Highland District Hospital's highly trained Surgery Department takes pride in the quality and kindness of the care that they provide to each and every patient. By gathering an outstanding group of surgeons and surrounding them with a highly skilled group of anesthetists and nurses, Highland District Hospital can assure both patients and families that they are getting the best care.

Our team performs over 2000 surgeries each year, including some of the following: 


  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ablation- Uterine/Nerve
  • Hysterectomy
  • Sterilization Procedures
  • Pain Management


  • Podiatric Surgeries
  • Knee/Shoulder/Total Joint Replacement
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Cataract Removal
  • Mastectomy
  • Biopsies

Surgery Specialists

General Surgery
Steven Battaglia, MD
Highland General Surgery
Linda Welder, MD
Surgical Associates of Highland County

Brian Jolitz, DO
Highland Gynecology

Craig Forbes, MD
Physicians for Women
Todd Slater, MD
Physicians for Women

Louis Schott, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
James Muccio, MD
Highland District Hospital Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
Arnold Penix, MD
Highland District Hospital Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
Ian Rice, MD
Highland District Hospital Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Pain Management (Non-Narcotic)
Amol Soin, MD
The Ohio Pain Clinic

Philip Aschi, DO
Christopher D. Lawley, DO