General Surgery : is a medical specialty concerned with the treatment of a variety of disorders frequently requiring surgery. A board–certified general surgeon is required to complete five years of additional training after receiving the medical doctor degree. This training involves learning how to evaluate a patient’s medical condition and determining whether surgery is the best type of treatment available
A general surgeon receives extensive training in specific surgical procedures, pre–surgical patient consultation, and patient follow–up care. Some of the more common problems treated by a general surgeon are, thyroid tumors, breast tumors, gallbladder disease, colon tumors, appendicitis, and hernias.
Vascular Surgery is considered a super–specialty of general surgery. A vascular surgeon treats medical problems involving blood vessels (both arteries and veins). These problems usually are related to blockage or aneurysms, most often caused by atherosclerosis, or injury.