New surgeon welcomed at St. Mary’s

Dr. William Mayer, Chief Medical Officer, Becky Perry, director of surgical services; Dr. Joseph E. Popper, spine surgeon. (Photo submitted)

AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Healthcare, Amsterdam has welcomed Dr. Joseph E. Popper to its 5-star rated surgical services team.  Popper’s area of expertise is minimally invasive spine surgery. 

Popper’s experience with minimally invasive procedures expands the opportunity for patients suffering from a wide range of spine-related issues to receive expert care close to home.  

Dr. William Mayer, chief medical officer at St. Mary’s acknowledges the need for more access to state of the art surgical services within our community. 

“While St. Mary’s continues to serve our community as a leader in minimally invasive surgeries, the demand for high quality, safe, compassionate care is growing,” said Mayer in a news release.  “Dr. Popper is an excellent addition to our highly-rated spine surgery team; along with Dr. Jian Shen, his innovative and enthusiastic approaches to patient care will positively impact our region.”

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