A general surgeon specializes in the surgical care of diseases, injuries and deformities affecting the abdomen, breasts, digestive tract, endocrine system, and skin. General surgeons treat many conditions affecting adults and children, including appendicitis, bowel obstruction, breast and colon cancer, gallstones, hernias, and pancreatitis.
A general surgeon typically:
General surgeons may also be known by their area of expertise, such as gastrointestinal surgeon, cancer surgeon, or trauma surgeon. General surgeons may also be referred to simply as a surgeon.
There are 46221 specialists practicing General Surgery in the United States with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 4254 hospitals in the United States with affiliated General Surgery specialists, including Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland Clinic and Adventhealth Orlando.