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General Surgery


General surgery encompasses a broad range of procedures performed by surgeons who are highly specialized and intensively trained.

General surgeons provide comprehensive surgical care in the following major areas, consulting with specialists where appropriate:

  • Abdomen and its contents, including the pelvis
  • Alimentary (gastrointestinal) tract
  • Breast
  • Chest
  • Critically ill patients
  • Endocrine system
  • Head and neck
  • Oncology (Cancer)
  • Skin, soft tissue and musculoskeletal system
  • Trauma
  • Vascular system

Some of the most common types of general surgery at FirstHealth fall into three categories — laparoscopic, abdominal and cancer.

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