Is a discipline of surgery having a central core of knowledge embracing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology,
wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and neoplasia, which are common to all surgical specialties.
Our surgeons have specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management, including the management of complications, in nine primary components of surgery, all of which are essential to the education of a broadly based surgeon:
Abdomen and its contents
Breast, skin, and soft tissue
Head and neck, including, vascular, endocrine, congenital and oncologic disorders - particularly tumors of the skin, salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid, and the oral cavity
Vascular system, excluding the intracranial vessels and heart
Endocrine system, including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreas
Surgical oncology, including coordinated multi-modality management of the cancer patient by screening, surveillance, surgical adjunctive therapy, rehabilitation, and follow-up
Comprehensive management of trauma, including musculoskeletal, hand, and head injuries The responsibility for all phases of care of the injured patient is an essential component of general surgery.
Complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions, in the emergency room and intensive care unit.