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Our board-certified gastroenterologists are serving patients in the Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Green and Medina communities and surrounding areas:

Ramakrishna Bandi, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

Edward Esber, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

Jonathan Hlivko, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

Costas Kefalas, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

Arjun Venkataramani, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

John Park, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

William Shaheen, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

Corey Sievers, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

Ganesh Veerappan, M.D.
*Akron Digestive Disease Consultants



Our board-certified colon and rectal surgeons are fellowship-trained in their specialty.  All surgeries are performed at Summa Akron City Hospital.

Seeing patients in 55 Arch Street, Suite 2A, Akron, OH 44304.

Michael J. Cullado, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.
John C. Fondran, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.


Seeing patients in 95 Arch Street, Suite 150, Akron, OH 44304.

Erica L. Laipply, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.
Joel A. Porter, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.
Frederick A. Slezak, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.


Our board-certified laparoscopic general surgeons are fellowship-trained. All surgeries are performed at Summa Akron City Hospital.

Seeing patients in Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Medina and Uniontown.

Adrian G. Dan, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

Mark Pozsgay, D.O.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

John G. Zografakis, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.


Our board-certified hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon is oncology fellowship-trained.  All surgeries are performed at Summa Akron City Hospital.

Seeing patients in 75 Arch Street, Suite 405, Akron, OH 44304.

Andrei Cocieru, M.D.
*Summa Physicians, Inc.

Our pelvic floor physical therapists specialize in pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic muscle dysfunction. 

Seeing patients at Summa Rehabilitation Services at White Pond, 750 White Pond Drive, Suite 500, Akron, OH 44320

Elise Ayers, PT, DPT

Seeing patients at Summa Services at Wadsworth Community Center, 621 School Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281.

Kelly Holden, PT

Seeing patients at Summa Rehab Services at University Park YMCA, 477 E. Market Street, Suite 100, Akron, OH 44304.


*All physicians participate with NewHealth Collaborative, Summa's Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

To schedule an appointment with a Summa digestive specialist, call (800) 237-8662.