General surgery, despite the name, is actually a surgical specialty. General surgeons not only perform surgeries for a wide range of common ailments, but are also responsible for patient care before, during, and after surgery. All surgeons must start their training in general surgery; many then go on to focus on another specialty.

Your surgery

If you are coming for surgery, please also see the Your surgical care journey and Day of surgery pages, where you will find out important information such as how to prepare for surgery and what to do/where to go when you arrive.

About General surgeons

General surgeons are highly skilled surgical specialists who do a wide range of operative procedures:

  • Intra-abdominal organs including small and large intestines, stomach, gallbladder and biliary tract
  • Breast surgery for both malignant and benign conditions
  • The endocrine system, including thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Soft tissue tumours

In addition, general surgeons have knowledge and experience in surgical critical care, surgical oncology (cancer), and trauma.

Meet our General Surgeons