General Surgery - Related Treatments and Services

General surgeons are skilled in a wide range of procedures that may be performed on the breast, liver, colon, intestines, gall bladder, stomach and others.

Breast surgery

General surgeons perform non-cosmetic breast surgery such as:

Colon and rectal surgery

Colorectal surgery is used to treat injuries or illnesses related to the colon, rectum, anus or lower body region. Examples of colorectal procedures include:

Head and neck surgery

Procedures under head and neck surgery include:

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery

Hepatobiliary surgery uses surgical procedures to treat conditions related to the liver, gall bladder and biliary tract. Examples include:

Laparoscopic surgery

Also known as minimally invasive surgery (MIS), laparoscopic surgery is associated with smaller surgical cuts (usually less than 1.5cm), reduced pain and scarring, and faster recovery time. The following procedures can be performed laparoscopically:

Paediatric general surgery

Paediatric surgeons specialise in surgical treatments for infants, children and adolescents below the age of 13 years old.

Trauma, emergency surgery

Trauma surgeons specialise in emergency surgeries for trauma. Possible sources of trauma include road traffic accidents and falls from height.

They also treat acute illnesses and surgical emergencies such as appendicitis, diverticulitis and pancreatitis.

Upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery

Upper gastrointestinal surgery includes:

Vascular surgery

Vascular surgery treats conditions related to the vascular system, or arteries and veins. Due to the importance and severity of some vascular conditions, vascular surgery often requires a multi-disciplinary approach to provide patients with comprehensive care.

*This is not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide. The information is designed for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting any treatment.

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