“Conditions Treated – Emergencies” 

“Conditions Treated – Emergencies” 

General surgical emergencies are commonly seen and account for a large number of the operations a general surgeon performs. The most commonly seen are: 
 
Cholecystitis: there is increasing evidence that infection in the gallbladder should be treated with an early operation to remove the gallbladder. The operation can be performed as an emergency in some cases. 
 
Appendicitis: this occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed and infected. It can lead to gangrene or perforation. Treatment usually involves an operation, which is usually performed through keyhole surgery under general anaesthetic. 
 
Abscess: these are collections of infected material which are very painful and tender. Treatment is usually to drain the abscess under anaesthetic. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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