Our Surgeons- Part 5

Greg Rula, MD, FACS

Greg Rula, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgeon

Top Doctors 2018-Phoenix Magazine


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Office: MESA-All day Tuesday and Thursday AM

Dr. Rula has been in the East Valley practicing general surgery since 1990. He enjoys a broad-based interest in General Surgery, including all types of breast surgery, thyroid, and parathyroid surgery, and hernia repairs. He also has specific training and expertise in advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques for gastroesophageal reflux disease, adrenalectomy and splenectomy.

Procedures Performed & Conditions Treated by Dr. Rula

  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Lump & Bumps
  • Hernia Surgery
  • J Tube
  • Port Placement
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • SILS
  • Thyroid Surgery

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Medical Education


Mark Runfola, MD, FACS

Mark Runfola, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgeon


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Office: MESA-All day Tuesday and Friday AM

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Dr. Runfola studied at the University of Notre Dame and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He received his general surgical training at the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and then completed a two year fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

Dr. Runfola is Board Certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also of Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Procedures Performed & Conditions Treated by Dr. Runfola

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Malignant Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
  • Cancer of the Esophagus
  • Cancer of the Stomach
  • Cancer of the Pancreas
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

Medical Education

Surgical Oncology Fellowship:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY
Chief Administrative Fellow, Surgical Oncology:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY

Alvaro Testa Jr.

Alvaro Testa Jr., MD

Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


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Office: Gilbert- Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons
Office: MESA- Thursday Mornings

Upon graduating medical school from the University of Colorado, Dr. Testa Jr. completed training in General Surgery at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. He then focused his area of expertise in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. As part of his training, Dr. Testa spent time at the University of Wisconsin in Madison working with world experts in reconstructive plastic surgery. In South Carolina, he worked with leaders in the field of breast reconstruction and has adapted his experiences from training, as well as private practice, to optimize the results for his patients. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Testa’s practice focuses on cosmetic as well as reconstructive breast surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, aesthetic care of the body and face, wound care and cosmetic skin care.

Procedures Performed & Conditions Treated by Dr. Testa Jr.

Medical Education

Extensive Training

  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Surgery and Body Contouring