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Many people ask us, “What does a General Surgeon do?” Are you a “Specialist?”

General Surgeons are considered “The Specialists” in the surgical care of many different diseases of the body. We have expertise in the care of patients with illnesses and injuries of all ages. A General Surgeon’s main areas of training include:


  • Breast cancer diagnosis and surgery
  • Management of noncancerous breast problems


  • Gallbladder, stomach, intestinal surgery


  • Groin, umbilical, incisional hernia surgery

Colon & Rectal

  • Colon cancer, diverticulitis, other diseases
  • Laparoscopic colon surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy


  • Arterial and venous diseases


  • Malignant and benign diseases of the lung and chest


  • Thyroid surgery and cancer care
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Adrenal surgery, laparoscopic


  • Skin cancer diagnosis & treatment
  • Melanoma excision & sentinel node biopsy
  • Office removal of skin lesions
  • Skin cyst excisions

Oncology (Cancer Surgery)

  • Breast
  • Colon, rectum, & anus
  • Melanoma & other skin cancers
  • Lung cancer

Trauma & Injuries

  • Management of critically injured patients
  • Surgical care for injuries of the chest and abdominal organs

Surgical Procedures Offered

Breast Surgery

  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Sonographic Guided Needle Breast Biopsy
  • Sonographic Breast Cyst Aspiration
  • Excisional breast biopsy
  • Breast Conserving Surgery for Cancer
    -Lumpectomy/partial mastectomy
    -Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques when indicated
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Dissection
  • Mastectomy
  • Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Plastic Surgery
    -Skin Sparing Mastectomy

Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy (colon removal)
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (Reflux surgery)
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Repair
  • Laparoscopic Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repair
    Laparoscopic Splenectomy (Spleen
  • removal)
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy (Adrenal gland removal)

Abdominal/Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Gallbladder removal (Laparoscopic Choleystectomy)
  • Stomach Surgery
    -Anti-reflux surgery
  • Colon Removal (Colectomy)
    -Laparoscopic & Open incision
    -Cancer & Benign conditions
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Rectal & Anal Surgery
    -Rectal cancer surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Spleen Procedures
    -Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Hernia Surgery (Open Incision & Laparoscopic)

  • Inguinal Hernia repair
  • Umbilical Hernia repair
  • Ventral Hernia repair

Vascular Surgery (Dr. Farr)

  • Carotid Endarterectomy under Local Anesthesia
  • Venous Access Ports for Chemotherapy
  • All Lower Extremity Bypass Surgeries
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Complete Management of Vascular Patients

Thoracic Surgery (Dr. Farr)

  • Thoracoscpy (therapeutic and diagnostic)
  • Lobectomy and Pneumonectomy for Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinoscopy

Endocrine Surgery

  • Thyroidectomy (Thyroid gland removal)
  • Parathyroidectomy (Parathyroid removal)
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy (Adrenal gland removal)

Pediatric Surgery

  • Pediatric and Infantile Hernia Repair
  • Appendectomy
  • Pyloric Stenosis

Dermatologic Surgery

  • Office Skin Lesion Excision
  • Skin Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Wide Excision for Melanoma
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy for Melanoma







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