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General surgery is the surgical specialty that primarily focuses on the abdominal organs but may include many other types of surgical procedures performed on blood vessels, glands, surgical treatment, trauma surgery, skin procedures and hernia repair.
Highly skilled surgeons that practice general surgery typically operate on common abdominal complaints including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach and intestinal issues.
Laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery (also known as “keyhole surgery”) is now widely used within general surgery. These techniques are also popular with patients as there is less scarring, a shorter recovery time and improved outcomes. At Medicover Hospital we provide gallbladder and hernia repair surgeries laparoscopically.
Polyps are a common finding during recommended screening exams of the colon and rectum. Since there is no guaranteed way of predicting whether a colorectal polyp will become a cancer, removal of polyps is highly advised. Anal polyp removal is a procedure that involves the removal of an abnormal tissue growth from the membrane lining within the rectum or colon.
Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) surgery is usually performed laparoscopically. Surgeons perform the procedure to provide permanent relief to a patient suffering from gallstones and other problems associated with the gallbladder. The surgeon removes your gallbladder with the aid of a small camera which is inserted into the abdomen. It is now a relatively common procedure which requires only a short hospital stay.
Hernias occur when a weakness in the wall of the abdomen allows an organ, usually the intestines, to bulge out of place. Hernias may result from a genetic predisposition toward this weakness. They can also be the result of weakening the muscle through improper exercise or poor lifting techniques. Hernia repair may be done under local or general anesthesia using a conventional incision or a laparoscope.
A skin lesion is a part of the skin that has an abnormal growth or appearance compared to the skin around it. Most skin lesions are benign (non-cancerous). The physical characteristics of the lesion, presence of associated symptoms, related systemic disorders, and location and growth patterns of the lesion all give clues to adequately diagnose and treat it.
Thyroid gland surgery is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all or portion of the thyroid gland. Indications for surgery include cosmetic (very enlarged thyroid), or symptomatic obstruction (causing difficulties in swallowing or breathing) or some other condition of the thyroid gland (such as hyperthyroidism).