Meet Dr. Matthew Bagan
A board certified General Surgeon, Dr. Bagan is dedicated to the health and well being of his patients. He specializes in general surgery and has substantial experience performing surgery of the breast and abdomen, laparoscopic procedures, upper and lower endoscopies and capsule "pill cam" endoscopy.
Dr. Matthew Bagan graduated from Hobart College and obtained his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his internship at Delaware Valley Medical Center and his surgical residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital and Peninsula Hospital in New York. He has been practicing General Surgery in Port Charlotte, Florida since 2001.
Dr. Bagan is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, and Florida Medical Society. He has been practicing general surgery in Port Charlotte since 2001.
How did you decide what you wanted to specialize in?
I was fortunate enough to first observe surgery in an operating room as a teenager growing up in New Jersey. From that moment on, I knew that was what I wanted to do. After many years of hard work my dream eventually became a reality. Being a surgeon is still exciting and challenging. The ability to treat people who are diagnosed with cancer and other illnesses is extremely rewarding and gratifying.
I perform a wide variety of surgical procedures and specialize in breast surgery (including biopsy, lumpectomy and mastectomy), minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, abdominal surgery (including hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, colon resection, gastric surgery and appendectomy), as well as endocscopic procedures such as colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. I also offer the "small bowel pill cam" endoscopy which is a relatively new technology in which the patient swallows a tiny pill which has a small camera inside which records imagines of the entire small intestine which often cannot be visualized by traditional colonoscopy or upper endoscopy . This has proven very helpful in determining disease that prior to this technology was difficult to diagnose.