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General Surgery

A general surgeon is a surgical specialist who primarily treats diseases, disorders and injuries of the torso, or trunk, including: the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, breast, and soft tissue.

General surgeons may also perform procedures on the skin, vascular system and thyroid. Common conditions treated by these specialists include: appendicitis, breast disease, breast cancer, diverticulitis, colon cancer, endocrine diseases, hernias, gallbladder disease, gastritis and ulcers, GERD, pancreatitis, stomach cancer and varicose veins. General Surgery procedures performed at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital include:

  • Breast:
    • Breast Biopsy
    • Lumpectomy
    • Mastectomy
    • Breast Reconstruction Surgery for Cancer
    • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery:
    • Anal Fistulotomy
    • Anoplasty
    • Rectal Biopsy
    • Sphincterotomy
    • Transanal Polyp Excision
    • Colon Resection
    • Hemorrhoidectomy
    • Pilonidal Cystectomy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
  • Dialysis and Peritoneal Shunts
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endocrine:
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Removal- Laparascopic and Open
  • Bile Duct Repair
  • Gastrointestinal:
    • Bowel Resection-Laparoscopic and Open
    • Esophagus Repair for Acid Reflux
  • Hand:
    • Nerve Entrapment
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Fracture Treatment
    • Ganglion Cysts
    • Skin and Soft tissue-including Melanoma
    • Tendon Repair
    • Trigger Finger Release
  • Laparoscopic and Open:
    • Appendix
    • Colon
    • Hernia Repair
    • Nissen Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Lysis of Adhesions
    • Liver Biopsy
  • Skin Lesions/Skin Cancer
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Surgery:
    • Vascular Shunt - AV Fistulas
    • Port Insertions - Mediports

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