Surgery and Same-Day Surgery
General Surgery is a clinical discipline devoted to diagnosis and management of a broad range of diseases and conditions that may require surgical treatment. The scope of general surgery is vast and encompasses most of the major organ systems and tissues of the body, including the:
- Gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, intestines, and rectum)
- Abdomen and abdominal organs (gallbladder, pancreas, liver, and spleen)
- Skin and soft tissues
- Adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands
- Blood vessels (arteries and veins)
General surgeons are doctors who are board-certified as specialists in many different types of surgery. At Roxborough Memorial Hospital, our general surgeons are an important part of your care team.
For further information or appointments, contact us at (215) 487.4532.
Roxborough Memorial Hospital Department of General Surgery provides surgical diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for diseases and conditions in the colon, oral, and digestive systems of the body.
General surgeons perform some of the most common surgeries in our hospital. These include surgeries done in the abdomen—for example, if you need to have your appendix removed or get a hernia repaired, you’re likely to see a general surgeon for your procedure.
In addition, you may work with a general surgeon for diagnostic procedures, such as a biopsy (tissue sample).
Maximum expertise in minimally invasive surgery
The general surgery team at Roxborough Memorial Hospital has extensive experience with minimally invasive surgery. Unlike traditional open procedures done with a large incision, our surgeons can perform many surgeries with just a few tiny incisions. In some cases, you might have a surgery with no incision at all.
Roxborough Memorial Hospitals General Surgery offers an array of surgical procedures in many sub-specialties including, but not limited to:
- Breast Surgery
- Diagnostic laparoscopy
- Hernia: Inguinal, Umbilical, All Incisional & Spigelian
- Gallbladder & Bile Duct Surgery
- Endocrine System
- Skin and Soft Tissue including Cancers
- Colon & Rectal Surgery
- Colonoscopy & Upper Endoscopy
- Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
- Gastric (Stomach) Resections for Cancer & Perforations
- Lymph Node Removal
- Mediport Placement
- Amputations of Limbs at All Levels
The quality of care patients receive in the Roxborough Memorial Hospital Department of Anesthesia is comparable to care found in university settings, using state-of-the-art technologies and modern electronic monitoring to provide patients with the ultimate in comfort and safety. Our Board Certified Anesthesiologists are the leaders of an expert team of nurses and technicians, helping patients through the surgical experience.