What is General Surgery/Surgeon?
General surgery is the field of surgery mainly concerned with disorders of the abdomen.
A large part of a general surgeon’s workload is to provide emergency surgical care to patients with a wide range of conditions (hence the general). General surgeons also provide the backbone of trauma surgery in most hospitals in Australia.
Nowadays most general surgeons will have some sub-speciality training or have a sub-speciality interest for their non-emergency caseload. These include upper GI, HPB, colorectal, endocrine, thyroid and breast surgery.