Learn more about our general surgery department and the types of procedures that are undertaken by a general surgery specialist in Dubai.

What Is

General surgery is a medical specialty that refers to surgical procedures designed to treat a wide range of conditions affecting the body's organs and tissues.

General surgeons are trained to perform surgery on the digestive system (including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectum), breast surgery, skin, and soft tissues, the endocrine system (including the thyroid and parathyroid glands), and abdominal surgery (including the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts).

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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Experienced surgeons undertaking laparoscopic surgeries are able to use this form of surgery, which is also known as minimally invasive surgery, to use small incisions and specialised instruments that minimise the recovery period.

During a laparoscopic procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the patients skin and inserts a laparoscope, which is a long, thin tube with a light and a camera on the end.

The laparoscope allows the surgeon to see inside the patient's body and perform the surgery using long, thin instruments that are inserted through additional small incisions.

Varicose Veins

General surgeons may also perform procedures on the veins and arteries, for example to treat varicose veins.

Surgical interventions are usually the last resort for the treatment of varicose veins, however one of our experienced surgeons will be the best placed authority to advise patients on the best course of treatment, the alternatives to surgery include sclerotherapy, laser treatment and radio-frequency ablation.

A general surgery specialist can advise on the types of surgical interventions that can be used to treat the issue, this includes vein ligation & stripping and ambulatory phlebectomy.

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Colorectal Surgery

The surgical treatment of conditions affecting the colon, rectum and anus is known as colorectal surgery.

This type of surgery is performed on the gastrointestinal tract and other parts of the digestive system, specifically the large intestine (colon) and the rectum, which is the last part of the large intestine that leads to the anus.

This type of surgery may treat a variety of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis (a condition in which small pouches form in the colon), colon cancer, rectal cancer, and anal fistulas (abnormal channels that form between the anus and the skin).

They may also perform surgery to treat conditions such as rectal prolapse (when the rectum falls out of place) and fecal incontinence (inability to control bowel movements).

Colorectal surgeons use a variety of surgical techniques, including open surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery using small incisions and specialized instruments), and robotic surgery.

The specific technique used will depend on the individual patient's needs and the nature of their condition.


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