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Mary Washington Surgical Oncology

Mary Washington Surgical Oncology

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  • Location

    Tompkins-Martin Medical Plaza
    1101 Sam Perry Boulevard
    Suite 321
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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    P: 540.741.4960
    F: 540.741.4967
  • Hours

    Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


    Please call 540.741.4960 to schedule an appointment. Click or tap the virtual visits button to learn more about telephone and video visits.

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General Surgical Oncology Services

Dr. Pelton’s general surgical oncology services include Complex Gastrointestinal Oncology, such as:

  • • Abdominal carcinoid and neuroendocrine
    • Biliary complicated gallstone issues
    • Colon cancer recurrences
    • Extended resections
    • Gastric tumors

  • • GI stromal tumors
    • Liver tumors
    • Multiorgan resections
    • Pancreatic tumors
    • Rectal cancers

  • Dr. Pelton in surgery

Dr. Pelton also treats less common tumors, such as retroperitoneal, soft tissue (sarcoma, to include blood vessels), and melanoma-regional lymph node dissections.

Types of Cancers Treated:

  • • Bile Duct
    • Bladder
    • Breast
    • Colorectal
    • Esophageal
    • Gallbladder

  • • Liver
    • Pancreatic
    • Sarcoma
    • Skin
    • Stomach
    • Thyroid

Our Providers

Jeffrey J. Pelton, MD, FACS

Dr. Pelton is a board-certified surgical oncologist who earned his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. He completed his residency in General Surgery as the Chief Resident at Wilford Hall, USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, followed by a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Pelton holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

He is currently accepting new patients.

Education and Experience

Natalie Gergler, PA-C

Natalie Gergler, PA-C, received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006 followed by certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Previously Natalie worked in Connecticut at a teaching hospital for surgery, trauma and surgical intensive care before moving to Virginia in 2011. She worked in dermatology and emergency medicine once she arrival in Virginia but missed the surgical setting.

She was finally able to get back to her true passion when she joined Mary Washington Healthcare’s General Surgery and Trauma surgical intensive care service teams. She has recently joined Dr. Jeffrey Pelton in surgical oncology. She is excited to continue working in surgery and having the time to spend with patients and their families for preoperative care, education and support. When she is not at work you can usually find Natalie walking her dog, spending time on the water, riding her bike or traveling.

Awards & Recognitions

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