About Me

General surgery provides the base on which many surgical specialties are built, and the general surgeon continues to play a pivotal role in patient care. In this modern era, healthcare is a right, not a privilege; I enjoy my privileged role in helping patients get better and happily return to their activities of daily living.

In my practice, listening to my patients and responding to them with care, respect and compassion is of utmost importance. Developing a wonderful doctor-patient relationship is necessary for optimum care. By devoting time to develop this relationship with each of my patients, I am able to learn their individual health goals and educate them about their health conditions without prejudice. I strive to do the right thing for every patient every time using evidence-based medicine, delivered with the greatest care and compassion.

Areas of Interest

  • Minimally invasive abdominal surgeries including Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, and Colectomy 
  • Benign thyroid disease
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Ventral hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Excision of cutaneous pathologies (lipomas, sebaceous cysts, skin tags, melanomas, etc)
  • Breast surgery
  • Central venous access device placement
  • Robotic Surgery

Patient Comments

“Dr. Bessay's office was very good at including my husband in my care and answering any questions we had.”

“Dr. Bessay is very well-mannered, and tells you like it is, great bedside manner too.”

“The way they handled themselves were outstanding. Helpful, explaining, good at taking care of everything. They answered all the questions we had post-surgery.”

“The communication was excellent, and everyone was courteous and made the process very easy.”

“All of it, first time I dealt with it, I thought it was awesome.”

“Everything that he did was outstanding.”

“The care during my stay was excellent, and they took really good care of me. The nurses helped me when I left to better understand the packet I had to take home.”

“Dr. Bessay went overboard when it came to spending time with me, and explained in detail specifically what was going on with me.”

“His professionalism, friendliness, and ability to listen was outstanding.”

“He explained things very well.”

Education & Training

American Board of Surgery
Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Texas A & M Health Science Center, Baylor Scott & White Health
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General Surgery - Quincy
927 Broadway,
Blessing Health Center East Suite 302,
Quincy, IL 62301
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