Scheduled Surgical Procedures are Safe - An Update for Our Patients


General surgeons are trained to provide high quality care, including diagnosis, preoperative, operative and postoperative areas, including managing complications. They typically operate in these areas of the body:

  • Abdomen and it's contents, including the pelvis
  • Alimentary (gastrointestinal) tract
  • Breast Surgery
  • Chest Surgery
  • Endocrine (glands that secret hormones) system
  • Head and neck Surgery
  • Oncology (cancer)
  • Skin, soft tissue and musculoskeletal system
  • Trauma
  • Vascular (vessels that carry or circulate fluids in the body) system

*General surgeons also perform surgery for critically ill patients.

Most Common Surgeries Performed by Surgeons at Mission Hospital Include:

Cancer Surgery

Cancer surgery usually requires more extensive open surgery. Some cancer procedures include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon
  • Skin and soft tissue (also handled by plastic and ENT surgeons)
  • Stomach, liver, pancreas and gallbladder

Click here for more information on cancer.


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