General surgery refers to a surgeon with a wide variety of surgical skills that can diagnose and treat a wide range of surgical conditions.
You may want to consult a general surgeon if you require surgery such as hernia operations, colon cancer surgery, appendicectomy and breast surgery.
Breast Surgery- Breast surgeons are surgical specialists who operate and investigate breast pathology. Breast cancer is a major proportion of their work and these may require surgical removal and subsequent breast reconstruction. Breast surgeons and plastic surgeons may both be involved with breast augmentation (Breast enlargement or reduction surgery) for cosmetic appearances.
Gastroenterology- When there is something wrong with the stomach and digestive processes of the body, it can be difficult and frustrating to diagnose exactly what the problem is. Many of the disease and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract have similar symptoms and present in the same manner. In all cases, any kind of oesophageal, stomach, intestinal, or colon problems that persist beyond the terms or severity of a “stomach bug” or “food poisoning” often necessitate a visit to a specialist. Finding a gastroenterologist in London to diagnose and treat these problems is the first step towards management and recovery.
Vascular Surgery- Vascular surgery is a surgical branch focused on disorders of the circulatory system (arteries, lymphatic vessels and veins). Vascular surgeons are trained for radiological and surgical procedures on the circulatory system.
Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery- Bariatric surgeons specialise in weight loss operations. Several methods are available including a gastric band, the removal of a portion of the stomach and gastric bypass surgery amongst others.
Colorectal Surgery- Colorectal surgeons operate on the intestines and rectum for bowel conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, enterocutaneous fistulae, colon cancer or mesenteric angina. They can provide medical or surgical treatment for perianal or rectal conditions such as fissures, haemorrhoids and perianal fistulae. They commonly work hand in hand with Gastorentorologists who manage the medical side of bowel conditions.
Endocrine Surgery- Endocrine surgeons mainly specialise in the removal of endocrine glands such the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands for conditions such as hyperparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism and cancers of endocrine glands.
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery- Upper GI surgeons specialise in operating on the oseophagus, stomach, gallbladder and small bowel to treat conditions such as reflux, cancers and gallstones. They also may do diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopies (camera test).
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