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
Are General Surgeons and General Physicians the same?
General Surgeons are medical professionals who can perform several types of surgeries to treat any type of medical condition and disease in the body. However, General Physicians are professionals who can treat the patient’s disease conditions with lifestyle modifications and medications. They cannot perform surgery.
What surgeries can be performed by a General Surgeon?
General Surgeons perform many surgeries to treat most of the medical conditions and diseases. Few of the surgeries are:
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Laparoscopy surgery
- Surgical oncology
- Pediatric surgery
- Breast surgery
- Esophageal surgery
- Varicose vein surgery
- Gallbladder removal
- Thyroid removal
- Spleen removal
When 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:
- Rectal cancer
- Crohn’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Breast biopsy
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
- Colon cancer surgery
- Ulcerative colitis
How frequently should an individual visit General Surgeon?
Depending on the age and medical condition, one can consult a General Surgeon at least once in 2-3 years for an overall health check-up.
Can a General Surgeon perform heart surgery?
Not all the General Surgeons perform heart surgery, some of the General Surgeons who have done fellowship in a subspeciality of cardiovascular surgeries can perform heart surgery.
Can General Surgeons treat hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoid surgery is performed to remove the external or internal hemorrhoids that are severe. This is also called Hemorrhoidectomy. General Surgeons can perform hemorrhoid surgery which is the best effective treatment for Hemorrhoids.