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Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5pm

Part of The Vail Health Surgical Associates Team

David W. Ford, MD, FACS

  • Vail Health Clinic

  • 108 S Frontage Rd W
    Suite 5900
    Vail, CO 81658

Areas of Expertise

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Ventral Hernia Repair

A procedure to repair a hernia in the abdominal wall.
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Inguinal Hernia Repair

A procedure to repair a hernia in the groin area.
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Incisional Hernia Repair

Reparation of a bulge through the healed incision of a previous surgery in your abdomen.
Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical Hernia Repair

A procedure that fixes a bulge or pouch that forms in the abdominal wall near the belly button.
Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal Hernia Repair

A hiatal hernia is a type of hernia in which abdominal organs slip through the diaphragm into the middle compartment of the chest.


Colon Removal
A surgical procedure to remove a diseased portion of colon from either colon cancer, polyps too big to removed with colonoscopy, or diverticulitis.
Gall Bladder Removal


Gall Bladder Removal
A surgical procedure to remove your gallbladder — a pear-shaped organ that sits just below your liver on the upper right side of your abdomen.


Adrenal Gland Removal
A surgical procedure to remove one or both adrenal glands. Tumors or disease to the adrenals may inhibit hormone production or produce excessive hormone levels, causing a variety of symptoms.
Nissen Fundoplication

Nissen Fundoplication

Acid Reflux Surgery
A surgical procedure to prevent stomach acid from reflux into the esophagus causing injury and pain not relieved by medication.

Procedures & Conditions Treated

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparotomy
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Benign Tumors
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair W/ Robotic Assistance
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Lipomas
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal

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