General Surgeons Take Their Expertise to Manchester

Contact: Eileen Druckenmiller
(802) 447-5558
26 March 2010

MANCHESTER — Northshire residents considering surgery will soon have the option of meeting with a surgeon in Manchester. Dr. Graham Moore and Dr. Elizabeth Warner will bring their surgical expertise to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) Northshire Campus starting the first full week of April.

“Dr. Warner and I both saw a need to make surgical consults more convenient to the Northshire,” Moore said. “SVMC’s surgical program is very strong. For example, patients frequently ask about preventing infection. I’m pleased to be able to tell them about SVMC’s infection prevention program, which earned our hospital kudos from the State in last year’s Act 53 hospital report card.”

Both Moore and Warner will provide surgical consultations and follow-up care at the Northshire Campus. “By seeing patients at SVMC’s Northshire Campus,” added Warner, “it will be easier than ever for Northshire patients to choose the high quality care that SVMC offers.”

“It’s much easier” added Moore, “because people will not have to travel back and forth to Bennington several times before and after their surgery.”

Moore has been with SVMC since the fall of 2008 and received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his general surgery residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was the chief surgery resident. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including endoscopy, laparoscopic abdominal surgery, and laparoscopic hernia repair.

“During medical school,” said Moore, “surgery became my first choice because I realized it can have such a direct positive impact on the lives of those you treat. I get to care for people from all walks of life. It is very satisfying to know that I can use my training and knowledge to positively enhance someone’s health.”

Dr. Warner also received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and was the chief general surgery resident at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She has been with SVMC since 2007.

In 2009, Warner was named to a three-year appointment as a Cancer Liaison Physician for Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. Cancer Liaison Physicians serve an important role for cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Warner is among a national network of over 1,600 volunteer physicians who provide leadership and direction regarding cancer care at their individual programs.

“Surgery is a crucial part of cancer treatment,” Warner explained. “As the Cancer Liaison Physician, I have been able to work with my colleagues at the cancer center, such Dr. Charlene Ives, to develop new protocols for treating breast cancer that put women at the center of the care we provide.”

In addition to her interests in treating cancer patients, Warner has special interests in breast surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and minimally invasive colon surgery.

Moore and Warner are married and live in Bennington with their two children, Jackson and Chloe.

SVMC’s Northshire Campus is at 5957 Main Street, Route 7A North, in Manchester Center. To make an appointment with either Dr. Moore or Dr. Warner, call (802)-447-5060.

SVMC and SVMC’s Northshire Campus are part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, a community-based, not-for-profit health system that exists solely for the benefit of the communities it serves.