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Please call Surgical Associates at (970) 479-5036 to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment.

*Surgical Associates offices are moving to the Vail Health Hospital East Wing Tower at the end of July 2022.


Surgical Associates is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Our after-hours on-call physician can be contacted by calling Vail Health Hospital at (970) 476-2451. To schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons, call (970) 479-5036.

With some of the most respected surgeons in Colorado on our team, Vail Health is fortunate to be the home of Surgical Associates—known for their expertise in emergency and trauma care, as well as the early detection and treatment of cancer.

Our surgeons are experts in 
  • General surgery: abdominal, thoracic and endocrine
  • Cancer surgery: breast, colon and rectal, endocrine, lung and melanoma
  • Laparoscopic surgery: hernia repair, gall bladder, colon and reflux disease
  • Trauma/critical care: around-the-clock diagnostic and therapeutic care for critically ill and injured patients.  
  • Early detection and treatment of cancer: colonoscopy, endoscopy
We also offer a Wound Care Clinic and provide surgical assistance to Vail Health's orthopaedic, plastic surgery, OB-GYN, gastroenterology, and ear, nose and throat specialists. 

Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy & when should you get one?
A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. 

If you’re 45 or older, it’s time for a colorectal cancer screening (colonoscopy). Early detection saves lives. The Surgical Associates team specializes in the digestive system and its disorders, and Dr. Barry Hammaker performs colonoscopies in Vail and Leadville.
 
If you're a child of the 80's or older, don't put off this important screening. To schedule in Vail, call (970) 479-5036. To schedule in Leadville, call (719) 486-7166.

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