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
- Critically ill patients
- Endocrine system
- Head and neck
- Oncology (Cancer)
- Skin, soft tissue and musculoskeletal system
- Vascular system
Some of the most common types of general surgery at FirstHealth fall into three categories — laparoscopic, abdominal and cancer.