General Surgery

Specialty - Ear, Nose and Throat

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of head and neck surgery specialists). They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias.

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    Gynecologic conditions including, but not limited to ovarian cyst removal, tubal ligation, reversal of tied tubes, inspection of the uterus, and D&C.

    Ovarian cyst removal: Ovarian cysts are very thin-walled fluid-filled sacs on the ovary; they are common and rarely cause more than mild discomfort. Persistent cysts are usually removed with “band-aid” surgery, using tiny instruments inserted into the lower abdomen. Larger cysts may occasionally require open surgery.

    Tubal ligation: A simple method of female fertilization, this procedure is performed with “band-aid” surgery, using tiny instruments inserted into the lower abdomen. The tubes which carry the egg from the ovary to the uterus are blocked so that fertilization is impossible. There are several different techniques which may be used.

    Reversal of tied tubes: If a woman with tied tubes wants to become pregnant, the tubes can be surgically opened; the exact procedure will depend on the method used to tie the tubes originally. Usually, the surgeon will remove the blocked portion of the tubes, re-attaching the healthy open ends surgically.

    Inspection of the uterus: The physician directly examines the inside of the uterus using a slender lighted tube inserted from the vagina into the uterus, looking for any abnormalities or blockages. It is also called “hysteroscopy."

    D&C: Short for “dilation and curettage”, the inside lining of the uterus is gently scraped off and removed. This quick procedure is done under general anesthesia to correct very heavy menstrual flow, and for several other conditions as well.

RICHARD LUCIDI, M.D.

RICHARD LUCIDI, M.D.

Dr. Lucidi specializes in OB/GYN Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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VCU Health System Women's Healthcare
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 237-6600 and (804) 560-8950
Fax: (804) 560-7343

VCU Medical Center Department of OB/GYN

    A hernia is a condition in which part of an organ contained in a body cavity protrudes through a natural defect in the abdominal wall.

    GUILHERME M. CAMPOS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

    GUILHERME M. CAMPOS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

    Dr. Campos is Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for esophageal and gastric diseases, abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, ventral and umbilical), gallbladder diseases and obesity treatment.

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    VCU Medical Center at Stony Point
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, Virginia 23235
    Phone: (804) 828-9331

    Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-8000
    Fax: (804) 827-0670

    MCV Department of Surgery at Forest Avenue
    7301 Forest Avenue
    Suite 100
    Richmond, Virginia 23226
    Phone: (804) 828-8000

    VCU Bariatric & GI Surgery

     

    STEPHANIE GOLDBERG, M.D.

    STEPHANIE GOLDBERG, M.D.

    Dr. Goldberg specializes in acute care surgeries, specifically concerning hernias, hemorrhoids, gallbladders, colons, and cysts.

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    VCU Department of Surgery
    P.O. Box 980454
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-7748 or (804) 628-3019
    Fax: (804) 827-0285

    VCU Acute Care Surgical Services

     

    JAMES F. WHELAN, M.D.

    JAMES F. WHELAN, M.D.

    Dr. Whelan specializes in acute care surgery.

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    VCU West Hospital
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 827-1203
    Fax: (804)827-0701

    VCU Acute Care Surgical Services

    GUILHERME M. CAMPOS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

    GUILHERME M. CAMPOS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

    Dr. Campos is Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for esophageal and gastric diseases, abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, ventral and umbilical), gallbladder diseases and obesity treatment.

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    VCU Medical Center at Stony Point
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, Virginia 23235
    Phone: (804) 828-9331

    Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-8000
    Fax: (804) 827-0670

    MCV Department of Surgery at Forest Avenue
    7301 Forest Avenue
    Suite 100
    Richmond, Virginia 23226
    Phone: (804) 828-8000

    VCU Bariatric & GI Surgery

     

    STEPHANIE GOLDBERG, M.D.

    STEPHANIE GOLDBERG, M.D.

    Dr. Goldberg specializes in acute care surgeries, specifically concerning hernias, hemorrhoids, gallbladders, colons, and cysts.

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    VCU Department of Surgery
    P.O. Box 980454
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-7748 or (804) 628-3019
    Fax: (804) 827-0285

    VCU Acute Care Surgical Services

     

    JAMES F. WHELAN, M.D.

    JAMES F. WHELAN, M.D.

    Dr. Whelan specializes in acute care surgery.

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    VCU West Hospital
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 827-1203
    Fax: (804)827-0701

    VCU Acute Care Surgical Services

    The formation of lumps in the breast is more common than you might think. Most lumps are completely benign – fluid-filled cysts, and smooth, rubbery masses, for example. But occasionally a lump may be seen in a mammogram and/or may feel suspicious to your doctor. More sophisticated tests may be ordered, and a biopsy may be requested and a small piece of the lump will be removed, usually with a hollow needle, and examined under the microscope.

    HARRY D. BEAR, M.D., PH.D.

    HARRY D. BEAR, M.D., PH.D.

    Dr. Bear specializes in surgical oncology, specifically breast and gastrointestinal cancer, sarcomas, and melanomas.

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    VCU Department of Oncology
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-9322
    Fax: (804) 828-4808

    VCU Medical Center Department of OB/GYN
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-8950

    VCU Surgical Oncologists

     

    DANIEL P. GREENE, M.D.

    AMELIA C. GROVER, M.D.

    Dr. Grover specializes in endocrine surgery, breast cancer, and general surgical oncology.

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    VCU Massey Cancer Center, Dalton Oncology Clinic
    1300 East Marshall Street
    North Hospital, First Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-5116
    Fax: (804) 827-1210

    VCU Medical Center Department of OB/GYN
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-8950

    VCU Surgical Oncologists

     

    GREGORY LYNAM, M.D.

    GREGORY LYNAM, M.D.

    Dr. Lynam specializes in cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body, as well as reconstructive surgery. He is Richmond’s only double board certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon.

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    Richmond Surgical Arts
    8720 Stony Point Parkway

    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-5260
    Fax: (804) 560-4665

    Richmond Surgical Arts

    Your body has a wonderful way of protecting itself from outside materials. If a prosthetic is inserted, such as a breast implant for either reconstructive or cosmetic reasons, your body will form a dense “capsule” around it. This scar tissue effectively seals the implant off from the rest of the body.

    Your body cannot tell that the implant is sterile and germ-free, however, and sometimes the capsule will be so dense that the shape of the implant and breast will be distorted. While some physicians are investigating the use of drugs to prevent capsule formation right after surgery, the “gold standard” treatment is “capsulotomy” or rupturing and/removing the scar tissue. While this is a surgical procedure, there are no nerves in the capsule nor implant, so post-surgical pain is mostly localized to the skin incision.

GREGORY LYNAM, M.D.

GREGORY LYNAM, M.D.

Dr. Lynam specializes in cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body, as well as reconstructive surgery. He is Richmond’s only double board certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon.

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Richmond Surgical Arts
8720 Stony Point Parkway

Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 560-5260
Fax: (804) 560-4665

Richmond Surgical Arts

    Weight loss surgery is performed to treat the disease of morbid obesity. Weight loss surgery options include laparoscopic surgery, gastric banding, gastric bypass, and. sleeve gastrectomy.

    GUILHERME M. CAMPOS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

    GUILHERME M. CAMPOS, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

    Dr. Campos is Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He specializes in minimally invasive surgery for esophageal and gastric diseases, abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, ventral and umbilical), gallbladder diseases and obesity treatment.

    Full bio

    VCU Medical Center at Stony Point
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, Virginia 23235
    Phone: (804) 828-9331

    Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-8000
    Fax: (804) 827-0670

    MCV Department of Surgery at Forest Avenue
    7301 Forest Avenue
    Suite 100
    Richmond, Virginia 23226
    Phone: (804) 828-8000

    VCU Bariatric & GI Surgery