• Mercy Surgical Associates

  • 24-Hour General and Trauma Surgery Coverage, Serving the Urgent and Often Emergent Needs of Patients

  • Mercy Surgical Associates offers 24-hour general and trauma surgery coverage, serving the urgent and often emergent needs of patients and providing essential local access to surgical procedures. They currently offer a wide breadth of surgical services to a diverse range of patients.

    Mercy Surgical Associates is locally managed and operated by the Centura Health Physician Group, which integrates multispecialty and primary care physicians with hospitals and services across the state in a network that emphasizes the best technology and clinical capabilities.

    Mercy Surgical Associates currently offers the following services:

    • General surgery
    • Endocrine surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery, or minimally invasive surgery
    • Pediatric surgery
    • Screening and diagnostic colonoscopy
    • Thoracic surgery
    • Trauma surgery
    • Vascular surgery

    Skilled Providers and Staff

    Mercy Surgical Associates physicians are certified by the American Board of Surgery and are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. They have over 60 years of combined surgical experience.

    • Charles Black, M.D.: Dr. Black is a general surgeon with special interest in upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, pediatrics, and laparoscopy. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa and completed his surgical training at Michigan State University.
    • Frank Joseph Quayle IV, M.D.: Dr. Quayle relocated from St. Louis, Mo., where he trained at Washington University. He practices general, thoracic, and vascular surgery, and he has a special interest in endocrine and minimally invasive surgery.
    • Mark Stern, M.D. F.A.C.S.: Dr. Stern has been in the private practice of general surgery since 1980. Upon completion of his surgical residency, he completed a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery. He has been practicing in Durango since relocating from Los Angeles, Calif.
    • Robert Wrona, M.D.: Dr. Wrona is a general surgeon, who specializes in cardiothoracic and general surgery, as well as colonoscopy. He earned his medical degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University, and completed his training at the University of Utah.


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    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Contact Information

    Phone: (970) 764-3450
    Mercy Medical Plaza
    1 Mercado Street, Suite 220
    Durango, CO 81301


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    Operated by Centura Health Physician Group

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