General surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge of and familiarity with a broad spectrum of diseases that may require surgical treatment.
General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, e.g., intestines including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of head and neck surgery specialists).
They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue and hernias. These surgeons deal mainly in the torso.
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