History of Naab Road Surgical Group


In the summer of 1972, Dr. E. Dale Habegger moved his General Surgery practice to its present location when St. Vincent Hospital moved from its downtown Fall Creek Parkway location in Indianapolis to the then outskirts on 86th Street. He was joined by Dr.David W. Price to start the practice known as the General, Thoracic and Pediatric Surgery Corporation, and thus began more than three decades of surgical care at this location.

In 1989, the name of the group was changed to become the Naab Road Surgical Group, and became the first surgical group in Indianapolis to have a surgeon dedicated to the care of breast disease. Because breast care had become so specialized, the Indiana Center for Breast Disease was established as a part of the Naab Road Surgical Group to treat all forms of breast disease. In the mid 1990s, other surgeons in the group were among the first to perform laparoscopic hernia and cholecystectomy (gallbladder) surgery. Then in 1999, the group was involved with the development of the St. Vincent Carmel Bariatric Center and in having surgeons specialize in weight loss (bariatric) surgery.

In the process of offering the very best care for our patients, over the years five of our surgeons have been selected by the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine's survey as "Top Docs", several for as many as three separate times.

Naab Road Surgical Group now consists of ten surgeons covering a wide spectrum of general surgery areas of special interest including breast diseases, surgical oncology, esophageal, liver surgery, gastrointestinal oncology and inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.