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What is a general surgeon?

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In brief: Mostly abdominal

Traditionally did all surgery except neuro.
Now mostly abdominal, laparoscopic, trauma, and in some communities some vascular. New status: chest vascular heart plastic used to be in general but now have separate boards and skills.

In brief: Mostly abdominal

Traditionally did all surgery except neuro.
Now mostly abdominal, laparoscopic, trauma, and in some communities some vascular. New status: chest vascular heart plastic used to be in general but now have separate boards and skills.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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In brief: Core knowledge

General surgeons have extensive core knowledge in fundamental areas such as anatomy, physiology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, critical care, and cancer.
General surgeons have specialized knowledge and skill relating to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management focusing on the: abdominal organs; breast, skin, & soft tissue; head/neck; peripheral arteries & veins.

In brief: Core knowledge

General surgeons have extensive core knowledge in fundamental areas such as anatomy, physiology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, critical care, and cancer.
General surgeons have specialized knowledge and skill relating to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management focusing on the: abdominal organs; breast, skin, & soft tissue; head/neck; peripheral arteries & veins.
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