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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a General Surgeon?

Medical professionals who are specially trained to perform various surgical operations are known as general surgeons. Surgery is a technique of detecting, modifying, or treating a medical ailment. A general surgeon works with a team of anesthesiologists, nurses, and surgical technicians. They are trained in all the nine basic areas of surgery including:

  • The digestive tract
  • Management of traumatic injuries via surgery
  • The head and neck
  • The blood vessels and heart
  • Surgery of critically ill patients
  • Abdomen and its organs
  • The skin and soft tissue, including the breasts
  • The endocrine system
  • Surgical treatment of cancer

What are the qualifications of a General Surgeon?

General surgeons are medical professionals who have specific training in treating an illness or injury using surgical methods.

  • To become a surgeon one must complete their undergraduate medical schooling and also attain an M.S. degree and years of hands-on practice.
  • They also go through a residency program of up to 5 years.
  • They have to gain certification from their country’s medical board to become licensed practitioners.

What are the subspecialties of a General Surgeon?

A general surgeon can further opt to specialize in any of the following specialties:

  • Vascular surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Hospice and palliative medicine
  • Cardiovascular including heart, lungs, esophagus, and chest
  • Critical care surgery
  • Complex general surgical oncology
  • Hand surgery
  • Colorectal
  • Ophthalmic
  • Oral and maxillofacial
  • Plastic
  • Ear nose and throat
  • Neurosurgery (brain and spinal cord)
  • OB/GYN

What conditions do General Surgeons treat?

A general surgeon can treat a variety of conditions based on their training and practice. They have intensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, immunology, Pathology, shock, wound healing, and resuscitation. They can provide treatment and care for

  • preoperative care
  • postoperative care
  • patient management and guidance
  • Surgical process
  • endocrine system
  • soft tissues, breast, and skin
  • abdomen and its organs
  • pelvis issues
  • alimentary tract
  • head and neck surgery
  • pediatric surgery
  • surgical critical care
  • surgical oncology
  • trauma and burns
  • transplants and vascular surgery

What diagnostic tests are required by the General Surgeon?

A general surgeon may order various tests to ensure a safe and sound surgery. Some of the common tests and procedures involve:

  • Blood tests: Complete blood count, BMP, coagulation studies, transfusion studies.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • CT Scans
  • X-ray

When should you visit a General Surgeon?

Patients should have a visit to a general surgeon for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons for general surgery are listed below:

  • A general physician recommended the surgery in case medications won’t be enough.
  • Failure of alternative therapies leads to a visit to the surgeon.
  • Being stuck in a medical emergency like gallstones and hernia that needs immediate operative management.

What can you expect from your first visit with a General Surgeon?

During the first visit with your general surgeon, they'll walk you through the procedure and answer any questions you have. A general surgeon will instruct you regarding how to prepare for the procedure, which may include:

  • Whether or not you'll be required to take any tests
  • If you need to start or stop taking any medications.
  • If you must refrain from eating or drinking before the treatment,
  • A general surgeon will also go over the recuperation process with you. If your surgery necessitates a hospital stay, they will inform you about how long you'll be there and what you'll need once you go home.