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Surgery (general surgery)

 
 

Sometimes a disease, injury or birth defect requires surgery.

Surgeons are doctors who are there for you before, during and after an operation. They use best practices and equipment to make sure you receive the most accurate diagnosis, treatment and care.


 

 

 

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Source: American Board of Specialties; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 04/05/2010

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Quello Clinic