Thursday, November 29, 2012

Surgeries performed by General Surgery Doctors

In certain cases, the drugs and medication fails to treat some chronic diseases and disorders. In such a case, surgery is recommended by the healthcare specialist, which is performed by the general surgeons to get relief from the illness, disease and problems related to upper abdominal pain. General Surgery is a surgical speciality dealing with abdominal contents including stomach, esophagus, colon, small bowel, pancreas, liver, bile duct, and gallbladder. Invasive methods are also used by the general surgery doctors to treat the diseases related to skin, breast and hernias.


General surgeons are specialized in -

Trauma surgery - Some emergency trauma cases requires surgery, performed by the general surgeons.

Colorectal surgery - Variety of minor and major types of colon and rectal diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticulitis, and colon and rectal cancer are treated with surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery - Minimal invasive techniques are used to remove appendices, gallbladders and colon. Hernias are also treated with laparoscopic surgery. 

Breast surgery - Breast tumor that occurs from breast tissue, most probably from the inner lining of the milk ducts are removed with invasive method.

Endocrine surgery - General surgeons perform the surgery to remove all or part of thyroid and parathyroid glands in neck and adrenal glands (above each kidney on abdomen).

Vascular surgery - This surgery is performed by the general surgery doctors is they have received special training in it. Vascular surgery is done to treat minor vascular disorders.

Dermatological surgery - Several skin-related surgeries are performed by the general surgeons to removes tumours that grow just below the skin or arise in muscle or other soft tissues. General surgery doctors also treat some complex infections of skin.

Several surgeries are performed by the general surgery doctors to treat various types of diseases, illnesses and disorders and other causes of upper abdominal pain. When medication fails to cure the certain diseases, healthcare specialists recommends for the surgery.


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