Dr. Bartels is a general surgeon who has been in practice since 1998 and who recently came to Vermont. A former Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Bartels has trained hundreds of surgeons across America. Dr. Bartels has a 4.9 star rating from former patients and was voted by his peers as one of Pittsburgh's best surgeons 8 years running.
Canisius College, BA, 1986
University of Virginia, Doctor of Medicine, 1990
University of Virginia, Intern in General Surgery, 1991
University of Virginia, Resident in General Surgery, 1992
National Cancer Institute, Medical Staff Fellow in Surgery, 1992-1994
National Cancer Institute, Research Fellow in Surgical Oncology, 1995
University of Virginia, Chief Resident in General Surgery, 1997-1998
Northwestern Medical Center
Laparoscopic and open hernia repair
Laparoscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive procedure performed using a laparoscope; a small, thin telescope-like instrument. Small incisions are made in the abdomen and the laparoscope is inserted through the small incisions to repair the hernia in the abdomen.
For open hernia repair, the surgeon makes a single cut over the hernia. The hernia is either removed or gently pressed back in to placed. Often, a piece of mesh is placed over the hernia location to strengthen the wall of the area.
A hemorrhoidectomy is a procedure to remove internal and external hemorrhoids. The surgeon places a rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid. The band cuts off circulation, and the hemorrhoid falls off within a few days. Surgical hemorrhoidectomy is an effective treatment of extensive or severe hemorrhoids.
A lesion excision is a surgical procedure of removing a spot on or under the skin that is not normal and may need to be biopsied to rule out cancer or other diseases.
A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive abdominal procedure to remove the gallbladder through several small cuts the abdomen. If a patient has gallstones causing pain or discomfort, they may need to have their gallbladder removed to relieve symptoms. This procedure is performed using a laparoscope; a small, thin telescope-like instrument.