General Surgery Including Laparoscopic Surgery
General surgeons are specially trained to perform complicated procedures, and they operate to treat disease, deformities, and injuries. General surgery includes a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. A general surgeon makes the diagnosis and provides perioperative care to patients. General surgeons are often responsible for the comprehensive care of trauma victims and critically ill patients. Surgeons must be capable in nearly all forms of surgery, and they should be able to handle a variety of emergencies and unexpected events in the operating room. A general surgery residency is five years.