General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and the thyroid gland. Breast surgery, as well as colorectal surgery are subsets of general surgery.
In-Office: I&D of infected abscess, Pilonidal abscess, Paronychia, Biopsy
Hernia repair (umbilical, inguinal, femoral, epigastric, incisional, ventral), Hiatal hernia repair, Fundoplication, Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Excision of mass/lesion (cyst, lipoma, skin cancer), Temporal artery biopsy, Muscle biopsy, Lymph node biopsy (sentinel, axillary), Port/Catheter placement, Thyroid/Parathyroid, Bowel & Colon resection, Colostomy creation, Jejunostomy & Gastrostomy tube placement, Roux-En-Y, Whipple, Adrenalectomy, Splenectomy, Pancreatectomy
In-Office: US-guided Biopsy with clip placement, Fine needle aspiration
Utilization of wire localization, Duct excision, Excisional biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Gynecomastia, Lymph node biopsy (sentinel, axillary)
Breast Medication Information
Surgery Specific Information
Our general surgeons are Fellows in the American College of Surgery (ACS). The ACS website offers a wealth of knowledge about specific surgeries, including: benefit and risk analysis, anatomy involved, the disease process, & how the operation is generally done. To the right are links to Surgical Patient Education sheets for common surgeries that we perform. For more information, as well as the most recent updates, please visit www.facs.org/patienteducation
What is a “Hernia”? A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue called fascia.
Where is a typical “Hernia”? The most common types of hernia are:
- inguinal (inner groin)
- incisional (resulting from an incision)
- femoral (outer groin)
- umbilical (belly button)
- hiatal (upper stomach)