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Foris Surgical Group

Specializing in Minimally Invasive General Surgery  in Frederick, MD
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Dr. Winton is an amazing surgeon and an equally wonderful person. His surgical skills are outstanding. His concern for me as a patient was foremost and sincere. I recommend Dr. Winton to anyone needing a topnotch surgeon.
Russell A. | Mar 28, 2023
Great communications - very appreciative of the professionalism displayed throughout the process! Great doctor and team reduced an already stressful situation!
Tom L. | Mar 21, 2023
Dr. Artusio put in my chemotherapy port and removed it once treatment was done. His professionalism is top notch! His work is outstanding, he explained everything in detail and really cares about his patients. His calm demeanor, friendly smile and overall kindness makes you feel very comfortable. His staff is great-very well organized, patient, friendly, and despite days which can get hectic, they all work together for the best interest of the patient!
Tracy T. | Mar 13, 2023
Dr. Winton performed an excellent procedure for my special needs son last month to repair his hiatal hernia via a Nissen fundoplication using a robotic-assisted laparoscopy. Dr. Winton is a very caring, patient, and thoughtful surgeon explaining the procedure and answering all of our questions. I felt at ease the entire process of this!! I highly recommend Dr. Winton!!!
K M. | Mar 10, 2023
He was very thru-rough and explained and diagnosed everything so it could be easily grasped and understood. He answered all questions and the staff was also excellent. Now the surgery is still to come but feel very at ease as the date approaches.
Gregory N. | Mar 06, 2023
Dr. Winton was amazing! I had to have emergency surgery and get my appendix out. I was also 12 weeks pregnant at the time. He was calm, thorough, and explained everything in detail. He never rushed me or dismissed my feelings and questions. He called my OB to assure things were okay to continue with the procedure and ask for their recommendation for medication after. He is one of the nicest dr I have ever had! Everything worked out great!
Natalie E. | Mar 06, 2023
Dr. Winton took his time with me, made me feel comfortable and answered all questions.
John P. | Mar 05, 2023
Dr. Winton repaired my hiatal hernia. He explained the procedure, done laprascopically, drew me a diagram of what was going on with my stomach, was professional, answered all of my questions, told me about videos to watch about the procedure. I felt very comfortable that Dr. Winton would do a great job and he did. I even got pictures from my procedure. Everyone in the office as well as Dr. Winton were all so nice and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Winton and would seek his services again if needed.
Veronica R. | Mar 04, 2023
Outstanding from start to finish. Highly recommended!
Arthur I. | Mar 04, 2023
Dr. Winton worked with me even before the official diagnosis of my gall bladder not functioning properly and assured me that he would find the cause, for the pain I was having in my side whether it was the gall bladder or something that needed to be watched until it materialized.
John G. | Mar 04, 2023
During the past 4 months during my initial surgery last fall and my reconstructive surgery on Feb 3, I have been impressed with Dr. Winton's skill as a surgeon, his excellent bedside manner, and willingness to be open for more questions.
Daniel C. | Feb 17, 2023
Hiatal Hernia Surgery: From start to finish, Dr. Winton has taken the time to fully explain this procedure and the instructions for post-operative care and healing. Dr. Winton is a highly skilled surgeon, with an exceptional bedside manner. He listens carefully to questions and concerns and provides in-depth, easy to understand answers. He spends all the time necessary to make certain his patients are well cared for. He never appears rushed. His nurses and support staff are all friendly, polite and very responsive to questions one may have, especially in pre-op phase of treatment. Each time I called with a question or concern, if I needed to leave a message, my questions were answered promptly and throughly. Dr. Winton and his staff are a tremendous asset to the community. He is an outstanding physician.
Arthur I. | Feb 16, 2023
I recently was admitted to FMH with an infected and clogged Gall Bladder. Fortunately, Dr. Winton was the surgeon on-call that night and after my diagnosis was confirmed, he recommended surgery to remove my gall bladder. Since this event was sudden and unexpected, my family had concerns about rushing to have this done and this confused me. I asked for Dr. Winton to come by the next day to explain why he recommended surgery in my case. When I explained to him what my family was concerned about, he took time to explain my particular situation and the rationale, benefits and risks based on my clinical diagnosis as opposed to what you may see on the internet. He validated that my questions and the questions of my family were valid and even took time to call my son and explain my condition. Needless to say, he addressed all our concerns and I had the surgery which was the CORRECT thing to do. He is an EXCELLENT SURGEON and I would recommend anyone needing surgery to seek him out!
Frank Z. | Dec 22, 2022
Dr Winton is not only a very highly qualified surgeon, but also has an awesome bedside manor that relieves alot of worry for patient and family
Clark D. | Dec 16, 2022
Office is well run. Wait was minimal. As always, Dr. Artusio was prompt, courteous, and professional. We discussed my case and agreed on a path forward. Dr. Artusio has operated on me multiple times in the past, and I have always received excellent care.
James P. | Dec 15, 2022
Very positive experience. Very professional and took the time to answer any questions/concerns I had.
Donald K. | Dec 15, 2022
Professional and good experience.
Todd T. | Dec 13, 2022
Your office staff is fabulous. I was impressed when I called to make my first appointment, and my admiration for your efficiency and patient care has only grown. Your front desk staff says that they know how stressful it can be to visit a surgeon and try to make it easier. Dr. Artusio has a great bedside manner, answers questions, and has been very understanding of the toll that surgery takes on your mental and emotional health, as well. I love Amy, your wound care Nurse, who is compassionate, a great source of information, and always has a friendly smile. Hopefully I won't need your services very often, but I'd certainly come back if so!
Sara S. | Dec 12, 2022
Dr Winton was awsome. I would highly recommend him. His staff was also great. Linda Nichols
Linda N. | Dec 10, 2022
Other than the delay due to pre-complications in the OR everything went very well.
Mary C. | Dec 10, 2022
I can’t say enough about my surgery experience with Dr. Winton. Not only is he a gifted surgeon, he is a patent and kind human who explains procedures and takes time to make sure he is understood. I am most grateful he was referred to me for my recent surgery.
Terri D. | Dec 10, 2022
Very nice person explained everything very well awesome doctor
Tahler M. | Dec 10, 2022
Dr. Brand spent time with me at consultation to determine if surgery was needed. Surgery went well and I am recovering nicely. Not completely healed yet, but it is only 5 days post surgery. Have been off all pain medication after 3 days.
Julie W. | Dec 10, 2022
I went more or less for a consult. Dr. Artusio was very understanding and helpful with my situation. I would recommend him to anyone.
Lawrence N. | Dec 10, 2022
Dr Artusio was really attentive & kind. He answered my questions.
Chee E. | Dec 10, 2022
Mine was an excellent experience! Dr. Artusio explained the bases and procedures for what he would be doing. This involved excision of a large cyst, performed in the Surgical Center, as well as a smaller cyst excised in the office. Dr. Artusio also answered my questions and explained what he was doing in real time during the procedures. I had no significant pain or discomfort. Everything healed well and very quickly, no complications. I would also like to complement Amy, who was super-skilled and efficient in dressing my "wounds". Amy and Dr. Artusio had a great bedside manner and sense of humor. I understand that Amy is finishing up nursing school. I expect she will be an excellent nurse! The entire office staff with whom I interfaced was very competent and pleasant to work with. My recovery has been uneventful. Sorry I didn't reply earlier!
Jim L. | Dec 02, 2022
Feeling great after Nissen Fundoplicatiion and Paraesophageal surgery. Excellent care, thank you Dr. Winton!
Liz M. | Dec 02, 2022
I came to the emergency room with what ended up to be an intestinal blockage. Dr Winton had a very measured and logical approach to this problem, I eventually needed surgery to remedy this situation. Dr Winton maintained a very measured approach and his bedside manner was very calming. The office was also very helpful and cooperative.
Jack V. | Nov 10, 2022
Great care!
William D. | Nov 02, 2022
Billy W. | Oct 31, 2022
Everything was fantastic
Ajmain M. | Oct 30, 2022
Clearly explained everything and also found another problem that could be taken care of at the same time
Mark A. | Oct 29, 2022
I was leery of going to a surgeon to discover what was causing me pain in my left calf. The old story... Surgeons cut! Anyway, Dr. Brand did examine me and referred me for further testing and we'll follow up later. His explanations of what is causing my pain and what we can do to remedy it made me more comfortable being in his care.
David P. | Oct 28, 2022
Very informative
Earl G. | Oct 28, 2022
Office was very friendly and professional. Everyone we met was very nice.
Kenneth E. | Oct 25, 2022
At the end of August 2022, I had a sigmoidectomy performed by Dr. Winton after suffering from diverticulitis for years. From the moment I had my first consultation, until my final check-up post surgery, both Dr. Winton and the staff at Foris Surgical have been absolutely amazing! All my concerns prior to and after the surgery were addressed in a timely and professional manner. Dr. Winton possesses a wealth of knowledge and skill, such that I have never encountered a physician as qualified as him before. His expertise and bedside manner are impeccable. The surgery itself has been life changing and I cannot thank Dr. Winton and Foris Surgical enough. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Winton and Foris Surgical to all my family and friends.
Christopher B. | Oct 21, 2022
SAMUEL K. | Oct 19, 2022
Great medical care and explanation of medical issues.
Lauren B. | Oct 18, 2022
I was well informed of the surgery beforehand. I was taken care of by the staff the day of my surgery and felt no anxiety about going into the operating room. Thank you Dr. Brand and team.
Alexander E. | Oct 18, 2022
Very professional. No complaints.
David G. | Oct 18, 2022
Very happy
Gary W. | Oct 16, 2022
Surgery needed to be done twice. However Dr Winton was attentive, decisive and patiently explained the problem and necessary solution.
ROBERT I. | Oct 16, 2022
Dr Brand explained clearly and concisely what was going to be done during the surgery and what the recovery would be like. He explained what I could and could not do (especially the amount of weight I could lift) at 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 6 weeks after surgery. Everything went just as planned.
Mark S. | Oct 15, 2022
Dr Winton was very good at explaining exactly what was going to happen and also other options before proceeding with the surgery. He went out of his way to fit me into getting the surgery done.
Cheryl T. | Oct 15, 2022
Amy was awesome as my wound care specialist. Dr. Artusio made the surgery and recovery very understandable and was supportive for the entire duration, through survey and recovery/healing.
Nic B. | Oct 15, 2022
Randall S. | Oct 14, 2022
Fabulous as always!
Barbara V. | Oct 14, 2022
I couldn't have asked for a better experience!! All of his staff including Dr. Brand were great!
Tresha R. | Oct 14, 2022
Dr. Brand was very thorough his diagnosis and an excellent surgeon.
Mark K. | Oct 14, 2022
Dr. Winton and all of his support team were incredible during this process. They made what was a difficult time seem very easy. Beyond the Dr. Winton's professional capabilities, which were exceptional, was the clear communication and explanations from the initial evaluation and planning stages as well as thru recovery and follow up visit. His approach was very comforting to both myself and my family. We can not thank him and his team enough.
Gerald R. | Oct 14, 2022
Excellent Doctor to keep me informed every step of the way of what to expect. His office then contacted me after my surgery to check on me. I also have a follow up soon just to make sure I’m progressing in recovery. Extremely knowledgeable and professional.
John H. | Oct 14, 2022
Check in was easy. The nurses, Dr Artusio, and anesthesiologists were very informative, clear, and concise. I knew exactly what to expect.
Steven C. | Oct 13, 2022
Everyone was great.
BRENDA H. | Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Winton is so wonderful in his attitude towards his patients. I never felt condescension or arrogance from him as I have with other surgeons. He is definitely patient-oriented!
Cynthia N. | Oct 13, 2022
Attentive, committed, professional and compassionate
Gary H. | Oct 13, 2022
How many doctors are honest, wise, and ethical enough to give the patient good reasons for not doing hernia surgery immediately? Dr. Brand counseled me that my hernia was a safe kind, and that, as long as I had no pain or bleeding and could live a normal lifestyle, I could safely postpone the surgery, but it was entirely my choice, since there were also very good reasons to go ahead and have the surgery right away. After thinking it over, I decided not to do it at this time.
George C. | Oct 13, 2022
August 17, 2022 - Surgical experience was excellent. Dr. Brand did a terrific job. However, While under anesthesia OR staff had to manipulate my body to allow follow-on plastic surgeon to remove skin from my right side for grafting on my head. I have/had a reversed total right shoulder replacement. In manipulating my body pulling on my arm the shoulder prostheses was dislodged. I now need another orthopedic operation to repair the damage to my shoulder.
Frederick B. | Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Artusio is the best! Always very transparent and focuses on the most effective and non-invasive treatment/procedure.
Jonathan F. | Oct 13, 2022
I met with Dr. Winton to discuss surgery for hiatal hernia repair. Dr. Winton was professional, courteous, drew diagrams of what was going on with my hernia, provided me with literature on the surgical procedure and I felt comfortable that he would be the doctor to do my surgery.
Veronica R. | Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Artusio, his staff and the facility are top of the line! Very professional, friendly and great communication. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Artusio to anyone needing a superb general surgeon.
Dale K. | Oct 13, 2022
I received excellent care from Dr. Artusio and staff and front office folks. It is probably one of the best health care experiences I have had in years. I will definitely use Dr. Artusio in the future if needed and would recommend him to family and friends.
Diana W. | Sep 23, 2022
Dr Brand answered all of my questions and was thorough in his exam
Karl F. | Sep 22, 2022
Friendly . Personable and to the point.
Peter R. | Sep 21, 2022
I had an hernia repaired by Dr.Artusio. From the first appointment through the follow-up visits, the staff and nurses were thorough, professional, and kind. Full, unqualified recommendation.
Richard L. | Sep 02, 2022
Dr. Winton did my laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. He did a great job. He explains things so you understand and is a very caring doctor.
Sharon F. | Aug 12, 2022

Welcome To Our Practice

General Surgery & Advanced Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeons located in Frederick, MD

As one of the top surgery resources in the region, Foris Surgical Group welcomes the addition of Michael Winton, MD, FACS, who will bring with him the offering of advanced robotic and laparoscopic surgery techniques to the practice.

The practice has been serving the community of Frederick, Maryland, since the 1960s. Since then, the practitioners who’ve shaped the practice have seen a wide range of advancements, none more impactful than in the area of minimally invasive surgery, such as Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery.

The surgeons at Foris Surgical Group share a dedication to helping patients get back on their feet and back to work, school, or other engagements as quickly as possible. State-of-the-art technology shapes every diagnostic and treatment service, and team members attend ongoing education to learn how to leverage these tools to the greatest advantage. 

Communication is just as important as skill, especially when it comes to something as life-transforming as surgery. Practitioners at Foris Surgical Group make themselves available to patients beginning with pre-operative assessments through surgery and post-operative care. That accessibility enhances outcomes and eases anxiety. 

As one of the few private general surgery practices in the area, Foris Surgical Group strives to be an asset to the community. Many patients are referred to the practice by their physicians or come in after hearing about positive outcomes of friends and family. They receive a warm welcome and enjoy the very highest standard of care for procedures such as hernia repair, port placement and gallbladder surgery to name as few.

Making an appointment at Foris Surgical group is fast and easy. Patients can call the office to check appointment availability, or request an appointment online in just a few moments.


Gallbladder Surgery

Hernia Repair

Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery

Colon Surgery

Paraesophageal Hernia


Skin and Soft Tissue Surgery

Port Placement

Why the name Foris Surgical Group?
Our founder, Dr. Nicholas Foris began practice in Frederick in the 1960’s. He provided general, vascular and thoracic surgical services to our area until his retirement in July 2000. In recognition of his special dedication to patient care, we are pleased to continue to service the Frederick area in his name. Dr. Foris passed away on January 4, 2011.

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