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General surgery

Our general surgeons deliver a broad range of treatments, often for conditions affecting different parts of the body. We fix problems that come on suddenly, like appendicitis. We also treat ongoing conditions, such as cancer.

General surgery includes procedures to treat conditions affecting the:

  • Breast
  • Gallbladder
  • Intestines, including the small bowel and colon
  • Esophagus
  • Abdominal wall (such as hernias)
  • Skin

What you should know about general surgery

  • Geisinger surgeons treat both common and complex medical conditions, so you can often receive most of your care from one doctor.
  • Our specialists perform emergency surgery for life-threatening conditions, such as serious injuries (trauma) and burns.

Why choose Geisinger for your general surgery?

  • Specialized care: Most of our doctors completed advanced surgical training (fellowships) before becoming general surgeons. This training, along with our extensive experience, helps you get the best possible care. We use the latest techniques, including robotic surgery, to minimize discomfort after surgery and help you recover faster. Find out more about robotic surgery.
  • Trust: Doctors throughout the region commonly refer complex cases to us because we offer a level of care that is not widely available. We deliver the specialized care you need if you have additional medical challenges, such as a breathing problem, that could complicate your surgery.
  • Safety: After surgery, our nationally renowned critical care doctors assure a safe recovery in the intensive care unit (ICU). You may stay in the ICU if you had a complex surgery such as a kidney transplant or experienced a complication. Special technology allows us to monitor your recovery minute by minute. Our specialized care responds to your changing needs and may help you recover faster. Learn more about critical care.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Many of our locations have newly renovated surgical suites with the best available technology. People who have surgery at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville recover in our Hospital for Advanced Medicine (HfAM). Rooms there include all the monitors and equipment needed to take care of you while you recover. In the rare event you experience a complication, our specialists come to where you are so you do not need to go to another part of the hospital for care.

Treats these conditions

General surgery includes procedures to relieve common medical problems. Surgeons also deliver life-saving care for serious medical issues.

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