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General Surgery

Surgery Preparation & Recovery

Read surgery preparation and recovery guidelines to find out how to get ready for your procedure and stay safe after you return home.

When you need surgery, turn to a Cone Health Medical Group doctor for exceptional care. You’ll benefit from general surgeons who have decades of experience and have treated thousands of your neighbors.

You can count on coordinated, comprehensive care as Cone HealthLink—our electronic medical record system—creates a secure, seamless transition of medical information between your CHMG primary care doctor and one of our surgeons.

Guidance & Support

During your consultation visit, your CHMG general surgeon will take time to explain your surgical options, answer your questions and help you feel at ease. If you need advice outside of business hours, talk to our on-call physician. After surgery, a nurse will call to check on you. We’ll help you stay as well as possible throughout your treatment journey.

Surgical Procedures We Offer

Turn to a CHMG general surgeon from Ely Surgical Associates or Alamance Surgical Associates for procedures such as:

  • Appendix removal
  • Breast surgery, including biopsy, lumpectomy and mastectomy
  • Colon surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Liver surgery
  • Pancreas surgery
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Thyroid and parathyroid gland surgery
  • Upper endoscopy

You’ll also find vein treatment from a general surgeon at Alamance Surgical Associates, one of the area’s few providers of radiofrequency ablation. You don’t need a physician’s referral for this minimally invasive procedure for varicose veins.

A general surgeon is available 24/7 for emergencies, so you get expert, potentially lifesaving care as soon as you need it.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Whenever possible, a general surgeon will perform your procedure using a minimally invasive techniques require only tiny incisions and reduce pain, scarring and recovery time. At Ely Surgical Associates, a surgeon may use a surgical robot that moves more precisely and steadily than human hands can. This technology helps you experience the best possible outcome.

Surgical Treatment for Children

If your child develops conditions such as a hernia, skin lesion or inflamed appendix, get care from the surgeons at Alamance Surgical Associates who have completed hundreds of pediatric surgery cases. Learn more about CHMG pediatric surgery.

Find a Surgeon

View Cone Health Medical Group’s network of experienced surgeons. In most cases, you’ll need a referral from your primary care doctor to request an appointment with a surgeon.