General Surgery


Bariatric Surgery involves surgical treatment of the morbidly obese patient. Obesity is a serious problem that can contribute to medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arthritis, restrictive lung disease, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, depression, and infertility.

A general surgeon has specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management, including the management of complications, in nine primary components of surgery, all of which are essential to the education of a broadly based surgeon:

  • Alimentary tract
  • Abdomen and its contents
  • Breast, skin, and soft tissue
  • Head and neck
  • Vascular system
  • Endocrine system
  • Surgical oncology
  • Comprehensive trauma