From emergency appendectomies to scheduled hernia repairs, every year thousands of patients throughout Wenatchee Valley receive top quality surgical care from general surgeons at Confluence Health. Patients that undergo surgery at Confluence Health know it is being performed in a setting well-known for providing compassionate, high-quality care.
Common surgeries performed by a general surgeon include:
Gastrointestinal surgery (surgery of the stomach, intestines and appendix)
Removal or repair of abdominal organs (such as the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and stomach)
Many general surgeons are trained to manage diseases of the colon and rectum, but some complete additional training to specialize only in this area. These are colorectal surgeons and they focus on conditions affecting the colon, rectum and anus.
Our General surgeons are also trained in trauma, or emergency surgery. They are capable of dealing initially with almost any type of surgical emergency, but are most often called upon to stop internal bleeding, remove a gallbladder or appendix, correct a bowel obstruction or close a perforated lung or intestine.