SVMC Gastroenterology Adds Technology and a Nurse Practitioner

January 16, 2017

BENNINGTON, VT—January 16, 2017—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Gastroenterology Department recently acquired two new pieces of equipment that provide a level of imaging and diagnostics previously not available in the Bennington area. A duodenoscope and endoscopic ultrasound device now give SVMC physicians access to extensive internal views and observation capabilities that lead to better diagnostics and treatment.

In addition to the improved technology, the practice is pleased to welcome Stephanie Sauer, FNP-BC, APRN, to the Gastroenterology practice and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

Sauer completed her master’s degree from Sage Colleges, NY, in 2016. She received her bachelor’s in nursing from State University of New York, Utica/Rome, in 2012 and her associate’s in nursing from Hudson Valley Community College, NY, in 2007. She has worked as a gastroenterology nurse for 9 years and in the Endoscopy department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center since 2013. In addition, Sauer is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She will begin seeing patients this month.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Gastroenterology practice diagnoses and treats a full range of digestive disorders including disorders of the stomach, esophagus, intestines, liver and pancreas. Board-certified gastroenterologists and their supporting medical team focus on evaluating and managing conditions with the aim of restoring good digestive health. For patient convenience, the practice offers Saturday hours for colonoscopy screenings.

SVMC Gastroenterology is located in suite 104 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington. For more information or to make an appointment, call 802-447-1536.

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), which includes 19 primary and specialty care practices. Primary care offices are located in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, and Wilmington. To learn more, visit

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