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 General Surgeon is a doctor specialized in the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative, and post-operative treatment and management of a patient’s condition. They generally focus on treating conditions and injuries related to the abdomen, endocrine system glands, digestive system organs, and breasts.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS], 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 General Surgeon. Additionally, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a General Surgeon:
General Surgeons perform a variety of surgeries. Some of them are:
There are mainly two methods General Surgeons use to perform surgery:
You can consult a General Surgeon either online or offline. However, depending on the availability of the doctor and the convenience of the patient, pre-booking may be required for consultation.
It is recommended that an individual should visit a General Surgeon if they were advised a surgical intervention on the detection of certain conditions or diseases. If a person has an existing condition, they must follow up with their General Surgeon as advised.