General surgeons care for a wide range of conditions, from cancer to
obesity. General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the
complex and interrelated organs in the abdomen. These include:
General Surgery Procedures
You may have many questions about your surgical procedure. How will
my doctor decide whether I need surgery? Will I need to stay overnight
in the hospital? What type of anesthesia will the surgeon use? While
your care team is always available to discuss your specific procedure
in detail and answer any questions, here is a general guide to:
Obese people have less sensitive taste buds than normal-weight people, but bariatric surgery may increase their taste sensitivity in addition to helping them shed pounds, finds new research from Stanford University School of Medicine.
After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well
as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office
staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers