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General Surgery is a Surgical Specialty

Boise General Surgery Procedures

General surgeons continue training in a surgical residency for a minimum of five years after medical school in order to be board certified as general surgeon. Below are four categories encompassing frequent general surgery procedures.

GERD Treatment

Saint Alphonsus in Boise, Idaho

GERD is the flow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus. The acid can travel back (reflux) as far as the throat. Do you often have heartburn or sour-tasting fluid in your throat? If so, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Gallbladder Surgery

Saint Alphonsus in Boise, Idaho

Many gallbladder problems are caused by the dysfunction of the gallbladder, which may or may not include gallbladder stones. Gallstones form when substances in the bile crystallize and become solid. In some cases, the gallstones do not cause any symptoms.

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Hernia Repair

Saint Alphonsus in Boise, Idaho

The abdominal wall is made up of layers of muscle, fat, and other tissues. Together, they strengthen the abdominal wall. Hernia surgery repairs a weakness in the muscle and connective tissue. This prevents the intestines or other tissue from bulging out again.

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Varicose Veins

Saint Alphonsus in Boise, Idaho

Any vein may become dilated and varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.


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