Whether you are having a routine procedure or have an urgent issue that requires surgery, you are in good hands with our general surgery team. From emergency appendectomy to thyroid surgery to repairing a gallbladder, our surgeons are prepared to help you.

What is general surgery?

General surgeons perform a wide variety of surgical procedures.

At Guthrie, our surgeons are board-certified and have advanced training in general surgery and surgical subspecialties.

Our surgeons are trained and provide care in the following areas:

  • Gastrointestinal tract (gallbladder, colon, liver and pancreas)
  • Abdomen (hernias, spleen, and retroperitoneum, the space between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall)
  • Endocrine system (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland)
  • Breast (skin, soft tissue and breast surgery)
  • Surgical emergencies (trauma and appendicitis)
  • Skin
  • Trauma and critical care

We use the latest diagnostic and surgical technologies, including robotics. We offer laparoscopic, minimally invasive procedures with smaller incisions, so you can recover more quickly and with less pain. 

Our surgeons have extensive training in general surgery and specialized surgeries:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Liver surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Hernia surgery
  • Trauma surgery

Guthrie’s neurosciences department is excited to announce the acquisition of the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform for spine surgery.

Using the da Vinci robot in complex procedures allows for more precision, flexibility and control than by conventional methods.