A general surgeon is one who provides a range of elective and emergency surgical care covering a range of different anatomical areas and organ systems. Many general surgeons, such as myself, also have a specialist interest, and in some cases the lines between general and specialty surgery are not distinct.
The commonest general surgical conditions I see are hernias, skin lumps and bumps and pilonidal disease, although I have discussed some conditions often regarded as general surgery in other areas. Please click on the link to find out more about these conditions