Rachel Ransom, M.D., is a general surgeon who performs traditional and laparoscopic surgeries. As a general surgeon, she specializes in procedures to remove gallbladders, repair hernias and treat conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract.
When asked why she chose to become a general surgeon, Dr. Ransom said, “she was always planning to study medicine but her attraction to general surgery started back in high school while participating in youth group building projects and her college involvement in Habitat for Humanity.” “I really enjoy working with my hands” she said. Once she started her surgical residency rotation she came to realize the general surgery was a right fit for her.
Dr. Ransom loves her work, but the most satisfying aspect is when patients tell her that they feel cared for. She feels that if everyone is working as a team the patient will benefit, as well as everyone on the care team, from her office staff to the hospital staff.
She enjoys working in a smaller community, as it allows her to get to know her patients and have better relationships with them. “I do not want my patients to feel like number or a disease process,” said Dr. Ransom. “I want to get to know my patients and treat them as individuals.”
Philosophy of Care
“I went into the medical profession to help the community of people around me and will continually strive to do it well,” said Dr. Ransom. “I want to help my patients to understand their illness, as well as treat them surgically. It is my goal to treat my patients, but to also have them participate in their own care and fully understand the decisions we are making together for their health.”
Special Interests and Procedures
Dr. Ransom performs small bowel surgery, colon surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia repairs, gastric reflux surgery, endoscopies and more. It is no surprise, since she likes working with her hands, that in her spare time she enjoys ceramics and metal working. She also enjoys bike riding, traveling and sailing, when she gets the chance. Dr. Ransom welcomes all patients to her practice and hopes to provide a safe and effective environment for their care.