General surgery is a surgical subspecialty that mainly focuses on the structures in the abdomen such as the oesophagus, stomach, bowel, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. General surgeons also treat hernias and some conditions affecting the skin, breast and soft tissues.
With a wealth of modern hospitals equipped with the latest medical and surgical facilities to choose from, travelling overseas is an increasingly popular way to access general surgery. Waiting lists are short or non-existent and prices are highly competitive. Popular procedures include hernia repair, sinus surgery, removal of lumps and cysts, gallbladder surgery, haemorrhoid surgery, bowel surgery and weight loss surgery.