1951 N. Wilmot Road,
Building 2
Tucson, AZ 85712
P: (520) 795-5845
F: (520) 795-8620

About Us

Our surgeons have a long history of providing the best-specialized surgical care in Southern Arizona. All of our Surgeons come from 1st rated training programs, exceeding credentialing criteria, and most have over 10 years of practical surgical experience. In addition to performing general surgery, individual surgeons sub-specialize in area of expertise such as colorectal, thyroid, lung, breast, hepato-pancreato-biliary, and other advanced cancers. When you come to Southwestern Surgery you benefit from the deep experience and combined talents of a group that has been in continuous practice for more than 40 years. We strive to advance the art and science of medicine, adhering to the principles of conscientious caring for our patients, cost awareness, and effective communication while fulfilling our responsibilities to the community we serve.



  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Neighborhood
  • Care1st/ ONECare
  • Care More
  • Cigna
  • Health Choice/ Health Choice Generations
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Tricare
  • Health Net Ambetter
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicare “Humana Gold”
  • Mercy Care Plan/ Mercy Care Advantage (Medicare)
  • University Family Care (UFC)/ UFC Advantage (Medicare)
  • United Health Care (UHC)/ Pacificare
  • UHC Military & Veterans (Tricare)
  • UHC Community Care (APIPA)/ APIPA Medicare

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  • Abcesses
  • Abnormal mammogram
  • Adrenal
  • Anorectal diseases
  • Biopsy lymph node
  • Breast cysts
  • Breast lumps
  • Cancers: Anal/Rectal, Breast, Thyroid, Gallbladder, Colon, Pancreas, Lung, Liver, Esophageal, Skin, Stomach
  • Chest mass
  • Colitis (ulcerative)
  • Condyloma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Emphyema
  • Esophageal mass
  • Excision lesion
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Fistula
  • Gallbladder
  • Gerd (acid reflux)
  • GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor)
  • Goiter
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias: inguinal, femoral, ventral, incisional, umbilical, hiatal
  • Lipomas/excision of various lumps and bumps
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Melanoma
  • Neck lumps
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Pilonidal cyst
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Retroperitoneal mass
  • Sarcoma
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Spleen
  • Thoracic (lung)
  • Thyroid nodule

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Breast Surgery
General Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Hernia Surgery

Surgical Endocrinology
General Surgery
Endocrine-Adrenal Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Aerospace Medicine
Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anorectal Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Advanced Robotic Surgery

Breast Surgery
General Surgery
Breast Cancer Specialist
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Hiatal Hernia/GERD
Minimally Invasive Surgery

General Surgery
Breast Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Breast Disease

General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Treatment of Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS Lobectomy)

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Disease
Surgical Assist
Benign Anorectal Disease
Fecal Incontinence

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anorectal Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Advanced Robotic Surgery


Highly Recommend!

5 5 1
Dr. Artz is the best physician I've ever met! She has performed 3 unrelated surgeries on my husband. She has a terrific bedside manner. I found Dr. Artz to be brilliant in mind and spirit. She has always been kind, caring, competent, positive, and sincere. She genuinely cares about her patients. I highly recommend Dr. Artz.

He is the Best!

5 5 1
Not only is he the best general surgeon but he is compassionate and every patient is treated like a family member. There are not words sufficient to describe his skill and expertise.

Best Colon Surgeon in Tuson

5 5 1
On May 8, I had a total colonectomy at St. Joseph’s hospital, performed by Dr. Cybil Corning. It was a huge success because of the skill of this fine doctor. She is a kind and caring person who took time to listen to my concerns, and explain things thoroughly so that I could understand. I loved the care I received after the surgery as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Corning. She puts her patients first !

Wish I Could Rate Her Staff Higher

5 5 1
Dr. Favre is an AMAZING ROCKSTAR! And a credit to her profession! I had never had surgery before and needed my appendix removed because it had burst. She met with me shortly before surgery, explained what would happen during and after. My appendix actually burst and she is so amazing at her skill set, she DID NOT cut me open! I believe my recovery was faster than normal because of her skill and care.! She checked on me while I was at the hospital and had her staff check in while I still had a drainage tube. When I went in to get the tube removed she again asked if I had any questions and answered ALL of them. Also while she was removing my appendix, she found a hernia I was not aware of and consulted me on my options! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend her. Because of her bedside manner, I am over my fear of hospitals ( a BONUS!)

I Trust This Surgeon Completely

5 5 1
I went in for surgery for a ventral hernia and was extremely pleased with how well Dr. Harmon took care of me from start to finish. He explained in detail what I had and how it would be treated. The surgery went extremely well and I felt great afterwards. Shockingly, within a month I was back in the hospital with a totally unrelated emergency—a perforated ulcer that I wasn't even aware of. Imagine my relief to find Dr. Harmon at my bedside going in to my surgery. I trust this surgeon completely!

Five Stars

5 5 1
Appointments are a little tricky but I attribute this to the volume of patients he needs to fit into his schedule. Sometimes there is a wait in his office which cannot be helped due to seriousness of patient's needs. We all understand this and know if it were ourselves we would want this extra time given us. His staff is extremely pleasant. Holly does her very best in accommodating our appointments. Dr. Lowell (who this is all about) is a perfectionist and is gifted with some sort of 'inner sense' in recognizing problems which may take others several tests, scans, etc. t o find. His friendliness and humor are appreciated which makes a heavy heart so much lighter. He is an excellent example for what healing is all about. Dr. Lowell is also very easy to recognize by oneof two distinctions. He either wears long red socks or none at all! Check it out. Awesome!

A Wonderful Doctor

5 5 1
I cannot say enough superlatives about Dr. Schluender. If you are in need of a colon/rectal surgeon do not hesitate to make an appointment with the best. She always made me feel at ease through my scary situation and you can tell that she really cares.

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Southwestern Surgery Associates

1951 N. Wilmot Road, Building 2
Tucson, AZ 85712
P: (520) 795-5845
F: (520) 795-8620

Practice Manager

Jolanta Sierra

Inquiry Recipient

Jessica Sitkowski

Southwestern Surgery Associates Satellite Locations


Dr. Kelly Favre
10120 E. Old Vail Rd, Ste #180
Tucson, AZ 85747
P: (520) 795-5845
F: (520) 795-8620

Northwest Tucson

Dr. Katie Artz
7390 N. La Cholla Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85741
P: (520) 795-5845
F: (520) 795-8620