General Surgery

Fauquier Health offers a wide range of surgical services for patients of all ages. Our general surgeons are all university trained and board certified in surgery. Our dedicated surgeons offer specialty focuses such as bariatric, weight loss, breast, general, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, hernia repair, and wound care. The office serves to the residents of Fauquier and Culpeper. Warrenton appointments are also available when requested.

Telemedicine services may be available and can provide "virtual" care consultations to patients in need. Given the current environment of COVID-19, social distancing is a new norm and we understand patients should not wait for care.

Appointments may be made by calling 540.812.2937 or Schedule an Appointment Online.

Telemedicine appointments may be available. Call us today and ask to see if telemedicine is right for you.

Medical Staff

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Dr. Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown MD, FACS is a board-certified general surgeon with an interest in breast surgery, general surgery, and wound care.  He holds certifications in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Education and Training

Dr. Brown grew up in Southwestern Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked in the coal industry as a summer intern and ultimately for several years with engineering firms in Virginia prior to attending medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed surgery residency at the Carilion Hospital System in Roanoke Virginia.

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Dr. Cynthia Dougherty

Cynthia Dougherty, MD is a board-certified general surgeon, with special interest in breast surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, hernias, lipomas, skin cancer, cysts, and peritoneal dialysis access. 

Education and Training

Dr. Dougherty earned a BA in microbiology and a BA in zoology from Miami University.  In addition, she holds a Medical Technologist certification from University of Cincinnati.  She attended Medical School and completed her general surgery residency training at the Medical College of Ohio.

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Dr. Andrew Gordon

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Gordon relocated to the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area where he grew up before ultimately attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies. At UNC, he received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in broadcast journalism and sociology.  After sensing a higher calling, Dr. Gordon decided to change his career trajectory and moved to the Washington, DC area where he completed pre-medical studies at Georgetown University, while also working in the education industry.

Education and Training

After four great years at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Dr. Gordon moved to the Sunshine State for general surgery training at the University of South Florida – Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa. It was the breadth of training at USF, the Tampa Bay metropolitan area’s only allopathic general surgery residency that drew him there.

He spent the majority of his clinical time at Tampa General Hospital, a 1,000+ bed teaching hospital in downtown Tampa and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, and a comprehensive transplant center. In addition, he rotated at Moffitt Cancer Center, where he gained further exposure to surgical oncology. Lastly, he spent a great deal of time at the region’s two VA hospitals, an experience he feels was especially rewarding in being able to provide care to our nation’s veterans.

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Dr. G. Benjamin Wampler

Benjamin Wampler, MD, FACS is a board-certified general surgeon.  He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery, breast surgery and hernia repair.  

Dr. Wampler has lived in the area his entire life.  His father, Dr. Wampler Senior, started the practice in 1963.  He completed college at Bridgewater College and then went to medical school in Richmond, VA at the Medical College of Virginia.  He completed his training in general surgery at West Virginia University before coming back home to join his fathers’ group. Dr. Wampler has been voted a “top doctor” numerous times by both the Washingtonian Magazine as well as Northern Virginia Top Doctors.  He has helped to build a thriving general surgery practice in the Northern Virginia region.

Dr. Wampler enjoys playing many sports including golf, skiing, softball, and volleyball.  He is very involved with his family.  He has a loving wife who specializes in childhood education and 4 children.  They enjoy great times together, including hiking and traveling. 

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Dr. Alexandra Zubowicz

E. Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, FACS, FASMBS is a board-certified general surgeon. She specializes in bariatric surgery and hernia surgery. She performs both open as well as minimally invasive surgery, with a focus on robotic surgery and its advancement in the realm of general surgery. Dr. Zubowicz is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, Americas Hernia Society, and she is a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) . She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed publications. She has an interest in medical mission work and has been on several medical mission trips, in both Ecuador and in the Philippines. Her husband is active duty with the United States Army, and they have one daughter Gabrielle.


Surgical services provided include but are not limited to:

  • Bariatric weight loss surgery
  • General surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Wound care
  • Minimally-invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction 
  • Alimentary disorders (stomach, small intestine, colon)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Biliary tracts (gallbladder, bile, ducts)

Hours of Operation

  • Monday–Thursday 8am – 4:30pm

Location and Contact

1100 Sunset Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701

Warrenton appointments may be available upon request.