A number of different cancers are treated by general surgeons, including breast cancers, stomach cancers and colon cancers.
General surgeons also treat endocrine diseases, performing operations on the thyroid or parathyroid glands for both benign and malignant processes.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Many general surgery procedures in the chest and abdomen are performed in a minimally invasive fashion (laparoscopic or thoracoscopic), utilizing a number of small (approximately 1cm) trocar sites, to decrease postoperative pain and to shorten the recovery period.
One of the most recent developments in general surgery is single-site surgery, most commonly used to remove the gallbladder. This laparoscopic operation utilizes a single small incision hidden in the umbilicus (belly button), resulting in a virtually scar-free procedure.
Surgical Specialty Clinic surgeons are skilled in gastrointestinal, endocrine, and advanced laparoscopic surgery, hernia repair, breast disease and general surgery. Our surgeons perform a wide variety of minor procedures as well as major surgeries.
No matter what the procedure, our exceptional team of surgeons and staff stress prompt attention to our patients, quality surgical treatment, and excellent follow-up care.