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General Surgery - Main Campus

 (802) 847-3479
UVM Medical Center General Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT 05401-1473
United States
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Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The UVM Medical Center General Surgery is dedicated to excellence in the management of surgical problems. At the UVM Medical Center, patients have access to a full spectrum of non-operative, endoscopic and surgical treatments, providing for a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plan.

General Surgery: What Conditions We Treat

Our surgeons treat the following conditions, using the latest minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic surgery and surgical endoscopy.

General Surgery Services

The Division of General Surgery provides a comprehensive range of general surgical services, with a particular emphasis on the surgical management of gastrointestinal disease.

  • Surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric malignancies and diseases of the spleen.
  • Pancreaticobiliary disease including surgical removal of the gallbladder and removal of pancreatic and biliary tract tumors.
  • Diseases of the small and large intestine including surgical management of diverticulitis, colon and rectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis).
  • Anorectal disease including management of hemorrhoids and various benign and malignant conditions of the anal canal.
  • Obesity surgery including gastric bypass for morbid obesity.
  • A broad array of advanced Laparoscopic procedures are available through specialty trained surgeons.

Our Academic Mission

As a university hospital in partnership with the University of Vermont, our surgeons are intensely interested in teaching technologies and approaches to the physicians of tomorrow.

Multiple research efforts are underway to evaluate cutting-edge treatments and investigate new concepts in the management of gastrointestinal disease. General Surgery specialties include:

While education and research are critical roles for our surgeons, our heart and soul is providing excellent care -- putting patients first with the help of our first-rate support staff.

General Surgery at The University of Vermont Medical Center is staffed with highly skilled surgeons who also teach and conduct research. The UVM Medical Center offers a setting that combines education, training and the latest advancements in technology. This allows our physicians to educate others and conduct vital research, which fuels better care for our patients.

Learn more about our clinical, research and academic missions below.

Patient Care

How to refer a patient to The UVM Medical Center General Surgery:

  • Call (toll free): 888-362-3242
  • Fax Referral Line: 802-847-2001
  • Email: ReferralCenteratuvmhealth [dot] org  Note: please send encrypted files.

For information on the Office of Provider Relations, Provider Access Services and Patient Placement Services, visit Patient Referral Resources.


Fellowship and Residency Programs - We offer residency and fellowship programs in over 17 service lines. Our General Surgery Residency Program prepares residents for careers in general surgery, academic surgery and surgical fellowship training. Visit the Department of Surgery for more information.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) – Our CME program offers a series of medical courses for health care professionals to learn about new and developing areas of their fields. Visit CME.

Grand Rounds Grand Rounds present current medical topics and developments. They are sponsored by individual departments on a regular basis.


Research at the Department of Surgery includes activities that improve the quality of our patient care by developing innovative therapies and leading-edge treatments not otherwise available. Visit the Department of Surgery for more information or go to the UVM Office of Clinical Trials Research to receive up–to-date information on the latest clinical trials.

Kaitlyn V. Barrett, DO
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Seth P. Harlow, MD
General Surgery
David J. Schneider, MD
Cardiovascular Disease
John F. Lawlis, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Andrew S. Kaplan, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Michel Y. Benoit, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic)
Robert D. Monsey, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Pamela L. Jackson, MD
Pediatrics - Primary Care
David N. Krag, MD
General Surgery
Nilgun T. Zimakas, MD
Pediatrics - Primary Care
William E. Charash, MD, PHD
General Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Daniel J. Bertges, MD
Vascular Surgery