A general surgeon is a specialist that has been specifically trained and qualified to provide surgical care to patients. Their expertise is within the evaluation and comprehensive treatment of patients with injuries and illnesses involving a wide range of anatomical areas. General surgeons are committed to the total care of their surgical patient.


A general surgeon’s major areas of responsibility involve the comprehensive surgical care of:

- the abdomen and its contents, including the pelvis
- the skin, soft tissue and musculoskeletal system
- the head and neck: Goiters (Thyroid); Salivary Glands; Lymph Nodes
- the vascular system: Varicose Veins; Blood Clots; PAD (testing and treatment)
- the alimentary tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, small and large bowel)
- the endocrine system: Parathyroid Gland; Thyroid Gland; Adrenal Gland
- trauma
- the breast
- oncology: Skin Cancer; Colon; Stomach; Small Intestine; Rectum; Anus
- critically ill patients


General surgery is commonly performed to stop suffering when a cure is unlikely through medication alone.

Mckenzie Medical has a board certified, general surgeon on staff: Dr. Chukwuogo