General & Gastrointestinal Surgery

The highly trained surgeons at University Hospitals are experienced in performing a wide range of surgical procedures, from traditional open surgery to innovative, minimally invasive techniques.

Our facilities are equipped with the most advanced diagnostic technology and state-of-the-art surgical facilities, and our team regularly consults with specialists in multiple disciplines to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient for the best possible outcomes.

What is General Surgery?

In the field of general surgery, surgeons focus primarily on surgical treatment of the following areas of the body:

  • Abdominal wall
  • Breast, skin and soft tissue
  • Endocrine system
  • Gastrointestinal tract (including esophagus, stomach, liver and colon)
  • Head and neck

It can also include trauma surgery and surgical oncology, as well as other areas.


Common general surgery procedures include:

  • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Breast biopsy
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Mastectomy (partial or total removal of the breast)
  • Spleen surgery

The skilled and dedicated general surgical team at UH provides compassionate, expert care with the goal of getting patients back to their regular, daily activities as quickly as possible.

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