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General Surgery

General Surgery at Central Vermont Medical Center

In operation for over 45 years, the general surgeons at Central Vermont Medical Center have a long tradition of providing outstanding service to our community.

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Welcome to the Division of General Surgery

CVMC's team of general surgeons provides a wide variety of both inpatient and outpatient surgical services that employ the latest techniques in both minimally invasive and traditional open surgery. Surgery is performed in CVMC's five newly renovated operating rooms and three minor procedure rooms.

In addition, if a referral is required the alliance with Fletcher Allen Health Care provides us with tertiary care capability just 30 miles away in Burlington.

Surgical Procedures

Outpatient surgical procedures performed at CVMC include thoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.

  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) abdominal surgery:
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Colon, appendix and small bowel resection (benign and malignant disease)
    • Inguinal, umbilical and incisional hernia repair
    • Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement
  • Benign and malignant breast disease
  • Benign and malignant disease of skin and soft tissue
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer and melanoma
  • Varicose vein treatment (including saphenous vein ablation)
  • Hemorrhoid pexy
  • Thoracic surgery (heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest)
  • Hernias
  • Colectomies
  • Biliary Tract Disease

Cancer Procedures

For more information about the surgical oncology services our general surgeon provide for the treatment of breast cancer, colon cancer, head and neck cancers, gynecologic cancers, lung cancer, skin cancer, urologic cancers and more, click here.

Our division currently consists of general surgeons who perform over 1,030 general and thoracic surgical cases each year. In addition to surgery, three of our general surgeons perform over 500 endoscopies per year.

Sara Lomas, MD
General Surgeon
Assistant Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Ed Ziedins, MD
General Surgeon
Assistant Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine