General Surgery Specialists in New Jersey

Morristown (49)New Brunswick (47)Voorhees (47)Newark (45)Edison (42)
Hackensack (40)Camden (35)Livingston (35)Toms River (34)Cherry Hill (32)Jersey City (27)Sewell (27)Trenton (27)Brick (25)Vineland (25)Englewood (24)Neptune (24)Paramus (22)Paterson (22)Wayne (21)Freehold (20)Summit (20)Egg Harbor Township (19)Teaneck (17)Holmdel (16)Manahawkin (15)Pennington (15)Ridgewood (14)North Bergen (13)Berkeley Heights (12)Cape May Court House (12)Long Branch (12)Eatontown (11)Glen Ridge (11)Montclair (11)Elizabeth (10)Florham Park (10)Phillipsburg (10)Plainsboro (10)Somerset (10)Woodbury (10)Clifton (9)Flemington (9)Hainesport (9)Lakewood (9)Moorestown (9)Mount Holly (9)Perth Amboy (9)Red Bank (9)Somerville (9)Basking Ridge (8)Belleville (8)Hackettstown (8)Hamilton (8)Mullica Hill (8)Newton (8)Old Bridge (8)Passaic (8)Princeton (8)Tinton Falls (8)West Orange (8)Bridgewater (7)Oakhurst (7)Secaucus (7)Somers Point (7)Springfield (7)Bayonne (6)East Brunswick (6)East Orange (6)Englewood Cliffs (6)Fair Lawn (6)Haddon Heights (6)Browns Mills (5)Marlton (5)Northfield (5)Pompton Plains (5)Stratford (5)Union (5)Westwood (5)Willingboro (5)Atlantic City (4)Denville (4)East Windsor (4)Galloway (4)Hazlet (4)Hoboken (4)Jackson (4)Lawrence Township (4)Maywood (4)Middletown (4)Monroe Township (4)Parsippany (4)Rahway (4)Ramsey (4)Randolph (4)Saddle River (4)Salem (4)South Plainfield (4)Union City (4)Whiting (4)Blackwood (3)Bloomfield (3)Bridgeton (3)Clark (3)Cranford (3)Dover (3)Ewing (3)Forked River (3)Haddonfield (3)Hammonton (3)Manasquan (3)Montvale (3)North Brunswick (3)Tenafly (3)Turnersville (3)Watchung (3)West New York (3)Woodstown (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 1149 specialists practicing General Surgery in New Jersey with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 162 hospitals in New Jersey with affiliated General Surgery specialists, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center.