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General Surgery

Surgical Care for Special Needs

Illnesses or injuries can often be treated with relatively simple measures such as medication, rest, changes in diet, exercise or other non-invasive therapy. But, in some cases, surgery is the only answer.

 A few examples of procedures commonly performed by general surgeons include:

  • hernia repair
  • stomach surgery
  • hemorrhoids
  • removal of the appendix
  • removal of the gall bladder
  • breast surgery
  • colonoscopy
  • colon surgery

Some surgeries have to happen quickly on short notice or in emergencies. Other types of surgery can be planned in advance. If you need an operation, your primary-care doctor will refer you to a surgeon. After making sure that surgery is the best option for you, the surgeon will help you prepare for the operation.

Where your surgery is done will depend on the type of surgery. If it's relatively minor, it may be done in a procedure room at the doctor's office. Major surgery is usually done in a hospital or outpatient surgery center.

Depending on the type of surgery and your health, you may be able to go home the same day after your surgery. Or you may need to stay in the hospital to recover.

General Surgeons use "minimally invasive" tools and techniques whenever possible so that you heal faster.

Surgery at PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth Medical Group has experienced general surgeons who can meet your special surgical needs right here in Ketchikan:

Contact Us

General Surgery
3100 Tongass Ave, 1st Floor
Surgery & Clinic Office Building
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: 907-225-7346

This clinic is licensed as part of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. You may receive a separate charge or billing for facility fees in addition to any professional fees for services, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center
3100 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
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