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Dr. Stephen Lin, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 43

  
Dr. Lin

Chesapeake Surgical Specialists

113 Gainsborough Sq Ste 400 Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Dr. Stephen Lin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chesapeake, VA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in general surgery.


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Doctor lin misdiagnosed a varacacele for a hernia and gave me the wrong surgery. I had to take 2 weeks off work and a loan from the bank. I had the correct surgery thereafter and the issue was resolved. Is there nothing you can do in this situation? I have all the medical records
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Dr. Lin is awesome. He is very good at what he does in a very caring manner. Dr. Lin is very knowledgeable, friendly, patient and thorough. He is a very good surgeon. I would recommend him to all my family and friends.
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Three times have tried to make an appointment with this physician but can not get past the horrid gate keeper. Have an abdominal hernia that is huge and must do something about it. How good is the physician if you can't get past the one who answers the phone? I am not rude, have excellent insurance and need medical care for this hernia. I give this physician poor marks for not screening his staff and if they send me away, who else . . . . . . how many others have they sent away??????
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Dr Lin performed my surgery. All was well until I went in for my follow up. Dr Lin checked my open wound, he did not put gloves on, nor did he wash his hands. The day after I left the office, I started experiencing pain and redness around the incision site. The day after that I ended up in the emergency room with a very bad infection that was spreading quickly, it was red, swollen, oozing and very painful. As a surgeon I would think that washing your hands/wearing gloves should be sec. Nature
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Personal care and attention for all your General Surgery needs from thyroid to breast to abdominal surgery. Specializing in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery including single site/incision scarless surgery for gallbladder and hernia surgeries.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2008
Rush University/Cook County Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999
Yale University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Mandarin
  • English

Locations

Chesapeake Surgical Specialists

Chesapeake Surgical Specialists113 Gainsborough Sq Ste 400 Chesapeake, VA 23320
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63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)