The Department of General Surgery provides evaluation and treatment of the full range of complex general surgery problems, often working in conjunction with colleagues in other specialties. Collaboration with referring physicians is emphasized as essential to optimal patient management.

    General Surgery physicians specialize in the following areas:

    • Surgical management of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases,
    • Gallbladder disease,
    • Cancer,
    • Portal hypertension,
    • Appendicitis,
    • Diabetes,
    • Infections,
    • Peptic ulcer disease,
    • Small intestine cancer,
    • Stomach cancer, and
    • Cystic diseases.

    Laparoscopic surgery: 

    • Cholecystectomy,
    • Hernia repairs (including hiatal hernia),
    • Adrenalectomy,
    • Antireflux surgery,
    • Lymph node biopsy,
    • Splenectomy,
    • Digestive disease surgery,
    • Surgery for achalasia,
    • Diagnostic laparoscopy

    Other advanced procedures:

    • Endoscopic evaluation and surgical treatment of upper gastrointestinal and small bowel disorders,
    • Ulcers,
    • Hiatal hernia,
    • Achalasia,
    • Barrett’s Esophagus,
    • Gastritis,
    • GI bleeding,
    • Gastroparesis,
    • GERD and reflux as well as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC),
    • Single-port surgery,
    • Colonoscopy,
    • Gastric pacemaker,
    • Bariatric surgery,
    • Gastric bypass surgery for weight loss,
    • Gastrointestinal surgery for severe obesity,
    • Weight loss surgery,
    • LAP-BAND,
    • Treatment for metabolic syndrome and obesity,
    • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)