Surgeons in the Section of General Surgery have extensive experience. The department has particular expertise in managing complex surgical conditions of the breast and endocrine organs, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and surgical oncology, including melanoma.

Conditions Treated

Stomach

Liver

  • Primary and metastatic liver tumors
  • Intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma
  • Benign tumors and cysts
  • Surgical shunts for portal hypertension

Biliary Tree

  • Gallstones – laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Benign biliary strictures
  • Cancer of the gallbladder
  • Extrahepatic bile duct cancer

Pancreas

  • Pancreatic and periampullary cancer
  • Islet cell tumors
    • Functioning
      • Insulinoma
      • Gastrinoma
      • VIPoma
      • Glucagonoma
    • Nonfunctioning
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Cystic tumors of the pancreas
    • Serous cystadenoma
    • Mucinous cystadenoma
    • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm

Spleen

  • Open and minimally invasive splenectomy

Small Intestine

  • Malignant tumors of the small intestine
  • Villous tumors of the duodenum
  • Diverticula
  • Obstruction and fistulae

Colon

Abdomen

  • Retroperitoneal tumors
  • Ventral hernia (open and laparoscopic)
  • Incisional hernia (open and laparoscopic)
  • Inguinal hernia (open and laparoscopic)
  • Femoral hernia

Endocrine

  • Thyroid: nodules, cysts, cancer, hyperthyroidism
  • Parathyroid: parathyroidectomy (standard and minimally invasive)
  • Adrenal
    • Cushing syndrome
    • Pheochromocytoma (open and minimally invasive)
    • Adenoma (open and minimally invasive)
    • Aldosteronoma (open and minimally invasive)
    • Cancer

Breast

  • Cysts, lumps, cancer, nipple discharge
  • Breast-conserving surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary dissection

Melanoma

  • Primary tumor excision
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Node dissection