General surgery focuses on surgical procedures performed in the abdomen, including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, appendix and thyroid. General surgery also deals with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, trauma, and hernias.
- Appendectomy to remove the appendix
- Breast Biopsy
- Cholecystectomy to remove the gallbladder, including da Vinci gall bladder surgery
- Hemorrhoidectomy to remove hemmorrhoids
- Hernia repairs
- Mastectomy to remove all or part of the breast
Watch & Learn
Flandreau father-of-two Matthew Knippling talks about his son’s emergency appendectomy at Brookings Health System, and Brookings' Joel Perry shares his experience having same-day gallbladder removal surgery.