1. Who is a general surgeon?
A general surgeon is a doctor highly skilled in surgery of a wide range of and most commonly occurring diseases.
2. What are the procedures for which a general surgeon can perform surgery?
A general surgeon performs surgery for digestive tract (oesophagus and related organs), abdomen and its contents, appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder, breast, skin, and soft tissue and endocrine system.
3. Can a general surgeon peform surgery for cancer treatment?
A surgeon who has completed his training in general surgery and, then specialized in oncology can perform surgery for cancer treatment.
4. How general surgeon is different from a specialist surgeon?
A general surgeon is highly skilled in surgical procedure for various parts of the body. They are also trained in pre, during and post-operative surgical critical care and injury due to accidents. However, a specialist surgeon, after having training in general surgery, gets additional training in a particular speciality related to a specific system of the body. e.g. orthopedic surgery
5. Can a general surgeon do the surgery for appendicitis?
Removal of appendicitis is called as appendectomy and is a common surgical procedure performed by a general surgeon.
A surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including stomach, large intestine, small intestine, esophagus, pancreas, liver, appendix, bile ducts, and gallbladder is General Surgery. Medical doctors who are specialized in General Surgery are General Surgeons. They often treat thyroid glans disorders as well.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a General Surgeon:
Depending on the age and medical condition, one should consult a General Surgeon at least once in 2-3 years for an overall health check-up.
General Surgeons can treat individuals who are suffering from a wide range of medical conditions and disorders. Few of the diseases are:
General Surgeons are physicians who can perform several types of surgeries to treat any medical condition and disease. However, General Physicians are medical professionals who cannot perform surgery and can treat the patient’s disease conditions with lifestyle modifications and medications.
If the joint pain is mild to moderate, then medications may be prescribed by your doctor to reduce the pain in joints. However, if the joint pains are severe and not responding to medication, General Surgeons may refer the patient to an Orthopedic Surgeon for further investigations.
General Surgeons can treat most of the medical conditions through lifestyle modifications, medications, and surgeries. Gastric problems like heartburn, stomachache, peptic ulcers, constipation, irritable bowel movement, fistulas, and colitis, etc., can be diagnosed and treated by a General Physician and General Surgeon.
General Surgeon performs many surgeries to treat and cure most of the medical conditions and diseases. Few of the surgeries are: