General surgery abroad
General surgery is a specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases that occur in the upper body and abdomen, such as the esophagus, intestines, chest, endocrine system, and many others.
General surgeon - a doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions and diseases that may require surgical treatment.
Despite the term «general», surgeons who practice general surgery are highly skilled surgeons who usually operate on common complaints of the abdominal cavity, including appendicitis, hernia, gall bladder surgery, problems with the stomach and intestines. General surgeons may specialize in operations such as cancer or burn treatments that require the surgeon to perform procedures on several areas of the body.
The surgeon performs a comprehensive examination, examines the medical history, conducts a detailed medical examination and makes a diagnosis based on the data obtained. Next, the surgeon develops a treatment plan specific to the patient. For example, a patient with a vascular disease may require special attention to possible complications during surgery.
The general surgeon has specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, preoperative, surgical and postoperative treatment of human systems and organs, such as:
- –Belly and its contents
- –Chest, skin and soft tissue
- –Comprehensive treatment of injuries, including musculoskeletal, hand and head injuries
- –Digestive tract
- –Head and neck, including injuries, vascular, endocrine, congenital and oncological disorders, in particular, tumors of the skin, salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid gland and oral cavity
- –Surgical oncology, including coordinated multimodal cancer patient management through screening, observation, surgical adjuvant therapy, rehabilitation and observation
- –The endocrine system, including the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas
- –Vascular system, excluding intracranial vessels and heart
Thanks to modern high-tech tools and advanced technologies, procedures such as abdominal or heart surgery are now replaced by minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that often reduce pain, cost, and recovery period without sacrificing good results.
Many surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Patients are sent home within a few hours after surgery. This methods offers less pain and discomfort for patients.
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- –Acute and chronic pancreatitis
- –Acute appendicitis
- –Acute intestinal obstruction
- –Anorectal abnormalities: tumors, hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula
- –Benign tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
- –Benign tumors of the stomach
- –Breast cancer and benign breast disease
- –Cancer of the esophagus and benign diseases
- –Chronic appendicitis
- –Colon diverticulosis
- –Cysts and liver tumors
- –Cysts and tumors of the retroperitoneal space
- –Diseases of the thyroid gland (Goiter, Hyperthyroidism)
- –Gallstones, bile duct stones and tumors
- –Hernia of the abdominal wall, postoperative hernia
- –Hernia of the anterior abdominal wall
- –Hernias of the esophageal orifice
- –Malignant and benign tumors, liver cysts
- –Malignant tumors of the stomach
- –Obstructive jaundice
- –Pancreatic cysts and tumors
- –Pancreatic tumors
- –Polyps of the gallbladder
- –Stomach cancer
- –Surgical diseases of the small intestine, intestinal obstructions,
- –Surgical spleen diseases
- –Trauma and emergency surgery
- –Tumors of the rectum, inflammatory diseases,
- –Tumors of the small intestine
- –Varicose veins and its complications
- –Various soft tissue infections