The general surgeons at Methodist McKinney Hospital offer consultations for adult and pediatric patients. Our highly trained physicians are leaders within their profession and employ minimally invasive surgical techniques that can reduce the pain, risk, and length of recovery time for our patients.
General surgery is another specialty offered at Methodist McKinney Hospital. The doctors and surgeons who specialize in general surgery offer consultations for adult and pediatric patients.
Each doctor of general surgery strives to employ the most minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce pain, risk and length of recovery time. General surgery procedures may be performed as either inpatient or outpatient procedures. At Methodist McKinney Hospital we strive to provide our general surgery services in a patient-focused and family-friendly environment.
General Surgery Staff
Beth Anglin, MD
At Methodist McKinney Hospital some of the common general surgery procedures include: appendix removal (laparoscopic appendectomy), removal of dead or diseased tissue to promote healing (wound debridement) and hernia repairs. As the phrase general surgery suggests, the practice of general surgery covers a number of specialization including the treatment of the abdominal organs such as the esophagus, small intestine, colon, stomach, liver, gall bladder and thyroid gland. General surgery physicians generally work in conjunction with a patient's referring physician to create the best possible treatment plan for the patient.
General surgery cases can also involve the skin, breast and soft tissues. Hernias are another procedure included under the specialty of general surgery as well as gall bladder removal (laproscopic cholescystctomy). Because of the extremely large range of topics and conditions included in the specialty of general surgery, those doctors who specialize in general surgery must be familiar with a great number of general surgery situations and general surgery conditions.
Just as each patient is unique, general surgery procedures are unique to the patient. There is no one-size-fits-all focus for general surgery procedures and general surgery situations. The general surgery doctors at Methodist McKinney Hospital work to provide safe and effective treatments for all patients. This includes the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in general surgery to reduce the risk, pain and recovery time for many patients. Depending on the procedures, the general surgery options at Methodist McKinney Hospital may be performed in an inpatient or outpatient procedure.
Doctors of general surgery may treat such varied conditions as sinus infections or broken bones. Rather than a one-time meeting with a specialist, a patient may have a general surgery doctor that they consult on a number of issues. If a more serious issue for the patient arises, the doctor of general surgery will then refer their patient to specialist in that specific medical area.
Methodist McKinney Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient procedures in a patient-focused and family-friendly environment.
Our common general surgery procedures include:
- Hernia repairs
- Appendix removal (Laparoscopic appendectomy)
- Gall bladder removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)
- Removal of dead or diseased tissue to promote healing (Wound debridement)