Surgical Services

General and advanced surgical expertise

Advanced Expertise

Armstrong Surgical Associates is committed to providing the highest levels of surgical care for ACMH patients. The team of surgeons are all board certified and maintain training on the latest treatments and surgical solutions. Armstrong Surgical offers a wide spectrum of general surgery, colorectal surgery and endoscopic procedures.

Specialized Services

  • Excision of skin lesions (cancer & non-cancer
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Colon surgery (including surgery for colon cancer & diverticulitis/diverticulosis)
  • Gallbladder surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy)
  • Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic, including gallbladder & colon surgery)
  • Appendix surgery (laparoscopic appendectomy)
  • Treatment of breast masses (cancer & non-cancer)
  • Hernia repair (open and minimally invasive techniques)
  • Endoscopic procedures (upper endocscopy & colonoscopy)
  • Treatment of rectal disease (hemorrhoids, fissures, rectal prolapse & rectocele)
  • Treatment of lower extremity venous disease (VNUS)
  • Pacemaker placement

Sarun Suwan, MD, one of the founding members of Armstrong Surgical Associates, is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Prior to forming Armstrong Surgical Associates, he started his career with Highlands Surgical Associates based in Natrona Heights.

Dr. Suwan grew up in the Freeport area and is a graduate of Freeport Area High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience and Biology. He then attended Medical School at Temple University in Philadelphia.  Dr. Suwan remained in the Philadelphia area and performed his General Surgery Internship and Residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Suwan’s practice is focused on General and Laparoscopic Surgery. He also performs Endoscopic procedures including Endoscopy and Colonoscopy. He maintains an interest in the most up-to-date treatments for Hernia Repair. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Dr. Suwan is available for consultation by appointment.

Kelly Zbanic, DO was born and raised in New Castle, PA. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Gannon University, she continued her education at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
After graduation, Dr. Zbanic relocated to Largo, Florida for an internship and general surgery residency. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Zbanic went active duty in the US Army and was stationed in South Carolina – deployed as a combat trauma surgeon to Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Shortly after her last deployment, Dr. Zbanic got married. While honeymooning in the Colorado mountains, she decided that she would one day move back north to enjoy winter weather again.

“Not too long after returning home from our honeymoon, we found out I was pregnant with twins,” Dr. Zbanic explained. “We then knew it was time to return to Western Pennsylvania, were we could raise our children with snow and family nearby.”

Meet the Team

Ricky Clay, MD
Ricky Clay, MD
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Sarun Suwan, MD
Sarun Suwan, MD
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Kelly Zbanic, DO
Kelly Zbanic, DO
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Armstrong Surgical Associates

500 Medical Arts Building
Suite 540
Kittanning, PA
16201
Phone: 724-543-4942
Fax: 724-543-8865
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM