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General Surgery 

General surgeons are trained to manage a broad spectrum of diseases and injuries affecting almost any area of the body that requires surgical intervention. These physicians are involved in diagnosis, preoperative, operative and postoperative care of the surgical patient, and they are trained to provide comprehensive management of trauma and complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions. 

Dr. Waterbrook uses a variety of diagnostic techniques for observing internal structures.  He is also trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques that use specialized instruments including laparoscopic surgery and da Vinci Robotic Surgery (Hopefully offered soon at our local hospital). Although its scope is broad, general surgery usually involves abdomen, breasts, esophagus, colon, peripheral vasculature, skin and neck. Below is a list of some of the most common general surgery procedures we perform and conditions we treat.

Areas of Expertise

Breast Disease

Breast Cancer

Lumpectomy

Mastectomy

Sentinel lymph node

biopsy

Hernia Repair

Femoral (groin) Hernia

Hiatal Hernia

Inguinal (groin) Hernia

Incisional Hernia

Umbilical Hernia 

Gallbladder Disease

Cholecystectomy

Bowel/Colon/Intestines

Appendectomy

Bowel Obstruction

Colon Cancer

Diverticulosis

Diverticulitis

Hemorrhoids

Ostomy

Skin & Soft Tissue

Abscess

Lipoma excisions

Benign skin lesions

Skin cancer-

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Melanoma

Thyroid

Partial and Total

Thyroidectomy

Vascular

Ani-Reflux Surgery (Nissen Fundoplication)

Barrett's Esophagus

Heartburn, Acid Reflux

GERD

Hiatal Hernia

Stomach Cancer

Feeding Tube Placement

Vasectomy

Vascular

Vascular access catheter

Dialysis Access

Central Venous Catheter with or without Port