General Surgeons

Drs. Michael Paul, Melissa Hoyt and Stacie Perlman

Concord Surgical Associates

General Surgery

When you need surgery it can be emotional and stressful for you and your family members. Turn to the experts at Concord Surgical Associates to ease your anxiety. The team of board-certified surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and office staff work together to provide you with personalized care and support through all phases of your surgery journey. You can count on them to answer your questions and address your concerns. 

Concord Surgical Associates provide a full spectrum of general surgical services and access to the newest technology and procedures. So whether you need traditional, robotic-assisted, or minimally invasive surgery, they've got you covered. And, the team of experts works with you to ensure you're prepared for surgery. Educating you on proper nutrition and exercise before your procedure, as well as offering tips on how to make your home safe for recovery, are some of the ways they help you set yourself up for the best possible clinical outcomes. 


  • Benign tumors
  • Breast cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hernias
  • Various intestinal conditions
  • Malignant tumors
  • Soft tissue and skin cancers
  • Thyroid and parathyroid conditions
Advanced Surgical Options Benefit You

LINX for Treatment of Reflux

LINX is small device implanted around the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. It enables a valve in the esophagus to open for food to pass to the stomach, then closes it to prevent food, stomach acid or bile from flowing back up.

The LINX ring is about the size of a quarter. The strength of the magnets holds the ring gently snug around the esophagus to prevent reflux. During swallowing, the beads separate temporarily, opening the valve to the stomach. It is implanted in a minimally invasive procedure that takes approximately an hour, called a Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation. LINX is designed to be a lifelong implant.

The LINX procedure can help anyone who has basic reflux as long as they don’t also suffer from other dysfunction of the esophagus and don’t have a large stomach hernia. 

Robotic Hernia Repair

Hernias are weaknesses or openings in the muscle wall of the abdomen. They are caused by a variety of factors, including chronic lifting, obesity, straining, chronic cough and family history. Patients suffering from hernias are benefitting from our expert surgeons, aided by the da Vinci Xi Robotic-Assisted Surgical System. Robotic-assisted hernia repair can offer a more permanent repair, with less pain, less chance of complications, more rapid recovery and less chance of recurrence. 


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Level II Trauma Center

Concord Hospital is verified as one of only three Level II Trauma Centers in New Hampshire by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

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