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General Surgery

General Surgery at Medical City Frisco

General surgery is the surgical treatment of the abdominal region, which includes the liver, esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, pancreas, and the thyroid gland. General surgeons at Medical City Frisco also deal with diseases involving other body tissues.

General Surgery refers to the discipline of having a central knowledge of all surgical specialties such as:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Metabolism
  • Immunology
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Wound healing
  • Shock and resuscitation
  • Intensive care
  • Neoplasia

A general surgeon has knowledge and experience specializing in diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management, including the management of complications. These are essential when it comes to the nine primary components of surgery:

  • Alimentary tract
  • Abdomen
  • Skin, breast, soft tissue
  • Head and neck
  • Vascular system
  • Endocrine system
  • Surgical oncology
  • Comprehensive trauma management
  • Complete care of patients

Appendectomy & Cholecystectomy

Appendectomy – An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. This procedure is normally performed as an emergency procedure, when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis. However, there are instances that are non-emergent.

Appendectomy is most commonly performed laparoscopically using a minimally invasive approach. A laparoscopy is often used if the diagnosis is in doubt, or if it is desirable to hide the scars in the umbilicus or in the pubic hair line. Recovery time may also be quicker with laparoscopic surgery.

Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) – Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The operation is done to remove the gallbladder due to gallstones causing pain or infection. This procedure is most commonly performed using the laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy — The gallbladder is removed with instruments placed into small incisions in the abdomen.