The general surgeon is not a "generalist", but rather a specifically and highly trained specialist. The general surgeon, therefore, must have the knowledge and experience to evaluation and treat a full range of complex general surgery problems. He or she manages a broad range of surgical conditions primarily affecting the patient's torso. Often working in conjunction with colleagues in other specialties, collaboration between the general surgical staff and referring physicians is emphasized for optimal patient care.
General surgery concentrates on the following areas:
- Abdominal organs
- Small bowel
- Bile ducts
- Soft Tissue