General Surgery

Watson Clinic’s general surgery team performs a comprehensive catalog of surgical procedures, from treatments for routine ailments to complex cancer-related operations.  

These treatments include:  
  • gallstone procedures
  • hernia repairs
  • thyroid cysts
  • hiatal hernia
  • surgical treatments for cancers of the colon, skin, stomach, liver, pancreas and breast
  • appendix removals and disorder treatments
  • minimally-invasive splenectomies, parathyroid surgery, thyroid surgery, liver resections and pancreatic surgery
  • laprosopic and minimally-invasive procedures utilizing the latest technologies. 
These procedures include esophagectomies to treat esophageal cancers. General surgeon Dr. Scott Kelley is one of a select group of physicians in the world to have experience performing these minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures.
 

Dr. Thomas Moskal is the first specialist in Lakeland to perform gallbladder removal procedures utilizing only a single 1-inch incision. Performed with robotic surgery technologies, the procedure inspires a shorter hospital stay, a significantly faster recovery time, and a virtually scar-free result.


In addition to receiving outside referrals, the general surgery team collaborates closely with physicians throughout Watson Clinic and Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, ensuring a smooth continuity of care for the patient.
 

General Surgery Physicians:

 
 
Scott T. Kelley, MD
Scott T. Kelley, MD 
  • Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, General Surgery
  • Research Fellowships: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Surgical Oncology
  • Fellowship: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL, Surgical Oncology
  • Board-certified: Surgery
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Member: Society of Surgical Oncology, Associate Professor of Surgery at University of South Florida

Thomas L. Moskal, MD, FACS, FSSO
Thomas L. Moskal, MD, FACS, FSSO
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, General Surgery; Chief Resident
  • Research Fellowship: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Surgical Oncology
  • Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, Surgical Oncology
  • Board-certified: Surgery
  • Member: American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society

Jack B. Thigpen, Jr., MD
Jack B. Thigpen, Jr., MD
  • Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University Hospital of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, Assistant and Chief Resident, General Surgery
  • Board-certified: Surgery
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress 
  • Member: Florida Association of General Surgeons, Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Publications: Author of numerous publications

 
 

Locations

Watson Clinic Main
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center
1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Please call 863-680-7486 for additional information.