What is General Surgery

What is General Surgery

General surgery is a medical specialty that involves performing surgeries to treat different conditions. Surgeons who specialize in general surgery are skilled in a wide range of procedures.

Common General Surgery Procedures

Our general surgeon, who specializes in general surgery and colonoscopies, may help you with a variety of medical conditions. Common procedures may include:

  • Abdominal Surgeries: We treat conditions affecting the abdomen, such as gallbladder issues and gastrointestinal conditions.
  • Breast Surgeries: We provide comprehensive care for breast-related conditions, including diagnostic procedures and breast surgeries.
  • Skin Surgeries: We offer surgical interventions for various skin conditions, including skin cancer excisions and scar revisions.
  • Trauma Surgeries: Our experienced surgeon provides emergency surgical care for traumatic injuries.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: We specialize in advanced techniques that minimize incisions and promote faster recovery.
  • Colonoscopies: Our experienced surgeon provides expert care in colonoscopies, a crucial procedure for preventive health. Learn more about colonoscopies and their importance.

How to Prepare for Surgery

To prepare for surgery, here are some important steps and things to expect.

It’s important to note that if your doctor provides any specific instructions that differ from the following, it is essential to follow your doctor’s guidance: 

  • Consultation with your doctor: Meet with your doctor to discuss surgery details, and potential risks, and ask any questions you may have. Make a list of questions beforehand to ensure you cover all your concerns.
  • Maintain good health: Prioritize exercise and healthy eating leading up to the surgery, following any specific guidelines provided by your doctor.
  • Fasting before surgery: Typically, you’ll need to stop eating or drinking after midnight on the night before your surgery. Follow the fasting instructions given by your doctor to ensure a safe procedure.
  • Leave valuables and jewelry at home: It’s advisable to leave valuable items, including jewelry, at home to prevent loss or misplacement during your hospital stay.
  • Medication list: Do not bring medications with you to the hospital. However, bring a list of all the medications you are currently taking, including their names and dosages, for reference.
  • Comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable clothes on the day of surgery, considering loose-fitting garments that are easy to put on and take off.
  • Accompanying driver: Arrange for someone to accompany you to the surgery who can drive you home afterward. The effects of anesthesia may make it unsafe for you to drive yourself.
  • Overnight stay preparations: If an overnight stay is required, pack personal items such as toiletries and comfortable clothing accordingly.

By following these guidelines and preparing for your surgery in advance, you can ensure a smooth and well-organized experience.

Our General Surgery Providers

Lance R. Bryce, MD

Lance R. Bryce, MD

General Surgery

    Our General Surgery Location

    Franklin County Specialty Clinic
    64 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
    Second Floor, Suite 200
    Hours:
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    (208) 852-3662

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