VA surgical center

The Manchester VA Medical Center Ambulatory Surgical Center development team includes, from left, Timothy Wheaton, Robert Zwolak, Sara Roberts and Devon York.

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center has announced it is poised to take the next steps to operationalize an Ambulatory Surgical Center.

Development of an ASC was one of the VA New England VISN 2025 Task Force recommendations approved by the department to address the emerging needs of Granite State veterans. It will provide surgical procedures such as cataract surgery.

Manchester VA Medical Center leadership has appointed Dr. Robert Zwolak as the chief of surgical services for the ASC.

Zwolak is a board-certified vascular surgeon who obtained his Ph.D. and M.D. at the Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. He completed general surgery residency at the University of Michigan and the prestigious vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Washington.

“The appointment of Dr. Zwolak is a win for Granite State veterans,” said Alfred Montoya Jr., director of the Medical Center. “Dr. Zwolak joins a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team developed to shape our center. The team truly includes some of Manchester VA’s brightest stars.”

Zwolak will work alongside Timothy Wheaton, RN assistant nurse manager; Sara Roberts, RN, nurse manager; and Devon York, health systems specialist, all of whom are currently working within the Manchester VA’s Same Day Surgery and Specialty Care Service.

“Being selected to be a part of a dynamic team designed to enhance the delivery of health care to our nation’s heroes is an honor,” Zwolak said. “A state-of-the-art center will enhance the veteran experience for our heroes who deserve nothing but the best.”