General Surgery

General Surgery

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CalvertHealth General Surgery

CalvertHealth General Surgery offers 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.

CalvertHealth General Surgery’s board-certified surgeons specialize in minimally invasive procedures whenever they are appropriate for the patient. Our general surgeons perform procedures in one CalvertHealth Medical Center’s Same Day Surgery operating suites. Most procedures are performed on an out-patient basis, and our surgeons have admitting privileges to the hospital if an overnight stay is required.

Some of the procedures our general surgeons regularly perform include:

Abdominal Procedures

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder 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
Our surgeons 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.

Our Providers

Ervind Bhogte, MD, FACS

Dr. Ervind Bhogte is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed his Residency in General Surgery and Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

As a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Bhogte is trained to perform everything from simple cyst removals to complex bowel resections. He is also board certified in Surgical Critical Care, which he puts to good use when serving as the on-call surgeon in the emergency department. He brings broad-based experience in treating a wide variety of general surgical conditions including the evaluation and management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast and colon; gall bladder disease, hernia treatment; and management of diseases of the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract. Dr. Bhogte has special interest in treating breast, thyroid and GI malignancies.

Dr Bhogte sought out Calvert County in order to continue his preference for treating a broad range of patients and conditions rather than working at a larger urban hospital center where it is common for general surgeons to focus on a limited number of routine procedures. “Performing a lot of different procedures makes me a better surgeon – I see more things so I am never surprised by what I find and can react more quickly and confidently.”

Dr. Bhogte is equally skilled at using open procedures and the most advanced, minimally-invasive laparoscopic techniques. “Laparoscopic procedures offer faster recovery and less scaring for patients, so if it’s appropriate for the procedure the patient requires, I always offer it.”

Stephanie Y. Hung, MD

Board-Certified General Surgeon Dr. Stephanie Y. Hung earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock AR. She is trained in the latest laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques and has a special interest in breast, thyroid and gastrointestinal malignancies.

Dr. Hung decided to go into medicine at a fairly young age. In high school, she volunteered in a hospital and decided then that she enjoyed helping people. In college, she found a love of biology, which was her major for both undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her first job out of college was as a research assistant at The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Molecular & Experimental Medicine in California. After 2 ½ years with the Institute, she decided to go to medical school to become a doctor.

In medical school, Dr. Hung did a number of rotations and ultimately decided on general surgery because she found it challenging and at the same time enjoyed seeing the immediate results of her work to help patients feel better. “As a surgeon, what you do has a very big impact on people’s lives. One day they feel horrible, the next day you remove their appendix or fix a hernia, and they almost immediately feel better! It’s very gratifying knowing I can help people.”

At the same time, she enjoys getting to know her patients and developing a relationship with them. “To me, being a doctor is a privilege and, as a surgeon, I have the additional responsibility of knowing that what I do is very intimate; my patients put their trust in me to help them feel better, and I want them to know that I am on that journey with them.”

She is looking forward to being part of the community here in Calvert. “I grew up in a small town, then went to San Diego for college and graduate school, which was very different. I specifically chose Little Rock for medical school because it didn’t feel like such a big city. When I came to Calvert, I was very comfortable. It has the small community feel that I grew up with.”