General Surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs - (ie intestines, including esophagus, the stomach, the small bowel, colon, liver pancreas and gallbladder and bile ducts, as well as thyroid, skin, breast and hernias. General Surgeons perform such procedures as laparoscopic surgery, colorectal surgery and breast surgery.


Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is called minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions usually approx. 0.5 - 1.5 cm. Some advantages to the patient include reduced pain due to smaller incisions and shorter recovery times.


Colorectal Surgery

This field of medicine deals with the disorders of the rectum, anus and colon. General Surgeons treat a wide variety of minor colon and rectal diseases ranging from inflammatory bowel diseases (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) to diverticulitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhoids, etc.


Breast Surgery

General surgeons perform the majority of non-cosmetic breast surgery from lumpectomy to mastectomy, especially pertaining to the evaluation and diagnosis, of breast cancer.


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Last updated: March 1, 2016