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General surgery

General surgery is a surgical surgery focusing on abdominal contents that includes throat, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and frequently the thyroid organ.

General surgeons not just do medical procedures for a wide scope of common illnesses, but on the other hand hold the responsibility for patient care before and after the surgery. They recommend that whether an individual needs a surgery and what type of surgery would be suitable.

Here are the 9 essential areas of surgeries that general surgeon deals with:

  1. Abdomen and its contents
  2. Digestive tract
  3. Skin and soft tissue that includes breasts
  4. Head and neck
  5. Blood vessels and heart
  6. Surgical treatment for cancer
  7. Surgical management of traumatic injuries
  8. Endocrine system
  9. Care for critically ill patients

General surgeons know

  1. Anatomy of the body and its functions
  2. How the wound heals
  3. How does the blood flow
  4. How does the blood clot
  5. How the immunity system operates
  6. Infections & antibiotics

As the General surgeon treat wide variety of people and their conditions, they must meet their unique requirements.

What to expect from a general surgeon?

While you visit a general surgeon, they will assess to ensure that surgery is the right option for you or not. They will answer all your doubts about the surgery.

Elective or optional surgery

Procedure you opt to have- that might be essential to continue a good quality life. Ex- To have wart removal or unsightly mole removal.

Required surgery

To ensure a good quality of life in the future, a surgical procedure is needed. Ex- It would be having a kidney stones removed when other forms of medicines or treatments aren’t working.

Urgent or emergency surgery

This type of surgery is performed in response to medical condition like acute appendicitis.

They will tell you how to get prepared for the operation:

  1. Do you need any tests
  2. If you require to take or stop any medicines
  3. If you have to stop drinking or eating before the surgery