Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists

Fauquier Health Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists took on its new name in late 2022. Formerly known as Fauquier Health General Surgery, the new practice offers a wide range of surgical services for patients of all ages and serves patients in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Prince William Counties. Our surgeons are all university trained and board certified in general surgery. Our dedicated surgeons focus on specialties beyond general surgery such as breast surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, hernia repair, and wound care. 

Telemedicine services may be available to provide "virtual" care visits to patients in need of care. Call us today and see if telemedicine is right for you.  

For appointments, call an office location of your choice:

Warrenton Office - 540.347.2805 

Gainesville - 571.261.2782

Culpeper Office - 540.812.2937

Manassas (Fridays Only)571.261.2782


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. Nathaniel Saint-Preux

Dr. Saint-Preux officially joined the Fauquier Health team in January 2023. Choosing to enter a career into the medical field was an obvious choice for Dr. Saint-Preux. “As a physician I strive every day to develop a deeper understanding of the interaction between health, social, cultural, and environmental issues in our communities. I enjoy working with my patients to ensure they feel educated about the issues they may be facing, what options they have, and what their future path of wellness could look like.” Dr. Saint-Preux is trained in minimally-invasive robotic surgery and has particular interests in hernia repair, colonoscopy and upper endoscopy, colorectal, appendectomy, skin lesions/lipomas, thyroid disease, breast procedures, and more. Dr. Saint-Preux has conducted multiple service trips, including outreach in Haiti to provide health care to under-served populations. Giving back to the community and providing cross-cultural care has led to a greater understanding of the health issues facing our world today.

Education and Training

Dr. Saint-Preux graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2013. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. in 2017. Dr. Saint-Preux then completed his general surgery residency at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2022.    

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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. 


Surgical services provided include but are not limited to:

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction 
  • Alimentary disorders (stomach, small intestine, colon)
  • Biliary tracts (gallbladder, bile, ducts)
  • Breast surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Minimally-invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Skin lesions/lipomas
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Wound care

Location and Contact





550 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA 20186
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7915 Lake Manassas Drive, Suite 101
Gainesville, VA 20155
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1100 Sunset Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701
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9001 Digges Road, Suite 208
Manassas, VA 20110
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