A general surgeon is a medical specialist trained to diagnose disease and perform operative procedures to alleviate conditions affecting almost any area of the body, when a cure is unlikely through medication alone. Surgeons operate on areas of the body including the head and neck, breast, abdomen, arms and legs, and internal systems such as gastrointestinal, vascular, and endocrine systems.
The general surgeons at Jefferson Regional Medical Center can also perform diagnostic tests such as endoscopy for examining internal organs. General surgeons may work with or refer patients to members of our specialty surgical departments to ensure the best treatment program for each patient. In addition, general surgeons offer their expertise to our Cancer Care programs.
For more information about General Surgery at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, call 412-469-7000.