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What Does a General Surgeon Do?

General Surgeons can help in the evaluation and treatment of abdominal pains, and lumps and bumps, either new or old, that you may be concerned about. They also diagnose and help with pain or bleeding related to the rectum or anus. They evaluate wounds that seem strange. General surgeons can also aid in the prevention of serious conditions such as colon cancer.

How Can We Help?

Abdominal Pain

If you are experiencing abdominal pain a general surgeon can treat the common causes - gallbladder issues, peptic ulcer conditions, hernias, diverticulitis.

Lumps and Bumps

If you are experiencing lumps and bumps a general surgeon may be able to help you. These conditions can be distressing as they may represent either serious or benign problems such as lipomas that can occur throughout the body, or nodules of the neck or breast. Surgeons can help direct the evaluation of these abnormalities with the use of various technologies including imaging, blood work, and biopsy, and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Pain of the Rectum or Anus

Pain of the rectum or anus can be caused by several things including – hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses, fistulas, etc. Dr. Lee and Dr. Salim can diagnose and treat these issues.


Wounds - if you are experiencing poor healing, our wound care clinic can diagnose and assist you.


Our general surgeons offer several prevention services including colonoscopies and breast cancer screening services.

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