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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:
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.
General Surgeons perform many surgeries to treat most of the medical conditions and diseases. Few of the surgeries are:
General Surgeons can treat individuals who are suffering from a wide range of medical conditions and disorders. Few of the diseases are:
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.
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.
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.