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February 5, 2024

Surgery Associates of York Hospital to Host Meet & Greet on March 25

Each year between 40–50 million people in the U.S. benefit from surgical procedures, ranging from aortic valve replacement to eyelid surgery. The physicians at Surgery Associates of York Hospital will speak to the community about medical conditions that can be managed through surgical intervention. This event will take place on Monday, March 25, from 12 – 2 p.m. at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York, Maine, and will include a boxed lunch.

After a brief introduction, board-certified surgeons Jason Kaiser, MD, MSE, FACS, and Jessica Schnur, MD, FACS, will meet with each guest individually (for approximately five minutes) to discuss any medical concerns that may benefit from their years of professional experience and expertise. Following these discussions, onsite staff will schedule each attendee for a full-length office appointment with Dr. Kaiser or Dr. Schnur on York Hospital’s main campus.

The medical issues on which Drs. Kaiser and Schnur consult include but are not limited to the following:

  • Skin cancer/lesions
  • Cysts
  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colon & lower GI issues
  • Anti-reflux
  • Breast lumpectomies and mastectomies
  • Other concerning lumps/bumps (excluding those on the face or hands)

“As a general surgeon I strive to work in concert with my patients to ensure they receive compassionate, evidence-based treatment that minimizes anxiety and disruption in their daily lives,” said Dr. Kaiser.

“My work as a general surgeon allows me to help my patients to navigate what is often some of the most difficult health challenges they’ll face. With a minimally invasive approach, we find the approach to treatment that focuses on maintaining their comfort – both physical and mental. The goal is always a return to life feeling healthy. . . and stronger,” said Dr. Schnur.

Both physicians are board-certified in General Surgery. They look forward to this event and meeting with community members to help guide them on the path toward better health.

To reserve a spot and begin the new year with a focus on your health, sign up on Eventbrite. Please note that capacity for this event is capped at 40 people to ensure that all attendees have adequate time with the providers.


Jason A. Kaiser, MD, MSE, FACS, earned his BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., and MS in biomechanical engineering at Stanford, University, Stanford, Calif. Following engineering positions at two medical device start-up firms in California, he returned to Michigan where he earned an MD from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing. Dr. Kaiser performed his internship and residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. His surgical experience was honed at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam and US Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he was the Department Head of General Surgery in both locations. During his career and education, Dr. Kaiser was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, participated in the Rural Physician Program, and was a research fellow with MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, at Georgetown University, District of Columbia.

Jessica R. Schnur, MD, FACS, earned her BA in history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn., followed by an MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y. Both internship and residency were performed at North Shore – Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, N.Y. She completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in Bronx, N.Y., where Dr. Schnur was also an Instructor of Surgery. Dr. Schnur’s career has included attending surgeon positions at Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead N.Y., North Shore – Long Island Jewish Hospital in Plainview and Syosset, N.Y., and Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, N.Y. During her tenure at Stony Brook, Dr. Schnur was also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook University, along with co-founder and co-director of the Mastery of Surgery Fellowship Program.

Surgery Associates of York Hospital is located on the hospital’s main campus in the Henry F. Warner Building, First Floor, 16 Hospital Drive in York, Maine. To schedule an appointment, call (207) 361-3633.

For more information on this educational offering or future community programs at York Hospital, contact Community Relations at or (207) 351-2385.