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Diagnosis & Treatment

Learn about how the Division of General Surgery medically treats its patients.

Advanced diagnosis and surgical treatment options

The surgeons in the Rochester General Division of General Surgery treat all major body systems and regularly diagnose and treat patients with a range of diseases and conditions, from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hernias to thyroid disease and hand fractures. 

Skilled in the most advanced surgical techniques, including da Vinci® robotic surgery, we use minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery whenever possible to reduce your discomfort, shorten your recovery time and ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

We specialize in the following surgical and nonsurgical procedures and conditions:

Breast surgery

  • Minimally invasive biopsy
  • Surgical oncology - including lumpectomy and mastectomy

Gastrointestinal & colon and rectal surgery

  • Acute care surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon resection
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gastrostomy tube (G-tube) placement
  • Hernia repair – Open, laparoscopic and robotic (da Vinci®) - including for hiatal, incisional, injuinal, umbilical and ventral     
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy – Single incision and robotic (da Vinci) - including for abdominal perineal resection (APR) and low anterior resection (LAR)
  • Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
  • Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement
  • Small bowel resection
  • Surgical oncology
  • Upper endoscopy

Head & neck surgery

  • Parathyroid
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Thyroid

Minor outpatient procedures surgery

  • Abscess drainage
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Treatment for lumps and bumps