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General Surgery in Your Community

General Surgery in Your Community

Are you considering an elective surgery before the end of the year to take advantage of your company benefits? Many common surgical procedures can be performed at Campbell County Memorial Hospital’s state of the art surgical facilities by the general surgeons on our medical staff including:

General surgery focuses on structures of the abdomen including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, is one of the most common surgical procedures done worldwide. General surgeons also perform surgeries of the breast, thyroid and for many types of cancers.

Many surgeries are performed laparoscopically, a technique using cameras and small instruments inserted through several tiny incisions. Gallbladders, appendices, and colons can all be removed with this technique. Hernias are now repaired mostly laparoscopically. This technique results in a shorter recovery time for the patient.

All general surgeons are trained in emergency surgery. Bleeding, infections, bowel obstructions and organ perforations are the main problems they deal with. Ruptures of the appendix and small bowel obstructions are other common emergencies seen by general surgeons.