General Surgery

General Surgery Expert Witness

A General Surgery expert witness is a Surgeon who testifies about surgical procedures such as appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and breast surgery. 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. In the last two decades, the majority of General Surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery, the utilization of tiny cameras and devices to facilitate surgery in the least invasive fashion. Robotic surgery (really robot-assisted surgery) allow surgeons to perform delicate operations with unparalleled precision and dexterity.

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, a leading General Surgery expert witness is critical to distill complex issues. 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 G 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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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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