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Arizona Preferred Surgeons

General Surgery and Colon & Rectal Surgery located in Glendale, AZ

About Arizona Preferred Surgeons

The board-certified general and colorectal surgeons at Arizona Preferred Surgeons in Glendale, Arizona, unite science and compassion in the care of their surgical patients. The surgical team specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery, using Intuitive’s state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic system for many procedures.

Arizona Preferred Surgeons primarily focuses on surgery rather than medical treatment. Because of this, the surgeons have developed sophisticated skills in all forms of gastrointestinal surgery, from appendectomy and gallbladder surgery to hernia surgery and liver and pancreas resections. The practice also employs experts in breast and thyroid surgery.

The Arizona Preferred Surgeons team excels in performing procedures that help patients with bowel conditions like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, and fecal incontinence. They also repair fistulas and fissures in the large bowel and rectum and perform surgery for rectal and colon cancers and rectal prolapse.

Whichever team member performs a patient’s surgery will handle their consultation before the surgery and appointments after surgery. They believe it’s important that patients know their surgeon follows them through every stage of the experience. They believe in spending the time needed to address all aspects of patient care, from diagnosis and testing to surgery and recovery.

All surgeons are diplomates of the American Board of Surgery. The colon and rectal surgeons are diplomates of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Team members also belong to the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

The Arizona Preferred Surgeons team welcomes local and visiting patients to their well-appointed offices. They use CyraCom language interpreter services for in-person, phone, video, and written communication, ensuring inclusivity for anyone needing their care.

To find out more about the services available at Arizona Preferred Surgeons, call their office today or book an appointment online.

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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.

Our Providers


Dr. Lipton
Brian Lipton, M.D., PhD, FACS
General Surgeon 
Dr. Villareal
Kara M. Villareal, M.D., FACS
General Surgeon 
Dr. Zhubi
Ylli Zhubi, M.D.
General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery
"Had a excellent outcome and would definitely see Dr Lipton again for surgery."
Karen S.

"Dr. Zhubi was extremely professional and put me to ease with my first surgery. "

William S.

"I highly recommend Dr. Villareal and this practice to anyone who needs surgery."

Melissa B.

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Our Mission
Founded as North Valley Surgical Associates in 1991, past associates have included Dr. James Magary, Dr. Aaron Scott, and Dr. Barbara Merz. Board Certified Surgeons in specialties of General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery More than 35 years of combined surgical experience Uniting science and compassion in the care of the surgical patient.
Our Insurances
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Arizona Preferred Surgeons
✆ Phone (appointments): 623-321-0840
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 602-995-0822
Address: 18700 N 64th Drive, Suite 108, Glendale, AZ 85308
4.87379