Arizona Premier Surgery
At Arizona Premier Surgery, we believe it is a privilege to be entrusted with the health of our patients and it is our responsibility to provide them with the best possible care and outcomes available. We deliver this level of care through highly skilled surgical technique and the use of innovative technologies, such as robotic and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Our state-of-the-art medical technology allows us to perform minimally invasive surgeries that will need less recovery time than traditional open surgery.
• General Surgery
• Pancreas & Hepatobiliary
• Endocrine Surgery
• Robotic Surgery
• Vascular Surgery
• Aesthetics and Veins
Dr. Albert Amini – Medical Director
Dr. Albert Amini is the founder and President of Arizona Premier Surgery as well as a board-certified General Surgeon with fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery for the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts. After earning his medical degree from Northwestern and completing his surgical internship and residency, Dr. Amini spent an additional year learning about hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, along with how to use modern technology to perform effective, minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Amini is board certified by the American College of Surgeons and he is also a member of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA). In addition to a full schedule of patients at Arizona Premier Surgery, Dr. Amini travels abroad to perform surgeries on underserved patients in the Dominican Republic, which has improved his fluency in Spanish.
SPECIALTIES AND SKILLS
Dr. Amini has a special interest in gastrointestinal (GI) oncology and complex hernia repairs. At Arizona Premier Surgery, some of the surgeries he performs are hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, as well as gastrointestinal oncology colorectal surgery. Dr. Amini has expertise in the da Vinci® robotic surgical system and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Using laparoscopic and robotic techniques, Dr. Amini is able to perform minimally invasive surgery that needs less recovery time than traditional open surgery. In most cases, the pain and discomfort after surgery is much less for patients after laparascopic/robotic surgery. Although he has already spent many years studying and practicing surgery, Dr. Amini continues to look for techniques and technology that can improve treatment for his patients at Arizona Premier Surgery.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Dr. Amini earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his medical doctorate from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He then completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. During residency, he received the Surgical Intern of the Year Award, the Humanitarian Award, and the Outstanding Chief Resident award. He was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society and served as Administrative Chief Resident his final year. Dr. Amini went on to complete a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which specializes in surgical management and ultrasound of the pancreas, liver, and bile ducts.
AWARDS AND HONORS
• Healthgrades Honor Roll
• Humanitarian of the Year from the University of Arizona
• Outstanding Chief Resident Award from the University of Arizona
• Surgery Intern of the Year from the University of Arizona
• Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA)
• American Board of General Surgery
• American Board of Surgery
• American College of Surgeons (ACS)
• Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)
• International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA)
Dr. Bradley Neuman – General Surgeon
A native Arizonan, Dr. Neuman returned home after he completed his general surgery training to join Arizona Premier Surgery in 2017. His training at large academic centers has given him expertise in multiple surgical techniques including laparoscopic and robotic surgery using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. His experience in treating a wide variety of clinical conditions allows him to offer his patients the highest level of care in a way that is comfortable for both the patient and their family.
SPECIALTIES AND SKILLS
Dr. Neuman treats several medical conditions including gallbladder, upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery, hernias, and skin and soft tissue lesions/cancers. He has an interest in complex abdominal wall hernias and has experience with some of the newest techniques for treating this condition.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Dr. Neuman has both a bachelor and masters degree in music performance from Arizona State University and Michigan State University, respectively. After leaving the world of classical music, he obtained his medical doctorate (MD) from the University of Arizona School of Medicine. He did his intern year in general surgery at The University of Arizona, and completed his general surgery training at Penn State University, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Philip Pepple – Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
Dr. Pepple joined Arizona Premier Surgery in 2017. He is Board Certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Transitioning from a large academic center, he brings with him years of experience in the management of some of the most complex surgical patients. Patient care is deeply personal to him, and as such, he possesses an unyielding dedication to those who entrust him with their care. He will work with each patient to provide a wide range of surgical treatment options, and when appropriate, non-surgical options. He firmly believes that a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care provides optimal results. His clinical interests include benign and malignant hepatobiliary surgery, minimally invasive/robotic surgery, and dialysis access. In addition, he performs a broad range of general surgery.
Dr. Starr Eads, General Surgeon
Starr (Friedman) Eads, M.D. was raised in West Bloomfield, MI. She studied English at the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors in 2009. She obtained her medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 2014. In 2019, Dr. Eads completed her residency in general surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the East Valley as a general surgeon at Arizona Premier Surgery..
655 S Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
3615 South Rome Street
Gilbert, AZ 85297
8415 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258