General surgery is concerned with the treatment of diseases of multiple organ systems.
A general surgeon is a specialist prepared to manage a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body, including the head and neck, breast, abdomen, extremities, and the gastrointestinal, vascular, and endocrine systems.
Commonly Treated Diseases
- Abdominal trauma
- Inflammation and stones of the gallbladder
- Inguinal hernia
- Tumors of the intestines/colon and breast
- Breast lumpectomy
- Hernia repair
Did you Know?
Laparoscopy is any procedure that uses a laparoscope.
A laparoscope is a thin tube attached to a light source and camera. The goal of using a laparoscope is to find the cause of a problem and repair or remove it with minimal incisions. This results in a less invasive procedure leading to a shorter recovery period.