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
Maheswari Senthil
Daniel Srikureja
Esther Yung

General Surgery Interest Group 2019-2020

President: Hazel Ezeribe

Vice President: Elizabeth Hughes

Resource Coordinators: Esther Choi and Paul Kim

MS4 Reps: Jenny Chang and Chelsea Lee

MS3 Reps: Ben Caputo and Melanie Roman

MS2 Reps: Emily Gunderson and Riley Dickson

MS1 Reps: TBA

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jukes Namm

General Surgery Office SIG Contact: Ruth O’Neill

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