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The surgical speciality that is concerned with the abdominal organs including stomach, esophagus, liver, pancreas, small intestine, appendix, gall bladder, large intestine, bile ducts, and the thyroid gland is known as general surgery. It also deals with disorders of the breast, skin, trauma, and soft tissue. A doctor who specialises in general surgery is known as a general surgeon.
Who is a general surgeon?
A general surgeon is a physician that specializes in performing medical surgeries on abdominal contents including stomach, esophagus, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, etc.
What do general surgeons do?
A general surgeon provides surgical care to the patient which includes the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and post-operative management. Some of the surgeries performed by a general surgeon are head and neck surgery, surgical oncology, trauma and burns, vascular surgery, and transplants.
How to consult a general surgeon online?
To consult a general surgeon online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘General surgery’ in the search bar to find a list of general surgeons along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a general surgeon.
Does a general surgeon treat all kinds of hernia, abdominal-related problems?
Yes, a general surgeon usually performs surgeries for conditions that require surgical treatment. They spend most of their time planning and performing surgeries, medical procedures that involve cutting into a patient to diagnose and/or repair internal medical problems.
When should I consult a general surgeon?
You should consult a general surgeon if you are diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery. Some of these conditions are tumors, appendicitis, cancer, etc.
What do we call a general surgeon in simple words?
General surgeons are simply medical specialists who perform surgery for a wide range of illnesses.
Can I consult with a general surgeon anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult a general surgeon any time. Our general surgeons are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best general surgeons in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best general surgeons in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care of.
Does video consultation available with all general surgeons?
Yes, all general surgeons on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Do general surgeons perform transplants?
Yes, general surgeons who are sub-specialised in transplant surgery can perform transplants of the kidney, liver, pancreas, etc.
Do general surgeons treat children as well?
Yes, general surgeons are trained to offer treatment to adults as well as children. They can diagnose and offer pre – and post-operative care for a variety of conditions of the digestive tract, neck, abdomen, breast, etc.
What are some of the conditions treated by general surgeons?
Some of the conditions treated by general surgeons are gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, abdominal pain, gall stones and gall bladder inflammation, hernia, varicose veins, and thyroid disorders.
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