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A Guide to General Surgery

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A Guide to General Surgery

Advanced Surgical Services at Henry County Hospital

Henry County Hospital is proud to offer general surgery services for our local communities. Our general surgeons are dedicated to providing quality care with a patient-first approach. We prioritize your health and provide compassionate and advanced treatments tailored to everyone’s needs. As outlined by the American Board of Surgery, general surgeons are all required to have an extensive understanding of conditions that affect the following areas of the body:

  • Alimentary tract
  • Abdomen
  • Breasts
  • Endocrine system
  • Soft tissue

Our general surgeons are experienced professionals who have undergone extensive training in general surgery procedures using the latest techniques and technology. We are here to help you make informed decisions about your surgical options and provide a safe, comfortable environment for care.

To reach our general surgery team, give us a call at 419-591-4768.

Our Procedures

We ensure our current and future patients receive the highest quality care during their procedure and recovery. Common general surgery services include hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, and appendectomies, as well as other treatments for diseases and malignancies. Additional procedures offered at Henry County Hospital include thyroid surgery, breast surgery, colonoscopies and bowel surgery, skin lesion surgery, and more.

The scope of general surgery includes employing state-of-the-art surgical techniques to treat various conditions. Our surgeons have extensive knowledge and first-hand experience in diagnosis, pre-operative care, procedural process, and post-operative care. Your surgeon will walk you through exactly what you should expect leading up to and following your procedure. Depending on the operation you are receiving, recovery times may vary.

What to Do to Prepare for Surgery

Preparing for surgery can be a stressful experience. It is important to talk to your doctor and ask questions that will help answer questions and quell concerns regarding the procedure. You should also make sure that you know what medications to take before the procedure (if applicable) and any dietary restrictions or lifestyle changes you may need to make in preparation for your surgery. Additionally, it is helpful to organize a support system (friends and/or family) to stay with you before, during, and after the procedure, so you’ll have a team of people who can help with recovery.

What to Expect from Your Recovery

After a surgical procedure, recovery can vary depending on the individual and the procedure itself. Generally, a period of rest should be expected where you will need to refrain from physical activity and allow your body to heal. You may also need to take medications or see a physical therapist as part of your recovery plan.

You should also anticipate some swelling and soreness at the surgical site for several weeks afterward the procedure, which should ease up over time. It is important to follow all instructions from your doctor about post-operative care to ensure a safe and successful recovery following your procedure.

Request Care Today

The goal of surgery is to repair a problem where other less invasive treatments may have failed or improve your quality of life by making necessary corrections to an affected area. If you have a condition that may require surgical correction, our team is here to help.

To request care and schedule an appointment, give our office a call at 419-591-4768.