General Surgery

General Surgery is a discipline of surgery having a central core of knowledge embracing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and neoplasia, which are common to all surgical specialties. 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, including trauma, vascular, endocrine, congenital and oncologic disorders – particularly tumors of the skin, salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid, and the oral cavity Vascular system, excluding the intracranial vessels and heart Endocrine system, including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreas Surgical oncology, including coordinated multimodality management of the cancer patient by screening, surveillance, surgical adjunctive therapy, rehabilitation, and follow-up Comprehensive management of trauma, including musculoskeletal, hand, and head injuries. The responsibility for all phases of care of the injured patient is an essential component of general surgery. Complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions, in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and trauma/burn units Source: The American College of Surgeons

Colorectal Surgery

Specializing in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of problems of the colon, rectum and anus, colorectal surgeons are experts in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment and play an instrumental role in the effective screening, prevention, and treatment of colorectal cancer. Studies have shown that patients treated by colorectal surgeons are more likely to survive colorectal cancer because of their advanced training and a large number of colon and rectal disease surgeries they perform. TPMG proudly offers Colorectal Surgery in Newport News. Source: The American Society of Colorectal Surgeons

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