General Surgery

Surgical care for common and complex medical conditions

General Surgery at Winchester Hospital

General surgeons at Winchester Hospital treat diseases of the abdomen, breast, blood vessels, digestive tract and more. We provide care for a broad range of issues. Whether you need treatment for a hernia, appendicitis or complex cancer, you can trust our expertise.

Our general surgeons are experienced in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. These procedures allow our team to operate through several tiny incisions. For you, this means less pain and improved healing. In many cases, you don’t even need to stay in the hospital overnight. We get you home quickly, so you can get back to living your life.

Skilled Robotic Surgery Specialists

If it’s right for you, your surgeon may recommend robotic surgery. This type of surgery is less invasive than open procedures and offers enhanced precision.

General surgery procedures we offer with the aid of a surgical robot include:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia repair (inguinal and ventral)
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Procedures to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Small intestine surgery
  • Stomach surgery

Our Exceptional Team

At Winchester Hospital, you’ll be supported by a team of expert surgeons. Your team includes highly trained, caring nurses and operating room staff as well as skilled doctors. Our surgeons have completed at least five years of residency training. They're all certified by the American Board of Surgery, and many have additional subspecialty training. They offer expertise in fields such as bariatrics, cancer surgery and others.

In addition to providing advanced surgical care, we're helping train the surgeons of tomorrow. Most of our surgeons teach medical students from Tufts University School of Medicine and train surgical residents from Tufts Medical Center. They walk new surgeons through various procedures and supervise them as they gain expertise.

This means you receive the latest, most advanced surgical care from expert surgeons. It’s world-class care, personalized to your needs and offered in your own backyard.

Conditions We Treat

Our general surgery team provides care for these conditions and others:
  • Abscesses
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Breast cancer
  • Complex wounds Cysts
  • Benign masses
  • Lipomas
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Hernia

Meet the Team

Jacqueline Paolino, MD
Jacqueline Paolino, MD Specialty General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
 Anthony J. Hesketh, MD
Anthony J. Hesketh, MD, PhD Specialty General and Bariatric Surgery
Georgios Orthopoulos, MD, PhD
Georgios Orthopoulos, MD, PhD Medical Director, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Specialty General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Services & Specialties

We offer many specialties to help you get the high-quality care you deserve: