Common (and painful) issues like gallbladder problems, hernias, hemorrhoids can often be taken care of with relatively simple surgeries. In most cases, patients can go home the same day the surgery is performed — allowing them to feel better and get back to their loved ones. So don’t delay and get some pain relief.
A general surgeon cares for patients needing surgery on the abdomen, skin, breast, soft tissues, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, gallbladder, and bile ducts, among other organs.
General Surgery often includes the following procedures and treatments:
- Abdominal surgeries: laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, open appendectomy, colon resection, gastric surgery, open feeding tube placement, abdominal mass resection, surgical hemorrhoidectomy.
- Vascular access: Port placement and central line placement
- Head and neck surgery: Thyroidectomy, salivary gland tumors, neck mass resection, Lymph node resection and biopsy
- Skin cancer: Melanoma excision and sentinel node biopsy, Basal cell and Squamous cell carcinoma including lesions on face, lips and nose
- GI scope: Colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for screening and diagnosis
- Breast surgery: Biopsies, cyst or mass excision, lumpectomy, mastectomy, duct lesion excision, sentinel node biopsy, benign and malignant lesions
- Soft tissue: Lipoma, sarcoma mass excision and biopsies
- Wound care: debridement, split thickness and full thickness skin grafting
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