The American Board of Surgery defines general surgery as “a discipline that requires knowledge of and responsibility for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients with a broad spectrum of diseases, including those which may require nonoperative, elective or emergency surgical treatment.” As such, a board-certified general surgeon is trained in treating the following:
Alimentary (digestive) tract conditions
Breast, skin and soft tissue conditions
Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
Endocrine system disorders (affecting the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, pineal, testes, parathyroid, hypothalamus and adrenal glands as well as the ovaries and pancreas)
General surgeons are also specially trained in the areas of surgical critical care, surgical oncology and trauma. In addition, they often work as part of an interdisciplinary team of specialists to treat patients with complex diseases.
At AdventHealth Medical Group, our general surgeons are committed to offering patients a wide array of surgical procedures in a compassionate, patient-centered atmosphere. Our team includes award-winning surgeons who work hard to deliver exceptional, specialized care across Central Florida. We perform both inpatient and outpatient surgeries, and we offer a variety of minimally invasive surgery options while helping individuals manage chronic pain associated with injury or illness.
Our surgeons are leading providers of:
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) – We have some of the most respected surgical experts in the country who are not only pioneering new MIS techniques but teaching them to other surgeons worldwide. Benefits of MIS procedures include smaller incisions, less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery time, less scarring and a low risk of infection.
Laparoscopic procedures – With the help of innovative surgical devices and remotely controlled instrumentation, surgeons can make a few small incisions – and sometimes just one tiny incision – instead of the large ones required in the past to access the surgical environment.
Robotic-assisted surgery – Using state-of-the-art surgical tools such as the da Vinci® or Senhance® robotic systems, our surgeons can operate with greater visibility and precision, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
Endoscopic general surgery – In this form of minimally invasive surgery, a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera at the end (the endoscope) is introduced to the surgical field through a small incision or natural opening such as the mouth or nose. The surgeon passes minute surgical instruments through the endoscope to perform the operation while visualizing the surgical field via a computer monitor. General surgeries that may be performed via endoscopy may include pancreatic surgery, surgery to address gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), liver and gallbladder surgeries, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, hernia repairs and more.