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Dr. Gregory Ginn

General Surgery
Gardnerville, NV
37 years experience male

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Bio

Dr.Gregory E. Ginn, MD, MSE, FACS, FICS is Board Certified in General Surgery since 1994 with an active sub specialty in non-cardiac thoracic surgery as well. Areas of particular surgical interest include minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for a variety of abdominal diseases including gallbladder, appendix, colon and rectum, reflux (heartburn) surgery,, video-assisted chest surgery, breast disease, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, hernia surgery including complex abdominal hernia repairs with component release as well as laparoscopic hernia repairs, melanoma, lung cancer, soft tissue tumors, and abdominoplasy for selected patients. He completed medical shool at Vanderbilt University in 1985, surgical residency at University of CA, Irvine in 1990 after which he has practiced surgery full time in the Tahoe/Carson Valley for the past 22 years. His primary office is located in Gardnerville, NV in association with Jobs Peak Medical Group. He currently operates at both Carson Valley Medical Center as well as Barton Memorial Hospital in So Lake Tahoe. Dr. Ginn's office staff includes a caring and compassionate personnel comprised of Kath Trujillo (Office Manager), Dawn Ripper, M.A., and Celeste Callinan, P.A. Our primary goal is to provide efficient, cost effective, and compassionate care with the main focus being that each patient feels that he or she is treated as a family member.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
93 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Yes you can unless your doc thinks it will make it worse and cause permanent damage.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, it is possible to have colon cancer at ages starting as early as 15, .Though that is very rare. Usually younger patients that have col... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Hernia Surgery: If you had your hernia repair via the open approach or via the laparoscopic approach, approximately 10 to 15 % of patients will have swelling or bruis... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Colitis: I would seek help from a reputable gastroenterologist. It would also depend on what form of colitis you (or i....Since you asked:-))had. There are m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: An umbilical hernia has a higher risk of incarceration and strangulation of bowel. If you have a very small umbilical hernia, it usually doesn't need... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Almost always: Everyone is born with an umbilical hernia. It's where your mom's umbilical cord fed you before birth. Most floks hernia closes by age 3 to 4. Some ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Cold before CABG: Yes. You have a much higher risk of post-operative pneumonia as well as other complications before elective CABG surgery if you have a cold. Consult... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Skin wounds: There are so many causes for poor wound healing and there are books written on it. Some of the most common causes are diabetes, malnutrition, age, va... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin) safety.: Yes. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is safe before, during, and after pregnancy, but every medication has side effects.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Aortic Aneurysms: It depends on the size of your aneurysm. Many aneurysms are stented without requiring a big, abdominal surgery. You should consult a vascularssurgeo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Carcinoid: Carcinoid tumors can arise from many different organs. The best way to treat them is surgical excision if possible. There are medical treatments av... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Colitis ?: Colitis, simply means inflammation of the colon. There are both chronic and acute forms. Acute forms are usually a bacterial or viral infection of t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Cyst: As soon as your wrist feels comfortable for the gym. There is a risk of recurrence if you go back too soon. Usually 2 to 4 weeks is the best course.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Multidisiplinary: There are several types of jejunal cancer: adenocarcinoma, carcinoid, stromal, and lymphoma are the most common. Surgery for tumor removal if possibl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia is a laxity or defect of the diaphragm where the esophagus travels through the back of the chest into the abdominal cavity and your st... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Bumps: Lipomas are autonomous fatty tissue growths. Consider it a fat cell gone wild, and are independent from weight gain or loss. Generally, they are enve... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Sinusitis: Yes, sinusitis can involve multiple sinuses. See your nearest ENT doctor to discuss this problem. I assume that you already have since you have had ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
CT vs. Ultrasound: A ct is excellent at seeing most pathology of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. An ultrasound is far less expensive, has no radiation involved, and is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
CTS: Some cases of cts can be treated conservatively with splinting and steroid injections, but most cases are treated surgically with a carpal tunnel rele... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Bowel obstruction: Obvious symptoms of bowel obstruction are crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bloating associated with little or no passage of stool or gas p... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Pain before pooh: There are many reasons and causes of pain prior to defecation in your age/gender group, most of which are benign. If you have had 2 weeks of symptoms ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 37 years experience
Thumb and wrist: See your Orthopedist and have him exam you and take new X-rays and maybe an MRI if indicated. How did you break your thumb and 1st MT??? It might be... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ginn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ginn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Chief of Surgery, Vice Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff Barton Memorial Hospital 1992 through 2004

Affiliations

Medassets
Barton Memorial Hospital
Baptist medical group
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