At UM Capital Region Health Medical Group – Surgical Care, our surgeons are trained to perform diagnostic and therapeutic surgical procedures for abdominal, soft tissue and oncological medical conditions. Dr. Marc S. Rickford offers consultations at our National Harbor location and performs most procedures using minimally invasive techniques at the UM Capital Region Surgery Center in Bowie, a freestanding ambulatory surgery center.

Dr. Rickford performs the entire range of general surgical procedures including:

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 and 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
  • PleurX Catheter Insertion (for malignant pleural effusions)
  • Biopsies including 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)