General surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures to treat common problems including thyroid tumors, breast tumors, gallbladder disease, colon tumors, appendicitis and hernias. Our general surgeons receive extensive training in specific surgical procedures, in addition to pre-surgical patient consultation and patient follow-up care.
There are many reasons to have surgery. Some operations can relieve or prevent pain; others reduce a symptom or improve some body function. Some surgeries are done to find a problem. For example, a surgeon may do a biopsy, which involves removing a piece of tissue to examine under a microscope. Some surgeries can save your life.
In recent years there have been many advances in surgery. Today, some surgeries are done with both lasers and using the da Vinci surgical system.