General Surgery

What Is General Surgery?

General surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge of a broad spectrum of procedures and their associated conditions. A general surgeon is well versed in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients. Their capabilities may also include treatment for patients in need of nonoperative, elective, or emergency surgical treatment.

What Injuries/Conditions Fall Under General Surgery?

The list of conditions and injuries that can be treated with General Surgery is fairly standardized, meaning you can expect them to be mostly similar. General Surgery requires skill in complex decision-making; competent in diagnosis, treatment, and management, including operative intervention for conditions affecting the:

  • Alimentary Tract
  • Abdomen and its Contents
  • Breast, Skin, and Soft Tissue
  • Endocrine System

In addition, general surgeons have broad knowledge and experience in:

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma

How Are General Surgeons Trained?

It is expected that the certified surgeon will also have additional knowledge and experience in the following categories:

Related disciplines

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology
  • Pathology

Clinical care domains

  • Wound healing
  • Infection and antibiotic use
  • Transfusions
  • Shock and resuscitation
  • Metabolism and nutrition
  • Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy
  • Interpretation of radiologic diagnostic and therapeutic imaging
  • Pain management

General Surgery Services Available in Jetmore, Kansas

If you have questions about the General Surgery services offered at Hodgeman County Health Center, our team is standing by to take your call! You can connect with us by calling our office or scheduling an appointment online today!

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