General Surgery is what we commonly imply when talking about or referring to “Surgery”. It includes all surgeries that are not otherwise specified (such as Cardiothoracic, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, ENT and Urology).
General Surgery focuses on the abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and the thyroid gland. General Surgery also deals with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, trauma, peripheral artery disease and hernias and General Surgeons perform endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
There is some subspecialisation within the General Surgery umbrella, with some General Surgeons concentrating on one or more, but not all, of these organ systems.
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