General Surgery

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General surgeons at Group Health specialize in the surgical intervention for diseases or conditions of several body systems:

  • Colon/rectal, involving the large and small intestines
  • Glandular, including the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands
  • Gastrointestinal, involving the digestive tract, liver, stomach and intestines

Meet Group Health's general surgeons.

Disorders can occur from:

  • Injury
  • Deformity
  • Disease

Expertise in General Surgery

Two Group Health physicians specialize in general surgery. The department has expertise in these areas:

  • Abdomen, laparoscopic surgery
  • Abdominal surgery such as cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia repair, colon and rectal surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast biopsy and cancer surgery
  • Colon resection, laparoscopic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery involving the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Excision of cysts, lipomas and skin lesions
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hernia, laparoscopic and open repair surgery
  • Laparoscopic colon surgery
  • Liver resections
  • Pancreatic resections
  • Rectal surgery
  • Skin/soft tissue mass surgery
  • Skin tumors including melanoma with sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Surgery for Crohn’s disease
  • Surgery for diverticulitis
  • Surgery for ulcerative colitis
  • Thyroid surgery

Seeing patients at 9 locations

Kevin J. Grannan MD FACS
Clifton, West Chester, Western Hills, Western Ridge

George M. Kerlakian MD FACS
Anderson, Clifton, TriHealth Weight Management, Kenwood

Gennaro D. LaBella MD, FACS
Clifton, Good Samaritan Women's Center, Kenwood, Mason

Kevin Tymitz MD
TriHealth Weight Management, Mason, West Chester