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Patient-Focused Care Close to Home

At Mary Washington General Surgery, we strive to deliver the best possible surgical care with kindness, empathy, and personalized attention to each patient's unique needs. We take a team-based approach, working closely with experts from different medical specialties. Our board-certified general surgeons provide care before, during, and after surgery. Whenever feasible, we use minimally invasive procedures to minimize the impact of surgery and speed up recovery time.

Masking is optional at all MWHC facilities. If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms the day of your appointment, please wear a mask to protect yourself, other patients, and our staff. Up to two support persons or parents may accompany the patient inside the office.


Our general surgeons are experienced in minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery, and are committed to timely evaluations and treatment, as well as compassionate, well-communicated care for all of our patients.

General surgeons commonly address the following:

  • Skin cancer
  • Lipomas
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Port placement for chemotherapy
  • Feeding tubes
  • Parathyroid
  • Splenectomy
  • Pilonidal cystectomy
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Lymph node
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon resection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Hernias
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Who Are the American College of Surgeons?

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is the governing body for surgeons and provides prospective patients with the information they need to objectively evaluate a physician.

ACS, the largest international organization of surgeons in the world, recommends patients choose surgeons who meet the following criteria:

  1. Board certification in general surgery and/or surgical critical care
  2. Hospital or ambulatory center accreditation
  3. Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (FACS). The American College of Surgeons admits to its Fellowship only those surgeons whose professional activity is devoted to surgical practice and who agree without compromise to practice by the professional and ethical standards of the College.

For further information, read “Surgical Patient Education for a Better Recovery.”

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