Tucson Surgical Specialists


6506 E. Carondelet Drive, Building A
Tucson, AZ 85710
P: (520) 885-6717
F: (520) 722-9702

About Us

Our providers, Dr. James Herde and Dr. Vanessa Roeder are dedicated to providing personal compassionate care. The staff and surgeons at Tucson Surgical Specialists believe that a patient appreciates and thrives in a respectful and friendly environment. Our surgeons perform a broad spectrum of operations including laparoscopic surgery, gallbladder, hernia, reflux (GERD), thyroid, parathyroid, colon, rectal and breast surgery.



  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Neighborhood
  • Care1st/ ONECare
  • Care More
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Tricare**
  • Health Net Ambetter
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicare “Humana Gold”
  • 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
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver cyst/mass/Cirrhosis
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Melanoma
  • Neck lumps
  • Pancreatic mass
  • Pancreatitis/Pancreatic cyst
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Pilonidal cyst
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Retroperitoneal mass
  • Pancreatic mass
  • Sarcoma
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Spleen
  • Thoracic (lung)
  • Thyroid nodule

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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Colon and Rectal
Gallbladder-Biliary Stone Disease
Lumps and Bumps

General Surgery
Breast Surgery
Breast Cancer Specialist
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Breast Disease


An Excellent Surgeon

5 5 1
Dr. Herde saved my husbands life. He is a very skilled surgeon, excellent follow up care...compassionate and caring. I have recommended him over and over again to my friends and family. Thank you Dr. Herde for being there for us.

Fantastic Surgeon

5 5 1
Fantastic surgeon. Answers all your questions and is very helpful in decision making. Spends a good amount of time with you and don't feel hurried or pushed. Follows up to make sure you are doing okay after release from hospital and explanations are thorough and understandable (laymens language). Very comfortable with her. Would recommend her to anyone!

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Each of our doctors are currently accepting new patients.
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Practice Manager

Yvonne Galarza-Acuna

Tucson Surgical Specialists

6506 E. Carondelet Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710
P: (520) 885-6717
F: (520) 722-9702

West Tucson – Dr. U. Vanessa Roeder

1712 W. Anklam Road, Suite 101
Tucson, AZ 85745
P: (520) 885-6717
F: (520) 722-9702