General surgery is the surgical treatment for abdominal organs such as the intestines, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, thyroid gland and lungs.
A general surgery may also be used to treat non-cosmetic problems related to skin, breast and hernias.
General surgery is used for a variety of treatments, including the following:
- Bowel obstruction
- Organ perforation
- Gallbladder removal
- Appendix removal
- Problems with the colon
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Non-cosmetic breast surgery (lumpectomy and mastectomy)
Our general surgeons use some of the least invasive surgical treatment options available in our region. The daVinci robotic system provides an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy.