General surgery treats a wide range of common ailments. While minimally invasive surgery benefits many patients, it is important to remember that it is not right for every patient or every procedure. Traditional surgery can be just as safe and effective as minimally invasive, for certain procedures.
Services & Specialties
- Appendix Removal (Appendectomy)
- Bowel Surgery
- Endocrine Surgery
- Gallbladder Removal
- Gastric Cancer Surgery
- Hernia Repair Surgery
- Spleen Surgery
- Stomach Surgery
- Pancreatic Surgery (Whipple)
Surgeons are typically responsible for patient care before, during, and after surgery.
Patient Care Team
Alireza Farpour, M.D.
Dr. Alireza Farpour is a board-certified general surgeon. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his surgical training at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk.
Dr. Farpour began his tenure at Chesapeake Regional in 1995 when he joined the practice of Dr. Enrique Saenz. Dr. Farpour is the past chief of the Department of Surgery and past president of both the Chesapeake Regional Medical Staff and Chesapeake Medical Society.
Stephen H. Lin, M.D.
A board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Stephen Lin earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C. and completed a residency in general surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He previously spent time in private practice in Houston, Texas, where he was ranked in the 99th percentile by the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey for three consecutive years. He was named a Coastal Virginia Top Doc in 2017 and 2018.
Dr. Lin specializes in advanced minimally invasive robotic, laparoscopic and single-site surgery techniques. He performs surgery on gallbladder, hernia, reflux and colon conditions with the da Vinci® surgical system. Dr. Lin is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Hernia Society.
Dr. Adam Meyers is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. He earned his medical degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed his internship in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. His residencies in general surgery were completed at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colo. and the University of California Davis Healthcare System in Sacramento, Calif. Dr. Meyers completed his fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif.
Dr. Meyers is widely published and was awarded Outstanding Resident Teacher and Role Model by the UC Davis Department of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and American College of Surgeons.
Ahmed Rahmen, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rahman is a skilled, board-certified general surgeon with more than 35 years of surgical experience. He began his tenure at Chesapeake Regional as a consultant surgeon and has served as both the Chief of Surgery and President of the Chesapeake Regional Medical Staff. Named a Coastal Virginia Top Doc, Dr. Rahman specializes in complex gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery.
He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Chesapeake Medical Society and the Virginia Surgical Society. Dr. Rahman earned his medical degree from the University of Kerala in Trivandrum, India, completed a residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis. and a fellowship teaching general surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va.
With more than 20 years of surgical experience, Dr. David Carter received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his internship and general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Carter specializes in minimally-invasive esophageal and gastric surgery using advanced laparoscopic and video-assisted surgery techniques. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the North Carolina Medical Association and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.