General surgeons are specially trained to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and disorders throughout most of the body, especially in the abdominal area. Specific problems treated by Chatham Hospital's general surgeons include:
- Digestive issues involving the esophagus, stomach, intestines and colon
- Masses and problems of the rectum
- Gall bladder disease
- Breast lumps and masses
- Hernia repairs
- Hemorrhoid removal
- Removal of skin lesions and lumps
- Heart burn and esophageal reflux disease
In addition to surgery, general surgeons perform upper and lower endoscopy to examine the upper and lower digestive tracts. Many surgeries are minimally invasive, requiring only small incisions, resulting in less pain and faster recovery.
General surgery services are available at both of our specialty clinics: UNC Specialty Care at Chatham in Siler City, and UNC Specialty Care at Pittsboro.