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General Surgery
Your health and safety is our top priority. At CalvertHealth, we offer comprehensive surgical consultation and treatment for the full spectrum of general surgical needs for adults and older children.

General surgery covers a wide range of procedures performed on almost any organ or system of the body, typically focusing on the abdomen and its contents – the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. General surgeons also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft issue and hernias.

Dr. BhogteDr. Alami and Dr. Pfalz specialize in laparoscopic and/or minimally invasive procedures whenever appropriate for the patient. Your procedure will be performed in one CalvertHealth Medical Center’s Same Day Surgery operating suites. Most procedures are performed on an out-patient basis, and our surgeon has admitting privileges to the hospital if an overnight stay is required.

Some of the procedures performed at CalvertHealth Same Day Surgery include:

Abdominal Procedures

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Colon resection
  • Common bile duct exploration
  • Distal pancreatectomy (pancreas tail removal)
  • Excision of intraperitoneal/retroperitoneal cysts, masses and tumors (abdominal lining)
  • Hernia repair (hiatal, incisional, ventral, umbilical, inguinal/scrotal, femoral, spigelian)
  • Nissen fundoplication (to treat GERD)
  • Partial gastrectomy (stomach removal)
  • Partial hepatectomy (liver tumor removal)
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Small bowel resection
  • Thyroidectomy (thyroid removal)

Breast, Skin, Soft Tissue Procedures

  • Breast lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy (simple, modified radical)
  • Melanoma excision
  • Lipoma removal
  • Cyst and skin lesion removal

Oncological Procedures

  • Mediport/tunneled line insertion and removal
  • Pleurex catheter Insertion (for malignant pleural effusions)
  • Biopsies
    • Lymph node, sentinel lymph node
    • Thoracoscopic/open lung
    • Cyst and skin lesion
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Superficial inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy (for locally advanced melanomas and other malignancies

Hand Surgery

  • Carpal Tunnel Release or injection
    • Ulnar Tunnel Release or injection
    • Cubital Tunnel Release or injection
    • Other peripheral nerve decompressions
  • Nerve surgery
    • Repair of nerve injuries in hand and forearm up to elbow level
    • Neurolysis (mobilizing nerve compression)
  • Tendon
    • Flexor and Extensor tendon injury repair of acute or recent injuries
    • Tenolysis (mobilization or restricted)
    • Trigger finger injection or release
    • Mallet finger treatment
    • Button hole deformity treatment
    • Tendonitis treatment with injection or release
    • De Quervains disease
  • Dupuytren's disease
    • Release or excision/counseling
  • Arthritis (hand/wrist)
    • Cortisone injection
    • Joint debridement
    • Excisions of joint cysts
  • Ganglion cysts of wrist or fingers
    • Aspiration
    • Injection
    • Removal
    • Capsular repair of joint
  • Skin (hand/wrist/upper extremity)
    • Excision of benign or cancerous skin lesions/growths with reconstruction of defect with skin flaps or skin graft if needed.
    • Sentimel lymph node biopsy
  • Soft tissue (manes)/lumps/tumors
    • Excision
    • Biopsy
    • Reconstruction
Dr. Alami, Dr. Bhogte and Dr. Pfalz are available to consult with you about your surgical needs. We accept most insurance plans and will make every effort to see you immediately. We work with all primary care and specialty providers to maintain continuity of care for you throughout your surgical experience.

General Surgery

Calvert Medical Office Building
110 Hospital Road, Suite 210
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410.414.9017
Fax: 443.771.8113

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(First Wednesday of the month)
14090 H G Trueman Rd, Suite 2600
Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410.414.9017
Fax: 443.771.8113

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General Surgery - Helmut Pfalz, MD

985 N. Prince Frederick Blvd, Suite 101
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410.535.7530
Fax: 410.535.0642

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