range of expertise and skill is astounding, and the care they provide exceptional.

As an Adult Level I Trauma Center, our physicians stand ready 24 hours-a-day to provide immediate care to the most critically injured patients. But our physicians do not just care for trauma patients. In fact, Estes Surgical Associates also is a general surgery practice whereby our surgeons take care of routine as well as complex surgical procedures. Some of these include hernia repairs, gall bladder removal, bowel procedures, abdominal procedures. Our physicians are able to care for all types of patients, both trauma and non-trauma from admission, through discharge, including many operative procedures and complex critical care needs.

Regardless of how long (or short) a patient remains hospitalized, our team focuses also on patient needs after discharge. For example, many of our patients require additional appointments or resources once they are discharged from the hospital. We make it easy to receive follow up in our outpatient office and we work in conjunction with specialists and the patient's primary care physician to ensure health care needs are met.

Here for You When Time and Skills are Critical

  • When time is of the essence and you or a family member needs expert critical care, our team of trauma surgeons are specially trained and highly experienced...and focused on you.
  • Our surgeons diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.
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Our Physicians

The doctors of Estes Surgical Associates help patients with a wide range of conditions using the most advanced diagnostic and treatments available.

James Cipolla, MD, FACS

William S. Hoff, MD, FACS

Brian A. Hoey, MD, FACS

Scott A. Keeney, DO

John J. Lukaszczyk, MD, FACS

Marc E. Portner, MD

Peter G. Thomas, DO



Our Advanced Practitioners

Our team is complemented by a group of advanced practitioners, collectively referred to as Mid-level Practitioners or Advanced Level Practitioners. This group includes both Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and their roles are truly interchangeable within our organization. They are:

Ann Marie Szoke, CRNP
Supervising Midlevel Practitioner

John Gillard, PA-C

Laurie Wilson, PA-C


Mary Fran Lipinski

Mary Fran Lipinski, PA-C