Surgery

The American Board of Surgery defines general surgery as follows:

  1. A central core of knowledge embracing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and neoplasia.
  2. Specialized knowledge and skill relating to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management in the following areas of primary responsibility:
    • Alimentary tract.
    • Abdomen and its contents.
    • Breast, skin, and soft tissue.
    • Head and neck.
    • Vascular system, excluding the intracranial vessels, the heart, and those vessels intrinsic and immediately adjacent thereto.
    • Comprehensive management of trauma. The responsibility of all phases of care of the injured patient is an essential component of general surgery.
    • Complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions, in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and trauma/burn units.

Beyond this basic background statement is a wealth of information, skilled surgeons, and a variety of support personnel.  Our surgeons are skilled in many different procedures, many of which can be performed with very small incisions, which decrease pain and recovery time.

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