Leading-Edge General Surgery Services
At Catholic Health, our general surgeons are all board-certified, with knowledge and experience you can trust.
General surgery is a field that continues to be revolutionized by technology. Robotic surgery and minimally invasive techniques have been proven to improve patient outcomes and reduce recovery times.
Common General Surgery Procedures
Best practices may differ depending on the patient's condition, so the care team can recommend a nonoperative solution, elective procedure, or emergency surgery as treatment.
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall that may allow organs or tissues to come through. Catholic Health general surgeons provide compassionate care to patients of all ages who may be suffering from hernias. The important thing to understand is that a hernia doesn't heal on its own – it requires medical attention.
Gallbladder disease, including gallstones, may present with chest or abdominal pain, as well as symptoms triggered after eating. Though it may sound like major surgery, gallbladder removal is a very common procedure for our general surgeons. Advanced techniques have greatly enhanced the patient experience.
A broad knowledge of the anatomy within the abdominal region allows general surgeons to be a great resource for emergency surgeries such as appendectomies and bowel resections.
General Surgery Specializations
Given the vast knowledge that our general surgeons possess, it is not uncommon for our doctors to cross-specialize in:
- Bariatric surgery
- Breast surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Endocrine surgery (thyroid, adrenal gland, etc.)
- Wound care