What is General Surgery?
General surgery is a medical specialty in which the surgeon diagnoses and treats a wide range of diseases, namely the alimentary tract, abdomen and its contents, breast, skin and soft tissue, endocrine system, surgical critical care, surgical oncology (including head and neck), trauma/burns, and vascular system.
General surgeon is an experienced and knowledgeable healthcare professional, with extensive education and specialized training in surgical techniques, patient care, and medical research, and hence he is highly trained in performing a wide range of surgical procedures to treat various medical conditions.
As a result, a general surgeon is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care to his patients throughout their surgical journey. Besides that, he is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements and techniques in surgical medicine, which allows him to provide the most advanced and effective treatments possible, to improve the health and well-being of the patients, as well as delivering the best possible outcomes for every individual under his care.
The scopes of care include as follow:
- Endoscopy: OGDS and colonoscopy
- Laparoscopic surgery, eg laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Breast surgery including wide local excision, mastectomy and axillary clearance
- Bowel surgery, bowel resection and anastomosis, stoma
- Endocrine surgery: thyroidectomy
- Excision of various lump and bump
- Hernia surgery