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General Surgery

Comprehensive Surgical Care

Surgeon instructing colleague during surgery

Whether your condition is common or complex, Temple surgeons serve all of your needs. Our nationally renowned team offers fellowship-trained surgeons in every subspecialty. Temple surgeons diagnose and treat a wide array of ailments – from lumps, bumps and fluid-filled cysts to severe injury, disease and multiple organ failure. Regardless of your condition, our surgeons offer exceptional, comprehensive care.

Doctors use the least invasive treatments possible – including robotic-assisted or other minimally invasive options. Sophisticated technologies allow surgeons to operate through tiny cuts. This can help to ease healing to get you back to your daily life sooner.

You’ll find high-level care at multiple locations including Temple University HospitalJeanes Hospital at outpatient appointments at Temple Health Fort Washington.

Conditions Treated

Temple Health surgeons treat many conditions, including:

Treatment Options

Temple teams, facilities and services provide leading-edge, individually focused surgical care. Trusted reviewers such as “Top Doctors” and Best Doctors in America® consistently rank Temple surgeons among the nation’s best.

Surgery care highlights include:

General surgery options

From breast biopsy to gallstone removal to hernia repair, the right therapy can get you back on track. Whether it’s ordinary or rare, minor or major, internal or external, find head-to-toe surgical care at Temple.

Advanced specialties

Many of our surgeons are nationally recognized in their fields. The Temple team offers board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons in highly focused areas of medicine. These include cardiac (heart), vascular, thoracic (chest/lung), organ transplants, colorectalsurgical oncology, weight loss and metabolic surgery (bariatric surgery), plastic surgery and limb loss prevention.

Bloodless surgical care

At Temple we understand that certain people cannot receive blood transfusions due to their religious beliefs or personal preferences. If you are not able to accept donated blood for these reasons or any other, Temple specialists are committed to offering high quality medical and surgical treatments without using blood or blood products. All of our physicians are highly experienced in the most advanced bloodless treatments available today.

Emergency & trauma

From trauma bays to surgical intensive care, the region’s best critical care teams, technologies and facilities are available at any hour at Temple University Hospital.  Doctors fast-track major burns to the Temple Burn Center.

Cross-specialty coordination

We orchestrate it all for seamless care – from evaluation through surgery preparation, inpatient or outpatient care, and other needs.