When medication and non-invasive medical practices are unable to relieve symptoms, surgical procedure remains the accepted and most reliable treatment for a range of medical conditions.

Dr. Tim Wheeler is a skilled, board-certified surgeon in Ashland, who offers minimally invasive surgical treatment options, assisted by the latest state-of-the-art Robotic Surgical System

Dr. Wheeler is now robotically trained on the latest techniques

In addition to having experience with thousands of open and laparoscopic surgical procedures, Dr. Wheeler is now recognized as being robotically trained with experience on the latest surgical robotic systems. These systems provide an advanced minimally invasive surgical platform to accomplish many of the procedures below in a manner that offers numerous advantages to the patient.

  • Smaller Incisions
  • Less Pain
  • Short Hospital Stay
  • Quicker Recovery Times
  • Faster return to workand normal activities

Robotic Procedures Available with Da Vinci


Each year thousands of surgeries are carried out in the United States to treat a number of colon and rectal diseases. Some of the conditions requiring surgery are colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, polyps, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonic dysmotility. Surgical treatment to remove all or part of the colon is called a colectomy. This can be done using either the laparoscopic or robotic platform depending on the surgeon’s expertise. Enhanced recovery after surgery, ERAS, is rapidly becoming a standard way of managing patients perioperatively for colon surgery.


Information coming soon.

Ventral/Incisional Hernia

Information coming soon.

Inguinal Hernia

Around 600,000 inguinal or groin hernia surgeries are performed annually in the United States. Some are carried out by the traditional “open” method despite the known increase risks of recurrence, chronic pain, and infection. Many surgeons prefer to accomplish hernia repairs using a minimally invasive approach. Our surgeons have extensive experience and specialty training in handling hernias of all types using the most advanced robotic technology available.


Information coming soon.


Gallbladder surgery is one of the most common general surgical procedures over the last hospital visits each year. The removal of the gallbladder is generally performed as a minimally invasive procedure. This can be done either as a laparoscopic cholecystectomy or a robotic cholecystectomy depending on the surgeon’s expertise. This procedure can now easily be done also through a 1 inch incision at the bellybutton. Robotic single site gallbladder surgery provides an excellent cosmetic result for this common surgical problem.