The Divisions of General Surgery is considered as a preliminary surgery. In the later stages of initial diagnosis by a general medicine doctor, the patient might be suggested for surgery when necessary that is, operating and dissecting human body in process of treatment. This could be confirmed by surgeons after performing further tests specifically as suggested by general physician.
Anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and neoplasia are concepts of general surgery. The combination of these subjects all together will include the knowledge of general surgery. Thus, general surgery includes diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management and its complications will ultimately make a general surgeon. Most advanced techniques such as laparoscopic techniques are now included in general surgery.
Research in the department of General Surgery has grown tremendously over the past few years.