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Interesting Facts about a General Surgeon

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 6:20 AM

General surgeons require a wide range of knowledge and skills to perform any form of surgery, often in emergency situations.

Some of them include:


  • Kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation.
  • Surgical conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Certain skin conditions.
  • Initial assessment of patients.
  • Breast conditions.


The field of general surgery is not limited. They also should have additional knowledge and experience in the following categories as well:


  • Related disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, immunology and pathology
  • Clinical care domains, including wound healing, infection and antibiotic usage, metabolism and nutrition, minimally invasive intervention and pain management.


In case there are any unusual circumstances, the certified general surgeon may provide care for patients with problems in fields such as obstetrics and gynecology, urology, etc.

Despite the term ‘general’, surgeons that practice general surgery is highly skilled surgeons. They can usually be found practicing multiple surgeries and their broad-based nature of education makes it possible for them to perform many procedures. Some may opt for a specialty, some might enjoy the variations and practice a wide assortment of procedures. They are also trained to maintain flexibility when it comes to working in a variety of settings, with many types of medical teams and patients.

While having a surgical specialty requires more training, the general surgeon also holds a very important position in the healthcare team and is essential in the treatment of common illness. The General Surgery Department at the NU Hospitals is equipped with the latest technology and infrastructure, supported by top-notch general surgery specialists in Bangalore. Patients are assured to receive a specialized assessment by our general surgeons along with post-operative measures, medications and regular follow-up.


Categories: Treatment & Surgery

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