Theodor I. Kaufman, MD

General Surgery

Thompson Health Advanced Surgical Services

Specializing in:

  • Division Chief, UR Medicine Regional Surgery
  • Robotic and laparoscopic gallbladder, stomach, bowel, colon surgery
  • Breast surgery for cancer and benign diseases
  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Robotic hernia repair
  • Advanced abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy
  • Vasectomy
  • Pilonidal disease treatment
  • Skin cancer and lesions - including 
    • Melanoma, Basal Cell and Squamous Cell
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Port placement
  • Wound care, abscess, soft tissue foreign body
  • Hemorrhoid and fissure treatment


  • BA in Biology, SUNY New Paltz, New York
  • MD, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York
  • Internship and Residency in General Surgery, Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, New York

Work Experience:

  • Thompson Health Advanced Surgical Services (2020-present)
  • Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY  (2015-2020)
  • Mt. Nittany Physician Group, State College, PA (2013-2015)
  • Solo-Private Practice, Punxsutawney, PA (2002-2014)
  • Solo-Private Practice, Amsterdam, NY (2000-2002)
  • The Carle Clinic Association, Bloomington, IL (1999-2000)

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons


  • American Board of Surgery

“Providing medical care in rural America is a particular passion of mine. I have spent my entire career in rural areas serving patients, and led a training program in Cooperstown for young surgeons who are equally passionate about ensuring all patients, no matter their location, have access to high-quality care that allows them to stay close to home for procedures and post-surgical recovery.”

Dr. Kaufman's clinical areas of interest include: general abdominal surgery – gastric, intestinal, spleen, gallbladder, hiatal hernias, groin hernias, complex abdominal wall hernias; skin cancer-related surgery; endocrine surgery – thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal surgery; and breast cancer-related surgery.

Dr. Kaufman will also serve as division chief for UR Medicine Regional Surgery, working collaboratively with established surgeons at affiliates Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, St. James Hospital in Hornell, Noyes Health in Dansville, and F.F. Thompson.

Theodor I. Kaufman, MD

Advanced Surgical Services

~Part of F.F. Thompson Hospital

395 West Street, Suite 305
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 978-8350
Fax: (585) 742-4211