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Experience and Excellence in General Surgery

The prospect of any kind of surgery can be an overwhelming concept, sending a flurry of questions through your head.

What are my options? How long will the procedure take? How will it affect my day-to-day life? When can I expect to make a full recovery?

EmergeOrtho’s board-certified Surgical Division team is here to answer all of your questions, and put your mind at ease.

As the premier source for North Carolina surgery, our world-class surgeons combine decades of experience with the most advanced techniques to provide an elite, patient-centered experience. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to diagnose our patients with pinpoint accuracy and provide them with the care they need, getting them back to optimal health as quickly as possible.

Preparing Patients for Surgery

If you and your doctor have decided that surgery is the best route for you, it is critical that you take the necessary steps to properly prepare.

Your doctor will go over a customized pre-surgery regimen with you, but a general pre-surgery checklist can be beneficial to look over and discuss with your doctor.

Aside from instructions specified by your doctor, it is also important that you present any questions or concerns that you may have. As an educated patient, you can better prepare for and recover from your surgery.

Specialty General Surgery Procedures

General surgery refers to a specific discipline centered around the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients with a broad spectrum of diseases. Certified general surgeons demonstrate broad knowledge and experience in conditions affecting the alimentary tract, abdomen, and its contents — breast, skin and soft tissue, and endocrine system.

Our North Carolina surgery experts are skilled in a multitude of general surgery procedures (including laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques), but our specialties include:

  • Abdominal Surgeries
    Includes splenectomy and treatment for appendicitis, diverticular disease, and gallbladder disease.
  • Breast Surgeries
    Includes biopsies, breast conservation, oncoplastic surgery, mastectomies, and sentinel lymph node biopsies.
  • Endocrine Surgeries
    Includes procedures on the adrenal gland, parathyroid gland, and thyroid gland.
  • Alimentary Tract Surgeries
    Includes colectomy and laparoscopic colectomy. These surgeries also treat areas related to the esophagus, stomach, and small and large bowels.
  • Hernia Surgeries
    We offer treatment for inguinal, femoral, ventral/incisional, diaphragmatic, hiatal hernias, and paraesophageal hernias.


Post-operative care is one of the most important steps, as it directly impacts how your affected area will heal and recover.

Again, your doctor will provide you with specific instructions unique to you and your needs, but often, the recovery process incorporates physical therapy and rehabilitation.

EmergeOrtho boasts a state-of-the-art therapy department comprised of licensed therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists assistants and aides. Our team is dedicated to helping each patient attain a quick and successful recovery through the development of comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs.

Our pelvic floor and breast therapy team specializes in rehabilitating patients recovering from surgeries related to the breasts, pelvic floor, tailbone, bladder, rectum, and pregnancy. Our licensed therapists are trained in the proper rehabilitation exercises and techniques to help our clients recover and get back to their lives as effectively and quickly as possible.

Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.

If you believe general surgery is in your future, know that you are in great hands with the leaders in North Carolina surgery at EmergeOrtho. To request an appointment at one of our locations, click here.

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They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


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