CHI Memorial Surgical Associates focus on procedures involving various organs, tissues, and systems within the body. General surgeons are trained to perform a wide range of surgical interventions that are not limited to a particular area or system of the body.
General surgeons are involved in both elective and emergency surgical procedures. Elective surgeries are planned in advance and may include procedures such as hernia repairs, gallbladder removal, appendectomies, and removal of benign or cancerous tumors. Emergency surgeries, on the other hand, are performed in urgent or life-threatening situations, such as bleeding, or organ perforation.
General surgeons also play a vital role in the preoperative and postoperative care of patients. They evaluate patients, diagnose conditions, recommend appropriate surgical interventions, and provide follow-up care to ensure proper healing and recovery. They may also collaborate with other specialists, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists, and oncologists, to ensure comprehensive patient care.
Advancements in technology, such as minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted surgery allow surgeons to perform complex procedures through small incisions, resulting in reduced pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times for patients.