A Closer Look At General Surgery


This month we are shedding some light on the specialty of General Surgery.  General Surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures and are among the many different types of surgeons that Bond Clinic offers.  

According to the American Board of Surgery, general surgeons are trained to operate on the:

  • Alimentary Tract (esophagus and related organs)
  • Abdomen and its Contents
  • Breast, Skin, and Soft Tissue
  • Endocrine System

In addition, general surgeons are expected to have knowledge and experience in:

In the past, surgery was performed by creating large incisions in order to provide medical care to the internal organs. Thanks to many advances in technology, we now have the ability to do many of these same procedures with much smaller incisions, smaller tools and microscopic cameras.

Has your doctor recommended surgery for you or someone you love? It’s important to understand the basics of the surgery you may be undergoing.

Inpatient Surgery: An inpatient procedure is performed with the expectation that the patient will need to have at least one overnight stay following the surgery in order to receive the best care possible.

Outpatient Surgery: After given some time to fully wake from the anesthesia, outpatient surgery is performed with the expectation that they patient will be permitted with leave.

Minimally Invasive Surgery:  Often called Laparoscopic Surgery is made with smaller incisions and typically requires a shorter recovery than an Open or Traditional Surgery.

Open Surgery: This is the traditional surgery approach using a single, full length incision to perform a procedure.

Robotic Surgery: A surgeon will use robotic “hands” to perform the surgery. This is most commonly performed with the surgery requires very specific, tiny movements and the steady robotic hand is safer than a human hand.

According to the National Quality Forum, more than one million Americans have successful surgeries every week.  At Bond Clinic, we want you to know you’re in the best hands when surgery is needed. We have two board certified General Surgeons, Esteban Gambaro, MD and Robert Thomas, MD.  Visit our website for more information today.