Practice Name: Surgical Specialists of Northern Virginia
44055 Riverside Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Certified by the American Board of Surgery
Medical College of Virginia
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA & University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND
Special interest in laparoscopic surgery for gall bladder, inguinal and abdominal wall hernias, colon, anti-reflux surgery, splenectomy, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Dr. Cross is a Northern Virginia native and Herndon High School graduate, received his undergraduate degree in biology in 1975 and Master of Science degree in 1978 from the University of Richmond. His medical degree was obtained at the Medical College of Virginia, and his surgical training was completed at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He is Board certified in general surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of numerous professional societies.
Dr. Cross enjoys performing the broad range of surgical skills required in general surgery, vascular, thoracic and laparoscopic/thorascopic procedures. A strong proponent of minimally invasive surgery, he performed the FIRST laparoscopic hernia repair at Loudoun Hospital in 1991 with over 1400 repairs performed and since then performed the FIRST thorascopic lobectomy at Loudoun Hospital for a lung mass in 1994. He has special interest in laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder, inguinal and abdominal wall hernias, colon, anti-reflux surgery and splenectomy.
Another first for Dr. Cross at Loudoun Hospital was to initiate Laparoscopic Robotic Assisted surgery for gallbladder removal including the Single-Site surgery through one small umbilical incision. Also adding Robotic repair of inguinal, ventral, and incisional hernias and Robotic colon resection. Having help pioneer the beginning of the advanced laparoscopic general surgery in our region since 1990, he feels Robotic Surgery is the next major advance in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
Check out the “Post Local” article: Robotic surgery on the rise at Inova Loudoun Hospital
Dr. Cross believes in compassionate, advanced cancer care with broad experience in breast cancer, melanomas, sentinel node surgery, colon and lung cancer, and thyroid and parathyroid tumors. Vascular surgery interests include carotid artery, abdominal aneurysms and lower extremity vascular surgery.
Dr. Cross is married, spends his free time with his wife, three children, and cocker spaniels. He enjoys working in his yard and hiking.
- Certified by American Board of Surgery
- Fellow of The American College of Surgeons
- American Society of General Surgeons
- American Society of Breast Surgeons
- The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery
- Medical Society of Virginia
- Loudoun County Medical Society 1988 – 2011
- American Boxwood Society - Board member 2012-2013
- Fairfax Genealogical Society
- Fauquier County Historical Society
- The Germanna Foundation
- Board of Directors Loudoun Medical Group 2012-2014