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General Surgery

General surgery, despite the name, is actually a surgical specialty. General surgeons not only perform surgeries for a wide range of common ailments, but are also responsible for patient care before, during, and after surgery. All surgeons must start their general surgery training; many then focus on another specialty.

General surgeons are trained to operate on the following:

  • Laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery)for all abdominal wall and groin hernias, Gall bladder, and appendix surgeries.
  • Repair of  all abdominal hernias, including abdominoplasty 
  • Head and Neck Surgery: Endoscopic thyroidectomy, parotidectomy, Lymph node excision, etc. 
  • Breast: Excision of breast lump, simple Mastectomy, Modified radical Mastectomy 
  • Treatment of peripheral vascular disease, including diabetic foot infections 
  • Treatment of varicose vein including sclerotherapy Trendelenburg operations/stripping and multiple ligation Skin and soft tissue infections such as cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis/Fournier gangrene, etc.
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the skin and soft tissues
  • Open repair of  all abdominal hernias, including abdominoplasty 
  • Surgical treatment of  bowel, including bowel malignancies  
  • Painless surgical procedure for piles, fistula, fissure, and prolapse, including stapler haemorrhoidectomies. Endoscopic fistula surgery (VAAFT)
  • Emergency treatment for chest and abdominal trauma

In addition, general surgeons are expected to have knowledge and experience in:

  • Surgical critical care
  • Surgical oncology
  • Trauma

Despite the term "general", surgeons that practice general surgery are highly skilled surgeons that typically operate on common abdominal complaints, including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach, and intestinal issues.

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