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A general surgeon specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders affecting any part of the body focusing on patient care from pre-operation all the way through to post operation. General surgeons identify if surgery is required based on patient’s tests and examinations, what surgery is to be carried out, perform the surgery and assess risk/manage any complications that arise before, during and after surgical treatment.
General surgeons perform operations for many reasons, from treating or preventing diseases, repairing damage due to injury, and to restore function. Surgeons provide treatment ranging from the removal of tumors, gall bladders and appendectomy to organ transplants, as well as cosmetic surgeries, treatment of burns.
General surgeons specializing in a vast array of treatments and diagnosis of internal injuries and diseases. Along with performing extensive surgical procedures these specialists can also prescribe medications as well as analyze X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to ultimately decide if surgery is needed.
Surgeons can specialize in specific areas of the body including such surgical specialists as Cardiothoracic Surgeons (heart and chest,) Ophthalmologists (eyes,) Urologists, Proctologists, Neurosurgeons, Oral surgeons, Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat,) Vascular surgeons and Cosmetic Plastic surgeons to name a few.
General surgeons are supported by an expert team of medical specialists ranging from anesthesiologists to surgical nurses and technologists.