General Surgeon Rita Figueroa Joins Oswego Hospital Medical Staff

OSWEGO – Oswego Hospital has welcomed General Surgeon Rita Figueroa, MD, to its active medical staff and surgical services team.

A graduate of Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, Dr. Figueroa is an experienced surgeon, who for the past 11 years has performed breast biopsies, hernia repairs, insertion of infusaports for chemotherapy, cholecystectomies, appendectomies, endoscopies and colonoscopies.

Rita Figueroa, MD
Rita Figueroa, MD

As a young student growing up in Puerto Rico, Dr. Figueroa said she found herself very interested in the sciences.

That interest lead to several trips to the National Science Fair, which in turn resulted in her receiving a scholarship to the University of Iowa.

At Iowa, she majored in microbiology and minored in biochemistry.

Following graduation, Dr. Figueroa worked as a microbiologist at Novo Nordisk, a healthcare company specializing in diabetes care, located in Franklinton, N.C., before attending medical school.

Dr. Figueroa has most recently practiced in Troy and during her visits to the Oswego County area she was impressed with Oswego Hospital’s highly-trained four general surgeons and the facility’s surgery center, which features seven operating rooms.

Dr. Figueroa will share offices with Surgeon Allison Duggan, MD, at 90 W. Utica St. in Oswego.

In her spare time, she enjoys jogging, biking, yoga and traveling to warm climates.