Experienced Surgeons and Staff. Technically Advanced Surgical Suites

General surgery is a specialty that requires knowledge of and familiarity with a broad range of diseases that may require surgical treatment.  After medical school surgical residency training includes content in ten areas of the body and several organ systems, plus the study of oncology, trauma, burns and emergency medicine.

Expect exceptional surgical care from our well-trained teams. Supported by our national and local team of radiologists, advanced imaging systems, and the skill of Warren General surgeons you can be sure your diagnosis, evaluation and treatment will be excellent.

New Operating room technologies including automatic entrance and egress, advanced surgical site lighting, and ventilation/filtration systems exceed national standards— removing over 98.5% of all airborne particles to prevent infection.

Surgery services include but not limited to:

  • Breast - disease and cancers, lump biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction
  • Colon/Intestinal - disease and cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's Esophagus, peptic ulcers
  • Hernia - Hiatal, Umbilical, Inguinal, Ventral
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Thyroid - nodules, goiters, cancers
  • Vascular surgery - access for dialysis, IVC filters, ports, pacemakers
  • Soft tissue - lymph node biopsy, tissue removal/biopsy
  • Thoracic - bronchoscopy, pleurodesis, lung biopsy
  • Wound Care














Digestive Health Procedures/Heartburn Clinic

  • Pill Cam
  • Radiofrequency Ablution
  • Bravo ph
  • Manometry


Physicians and Physician Assistants

Valerie R. Dunn, MD, FACS 

Specialty: General Surgery
Education: State University of New York Health Science Center
Resident: Howard University Hospital. Washington, DC
Certificates: ACLS, ATLS
Awards:  Father George Norton Award - 2015. This is an annual award by nursing staff awarded to a physician who exemplifies the kind spirit of Father George Norton, a priest who ministered to patients at Rochester General Hospital for many years.
103 West St. Clair St., Ste. 2E 
Warren PA 16365
Philip S. Vuocolo, MD

Specialty: General Surgery
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, NY
Resident: SUNY Health Science Center
Certification: American Board of Surgery
103 West St. Clair St., Ste. 2E 
Warren PA 16365
Emily Hunter, PA-C

College: The Pennsylvania College of Technology
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Lisa Philhower, PA-C
Lisa Philhower, PA-C | WGH


College: Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants