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DefinitionA general surgeon has expertise related to the diagnosis - preoperative, operative and postoperative management - and management of complications of surgical conditions in the following areas: alimentary tract; abdomen; breast, skin and soft tissue; endocrine system; head and neck surgery; pediatric surgery; surgical critical care; surgical oncology; trauma and burns; and vascular surgery. General surgeons increasingly provide care through the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. Many general surgeons also possess expertise in transplantation surgery, plastic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.
GroupingAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians

Health providers classified as: Surgery

Related specializations

2086H0002XHospice and Palliative Medicine
2086S0102XSurgical Critical Care
2086S0105XSurgery of the Hand
2086S0120XPediatric Surgery
2086S0122XPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2086S0127XTrauma Surgery
2086S0129XVascular Surgery
2086X0206XSurgical Oncology