Bogdan Protyniak, MD, a fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon, is a strong proponent for robotic and other minimally invasive techniques. “I can do almost all colon resection or rectal prolapse surgeries this way,” he says. “Compared to open surgery, that means less pain, fewer complications and a faster recovery.”
Dr. Protyniak came to Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) Colon and Rectal Surgery–Pocono and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono in March.
Prior to that, he was at Geisinger for six years, where he rose to become Division Chief of Colorectal Surgery. Since 2016, Dr. Protyniak has lived in Stroudsburg, so he welcomed the opportunity to bring his practice closer to home. “It is very rewarding to be part of the community that I am serving,” he says. “My patients become almost like family to me.”