General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses primarily on the torso region and abdominal organs including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. It also deals with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue and hernias.
Our general surgeon, Jeffrey Justice, MD, is one of the region's top general surgeons. In 2012, a Fort Wayne Monthly survey of 2,500 physicians named him a Top Doc in the categories of General Surgery and Breast Surgery.
Typical surgeries performed at CMH include:
- Hernia surgery
- Breast Biopsy
- Lesion, Wart & Mole Removal
- Pilonidal Cyst Removal
- Colon Resection
- Temporal Artery Biopsy
- Stomach Surgeries for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Other general procedures both open and laparoscopic