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 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
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.
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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