General Surgery in the Central Coast
Medical Clinic Serving Salinas Valley, Monterey County & Surrounding Areas
Despite its name, general surgery is a medical specialty performed by a
certified general surgeon who has special training and expertise. General
surgeons perform a variety of operations some of which are related to
conditions affecting the alimentary tract, abdomen, breast, skin and soft
tissue, endocrine system, as well as surgical critical care, surgical
oncology and trauma. A general surgeon has a very broad base of knowledge
on various organs that allow them to holistically treat patients through
their extensive knowledge in anatomy, wound care, emergency care and intensive
care. General surgeons typically help their patients along through preoperative,
operative and postoperative care.
Specialist Vs General Surgeon
People often believe that their operation requires the technique of a surgeon
specializing in the affected part of the body, and immediately feel discouraged
when they hear the title “general surgeon.” This prejudice
is based on a misconception of what the term means. As mentioned above,
general surgery is its own specialty, and there are numerous advantages
of working with a general surgeon.
Advantages of working with general surgeons:
- A general surgeon has undergone comprehensive studies of the body and its
systems, allowing them to spot troubling symptoms in the body even when
they are not performing surgery on them.
- You can work with the same general surgeon for a variety of operations,
creating a solid relationship.
- General surgeons work with you through all stages of your operation, not
just the surgery itself.
- A general surgeon has extensive knowledge on various medical specialties,
and can recommend follow up treatments for a more holistic recovery from
General surgeons spend at least 5 years studying their craft, and are well
aware of what operations they are capable of performing. When your procedure
is performed by a general surgeon from Salinas Valley Medical Clinic,
you can rest assured that they have considered all your options and determined
their expertise is what your treatment requires.