FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital President/CEO Rebecca Arsenault announces that surgeon Benoit Blondeau, MD, FACS, MBA, joined the staff of Franklin Health Surgery on Dec. 17.

Other providers in the practice include Dr. Eric Gunther and Dr. Thomas Marshall.

Before joining Franklin Health Surgery, Dr. Blondeau provided general surgery and trauma care at Truman Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both in Kansas City. He has a professional interest in hernia surgery, venous disorders, and palliative care.

He completed his residency in general surgery at University of Missouri in Kansas City after receiving his medical degree at University Francois Rabelais in Tours, France. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and holds certification in hospice and palliative medicine.

He resides in Auburn with his wife. They are the parents of two grown sons. During his free time, he enjoys mountain climbing and bicycling.

Franklin Health Surgery is on the second floor of the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 778-6579.

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