Mountain Surgical Associates

MSA SurgeryWith some of the most respected surgeons in Colorado on our team, Vail Valley Medical Center is fortunate to be the home of Mountain Surgical Associates (MSA). Known for their expertise in emergency and trauma care, 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

The Mountain Surgical Associates staff works closely with physicians at Shaw Regional Cancer Center in the early detection and treatment of cancer. We also offer a Wound Care Clinic and provide surgical assistance to VVMC's orthopaedic; plastic surgery; OB-GYN; gastroenterology and ear, nose and throat specialists.

MSA is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Our after-hours on-call physician can be contacted by calling Vail Valley Medical Center at (970) 476-2451.

For more information on Mountain Surgical Associates or to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons, call (970) 479-5036.

To learn about our surgeons, please read their biographies above. Click on "more" to read their full profiles.

Sue Arford, RN, MSN, CWON – Sue Arford is certified by the Wound Ostomy Continence Certification Board and a member of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Society. She coordinates the care of patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting, developing customized treatment plans based on leading edge technology and the latest clinical research findings. 

Jason Moore PhD., PA – Jason Moore is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), a fellow with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and holds NCCPA surgical certification. Additionally, Jason is certified by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Mountain Surgical Associates is a service of Vail Valley Medical Center.

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