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What is a General Surgeon?

        A general surgeon is a specialist who is trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon establishes the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to patients and is often responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill patient. The general surgeon has the knowledge and technical skills to manage conditions that relate to the head and neck, breast, skin and soft tissues, abdomen, extremities, and the gastrointestinal, vascular, and endocrine systems.


Common Surgeries
  1. Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair - SAGES Patient Information
  2. Breast Surgery (biopsy and breast cancer) - WebMD Patient Information
  3. Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) - WebMD Patient Information
  4. Colonoscopy - WebMD Patient Information
  5. Colectomy - WebMD Patient Information
  6. EGD (Endoscopy of upper digestive system) - WebMD Patient Information
  7. Inguinal (groin) Hernia Repair - WebMD Patient Information
  8. Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair - WebMD Patient Information
  9. Umbilical Hernia Repair - WebMD Patient Information
  10. Nissen Fundoplication (anti-reflux surgery) for GERD) - WebMD Patient Information
  11. Common Skin Cancers - World Health Organization
 
Preparing for Colonoscopy
  1. Colon cleansing is an important part of colonoscopy. Several methods are available and Dr. Greco will recommend one depending on your particular health status.
  2. About colonoscopy


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