Taxonomy Code 208600000X

The directory of General Surgeons in Freedom, California was last updated 1/20/2020

General Surgeons
Taxonomy Code 208600000X

Classification: Surgery

Description

A general surgeon has expertise related to the diagnosis - preoperative, operative and postoperative management - and management of complications of surgical conditions in the following areas: alimentary tract; abdomen; breast, skin and soft tissue; endocrine system; head and neck surgery; pediatric surgery; surgical critical care; surgical oncology; trauma and burns; and vascular surgery. General surgeons increasingly provide care through the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. Many general surgeons also possess expertise in transplantation surgery, plastic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Notes

Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007.
www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition added, source added; 7/1/2011: modified source]

Additional Resources: American Board of Surgery, 2007.
http://www.absurgery.org/.
American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, 2007.
http://www.osteopathic.org/certification

Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Surgery.
Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) is provided by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.