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General Surgery

UF Health General Surgery – Jacksonville provides an extensive array of specialized surgical services. Our highly qualified and board-certified University of Florida faculty surgeons are responsible for the evaluation and management of a diverse list of surgical diseases, and are committed to excellence in all aspects of patient care.

UF Health General Surgery at Jacksonville specializes in the evaluation and treatment of:

  • Adrenal masses
  • Anorectal disorders:
    • Anal fissures
    • Anal fistulas
    • Hemorrhoids
  • Breast disease and Breast Cancer
  • Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract:
    • liver
    • bile ducts
    • pancreas
  • Colon disorders:
    • Colon cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease:
      • Crohn's disease (Crohn's colitis)
      • Ulcerative colitis
    • Diverticular diseases
  • Gallbladder and bile duct disorders (cholecystitis and other gallbladder disease)
  • Esophageal Disorders:
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Hiatal Hernias
  • Hernias – Inguinal/ Ventral
  • Skin cancers, Melanoma
  • Skin and soft tissue Sarcoms
  • Stomach disorders and Peptic ulcer disease
  • Small bowel disorders

Whenever possible, UF physicians employ minimally invasive or robotic surgical procedures to decrease healing time and improve outcomes.

Evaluation and Diagnosis

Pre- and post-surgical procedures may include:

  • CT scans
  • MRIs
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy
  • Surgical Endoscopy

There are minimal risks associated with these procedures. Your physician will go over any potential risks beforehand.

Treatment Options

Treatment typically consists of open or laparoscopic (through small incisions) surgery through the abdomen or overlying tissue.
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