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General Surgery

The Section of General Surgery includes Divisions of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Community Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, and Trauma/Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care.

Our team has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad array of diseases. We take care of patients with surgical problems involving the endocrine system (adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid glands), hepatopancreaticobiliary system (gallbladder, pancreas, liver), gastrointestinal tract (including the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum and anus), other abdominal or retroperitoneal organs, and breast disease. We take care of patients with inguinal or abdominal wall hernias, gastroesophageal reflux, morbid obesity, melanomas and other skin cancers and soft tissue sarcomas (including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)). We also care for patients with injuries from trauma and other urgent surgical conditions.

Our Divisions work collaboratively, with an interdisciplinary approach having close working relationships with other specialists outside our Section to ensure the best outcomes possible. We pride ourselves on the personal care we deliver as well as our patient’s satisfaction. We pledge to deliver high quality clinical care and offer minimally invasive approaches to many operations (laparoscopy and robotic procedures).

Our General Surgery staff perform a variety of procedures including, but not limited, to:

  • Thyroidectomy for benign or cancer diagnosis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Breast Disease/ Breast Cancer: Breast preserving surgery, oncoplastic techniques, skin and nipple preserving mastectomies with immediate reconstruction, sentinel node biopsy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity
  • Laparoscopic paraesophageal, hiatal and diaphragmatic hernia repairs
  • Laparoscopic antireflux procedures (Nissen procedure)
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic, robotic or open approach for intestinal and colon surgery for benign or cancer diagnoses
  • Laparoscopic, robotic or open approach for pancreas disease
  • Laparoscopic, robotic or open approach for gastrointestinal tumors
  • Laparoscopic and open abdominal wall, inguinal, umbilical hernia repair
  • Liver resections
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) for pancreas cancer
  • Pancreatic Auto-Islet Cell Transplantation
  • Melanoma or other skin cancers with complex reconstruction and sentinel node biopsy
  • Resection of soft tissue tumors/ soft tissue sarcomas (abdomen, trunk, or extremities), including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)
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