Arizona Community Surgeons was formed in 2006, but our Southern Arizona roots reach back much further.  The divisions that make up ACS today were originally separate surgical practices in Tucson. The founding division of ACS, Southwestern Surgery Associates, has been in continuous operation in Tucson for more than 40 years.

The doctors who came together to form ACS shared a common vision. In the face of rapid change, increasing use of technology in healthcare and a greater need to coordinate patient care, they believed they could provide better care by coming together to form a larger group – pooling resources to increase efficiency and share best practices. In the years since, ACS has demonstrated the wisdom of that original decision. From our beginnings with just two locations and ten surgeons, we have grown to more than 40 providers in nine offices around Tucson. Our surgeons also provide satellite clinics in a number of outlying communities, including Sierra Vista, Willcox, Benson, Rita Ranch, Green Valley and Nogales.

Our surgeons include specialists in general surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, breast surgery, joint surgery, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery and sports medicine. We operate at every major hospital in Tucson as well as a number of free-standing surgery centers. Each year we perform more than 10,000 surgeries and assist thousands more patients with successful non-surgical options for treating their conditions.

Our commitment today is the same as it was in 2006 – to be the premier provider of surgical services in Southern Arizona. We believe in partnering with our patients, our medical colleagues and our hospitals to provide excellent, efficient care with quality outcomes.

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