1. Who is a general surgeon?
A general surgeon is a doctor who is qualified to perform surgeries related to a wide range of common diseases. It is the responsibility of the general surgeon to manage complications, if any, arising out of the surgery.
2. What are the procedures for which a general surgeon can perform surgery?
General surgeons can perform surgeries related to the digestive tract, abdomen and its content, breast, gallbladder, hernia, appendicitis, soft tissue, and the endocrine system. Moreover, they take complete care of critically ill patients.
3. Can a general surgeon peform surgery for cancer treatment?
Surgeons who are trained in general surgery and have specialized in oncology are eligible to perform cancer surgery. Surgical oncologists are specially trained to perform cancer surgery procedures.
4. How is a general surgeon different from a specialist surgeon?
General surgeons are skilled in surgical procedures related to various parts of the body.They are trained in pre-operative, during, and post-operative surgical care for various injuries and diseases. Specialist surgeons are trained in general surgery and in a particular specialty pertaining to a specific system of the body.
5. Can a general surgeon do the surgery for appendicitis?
Removal of appendicitis, known as appendectomy, is a common surgical procedure.This may be performed by a general surgeon. The general surgeon may choose to remove the infected appendix by open or laparoscopic appendectomy procedure.