Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Surgical Services

Our community hospital is small with an emphasis on personalized individual care. Approximately 1200 surgical procedures are performed annually at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. Experienced and highly skilled surgeons work with an expert team of anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, perioperative nurses, and support staff to ensure that our patients receive the best surgical treatments and procedures.

At Mt. Ascutney Hospital we pride ourselves on providing individualized care before, during, and after your stay with us.Our goal is to reassure you with the necessary preoperative teaching and instruction so you can arrive at the hospital prepared and informed about your procedure. During the surgery our experienced anesthesia staff will monitor you, while our entire operative team works together to ensure a safe and optimal outcome.

After your procedure, your care will include pain management, comfort measures, and post-op teaching with written and verbal discharge instructions. We also follow up with a phone call to make certain all your questions are answered and you are recovering as expected.

For more information about our Surgical Services, please call (802) 674-7218.

We provide surgical care for patients over the age of two in the following surgical specialties:

Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy/Uvulectomy (sleep apnea, snoring)
  • Ear Tubes
  • Mastoidectomy/ Tympanoplasty
  • Sinus surgery (endoscopic as well as open procedures)
  • Septoplasty
  • Facial mass excision

General Surgery

  • Laparoscopic gallbladder removal
  • Appendectomy (laparoscopic as well as open)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy (traditional and PPH)
  • Hernia repair (laparoscopic as well as open with plug)
  • Laparoscopic Nissenfundiplication (for gastric reflux)
  • Breast surgery for benign and cancerous disease, breast conservation surgery,
    mastectomy, sentinal lymph node biopsy, breast biopsy
  • Colon resection
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Surgery of spleen
  • Surgery of stomach and small intestines
  • Wound care including surgical debridement


  • Laparoscopy for ovarian cystectomy
  • Hysteroscopy (visualization of the internal uterus)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Permanent tubal sterilization
  • Essure sterilization
  • Uterine ablation


  • TURP: Transurethral prostate resection
  • Prostatectomy (open)
  • TURBP: Transurethral bladder tumor removal
  • Kidney stones, ureteral stones/stent placement
  • Litholopaxy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Adult circumcision
  • TVT: permanent suspension sling for female incontinence


  • General Orthopedics
    • Knee arthroscopy
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Bunionectomy
  • Hand Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • PIP Joint Replacement
  • Basal Joint Arthroplasty for arthritis of thumb
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • De Quervain’s
  • Laminectomy
  • Pedicle Screws
  • Back Surgery

Eye Surgery

  • Cataract removal with lens implantation


  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde colangiopancreatography)

Assistance with Pain Clinic Procedures (Back & Leg pain)

  • Medial Branch
  • Epidural Injections
  • Nerve Ablation


  • Regional Blocks
  • General Anesthesia
  • Local Monitored by Anesthesia