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 1405 specialists practicing General Surgery in North Carolina with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 171 hospitals in North Carolina with affiliated General Surgery specialists, including Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center, Duke University Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.