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General Surgery in Arlington, TX

What Is General Surgery?

General surgeons treat a variety of conditions and ailments found in different areas of the body and specialize in many common and life-saving procedures. The general surgeons at USMD Hospital at Arlington perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures and utilize the latest in advanced technologies. You can rest assured that when you choose our facility for care, you choose a physician-led expert team that puts patients first. To learn more about general surgery or to find a general surgeon in DFW, please contact USMD Hospital at Arlington or use our physician finder tool below.

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Robotic Surgery

USMD Hospital at Arlington was the first hospital in the DFW metroplex to obtain and use the highly advanced da Vinci® Surgical System for robotic surgery. Many general surgeries can be performed by one of our facility's three da Vinci Surgical Systems, including:

  • Hernia repair
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Colon and rectal resection
  • Small bowel resection
  • Splenectomy

Other commonly performed procedures can be performed on the da Vinci Surgical System. Contact our facility in Arlington, TX to learn more about our robotic surgery program.

Who Is A Candidate for General Surgery?

General surgeons treat a wide variety of conditions and diseases affecting various areas of the body. The surgeries performed by surgeons on our medical staff include but are not limited to:

  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Appendectomy
  • Abdominal laparoscopic procedures
  • Colon resection
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Benign and malignant tumor removal
  • Breast surgical biopsy
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Lumpectomies
  • Mastectomies

Had my appendix removed here and I was so so pleased with their work. From nurses and doctors to front desk. Thank you !

E.M.

What Technology Is Used for General Surgery?

Our surgeons remain at the forefront of innovative technologies and utilize advanced and minimally invasive techniques to perform general surgery for DFW patients. USMD Hospital at Arlington carries three da Vinci Surgical Systems to perform robotic surgery for certain general surgery procedures. Ask your surgeon about the technologies and techniques that they recommend for your personal treatment plan.

What Are the Different Types of General Surgeries?
General surgery can range in scope and need. Each of our general surgeons treats a range of conditions and diseases in various places in the body. This can include surgery for gallbladder removal, hernia repairs, breast cancer surgery, colon resection, and more.
How Can I Prepare for My General Surgery?
Once you’ve been scheduled for general surgery, your pre-op instructions will differ based on your surgery type. Typically, our team will advise you to stop drinking and eating for a specific amount of time. In addition, you may need various blood tests, x-rays, or other procedures beforehand to ensure you receive optimal treatment.

How Long Will It Take to Heal From General Surgery?

While healing time may vary based on the surgery performed, it is typical for healing to take anywhere from four weeks to several months. Our team will discuss your post-op instructions with you on the day you’re discharged, including your standard healing time.

Is General Surgery Covered By Insurance?
Typically, a majority of health plans will cover medically necessary surgeries. However, you may still be responsible for some of the cost, or all of it, depending on your insurance policy. To schedule an appointment and learn more, browse our physician directory to find a Dallas/Fort Worth general surgeon near you

Patient-First Surgical Care

The general surgeons at USMD Hospital at Arlington serve the North Texas region with common and life-saving surgeries. To have an experienced surgical team handle your general surgery needs, please contact USMD Hospital at Arlington.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.