Uniting science and compassion in the care of the surgical patient

Arizona Preferred Surgeons was established as North Valley Surgical Associates in 1991. Past associates, including Dr. James Magary, Dr. Aaron Scott and Dr. Barbara Merz, set the high standards of excellence in care that we continue today.

Conditions requiring surgical procedures require a partnership between patient and physician.  We are committed to spending the time needed to address all aspects of patient care including diagnosis, testing, the surgical procedure and recovery.

Who We Are…

  • Board certified surgeons in the specialties of General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Experienced with extensive expertise in traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Specialty focused in endocrine, colorectal and breast surgery
  • Experienced in endoscopy including upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Committed to evidence-based medicine
  • Committed to open communication with patients, referring physicians and involved specialists