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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



general surgery  listen  (JEH-neh-rul SER-juh-ree)

  The branch of surgery that covers the main areas of surgical treatment. General surgeons treat diseases of the abdomen, breast, head and neck, blood vessels, and digestive tract. They also manage care of patients who have been injured or who have deformities or other conditions that need surgery.