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St. Francis Health Center
Minimally Invasive Surgical Options
1700 S.W. 7th St.
Topeka, KS 66606
785-295-8004

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Our Skilled Surgical Team

At St. Francis, our patients always come first. That is why we have led innovation in Topeka for decades, including our established robotic-assisted surgery program. We have the most experienced and compassionate minimally invasive surgical team in the region, and we're ready to help you when you need us.

Our patient outcomes are dependent upon the skilled surgical staff and the qualified team of patient care specialists who have honed their skills in an award-winning facility noted for clinical excellence.

Meet Our Specialists in Minimally Invasive Surgery

St. Francis physicians 
Sara Blake, M.D., Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis

Dr. Blake earned a bachelor's degree with honors in biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Kansas. She completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center before joining Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis in August 2009.

Philip Bongiorno, M.D., St. Francis Cardiothoracic Surgery

Before joining St. Francis Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Bongiorno worked as a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon for Wichita Surgical Specialists PA and as assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, both in Wichita, Kan. Dr. Bongiorno earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan and a medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., and an internship and general surgery residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. Previously, he served as medical director of the open heart surgery program at Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio.


Cathy Dahl, D. O., Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis

Dr. Dahl received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas. She joined Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis in 2005 and is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Lisa Goularte, D.O., Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis

Dr. Goularte received her medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Keesler Medical Center. She joined Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis in 2009 and is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Alfredo Iloreta, M.D., Topeka Urology at St. Francis

Dr. Iloreta graduated from the University of Saint Thomas, College of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Iloreta and Cheng Hsu, M.D., formerly of Topeka Urology Clinic PA, joined the St. Francis family in 2009 to become Topeka Urology at St. Francis.


Polly Train, M.D., Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis

Dr. Train earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the American University of the Caribbean, Saint Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles. She completed obstetrics and gynecology residencies at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, La.; Medical College of Ohio, Toledo; and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, Mich., before joining Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis in 2008.


Sanjay Tripathi, M.D., St. Francis Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Tripathi earned his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. He completed his thoracic surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his clinical fellowship in adult cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He has published numerous articles in medical journals. Dr. Tripathi previously worked at Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center in Topeka, Kan. He is a board-certified thoracic surgeon.


Thomas M. Wiley, M.D., Topeka OB/GYN Associates at St. Francis

Dr. Wiley received his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his residency in OB/GYN at the University of Chicago. He became board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1996 and joined Topeka OB/GYN Associates in 2003.


Physician Partners

Rupp Urology

Bradley W. Rupp, M.D.

 

Independent surgeons

Nason Lui, M.D.

 

Lincoln Center OB/GYN

Elizabeth Babin, M.D.

C. Richard Bonebrake, M.D.

Jamesina Dickson, M.D.

Doug Gleason, M.D.

Michael Morrison, M.D.

Todd Trobough, M.D.

 

Tallgrass General Surgery

Bernita Berntsen, M.D.

Carlyle Dunshee, M.D.

James Hamilton, M.D.

Sidney Hu, M.D.

 

Stormont-Vail Urology

Mark Brandsted, M.D.

Chu-Chi Chen, M.D.