Physicians who specialize in general surgery perform operations and procedures on patients for medical conditions involving the breast, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon, liver, pancreas and rectum. In addition to performing operations, general surgeons also perform procedures such as endoscopies, colonoscopies and breast biopsies.
Crozer-Keystone's board-certified general surgeons provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions that require surgical or procedural intervention. Working closely together with a patient's referring physician, other specialists and healthcare providers, Crozer-Keystone's general surgeons employ a team approach for optimal surgical and patient care.
Among the procedures that general surgeons perform are:
- Endoscopic Evaluation
- Exploratory Surgery
- Gallbladder Surgery
- Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Surgery for gastrointestinal and peritoneal cancers and melanomas
- Liver Resection
- Lymph Node Excision
- Radio Frequency Ablation
- Whipple Procedure