General Surgery is a surgical specialty that requires knowledge and responsibility for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients with a broad spectrum of diseases, including those which may require nonoperative, elective, or emergency surgical treatment.
Surgery requires knowledge of anatomy, emergency, intensive care, metabolism, shock, resuscitation, wound healing and others.
The general surgeon is trained to provide surgical care for the whole patient. This includes making a diagnosis; preoperative, operative and postoperative management of the patient.
Excision and Biopsy
Incision and Drainage (small abcess)
An abscess is sometimes called a boil. It happens when bacteria get trapped under the skin and start to grow. Pus forms inside the abscess as the body responds to the bacteria. An abscess can happen with an insect bite, ingrown hair, blocked oil gland, pimple, cyst, or puncture wound.
Small abcess involves making an incision into the abscess, breaking down the loculated areas, and washing out the pus as thoroughly as possible.
Hemorrhoid banding is also known as rubber band ligation, a treatment method for hemorrhoids that don't respond to home treatments. It's a minimally invasive technique that involves tying the base of the hemorrhoid with a rubber band to stop blood flow to the hemorrhoid.
Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, a layer of tissue that covers the head of the penis. Smegma, a bodily secretion made up of dead skin cells and oily, settles beneath the foreskin.
Foreign Body Removal
Keloids are considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough, heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time.
Keloid injections are an effective way to treat scars resulting from injuries to your skin.
Burn and Wound Management