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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 8 locations

Kerlakian , George M. MD FACS
Anderson , Clifton , Kenwood

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

Fite, Leah AG-ACNP
Anderson , Clifton

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

Tymitz, Kevin MD