GENERAL SURGEON


What is a general surgeon?

A general surgeon is a qualified doctor who works to treat patients who need an operation. They will be able to perform a broad range of surgeries and may have one or several sub-specialities. Because of their broad knowledge base, general surgeons are key members of A&E departments. Exactly what type of work a general surgeon does will depend on the location in which they work; for example a general surgeon in a rural area will have different roles to a general surgeon that works in an urban area.  A general surgeon will provide care before, during and after surgery.

When to see a general surgeon?

The work of general surgeons is not limited to one particular part of the body or medical condition: there is a huge variety in the work that they do.  General surgeons frequently work with patients who suffer from acute abdominal problems; the many organs contained in the abdomen means that it is a common part of the body to be operated on. General surgeons may also have to perform surgery on patients who have suffered a trauma in an accident or surgery on patients who need it as part of treatment for a condition such as cancer.

Common conditions:

Acute abdominal problems

Burns

Cancer

Gastroenterological problems

Head and neck surgery

Trauma

Transplant

WHAT DOES A GENERAL SURGEON TREAT?


  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Colon Diseases
  • Gall Bladder Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Liver Disease
  • Oesophageal Diseases
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Small Bowel Diseases
  • Stomach Diseases

WHAT DOES A GENERAL SURGEON DO?


  • Biopsy
  • Endoscopy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Keyhole Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Open Surgery
  • Stoma