In addition to the surgical treatment of systemic and local problems in the body, general surgery includes general principles (such as wound healing, metabolic and endocrine response to injury) and has influenced many surgical and basic medicine branches in terms of their development.
The types of surgery are often referred to by the organ or by the name of the system to which it is attached. Goat (thyroid gland), breast, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, anus, hernia, liver, gall bladder, biliary tract, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical procedures are in the field of General Surgery. When separated according to systems; goiter surgeries, breast surgeries, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus region operations, liver and hernia surgeries fall within the scope of Dora Hospital General Surgery Unit. General Surgery also aims to prevent surgery in some cases only with preventive medicine.
The Department of General Surgery works in co-ordination with many disciplines. Cancer cases constitute the majority of general surgery patients. These patients work in cooperation with Gastroenterology, Radiology / Interventional Radiology, Pathology, Medical and Radiation Oncology in the diagnosis, surgery and subsequent treatment stages.
Dora Hospital General Surgery Department of trauma is one of the most common departments. Multiple organ system injuries are also common in trauma patients. In this respect, orthopedics, neurosurgery, urology, heart and vascular surgery are carried out with the departments. Generally, the Department of General Surgery undertakes the coordination of all these branches of medicine, especially in severe multiple organ injuries.