General surgery is a specialty requiring a surgeon to know and be responsible for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients who may fall under a broad spectrum of diseases. General surgery patients may require elective or emergency surgical treatment.
General surgeons have a broad knowledge of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, immunology, and pathology. General surgeons are typically experience in conditions affecting the alimentary tract, adbomen (and its contents), breast, skin ans soft tissues and endocrine system.
Common General Surgery Procedures
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Insertion of Port-A-Caths (including Power Ports)
- Hernia Repairs – Open and laparoscopically
- Colon Resection – Open and laparoscopically
It is not unusual for a certified general surgeon to assist in the care for patients with problems in other specialty areas and/or surgical procedures.
To schedule or learn more about our General Surgery services please contact us at (985)809-9888.