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Experience and excellence in general surgery

To give you a better outcome and faster recovery from surgery, ARC board certified general surgeons use the most up-to-date surgical and treatment options available. 

This includes minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques, which use cuts as small as 1-2 inches, reducing the need for larger cuts or open surgeries. These smaller cuts mean a smaller wound; the technology used means a faster surgery all resulting in less pain and faster recovery.

Surgical care from leading surgeons

To provide you with coordinated care, ARC general surgeons and surgical staff work closely with other medical specialties and the physician that referred you for surgery. 

General surgery requires knowledge of many diseases that can occur in almost any organ or body system. Because of this, an experienced surgeon can provide surgical services for bariatric or breast surgery, an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, and many other surgical needs.

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Adrenalectomy (Open and Minimally Invasive)

Adrenalectomy (Open and Minimally Invasive)

Adrenalectomy is surgery to remove one or both of the adrenal glands located at the top of each kidney.

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Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Procedures

Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Procedures

Advanced abdominal wall reconstruction procedures are done to help strengthen weakened abdominal muscles.

Alimentary Tract

Alimentary Tract

Alimentary tract procedures and treatment help treat the passageway of the digestive system that leads from the mouth and the rest of the passageways that food and liquids travel through.

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Anal Fistula and Fissure Procedures

Anal Fistula and Fissure Procedures

An anal fistula most often happens from an anal gland that has developed a pus-filled infection (abscess). A fistula can also happen with certain conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, or it may happen after radiation therapy for cancer. An anal fissure is a tear in the tissue of your anus. A fissure is caused by the anal tissue stretching too much, which can happen during a hard bowel movement and causes pain and bleeding.

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Anorectal, Abscesses & Pilonidal Sinus Disease

Anorectal, Abscesses & Pilonidal Sinus Disease

ARC general surgeons offer surgery and treatment for anorectal, abscesses and pilonidal sinus disease.

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a weight loss surgery that changes the size of your stomach to assist with weight loss. ARC specializes in vertical sleeve gastrectomies and roux-en-y gastric bypasses.

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Breast, Skin and Soft Tissue

Breast, Skin and Soft Tissue

Our ARC General Surgeons can treat hundreds of breast diseases, ranging from benign tumors and cancers to injuries, from breast cancer to breast masses, lumps, or cysts.

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Cholecystectomy (Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Cholecystectomy (Laparoscopic and Robotic)

A cholecystectomy is surgery to remove your gallbladder, a small organ under your liver. It's on the upper right side of your belly (abdomen), and stores a digestive juice called bile that is made in the liver. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is less invasive, which means it uses very small incisions in your belly. The benefits of a laparoscopic proceduce is less bleeding and the recovery time is usually shorter than an open surgery.

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Colon and Rectal Surgery (Open, Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Colon and Rectal Surgery (Open, Laparoscopic and Robotic)

ARC general surgeons can treat a range of issues, from benign tumors and cancers to injuries, for gastrointestinal problems and anal and rectal issues. General Surgeons routinely treat anal and rectal disorders, such as anal fissures, rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease and more, on a daily basis.

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to test for cancer in the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer). A colon cancer screening is typically a 20-30 minute outpatient procedure performed at a hospital or surgery center.

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Excision of Masses

Excision of Masses

ARC general surgeons perform the surgical removal of cysts, tumors, or other tissue masses.

Excision of Superficial Lesions (Office and Hospital Based)

Excision of Superficial Lesions (Office and Hospital Based)

ARC general surgeons can help treat superficial lesions. These are lesions that affect the surface of the skin.

Gastric Fundoplication (Partial and Complete, Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Gastric Fundoplication (Partial and Complete, Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Gastric fundoplication is a procedure to treat GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) to help keep the esophagus in the right place and to stop the backward flow of fluid (reflux).

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General Abdominal Surgery (Open and Minimally Invasive)

General Abdominal Surgery (Open and Minimally Invasive)

ARC general surgeons offer general abdominal surgery to treat conditions that may affect your abdomen, stomach, or colon.

Hemorrhoidectomy/Banding

Hemorrhoidectomy/Banding

Hemorrhoidectomy/banding is a surgery to remove internal or external hemorrhoids.

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Hernia Repair

Hernia Repair

If you suffer from a hernia, your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes to ease your symptoms, but surgery is considered the only way to permanently fix the problem. If your physician has recommended surgery to correct your hernia, an ARC General Surgeon is the right choice for you.

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Incision and Drainage of Abscess (Office and Hospital Based)

Incision and Drainage of Abscess (Office and Hospital Based)

Pus may collect in tissues, organs, or spaces when an area in the body becomes infected. Incision and drainage can help treat or relieve the appearance of an abscess.

Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Laparoscopic fundoplication is a procedure for patients with acid reflux, oesaphagus issues, and hernias that don't respond to medicine treatments.

Long-Term IV Access

Long-Term IV Access

Long-term IV access involves putting a catheter in a vein in your arm, neck, or chest to allow medicine and other IV liquids into blood vessels.

Lymph Node Biopsy (Incisional and Excisional)

Lymph Node Biopsy (Incisional and Excisional)

A lymph node biopsy is a type of surgery done to remove lymph nodes, and helps find out if and how far cancer has spread in the body.

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Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Parathyroidectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove one or more parathyroid gland or a tumor that's affecting a parathyroid gland.

Office-Based Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

Office-Based Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

ARC offers in-office ultrasounds to help diagnose conditions and direct patient treatments.

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Paraesophageal hernia is a type of hernia that is less commor, and happens when part of your stomach pushes up through the opening (hiatus) into your chest and is next to your esophagus.

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Reflux Surgery and Management

Reflux Surgery and Management

Reflux surgery is a treatment to help relieve acid reflux symptoms and eliminate the need for medication.

Small & Large Bowel Resection for Benign & Malignant Conditions (Open & Minimally Invasive)

Small & Large Bowel Resection for Benign & Malignant Conditions (Open & Minimally Invasive)

Resection is a surgery to remove any part of the small or large bowel affected by benign or malignant conditions.

Surgical Breast Cancer Treatment (Lumpectomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Mastectomy, Oncoplastic)

Surgical Breast Cancer Treatment (Lumpectomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Mastectomy, Oncoplastic)

ARC general surgeons perform breast cancer treatment procedures, including lumpectomies, sentinel lymph node biopsies, mastectomies, and oncoplastic surgery.

Surgical Treatment of Gastric Disorders

Surgical Treatment of Gastric Disorders

ARC general surgeons can perform surgery to help treat uncomfortable gastric disorders.

Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistulas, Fissures and Abscesses

Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistulas, Fissures and Abscesses

ARC general surgeons can perform surgery to treat hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, fissures, and abscesses.

Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Disorders

Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Disorders

Many disorders of the pancreas require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Common disorders include pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and cystic fibrosis.

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Surgical Treatment of Pilonidal Cysts

Surgical Treatment of Pilonidal Cysts

ARC general surgeons can perform surgery to help treat pilonidal cysts.

Surgical Treatment of Spleen Disorders

Surgical Treatment of Spleen Disorders

ARC general surgeons can perform surgery to help treat spleen disorders.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery can help regulate the body's metabolism. Surgery aims to help alleviate disease and cancer symptoms and remove tumors.

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Thyroid Ultrasound, Biopsy and Removal

Thyroid Ultrasound, Biopsy and Removal

Thyroid ultrasounds help diagnose diseases or disorders of the thyroid by producing images of the area. If a mass or abnormality is found, an ARC general surgeon may perform a biopsy to determine treatment.

Ultrasound with Biopsy

Ultrasound with Biopsy

Ultrasounds use sound waves to produce an image of an area. If an abnormality is discovered, an ARC general surgeon may take a sample or biopsy to a lab for testing.

Upper Endoscopy (Biopsy, Endoscopic Dilation)

Upper Endoscopy (Biopsy, Endoscopic Dilation)

An upper endoscopy is a procedure to examine the inner lining of the upper digestive tract.

Conditions

Adrenal Gland Disorders

Adrenal Gland Disorders

Many adrenal gland disorders require clinical care by an ARC physician. Some adrenal gland disorders include underactive adrenal glands, overactive adrenal glands, and tumors.

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Anorectal Issues (Hemorrhoid, Fistulas, Fissures, Infections)

Anorectal Issues (Hemorrhoid, Fistulas, Fissures, Infections)

Anorectal issues affect the anus and rectum area. Common problems like hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, and infections can cause pain and discomfort.

Breast Disorders (Benign and Malignant)

Breast Disorders (Benign and Malignant)

Some of the most common breast disorders include cancer, fluid discharge, infections, inflammation, and lumps.

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Digestive Problems (Acid Reflux, Abdominal Pain, Bleeding)

Digestive Problems (Acid Reflux, Abdominal Pain, Bleeding)

Digestive disorders range from the occasional upset stomach to more life-threatening colorectal cancer. They cause problems in the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

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Gallbladder Related Conditions (Stones, Infection, Dysfunction, Polyps)

Gallbladder Related Conditions (Stones, Infection, Dysfunction, Polyps)

Gallbladder-related conditions like gallstones, infections, dysfunction and more can cause abdominal discomfort and intestinal problems.

Hernia

Hernia

Hernias happen when part of an organ gets pushed through your muscle wall. Depending on where the hernia is located, it can cause pain and discomfort in the affected area or other symptoms.

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Hyperparathyroidism and Other Parathyroid Disorders

Hyperparathyroidism and Other Parathyroid Disorders

Hyperparathyroidism and other parathyroid disorders can occur when your glands are over or underactive. They can also be caused by tumors and other conditions.

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid gland (found in your neck) is too active. An overactive thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. This makes your metabolism work at a faster rate.

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Lymph Node Anomalies

Lymph Node Anomalies

Lymph node anomalies are abnormal growths of the lymphatic vessels.

Obesity

Obesity

Being overweight and obesity together make up one of the country's leading preventable causes of death. Obesity is a chronic disease that can seriously affect your health.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. This may happen when digestive liquids or enzymes attack the pancreas.

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Parathyroid Disease

Parathyroid Disease

Hyperparathyroidism, or parathyroid disease, occurs when one or more of your parathyroid glands are overactive.

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Skin Cancer (Benign & Malignant Including Melanoma)

Skin Cancer (Benign & Malignant Including Melanoma)

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Melanoma is the least common, but the most deadly of the three skin cancer types.

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Small and Large Intestinal Disorders (Ulcers, Polyps, Tumors, Blockage and Bleeding)

Small and Large Intestinal Disorders (Ulcers, Polyps, Tumors, Blockage and Bleeding)

ARC general surgeons can treat intestinal disorders, including ulcers, polyps, tumors, blockage, and bleeding.

Thyroid Disorders and Diseases

Thyroid Disorders and Diseases

Thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. It can also lead to other issues that may need to be treated by a doctor.

Thyroid Nodules, Tumors and Cancers

Thyroid Nodules, Tumors and Cancers

Changes in the thyroid gland are often easy to see and feel. Lumps or bumps, called nodules, are common. Most of them are not cancer (benign) but may have to be treated by a doctor.

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Locations & Providers

  • ARC Far West Medical Tower
    6811 Austin Center Blvd
    Suite 300
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • Semyon (Sam) Gambarin, MD
      Semyon Gambarin, MD
      Semyon (Sam) Gambarin, MD
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Russian, Limited Medical Spanish

    • Bao C. Nguyen, MD
      Bao Nguyen, MD
      Bao C. Nguyen, MD
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Vietnamese

    • Kevin O'Farrell, MD
      Kevin O'Farrell, MD
      Kevin O'Farrell, MD
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Medical Plaza Specialty
    1401 Medical Parkway
    Building B, Suite 200
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
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    • Christopher W. Bailey, MD, FACS
      Christopher Bailey, MD, FACS
      Christopher W. Bailey, MD, FACS
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • Arielle C. DuBose, MD, FACS, FASCRS
      Arielle DuBose, MD, FACS, FASCRS
      Arielle C. DuBose, MD, FACS, FASCRS
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.9

      Accepting new patients

    • Marco Vinicio Medina-Zea, MD, FACS, FASMBS
      Marco  Medina-Zea, MD, FACS, FASMBS
      Marco Vinicio Medina-Zea, MD, FACS, FASMBS
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish

  • ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics
    3816 South 1st Street
    Austin, TX 78704
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    • Angela M. Ekern, APRN, FNP-C
      Angela Ekern, APRN, FNP-C
      Angela M. Ekern, APRN, FNP-C
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

    • Joseph E. Garcia, MD
      Joseph Garcia, MD
      Joseph E. Garcia, MD
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • Samuel E. "Rhett" Long, III, MD, FACS
      Samuel Long, III, MD, FACS
      Samuel E. "Rhett" Long, III, MD, FACS
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • Delfino "Estevan" Lorenzo, MD, FACS
      Delfino Lorenzo, MD, FACS
      Delfino "Estevan" Lorenzo, MD, FACS
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

Resources

Thyroid disease symptoms and treatments
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