General Surgery

Fauquier Health Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists (formerly known as General Surgery at Culpeper) offers a wide range of surgical services for patients of all ages. 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. 

Appointments may be made by calling the office of your choice 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. 


Surgical services provided include but are not limited to:

  • General surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Thyroid 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)

Locations and Contact Information

Culpeper Office
1100 Sunset Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701

Warrenton Office
550 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA 20186

Gainesville Office
7915 Lake Manassas Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155

Manassas Office (Open Fridays only)
9001 Digges Road, Suite 208
Manassas, VA 20110