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General surgery

If a doctor recommends surgery for you, there's a good chance a general surgeon will perform your operation.

Truman Medical Centers/University Health has highly qualified general surgeons who teach surgery at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Our general surgery clinics

We offer general surgery procedures at the following locations:

  • Lakewood Surgery Center for inpatient and outpatient procedures.
  • University Health for outpatient procedures only.
  • Truman Medical Center Health Sciences District for inpatient and outpatient procedures.

What is general surgery?

General surgery may seem like a broad way to describe most any surgery. But it is actually a surgical specialty. General surgeons can treat nearly any area of the body.

You may need surgery for any number of reasons. Perhaps your gallbladder is giving you grief. Or your appendicitis is acting up.

Here are some of the procedures our general surgeons perform:

  • Gallbladder removal.
  • Hernia repairs for all types of hernias.
  • Stomach and intestinal surgeries.
  • Esophagus surgeries.
  • Breast cancer surgery.
  • Skin and soft-tissue surgery.
  • Thyroid surgery.

Highly skilled and trained general surgeons

Our board-certified general surgeons have extensive knowledge and training. Some of them have received extra training in trauma, surgical critical care, oncology or other surgical subspecialties.

Their operating skills are excellent, whether they use laparoscopic, traditional or robotic surgery techniques.

View a list of our general surgeons.

Having surgery at Truman Medical Centers/University Health

If you want to have your surgery at one of our locations, you will need a referral from your doctor.