General Surgery is a medical specialty that deals mainly with the organs in the abdomen. Ie intestines including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, bladder, gallbladder, bile ducts and thyroid gland. General Surgeon also deal with diseases involving the skin and soft tissue including hernias.
Although general surgery is often associated with emergency care, many common procedures are completed by general surgeons such as, but not limited too:
- hernia repair
- thyroid removal
- colorectal surgery
- gallbladder removal
it is becoming more common for these surgeries to be laparoscopic, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure and recovery time.