Hannibal Regional welcomes vascular surgeon to its team

Gard, Scott

Dr. Scott Gard | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Regional

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Regional has introduced the addition of vascular surgeon Dr. Scott Gard to its team. 

Gard completed his medical education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and furthered his expertise through general surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  His journey continued with a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Vascular surgeons treat diseases within the vascular system, the network of arteries and veins carrying blood throughout the body. Beyond surgery, they guide patients on various treatments, including medication, diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. 

In a press release, Gard said, “I chose vascular surgery secondary to the severe nature of the illness as well as the complexity of the decision-making regarding treatment plans.”

“I grew up in rural northwest Missouri and chose to join Hannibal Regional to be able to make a difference in providing care to rural communities,” Gard said. “A large portion of my family are farmers, and I understand the hardship that traveling away from home for medical care can have.” 

Gard finds it rewarding to see patients continue to live productive lives and help his patients find the best treatment option for their condition.

“The most rewarding thing that I do involves the salvage of limbs, preventing strokes and dealing with problems that can severely restrict a patient’s ability to function or continue living a productive life.  My priority for my patients is to assist them with the best decision to treat their often very complicated conditions,” Gard said.

To schedule an appointment with Gard at Hannibal Regional Medical Group, call 573-629-3500.

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