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.
- 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.
Whether you were injured while pitching the perfect game or moving boxes in the garage, hernias are common (and can occur in anyone of any age). Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Digestive Health program offers experienced surgeons, a wide range of treatment options and personalized care designed to help you get back to your active self as soon as possible.
Our surgeons treat all types of hernias utilizing different techniques, from single-site laparoscopic and robotics to separation components for large abdominal wall reconstruction. Depending on the procedure and treatment plan determined by you and your surgeon, you could be back to work within one to two weeks.
- Recurrent/Complex hernia
- Sports hernia
- Pelvic hernia
Patient Care Team
David L. Carter, M.D
With more than 20 years of surgical experience, Dr. David L. 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.
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.
Joseph T. Jenkins, M.D.
Dr. Joseph T. Jenkins received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C. He completed a general surgery residency through the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Surgery Residency Program and served as administrative chief resident.
Jenkins is certified by the American Board of Surgery andafellowoftheAmericanCollege of Surgeons. Heis also a member of the American MedicalAssociation, the North Carolina Medical Society, the UNC Department of Surgery Womack Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor 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.
Glen L. Moore, M.D.
Dr. Glen L. Moore is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon practicing with Chesapeake Surgical Specialists, a part of Chesapeake Regional Medical Group. Dr. Moore received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va., where he also served as staff surgeon. During his career, Dr. Moore also served as a surgical instructor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.
Dr. Moore is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Moore specializes in general and bariatric surgery.