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General Surgery

Safely Returning to Your Provider's Office (VIDEO)

Patients who wish to have their surgery performed at HCGH now have a wider range of choices. There are a variety of abdominal surgical procedures that can be performed at HCGH, treating the following diseases and conditions:

For a next day appointment in Columbia, call Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at 410-730-1988.

  • Hernias
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Abscesses and Masses
  • Colorectal Cancer and Screening
  • Diseases of the Lower Digestive Tract

Minimally invasive and robotic surgery can also be performed, which can mean smaller incisions, less pain and a quicker recovery for patients. Our surgeons can help you determine whether surgery is right for you and if so, which type of procedure.

General Surgery Videos

Incisional Hernia Symptoms & Surgical Options

James E. Harris Jr., M.D., Johns Hopkins general surgeon practicing at HCGH, describes what an umbilical hernia is, and the symptoms and treatment options.

Inguinal Hernia Symptoms & Treatment

Hadley Wesson, M.D., Johns Hopkins general surgeon practicing at HCGH, describes what an inguinal hernia is, as well as the symptoms and treatment options.

Umbilical Hernia Symptoms & Treatment

James E. Harris Jr., M.D., Johns Hopkins general surgeon practicing at HCGH, describes what an umbilical hernia is, and the symptoms and treatment options.

 
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