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General surgery

Compassionate, experienced care. That’s what you’ll get when you visit the Surgery Clinic at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. Our team of highly-trained general surgeons are dedicated to delivering the best outcome possible for every patient.

Our approach to surgical care

When you come to our clinic for a consultation you can expect us to listen. We want to really understand your symptoms, your concerns, and your goals.

Even though we are experts in surgery, we may try to find a way to help you without surgery. So, we may refer you to another specialty first, such as physical therapy or our Pain Management Center. If surgery is the best option, your surgeon will explain why and go over what the recommended procedure involves.

Surgical procedures

When you’re treated at our surgery clinic, we strive to provide the best possible outcome and a return to as normal a life as possible. Some of our surgical procedures include:

  • 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 including 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.

Most patients require a referral to be seen at our surgery clinic. For more information, please call 816.404.0099.