Valley Surgical Associates

Physicians Building 1, 8371 Highway 72W, Suite 206 • Madison, AL 35758
Blackwell Medical Tower, 201 Sivley Road, Suite 330 • Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 817-5951 • Fax: (256) 817-5952
Hours of service: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - Noon

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If you are a physician referring a patient to our care, please complete and return this Referral Form.

The team at Valley Surgical Associates treats patients of all ages with general surgical procedures. Our surgeons are intentional in explaining procedures and treatment plans so patients and their family members feel involved in their care.

Kyle M. Bess, MD
Kyle Bess, MD
Douglas Downey MD
Douglas Downey, MD
Matthew Hunt MD
Matthew Hunt, MD
Veeraiah Siripurapu, MD
Veeraiah Siripurapu, MD
Marc Zelickson MD
Marc Zelickson, MD

Douglas Downey, MD, FACS, completed his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, his internship at Keesler Medical Center and his residency at Wright State University Hospital. He previously served as a general surgeon at Eglin Air Force Base.

Matthew Hunt, MD, FACS, completed his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and his internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Veeraiah Siripurapu, MD, completed his medical degree at University College of London, residency at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, and fellowships in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Center and in hepato-pancreato-biliary at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Marc Zelickson, MD, completed his medical degree at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and his residency at Greenville Health Systems in Greenville, SC.

Common surgical procedures include:

  • Abscess drainage
  • Anal fistula/anal fissure
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Biliary/gallbladder disease and cancer
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Breast surgery for benign and malignant disease
  • Cancer of bile duct
  • Colostomy/ileostomy reversal
  • Diverticular disease surgery
  • Endocrine surgery including thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Gastric resections for disease, including cancer
  • Hernia repair (inguinal, ventral, incisional, umbilical) and abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Inguinal node dissection
  • Liver and pancreatic surgery
  • Melanoma/nonmelanomatous/sarcomas and other skin cancer surgeries
  • Paraesophageal/hiatal hernia surgery
  • Skin and soft tissue surgery for benign and malignant disease
  • Small bowel/appendix/colon and rectal surgery for benign and malignant disease
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroid/parathyroid surgery
  • Vascular access surgery for chemotherapy
  • Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)

Scheduling appointments

Office visits are by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting the clinic at (256) 265-5951. Be prepared to provide:

  • Current insurance information
  • Mailing address
  • Daytime/evening/cell phone numbers

On the day of your appointment, please allow time for registration. In addition, please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Current insurance card and photo identification
  • Current medications or a complete list of medicines with doses, including all over-the-counter medications, herbs and vitamins
  • Method of payment
  • Completed new patient packet

Canceling appointments

To cancel an appointment, please notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance. This is an important courtesy to others waiting to schedule an appointment.


Most insurance policies are accepted including Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.