Richmond Surgical Group, Richmond, Virginia Richmond Surgical Group, General Surgery Practice for over 30 years.
Our Staff of Medical Professionals

The Surgeons at Richmond Surgical Group have successfully operated on thousands of patients using laparoscopic, robotic and open techniques for the following diseases:

  • Abdominal Wall Pathology (Inguinal Hernia and Ventral Hernia)
  • Breast Diseases (Benign and Malignant)
  • Diseases of the Colon (Colon cancer and Diverticulitis)
  • Disease of the Esophagus (Heller Myotomy for Achalasia)
  • Diseases of the Spleen
  • Endocrine Pathology (Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Surgery)
  • Gastric and Appendix Pathology
  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease-GERD (Nissen Fundoplication)
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Hepatobiliary Disease (Gall Bladder and Liver Pathology)
  • Non-Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Pancreatic Disease (Benign and malignant)
  • Skin Conditions (Benign and malignant)

Barklie W. Zimmerman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Special Medical Focus: general, vascular, and breast surgery.

Dr. Zimmerman received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1980. He completed a 5-year General Surgery internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, followed by a 1-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He is certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and registered in Vascular Technology.

Dr. Zimmerman has served as Vice President of the Richmond Surgical Society and as President of the Medical Staff at Henrico Doctors' Hospital-Forest. He has also served as Medical Director of the Henrico Doctors' Hospital-Forest, Memorial Regional, and Richmond Surgical Group's Vascular Laboratories

Gerardo Mendez-Picon, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Special Medical Focus: transplant, thoracic, general, and vascular surgery.

Dr. Mendez-Picon received his medical degree from the University of Santiago de Composeia, Spain in 1966. He completed a 1-year General Surgery residency and a 1-year Organ Transplantation Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Mendez-Picon is certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Mendez-Picon has served as Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Transplant Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and served as Director of the Virginia Transplant Center Kidney Program at Henrico Doctors' Hospital-Forest.

Kenneth B. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Special Medical Focus: transplant, general, and vascular surgery.

Dr. Brown received his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1983. He completed a 1-year research fellowship at the University of Virginia, a 5-year General Surgery internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia, and a 1-year Organ Transplantation fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. He is certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Brown has served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Virginia.

Ralph E. Layman, M.D.
Special Medical Focus: transplant, hepatobiliary, general, vascular and laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Layman received his medical degree from the University of Chicago in 2001.  He completed a 5-year General Surgery internship and residency along with a 1-year Research Fellowship in Transplant Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  During that time he also participated in a surgical exchange program with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  In 2009 he completed a 2-year Organ Transplantation Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Layman is certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in Organ Transplantation by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Dr. Layman is an officer in the United States Army Medical Corps.  He served as a Trauma Surgeon in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.