General Surgery & Board Certified OB/GYN located in Sulphur Springs, TX
General surgery is a broad category encompassing many surgeries involving the treatment or removal of vital organs. At LoneStar Clinic in Sulphur Springs and Rockwall, Texas, Tiffany Gebel, MD, FACOG, and the team provide common general surgeries for tumors, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, hernias, and more. To determine if surgery is necessary to improve your health, call LoneStar Clinic, or book an appointment online today.
General Surgery Q&A
What is general surgery?
General surgery is a surgical discipline that includes common surgeries involving vital organs and systems. The general surgery team at LoneStar Clinic has extensive education and training in various surgical techniques to treat numerous conditions and complications.
Most surgeries in the category of general surgery involve large incisions through which your surgeon can access organs and tissues in need of removal or repair. Your general surgeon at LoneStar Clinic provides you with the care and guidance you need before, during, and after surgery.
General surgery includes routine operations that can affect many areas of your body. Some surgeries are simple enough to happen in the office, while others require some time in the hospital.
When is general surgery necessary?
General surgery is typically a last-resort treatment option. If you have a certain condition or complication, the team at LoneStar Clinic typically exhausts all other treatment options before suggesting surgery. Your treatment before surgery might involve:
- Oral medications
- Dietary changes
- Lifestyle changes
- Noninvasive treatments
In some cases, the team might recommend laparoscopic surgery instead of traditional general surgery. Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions and long, slender instruments that fit through them. Laparoscopic surgery also involves a long and thin camera called a laparoscope that provides a real-time image of your internal organs for your surgeon to use for guidance.
What can general surgery treat?
The team at LoneStar Clinic uses general surgery to treat numerous conditions and health complications, including many that are life-threatening. They perform an in-depth assessment upon your arrival to confirm your diagnosis and make sure that surgery is the right treatment option. A few conditions treatable with general surgery are:
- Thyroid tumors
- Colon tumors
- Skin cancer
- Breast tumors
- Gallbladder disease
The team helps you prepare effectively for these surgeries and recover in a healthy manner. They encourage you to ask as many questions as possible leading up to your surgery so that you know exactly what to expect, including the expected recovery time and any potential complications.
To prepare for surgery, you may need to adjust or stop taking certain medications, arrange rides to and from the clinic, and take time off work. In many cases, you need to fast in the hours leading up to general surgery.
To learn more about available general surgeries and find out if they’re necessary for your treatment, call LoneStar Clinic, or book an appointment online today.