General surgery encompasses surgical treatment of a broad array of diseases and disorders across all body systems and structures, including:
• Digestive: appendectomy; gallbladder removal; treatment of esophageal reflux and hiatal hernia; colonoscopy and polyp/tumor removal; bowel resection; splenectomy
• Hernia repair: inguinal, umbilical and incisional
• Biopsy: breast, skin, liver and other internal organs/structures; removal of “lumps and bumps”
• Endocrine: thyroidectomy
• Surgical oncology
• Exploratory surgery
General surgeons use both minimally invasive approaches to surgery as well as traditional open techniques, depending upon the condition being treated, the patient’s medical history and other factors.
Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary.