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Miami County Surgeons

Miami County Surgeons provides a full spectrum of advanced surgery solutions for Miami, Shelby, and Darke counties in Midwest Ohio. The practice is affiliated with Upper Valley Professional Corporation and operates exclusively at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio. That means you receive personal, quality surgical care right here at home.

About Our Practice

You don’t have to travel for from home to benefit from the latest advancements in surgery today. You can count on Miami County Surgeons for everything from the most routine surgical procedures to advanced, state-of-the-art solutions that enhance your overall health and quality of life.

The Miami County Surgeons group has been serving Miami County and the surrounding area since 1966. All of our surgeons are board certified.

Through the years, most of our physicians were born and raised in the area and have chosen to stay here. Others have selected the Miami County area because of its friendly, family-oriented people and comfortable pace of life.  From athletic coaching to scouting to school and church activities, each member of our practice is involved in our community.

Learn more about Miami County Surgeons:

Our Physicians and Staff

Rowan R. Nickol, MD, FACS 
Dr. Nickol is a board certified general surgeon and he earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Wright State University. Upon completion of his residency in 1984, he joined Miami County Surgeons. In 2006 he became affiliated with Upper Valley Professional Corporation. Dr. Nickol is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. He serves on several committees at UVMC and is on the Board of Directors at Upper Valley Medical Center. Dr. Nickol and his wife, Karen, have four sons and reside in Piqua. He enjoys taking his family fishing, hunting, and skiing.

L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS
Dr. Lowry is a board certified general surgeon and he earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Completing his surgical residency at Akron General Medical Center in 1996, he joined Miami County Surgeons summer of that year. In January of 2006 he joined Upper Valley Professional Corporation. Dr. Lowry is the current Medical Director of the Cancer Care Center at Upper Valley Medical Center and is also on the Board of Directors at UVMC. Dr. Lowry is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. He and his wife, Alena, have two sons at home and reside in Troy. Dr. Lowry enjoys tennis and activities with his family.  Learn about Dr. Lowry's surgery mission trips.

Christopher A. Grove, MD, FACS
Dr. Grove is a board certified general surgeon and he earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Wright State University Integrated General Surgery Dept. Upon completion of his residency he joined Miami County Surgeons. He serves on several committees at Upper Valley Medical Center and is the Medical Director for Miami County Surgeons.  Dr. Grove and his wife, Becky, have a daughter and a son and they reside in Troy. He is very involved in Boy Scouts from the local to the national level. He also enjoys traveling with his family. Learn more about Dr. Grove's involvement with the Boy Scouts.

Patrick A. Larreategui, DO, FACOS
Dr. Larreategui is a board certified general surgeon and he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic degree from Michigan State University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Botsford General Hospital. In 2003 he joined Miami County Surgeons and in 2006 became affiliated with Upper Valley Professional Corporation. He is active on several committees at Upper Valley Medical Center and is the Section Chief for surgery at UVMC.  Dr Larreategui has been a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons since 2006. He and his wife, Lori, have one son and reside locally. Dr. Larreategui enjoys flying, golf and traveling with his family.

Daniel S. Taylor, MD, FACS
Dr. Taylor is a board certified general surgeon and he earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Wright State University. Upon completion of his residency he joined Miami County Surgeons and was affiliated with Dayton Surgical Group. He joined Upper Valley Professional Corporation in 2007. He serves on several committees at Upper Valley Medical Center. Dr. Taylor has been a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons since 2002. He and his wife, Julie, have three children and reside in Tipp City. He enjoys taking his family snowboarding.

Physician Assistants

  • Melinda Duff, PA-C
  • Amie Rinaldi, PA-C
  • Rachel Rice, PA-C

Our Procedures

At Miami County Surgeons, you benefit from our extensive training and experience in offering such advanced surgical procedures as:

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • MammoSite catheters for advanced breast cancer care
  • Vascular surgery

In addition, you can depend on us for more common procedures such as:

  • Inguinal hernia repair 
  • Umbilical hernia repair 
  • Lower endoscopy (colonoscopy) including screening
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy (open and stapled)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Breast biopsy 
  • Breast conserving surgery and modified radical mastectomy
  • Sentinal lymph node biopsy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Thoracoscopy 
  • Thoracotomy 
  • Splenectomy 
  • Gastrectomy 
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Dialysis fistula
  • Dialysis catheters
  • Venous access ports
  • Feeding tubes

If a procedure you require is not listed, please contact us to see if we can assist you.

Advanced Surgery Options

Learn more about the advanced surgery options available locally.

Location and Hours

Location:
Outpatient Care Center / North
280 Looney Road
Suite 204
Piqua, OH 45356
(937) 773-4123

Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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