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  • Stomach, Esophageal, Intestinal, Gallbladder, Biliary Tract, Liver and Pancreas Surgery

    The Division of General Surgery provides advanced surgical services for adults involving the foregut. We use a full range of modern surgical approaches, including minimally invasive laparoscopy.

    Our surgeons include:

    • Naveed Ahmed, MD
    • Thomas Helling, MD Chief, Division of General Surgery
    • Christopher Lahr, MD
    • Kenneth Vick, MD
    • Laura Vick, MD

    Services include, but are not limited to:

    • Acute and chronic disorders of the stomach
      • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
      • Acid peptic disease (ulcers)
      • Tumors
    • Bariatric surgery  
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Acute pancreatitis
    • Intestinal ailments
      • Intestinal obstruction
      • Inflammatory bowel disease
      • Diverticular disease of the colon
      • Intestinal and colon tumors
      • Rectal tumors
      • Afflictions of the rectum and anus
      • Acute abdominal disorders such as appendicitis
    • Hernias
      • Inguinal hernias
      • Ventral (abdominal wall) hernias
      • Incisional hernias
      • Umbilical hernias
    • Diseases of the breast
    • Surgical disorders of the endocrine glands (adrenal, pancreas, parathyroid, thyroid)
    • Skin and soft tissue infections
      • Skin and soft tissue tumors
    • Advanced laparoscopic abdominal surgery
    • Surgical disorders of the liver, biliary system, and pancreas
      For these disorders, surgeons include:
      • Naveed Ahmed, MD
      • Christopher Anderson, MD
      • Mark Earl, MD
      • Thomas Helling, MD