Donelle L. Rhoads, MD, FACS

Meet Dr. Rhoads

Donelle Rhoads is a magna cum laude graduate of Gwynedd Mercy College who was awarded a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in June 1995. After completing her internship and residency at the Lankenau Hospital, she joined Surgical Specialists, P. C. in June 2000 at the Bryn Mawr and Paoli locations.  She currently works at the West Chester location seeing patients in the Fern Hill Office.

Dr. Rhoads, who is a board certified general surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, has a special interest in women’s health issues, robotically-assisted surgery and in furthering the advancement of delivering quality and efficient health care.  A robotically trained surgeon, Dr. Rhoads performs these procedures, which provide patients with a faster recovery, a shorter hospital stay and less pain and risk of infection, at The Chester County Hospital.  In 2015 Dr. Rhoads received the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from Gwynedd Mercy College, and in 2016 she was voted by her peers as Top Doctor in surgery in Main Line Today.

At Surgical Specialists, Dr. Rhoads is very involved in all practice related issues and is a particularly active participant on the EMR committee where she assists her colleagues in understanding, training and adapting to the CMS requirements of Meaningful Use.   For more information, about Dr. Rhoads, see:


West Chester


B. S.   Magna Cum Laude, Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA -1991

M. D.   Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA – 1995

Post Graduate Training

General Surgery Residency:
The Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA – 2000

Hospital Appointments

Attending Surgeon: The Chester County Hospital
Attending Surgeon: The Bryn Mawr Hospital
Attending Surgeon: The Paoli Hospital

Frequently Performed Procedures

Appendectomy/Appendix removal, Gall bladder, Colon and Rectal, Hernia, Gastrointestinal surgery, Hemorrhoid removal, Breast surgery, Laparoscopic, Robotic/Robot-Assisted surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery, and  other procedures.