General surgery

General surgery is concerned with surgical treatment of internal organs in nearly all parts of the body. General surgeons are mainly focused on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, of the internal organs in the abdominal cavity, limb trauma, and diseases of the skin. Diseases diagnosed and treated at our General Surgical Ward include: 

  • diseases of the oesophagus,
  • diseases of the stomach, duodenum and intestines,
  • diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts,
  • diseases of the liver, pancreas and spleen,
  • diseases of the breast,
  • abdominal hernias,
  • limb amputations.

General surgeons utilise endoscopic techniques for diagnostic purposes and as forms of treatment. The most common endoscopic techniques used by general surgeons are: anoscopy, rectoscopy, oesophagoscopy, gastroduodenoscopy, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Examples of general surgical procedures include:

  • Appendectomy (removal of the appendix),
  • Umbilical hernia repair,
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder using the laparoscopic method),
  • Anal fissure surgery,
  • Excision of perianal lesions with histopathology assessment,
  • Partial thyroidectomy (removal of a part of the thyroid gland). 

The team of surgeons includes:  Prof. Edward Stanowski, MD, PhD; Maciej Kielar, MD, PhD; Jacek 
Waligóra, MD, PhD; Marek Witkowski, MD, PhD; Andrzej Lewczuk, MD.