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Sentara Surgery Specialists is a group of board-certified surgeons that strive to provide exceptional customer experiences and the most current and innovative surgical practices available. They use non-surgical and surgical methods to diagnose and treat ailments such as skin cancer, breast cancer, endocrine system disorders, hernias, gastrointestinal tract (GI) issues, colorectal conditions, morbid obesity, and more. Our physicians believe in an integrated, coordinated, and responsive approach to patient care, and will work with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Sentara Surgery Specialists is a member of Sentara Medical Group, a division of Sentara Healthcare and an affiliate of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. They bring together multi-specialty physicians dedicated to providing quality patient-focused care and to raising the standard of healthcare in the regions they serve. The group is now partnering with practices in Northern Virginia and looks forward to providing the community with convenient, high quality care.

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2761 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 207
Stafford, Virginia 22554
Phone: (540) 657-8180
Fax: 1-855-210-2388

2280 Opitz Boulevard, Suite 320
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191
Phone: (703) 523-9750
Fax: 1-855-210-2388 

John Dockins, MD
Raman Kumar, MD
Steven Nakao, MD
Jeffrey Sinclair, MD
Arthur Vayer, MD 


Skin & Soft Tissue (Skin Cancer, Cysts, Lipomas, Abscess) 
•  Incision & Drainage of Abscesses
• Office/Operating Room Excisions, Flap Closure
• Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (The first lymph node to which cancer is likely to spread from the primary tumor)
• Pilonidal Cyst Surgery

• Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Core Needle Biopsy
• Lumpectomy, Mastectomy
• Axillary Dissection (Removing the lymph nodes under the arm)

• Thyroidectomy (removal of all or part of the thyroid gland)
• Parathyroidectomy (removal of one or more of the parathyroid glands that control the amount of calcium in the blood and within the bones)
• Open or Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy (removal of one of both adrenal glands – which help control the body’s metabolic process)

• Umbilical Hernias (normally appear near the navel)
• Open or Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernias (lower abdomen)
• Open or Laparoscopic Ventral Hernias (hernia that appears at the site of an incision scar)

Gastrointestinal Tract (GI) Issues
• Lap Nissen Fundiplication (Procedure to Correct Acid Reflux (GERD)
• Lap Chole (less invasive treatment for gallbladder removal)
• Small Bowel Resections (surgery to remove part of your small bowel)
• Gastric Surgery
• Open or Laparoscopic Colectomy

Colorectal Surgery
• Hemorrhoid Treatment (banding and IRC)
• Anal Fissures
• Perirectal (anal) Abscesses
• Condyloma (venereal warts)
• Colonoscopy
• Anal Fistula Treatment
• Colon cancer Resection
• Rectal Cancer Resection
• Crohn’s Disease Surgery
• Ulcerative Colitis Surgery

Advanced Laparoscopy
• Lap Splenectomy (spleen removal through several small incisions versus one large incision)

Bariatric Surgery
• Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
• Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
• Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
• Interventional and Diagnostic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy



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