A. David Peter, MD

General Surgery

Thompson Health Advanced Surgical Services

Specializing in:

  • Director of Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence, F.F. Thompson Hospital 
  • Co-Director of Hernia Surgery Center of Excellence, F.F. Thompson Hospital
  • Robotic hernia repair
  • Advanced abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Robotic and laparoscopic gallbladder, stomach, bowel, colon surgery
  • 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


  • BS in Biology, Purdue University, Indiana
  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • Internship and Residency, in General Surgery, UPMC-Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Work Experience:

  • Thompson Health Canandaigua Medical Group (2018-present)
  • Canandaigua Medical Group (2012-2018)
  • Alle-Kiski Hospital, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh (2010-2012)

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons


  • American Board of Surgery

Dr. A. David Peter was born in India and grew up in Wisconsin and Indiana. Dr. Peter and his wife, Suzanne, have four children - David, Elizabeth, Theodore and Benjamin - and live in nearby Mendon. In his spare time, Dr. Peter enjoys sports, gardening and landscaping.

A. David Peter, 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

Hernia Surgery


Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence