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General surgery involves the diagnosis and surgical management of a wide range of conditions affecting any part of your body. A doctor specializing in general surgery is called a general surgeon and is usually an integral part of your entire preoperative and postoperative care.

Training in general surgery can take up to 5 years. A general surgeon has extensive knowledge in physiology, anatomy, pathology, nutrition, immunology, wound healing, intensive care, etc., and experience in nine primary components of surgery which include:

  • Head and neck
  • Endocrine system
  • Alimentary tract
  • Vascular system
  • Skin, breasts, and soft tissue
  • Abdomen and its organs
  • Surgical oncology
  • Trauma
  • Critical illnesses

Some of the common conditions treated by a general surgeon include hernia, inflammation of the colon, gallstones, pancreatic diseases, acid reflux, bowel obstructions, appendicitis, vascular injuries, birth defects, cancers, and damage to other organs.

Practice Location

Medical City Hospital-Building C
7777 Forest Lane,
Suite C-670,
Dallas, TX 75230

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