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At Lenox Hill Surgeons, our dedicated team of nyc surgeons and medical professionals provide compassionate care with the highest ethical & professional standards. In our state of the art facility, we offer surgical services using only the most cutting edge and current procedures and treatments.We specialize in general surgery, including extensive experience in performing hernia repair surgery. Our expertise is in minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. Minimally invasive and robotic surgery often allow patients to experience easier recovery than traditional open surgery. They also allow for more precise and less traumatic surgery. When robotic and minimally invasive surgery is not an option, we are also skilled and experienced in traditional open surgical procedures.
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Many people are familiar with the concept of surgeons having individual specialties. Generally, doctors and surgeons choose one area of the body to specialize in and, while a doctor in clinical practice will have to deal with multiple conditions affecting different parts of the body, surgeons rarely work outside of their preferred area. For this reason, most hospitals have a general surgeon. The role of a general surgeon is multifaceted and they are proficient in performing surgery in more than one area.
General surgery NYC encompasses a range of different procedures but these are mainly centered around the torso, meaning a general surgeon usually operates on the gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to the anus. General surgeons may also operate on breasts and sometimes work alongside oncologists in removing cancers. The kidneys, pancreas, and liver are also areas covered by a general surgeon.
Trauma to the abdomen, from assault or motor vehicle injury, can sometimes require emergency surgery, in which case a general surgeon will usually perform the procedure.
Many general surgeons do have a sub-specialty and this is important when they are working in the ER, as in addition to performing emergency surgeries for trauma to the abdomen, there will be instances where a more specialized surgery is required.
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, or ‘keyhole surgery’, is an increasingly common part of a general surgeon’s professional life. Patients generally prefer this type of surgery as it is much less invasive, causes a lot less pain and discomfort than most surgery methods, and has a much shorter recovery time, requiring a shorter hospital stay.
The most common sub specialties that general surgeons are trained for are as follows;
General surgeons are an essential part of any hospital’s emergency and trauma units. The most common reasons for patients being admitted to trauma units, such as car crashes, collisions, and assault, often involve abdominal injuries, which are covered by the role of a general surgeon.
Here are some brief descriptions about the different types of general surgery we perform:
This is a relatively new specialty dealing with minimal access techniques using cameras and small instruments inserted through 0.3 to 1 cm incisions. Robotic surgery is now evolving from this concept (see below). Gallbladders, appendices, and colons can all be removed with this technique. Hernias are now repaired mostly laparoscopically. Most bariatric surgery is performed laparoscopically. General surgeons that are trained today are expected to be proficient in laparoscopic procedures.
General surgeons treat a wide variety of major and minor colon and rectal diseases including inflammatory bowel diseases (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), diverticulitis, colon and rectal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhoids.
General surgeons are trained to remove all or part of the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck and the adrenal glands just above each kidney in the abdomen. In many communities, they are the only surgeon trained to do this. In communities that have a number of subspecialists, other subspecialty surgeons may assume responsibility for these procedures.
Surgical oncologist refers to a general surgical oncologist (a specialty of a general surgeon), but thoracic surgical oncologists, gynecologist and so forth can all be considered surgeons who specialize in treating cancer patients. The importance of training surgeons who sub-specialize in cancer surgery lies in evidence, supported by a number of clinical trials, that outcomes in surgical cancer care are positively associated to surgeon volume—i.e., the more cancer cases a surgeon treats, the more proficient he or she becomes, and his or her patients experience improved survival rates as a result. This is another controversial point, but it is generally accepted—even as common sense—that a surgeon who performs a given operation more often, will achieve superior results when compared with a surgeon who rarely performs the same procedure. This is particularly true of complex cancer resections such as pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer, and gastrectomy with extended (D2) lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer. Surgical oncology is generally a 2 year fellowship following completion of a general surgery residency (5-7 years).