Park Hill Surgery Center (PHSC) surgeons offer a continuum of specialty care for patients with a wide variety of general surgical problems. As a result of our surgeon’s clinical expertise patients receive a highly specialized assessment, the newest treatment modalities emerging surgical techniques and coordinated follow-up of their care.
Surgeons for General Surgery and Surgical Oncology
Travis W. Crudup, MD – General Surgery
What is General Surgery?
General surgery is a medical specialty that requires an extensive scope of familiarity and knowledge of the many diseases that may necessitate surgical treatment. The magnitude of this knowledge varies, of course, depending on the disease, but the discipline, in general, requires a primary core of knowledge concerning metabolism, nutrition, anatomy, physiology, immunology, pathology, shock and resuscitation, wound healing, intensive care, and neoplasia (abnormal cell growth), which are prevalent to all surgical specialties. There are nine core components of surgery, which a medical doctor who specializes as a general surgeon has comprehensive knowledge and experience in:
- Alimentary tract (including bariatric surgery)
- Abdomen and its contents
- Breast, skin, and soft tissue
- Endocrine system
- Pediatric surgery
- Surgical critical care
- Solid Organ Transplantation
- Trauma/burns and emergency surgery
- Surgical Oncology (including neck and head surgery)
General Surgery Specialty
As a specialty, general surgery constitutes but is not limited to the performance of procedures and operations related to both general and complex conditions of the above listed areas. Specialized knowledge and experience in these nine core components of general surgery includes diagnoses, preoperative, operative, and post operative management of conditions, including complications related to surgery.
Furthermore, a general surgeon can supply early diagnosis, management, and appropriate referral for acute and developing problems in the surgical fields of:
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Hand Surgery
Surgical Oncology Specialty
Surgical Oncology, specifically, is a field surgery which focuses on the removal of cancerous tissue from the body. Depending on the case, this type of surgery is performed by a general surgeon or a surgical oncologist, which is a medical doctor who specializes in treating cancer using surgery. Surgery can be used to diagnose, determine the stage of, treat, or manage certain cancer-related symptoms. Surgery is the oldest form of cancer therapy and is effective for many types of cancer. Quite often, surgery will be combined with other forms of cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation, or hormone therapy.
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Read about these surgical procedures:
Biopsy (various types)
Cysts, lipoma, etc.
Exam under anesthesia
Excision anal tag
Excision basal cell carcinoma
Excision lesion w/graft (small)
Foreign Body Removal
Hemorrhoid treatment- banding
Hemorrhoid treatment- bicap
Herniorrhaphy, adult, bilateral
Herniorrhaphy, adult, unilateral
Herniorrhaphy, infant, bilateral
Herniorrhaphy, infant, unilateral
Incision & drainage of abscess
Interpretation of x-rays taken in the facility
Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy, adult, bilateral
Removal of corn
Removal of ingrown toenail
Removal of planter wart
Repair ligament or tendon
Soft tissue lesion excision, hands and feet
Z-plasty with graft
Repair lacerationInguinal Hernia Surgery – Repair of a hernia in the groin
Umbilical Hernia Surgery – Repair of a hernia in the belly button area
Ventral Hernia Surgery – Ventral incisional hernia occurs at the site of previous surgical incision
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for GERD
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Liver Biopsy – obtaining a small piece of liver tissue, which is then analyzed in the laboratory for disease
Splenectomy – is the surgical removal of the spleen
Temporal Artery Biopsy – tissue is removed from your temporal artery to check for signs of inflammation and damage
Thyroidectomy – removal of the thyroid gland
Hemorrhoidectomy – Removal of hemorrhoids
Please contact Park Hill Surgery Center for additional information, phone 682-223-5555.