General Surgery Procedures at Northfield Hospital

Surgical Care Consultants, PA
Dr. Fulco, Dr. Nielsen and Dr. Ericson

Hernia Repair

  • Incisional
  • Inguinal (Pediatric from age 2 and older)
  • Umbilical (Pediatric from age 2 and older)
  • Epigastric
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal
  • Laparoscopic Incisional
  • Laparoscopic-Assisted Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Breast Disease

  • Breast Biopsy, Surgical and Ultrasound Guided
  • Partial Mastectomy (Lumpectomy)
  • Total Mastectomy
  • Breast Reconstruction (with Dr Economou, Plastic Surgeon)
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Evaluation
  • Lymph Node Dissection

Endocrine Surgery

  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Fine-Needle Aspiration Thyroid Biopsy
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy

Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Open Cholecystectomy
  • Intraoperative Cholangiography
  • Common Bile Duct Exploration (Laparoscopic and open)
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Distal Pancreatectomy (Laparoscopic and open)

Anti-Reflux Operations

  • Evaluation for GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal and Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for Acalasia

Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and Laparoscopic-assisted Colon Resections
  • Open Colon Resections
  • Laparoscopic Low Anterior Colo-rectal Resections
  • Laparoscopic Abdomino-perineal Resections (APR)
  • Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy with Ileostomy

Ano-Rectal procedures; Hemorrhoidectomy, Fissures and Fistulas

Intestinal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and Open Small Bowel Resections ie: Crohn’s Disease
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Splenectomy; Laparoscopic and Open

Gastrectomy; Laparoscopic and Open

EsophagoGastroDuodenoscopy (EGD- Upper GI Endoscopy) (Dr Nielsen)

Colonoscopy (Dr Nielsen)

Feeding Tubes

  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Gastrostomy Tubes
  • Feeding Jejunostomy Tubes

Musculoskeletal Procedures

  • Diabetic Foot Management
  • Minor and Major Limb Amputations (lower extremity)
  • Pilonidal Disease Treatment

Venous Disease Management

  • Varicose Vein Procedures
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Phlebectomy
  • EndoVenous Ablation Procedures (TBA)

Thoracic Surgery

  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest Tube Thoracostomy

Vascular Surgery

  • Dialysis Access

Oncologic Surgical Care

  • Breast
  • Colon and Rectum
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Melanoma, Cutaneous, and Soft Tissue Malignancies
  • Placement of Vascular Access Devices
  • Participation in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care with Medical and Radiation Oncology


  • Vasectomy
  • Placement of Vascular Access Devices (Ports)
  • Wound Care/Management