Who is 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.
What are the qualifications of General Surgeon?
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:
- DNB - Rural Surgery
- FICS - General Surgery
- M.Chir. - Master of Surgery
- MNAMS (General Surgery)
- Fellow of American College of Surgeons(FACS)
- FRCS - General Surgery
- Diplomate from the American Board of Surgical Specialties
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, FRACS (General Surgery)
- MD - Medicine and Surgery
- Ph.D. - Surgery
- MBBCh - Surgery
- FAMS - General Surgery
- FCPS - General Surgery
- MS - General Surgery
- DNB - General Surgery
How often should I visit 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.
Why should an individual consult a General Surgeon?
General Surgeons can treat individuals who are suffering from a wide range of medical conditions and disorders. Few of the diseases are:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Rectal cancer
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Breast biopsy
- Colon cancer surgery
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
Are General Surgeons and General Physicians same?
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.
Can General Surgeon treat joint pain?
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.
Can General Surgeon cure gastric problems?
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.
What surgeries can be performed by a General Surgeon?
General Surgeon performs many surgeries to treat and cure most of the medical conditions and diseases. Few of the surgeries are:
- Laparoscopy surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Surgical oncology
- Vascular surgery