Farmington — Franklin Memorial Hospital President/CEO Rebecca Arsenault recently announced surgeon Benoit Blondeau, MD, FACS, MBA, joined the staff of Franklin Health Surgery. Other providers in the practice include Dr. Eric Gunther and Dr. Thomas Marshall.

Franklin Health Surgery provides comprehensive evaluation and management of most conditions requiring general surgery, as well as advanced laparoscopic surgery, upper and lower GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, and stereotactic needle breast biopsy.

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.

Dr. Blondeau completed a fellowship in hepato-biliary surgery and multi-organ transplantation at Recanati/Miller Transplant Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Prior to that he completed another fellowship in vascular medicine from CHU Tours in France. Dr. Blondeau 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.

Dr. Bloundeau recently completed his master’s degree in business administration at Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Dr. Blondeau resides in Auburn with his wife Whitney. They are the parents of two grown sons.