General Surgery Services at The Christ Hospital  

Whether it’s a minor elective procedure or an extensive major surgery, the highly trained surgeons, nurses and care providers at The Christ Hospital Health Network work together to bring you high-quality care focused on you and your individual needs.

Consultations and second opinions are available at several convenient locations in Anderson, Fort Wright, Green Township, Mt. Auburn and Mason. Appointments are available by calling 513-585-3000.

Our general surgeons are specially trained in providing surgical solutions for:

  • Gallbladder disease: Gallstones, cholecystitis (inflammation), necrosis (tissue destruction), gallbladder cancer 

  • Disorders of the stomach and small intestine : Reflux (GERD), hiatal and paraoesophageal hernias, achalasia, ulcers, tumors, obstruction  

  • Disorders of the colon: Tumor or polyp, diverticulitis, obstruction, bleeding, hernias -inguinal, umbilical, femoral, ventral, incisional, recurrent hernias, complex hernias requiring abdominal wall reconstruction

  • Skin and soft tissue disorders: Lipoma, skin cysts, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers (basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma)

  • Breast: Mastectomy, lumpectomy/partial mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), wire or needle localization

  • Solid organ tumors: Liver,  pancreas, adrenal gland

Our general surgeons care for a broad spectrum of diseases and conditions and work as part of a team with multiple specialties to ensure all aspects of your care are addressed. When there is a minimally invasive option for surgery, we utilize the latest technology including laparoscopic and robotic platforms.

Surgeries we perform

The board-certified general surgeons at The Christ Hospital Health Network are skilled in both conventional surgery techniques and advanced minimally invasive approaches to evaluate, diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions. 

We offer:

  • Gallbladder surgery—removing the gallbladder. This is a small pear-shaped sac located beneath the liver and is the most common treatment for gallbladder disorders like inflammation and pain from gallstones.

  • Appendectomy—removing the appendix. This is a short tube of tissue that extends from the first part of the large intestine and is the most common treatment to prevent rupture and sepsis when the appendix is infected.

  • Hernia repair—repairs a weak spot in the layers of your belly wall that allows an organ or fatty tissue to bulge out of your belly wall. The procedure is done many ways with traditional open surgery or a minimally invasive options depending on your treatment needs and may require mesh to implanted.

  • Antireflux/Hiatal Hernia Surgery—repairs a hiatal hernia which is an opening in the diaphragm muscle that permits the stomach to bulge into the chest causing reflux, heartburn, ulcers and swallowing problems. This procedure incorporates a stomach wrap to eliminate reflux.

  • Colon surgery—removes a diseased portion of the colon usually a cancerous mass or diverticulitis. The procedure can be done in a traditional open surgery or may involve a minimally invasive approach. Both methods utilize an enhanced recovery pathway for an improved/quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay.

  • Skin and soft tissue biopsy—removes skin and fatty tissue that is suspicious for cancer and helps determine if further treatment is necessary. Also removes benign cysts and fatty tumors that can cause infection and/or pain. Sometimes these procedures can be performed in an office setting.

  • Acute Care Surgery—in an emergency situation, our team of surgeons are available for immediate surgical care when time and experience matter the most.

Why choose The Christ Hospital Health Network? 

The surgery team at The Christ Hospital Health Network offers seamless care from diagnosis and evaluation through surgery and recovery. Our experts combine advanced techniques and technology with compassionate, personalized care to bring you the surgical services you need.