General surgeons perform consultation and surgery on medical conditions involving the breast, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon, liver, pancreas and rectum. Mayo Clinic general surgeons are among the most experienced groups in the country. The 30+ surgeons perform more than 10,000 surgical procedures annually.
There are six general surgeons in Florida, 16 in Minnesota and 15 in Arizona. The surgeons at Mayo are dedicated to continuing improvement and are involved with clinical trials to advance treatments. The general surgeons work closely with other specialists involved in each patient's care to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions.
So I wonder if anyone else spent part of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, pondering what they would do. Would they take the test to learn if they were at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer? What if it came back positive? ...