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 breast, general, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, hernia repair, and wound care. 

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. 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.  

Education and Training

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. 

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Dr. Alexandra Zubowicz

E. Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, FACS, FASMBS is a board-certified general surgeon. 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.

Education and Training

Boston College; University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; Medstar-Georgetown General Surgery Program in Washington, DC.


Surgical services provided include but are not limited to:

  • 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)

Location and Contact

Culpeper Location

1100 Sunset Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701

Offices Coming Soon

Warrenton Office
Prince William Office
Lake Manassas Office