General Surgery Specialists in Illinois

Chicago (761)Maywood (143)Springfield (63)Rockford (57)Urbana (50)
Peoria (40)Evanston (29)Arlington Heights (27)Oak Lawn (27)Naperville (23)Elmhurst (22)Park Ridge (22)Crystal Lake (20)Skokie (19)Marion (19)Aurora (19)Joliet (18)Downers Grove (17)Tinley Park (17)Decatur (17)Mount Vernon (16)Elgin (16)Hinsdale (16)Hoffman Estates (15)Glenview (14)Olympia Fields (14)Burr Ridge (13)Wheaton (13)Elk Grove Village (13)Oak Park (13)Geneva (13)Oak Brook (12)Berwyn (12)Carbondale (11)Galesburg (11)Bloomington (11)Champaign (11)McHenry (10)Winfield (10)New Lenox (10)Gurnee (10)Effingham (10)Highland Park (9)Moline (9)Danville (9)Belleville (9)Lisle (9)Huntley (9)Kankakee (9)Lombard (8)Melrose Park (8)Barrington (8)Libertyville (8)Alton (8)Orland Park (8)Hazel Crest (7)Evergreen Park (7)Sycamore (7)Lake Forest (7)Centralia (7)Mattoon (7)Jacksonville (7)Rock Island (7)River Forest (6)Morris (6)Streator (6)Elmwood Park (6)Palos Heights (5)Bolingbrook (5)La Grange Highlands (5)Vernon Hills (5)Granite City (5)Silvis (5)Quincy (5)Pittsfield (5)Maryville (5)Canton (5)Olney (5)Herrin (5)Frankfort (5)Freeport (5)Robinson (4)Lincolnwood (4)Gibson City (4)Palatine (4)Glen Ellyn (4)Paris (4)East Saint Louis (4)Princeton (4)Red Bud (4)Mendota (4)North Chicago (4)Grayslake (4)Des Plaines (4)Shiloh (4)Highland (4)Sterling (4)Anna (4)Swansea (4)Breese (4)Saint Charles (3)Godfrey (3)Northbrook (3)Sandwich (3)Shelbyville (3)Plainfield (3)O Fallon (3)Chicago Heights (3)Macomb (3)Staunton (3)Morton Grove (3)Oakbrook Terrace (3)Eldorado (3)Litchfield (3)Homer Glen (3)Ottawa (3)Dixon (3)Watseka (3)Westmont (3)Lake Villa (3)Willowbrook (3)Wilmette (3)Bloomingdale (3)Woodstock (3)

Learn more about General Surgery Specialists

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: 

  • Evaluates the patient's medical history and determines if surgery is necessary
  • Teaches patients the surgical procedure to be performed, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect during recovery
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications
  • Performs exploratory procedures, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy and laparoscopy
  • Performs a variety of surgeries, such as appendectomy, weight loss surgery, bowel obstruction repairgallbladder removal, hemorrhoid repair, hernia repair, mastectomy, and thyroidectomy

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 1885 specialists practicing General Surgery in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 271 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated General Surgery specialists, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush University Medical Center and Edward Hospital - Main Campus.

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