General Surgery Overview

A general surgeon has expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast, skin, and blood vessels. A general surgeon is also trained in the care of pediatric and cancer patients and in the treatment of patients who are injured or critically ill. Common problems treated by general surgeons include hernias, breast tumors, gallstones, appendicitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstructions, colon inflammation, and colon cancer. General surgeons increasingly provide care through the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

General Surgery Faculty Advisors

Nephtali Gomez
Kristyn Mannoia
Jukes Namm
Daniel Srikureja
Esther Yung

General Surgery Interest Group 2020-2021

President: Paul Kim

Vice President: Emily Gunderson

Resource Coordinator: Melanie Roman

MS4 Reps: Emelyn Magtanong and Brenden Sheridan

MS3 Reps: Marc Abou Assali and Andrew Folkerts

MS2 Reps: Rachel Scales and Hector Moz

MS1 Reps: David Lee and John Hartman

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jukes Namm

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