The general surgeon is a surgical specialist engaged in the comprehensive care of surgical patients. General Surgery, as defined by the American Board of Surgery emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge in the basic sciences underlying surgical practice and the development of clinical skills in the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients.
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Typical anatomical and care management areas that involve a general surgeon include the following:
- Alimentary tract.
- Abdomen and its contents.
- Breast, skin, and soft tissue.
- Head and neck.
- Vascular system, excluding the intracranial vessels, the heart, and those vessels intrinsic and immediately adjacent thereto.
- Comprehensive management of trauma. The responsibility of all phases of care of the injured patient is an essential component of general surgery.
- Complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions, in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and trauma/burn units.