General Surgery Procedures at Northfield Hospital

General Surgery Care provided by
Surgical Care Consultants, PA,
(Drs. Fulco, Eriscon, and Nielsen),
All certified by the American Board of Surgery

Hernia Repair

Dr. Jose Fulco

Jose Fulco, MD

  • Inguinal/Femoral
  • Umbilical
  • Incisional/Ventral/Abdominal
  • Laparoscopic (Inguinal/Incisional/Ventral/Abdominal)
  • Pediatric (age 2 & up) Inguinal/Umbilical
  • Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Component Separation

Breast Disease

  • Breast Biopsy, Surgical and Ultrasound Guided
Dr Katya Ericson 2014 darker background

Katya Ericson, MD

Dr Nielsen gray background

Christopher Nielsen, MD

  • 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 (Laparoscopic)
  • 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

Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery

  • Open & Laparoscopic¬†Gastrointestinal Resections
  • Open & Laparoscopic Colorectal Resections
  • Laparoscopic Abdomino-perineal Resections (APR)
  • Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy with Ileostomy
  • Laparoscopic & open Appendectomy

Ano-Rectal procedures; Hemorrhoidectomy, Fissures and Fistulas/Pilonidal Disease Treatment

Splenectomy; Laparoscopic and Open

Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy  (Dr. Nielsen, Dr. Ericson, Dr. Fulco in Summer of 2015)

Feeding Tubes

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

Musculoskeletal Procedures

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

Venous Disease Management

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

Thoracic Surgery

  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest Tube Thoracostomy
  • ATS – Videoscopic Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Treatment of Pneumothoraces

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