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What is General Surgery?
General surgery is a surgical specialty that requires the knowledge of a broad range of diseases and surgical treatments. To be a general surgeon, you must be a “jack of all trades” with experience dealing with conditions related to the head, neck, abdomen, breast, skin, soft tissues, vascular, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
A general surgeon also has the technical skills and proficiency to perform essential operations and procedures related to pediatrics, bariatrics, surgical oncology, hand surgery, traumas, critical care and emergency surgeries.
What Procedures Do General Surgeons Perform?
The most common types of operations general surgeons perform are abdominal conditions like a hernia or gallbladder surgery, surgery for appendicitis, as well as treatment of stomach and intestinal problems. A general surgeon is skilled in operating on just about any part of the body except for cardiac or brain.
- Bile Duct
- Small Bowel
- Soft Tissue
If your condition requires advanced treatments beyond your general surgeon’s expertise, your surgeon may refer you to a surgeon with more specialized training.
However, many general surgeons go on to get additional board certifications in surgical specialties including pediatric surgery, bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, gynecology, and urology, just to name a few.
Additionally, a general surgeon can recognize and provide surgical and non-surgical treatment of a multitude of conditions related to management of pain, weight loss, geriatrics and chronic diseases.
FIND A Top10MD GENERAL SURGEON NEAR YOU
There are hundreds of General Surgeons to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. General Surgery takes the skill and finesse of an experienced General Surgeon. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best General Surgeons – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.
For your peace of mind, Top10MD General Surgeons’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.