General Surgery

Our team of General Surgeons has specialized knowledge, experience, and skill in the management of the surgical patient. Our surgeons care for the whole patient from the time of diagnosis through the time of complete recovery. Diagnosis and preoperative care are as important as the surgery itself and the postoperative management. Our team of general surgeons are all board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and have the essential components of a broadly based and expressly trained general surgeon. Denver Health is an academic hospital; while providing excellent medical care, we are also educating the next generation of surgeons. This means your care team will consists of more than one surgeon, offering you the opportunity to be treated by a team. Consistent philosophy and care prevail at all levels, allowing the surgeons and nurses who care for you to work together. The surgery clinic coordinates the care for all of our surgical patients and the variety of conditions we treat.

Our Services

  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Resection
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)
  • Colectomy
  • Component Separation
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Lipoma removal
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Resection
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Open Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Ostomy Surgery: Ileostomy & Colostomy
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer
  • Small bowel resection Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Whipple Procedure (Pancreaticoduodenectomy)
  • Wide local excision for melanoma
  • and more

Our Team

View a complete list of the general surgery team at Denver Health.

What to Expect

You will be evaluated by providers working as a team. While you will not have surgery the same day as your clinic appointment, many times we are able to schedule a surgery for you on your first appointment. New patient visits are approximately 30 minutes long. We will always do our best to give you enough time to answer your questions and alleviate any concerns you may have. There may be lab or imaging tests that are ordered to better evaluate your particular problem. The clinic will contact you regarding your test results or care management needs. If you haven’t heard from them in 2 weeks, please contact the clinic.

Conditions and Treatments

  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis 
  • Adrenal Carcinoma
  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Appendicitis 
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Benign Liver Tumors
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer (BRPC)
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Complex Abdominal Wall Hernias
  • Conn’s Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endocutaneous Fistula
  • Epigastric and Umbilical Hernias
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Familial Isolated Hyperparathyroidism
  • Femoral (Thigh) Hernia
  • Flank (Lumbar) Hernia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Complications of Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine (Carcinoid) Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Stomal Tumor (GIST)
  • Giant Abdominal Wall Hernia
  • Goiter
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma)
  • Liver Cysts
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) Syndromes
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine (Islet Cell) Tumors
  • Pancreatic Pseudocysts
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma 
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Carcinoma
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ventral (Incisional) Hernia
  • Volvulus (Twisting of the Colon)
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