General Surgery is a surgical specialty that deals with abdominal organs, soft tissue masses and traumatic injuries.
A General Surgeon is always on call at Springfield Hospital for urgent/emergent surgery such as appendectomy, surgery to relieve bowel obstruction or repair of complex lacerations.
Some commonly performed surgical procedures are:
• Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
• Inguinal Hernia Repair
• Umbilical Hernia Repair
• Incisional Hernia Repair
• Excision of Soft Tissue Masses (Lipomas, cysts)
• Excisional Biopsies
• Hemorrhoid Procedures
• Oncologic Surgery for Breast or Colon Cancer
Our surgeons also have a very busy Endoscopy practice. We offer colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy services.