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:
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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 provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
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