General Surgery

General Surgery Expert Witness

GENERAL SURGERY is the field of surgery dealing predominantly with surgery upon the abdominal organs including the esophagus, stomach, intestinal tract, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. General Surgeons also operate upon the thyroid and breast, and may perform some skin-related surgeries such as the treatment of burns, tumors, and infections (e.g. abscesses). General Surgeons also focus upon trauma and assist in running trauma centers across the nation. The newest trend in General Surgery is “minimally invasive surgery,” the utilization of tiny cameras and devices (some robotically assisted) to facilitate surgery in the least invasive fashion.

Litigation against General Surgeons commonly involves allegations of delayed or improper treatment as well as standard complications of surgery including bleeding, infection, or damage to adjacent structures. Because the field of surgery is so specialized, Elite Medical Experts maintains experts covering all subspecialty areas of General Surgery, including Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, and Colorectal Surgery

General Surgery Case Matter

From the treatment of appendicitis and gallbladder disease to the most complex procedures in the field, Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of surgical litigation and consultation, including:

  • Gastric surgery
    • Nissen fundoplication
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Intestinal surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Colectomy
    • Small bowel resection
    • Release of adhesions (adhesiolysis)
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Liver resection
  • Hernia surgery (Herniorrhaphy: inguinal, femoral, and ventral)
  • Skin surgery
    • Debridement of burns
    • Complex soft tissue injuries
    • Drainage of abscesses
    • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Breast surgery
    • Biopsy
    • Mastectomy
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (minimally invasive techniques performed through small incisions)
  • Robotic surgery (e.g. da Vinci® Surgical System)

Due to the complexity and scope of surgical issues, an experienced Board-Certified General Surgeon from a top university medical center is an invaluable resource for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected GENERAL SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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