Surgical Services

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital provides expert surgical treatments for patients, including minimally invasive robotic procedures, to treat a full range of general surgery conditions.


Sometimes the best treatment option for a medical condition is surgery. Our surgical experts offer a wide variety of procedures on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. They work in tandem with other medical specialists to keep patients aware of all treatment options and, after surgery, coordinate a detailed plan for a quick return to normal activities.

In addition to laparoscopic and thoracoscopic approaches to surgery, patients at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital have access to more precise, minimally invasive procedures through the da Vinci Surgical System. This robotic surgery system enables surgeons to perform surgeries with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Patients may benefit from reduced bleeding, less pain, a smaller risk of internal scarring, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

The da Vinci Surgical System is used at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for:

  • Bowel resections
  • Ventral hernia
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney procedures
  • Uterine procedures
  • Cystectomy
  • Prostrate surgery
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Complex abdominal surgery

Other common surgeries performed by our general surgeons include:

Abdominal Wall Surgery

  • Straightforward and complex ventral hernias
  • Inguinal hernia repair including laparoscopic techniques
  • Sports hernias

Breast Surgery

  • Benign breast disease including infection and cysts
  • Breast cancer including oncoplastic techniques

Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Diverticular disease and other benign colonic conditions requiring surgery
  • Colon cancer with laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques
  • Hemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures of the anal region
  • Perirectal abscess
  • Rectal prolapse

Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Benign and malignant disease of the stomach and small intestine
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Minor liver procedures
  • Splenectomy for hematologic disease, cysts and tumors

Thyroid Surgery

  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery

Skin and Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Skin cancer for melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell
  • Premalignant lesions of the skin
  • Incision drainage and debridement of skin infections and abscesses
  • Pilonidal cyst procedures
  • Biopsy and dissection of lymph nodes

Thoracic Surgery

  • Treatment and management of pneumothorax
  • Treatment of pleural effusion
  • VATS for pleurodesis, empyema and wedge resection

Surgical Critical Care Procedures

  • Tracheostomy
  • Central Venous Access including dialysis lines and arterial lines

Acute Care Surgery 

  • Management of minor trauma, critical care and emergency surgery that is urgent and time-sensitive.

Meet our Surgeons

Name Specialties Location
Aughton, David Christopher, MD Aughton, David Christopher, MD
4.9 /5
91 surveys
  • General Surgery
  • Torrington
  • Torrington
  • Winsted
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Gostkowski, Timothy Peter, MD Gostkowski, Timothy Peter, MD
4.8 /5
154 surveys
  • General Surgery
  • Torrington
McGeehin, William Hugh, MD McGeehin, William Hugh, MD
4.9 /5
111 surveys
  • General Surgery
  • Torrington
  • Torrington
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Ranade, Ajay, MD, FACS Ranade, Ajay, MD, FACS 860.489.7017
  • General Surgery
  • Torrington
Sanowski-Bell, Alexandra Justine, MD Sanowski-Bell, Alexandra Justine, MD
4.9 /5
56 surveys
  • General Surgery
  • Torrington
Shaikh, Inam Ahmed, MD Shaikh, Inam Ahmed, MD
4.9 /5
60 surveys
  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
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  • Torrington

Surgical Services