General Surgery

At Cedars-Sinai, our nationally recognized general surgeons are skilled at diagnosing and treating conditions of the abdomen. We have a proven track record in helping people get relief from symptoms and feel their best—from help with weight loss to hernia pain relief to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treatment.

Our team provides expert trauma and emergency care, as well as minimally invasive surgeries. We are here to ease your mind, answer your questions and help relieve your symptoms.

What Is General Surgery?

General surgery addresses problems of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and bile ducts, gallbladder and thyroid. When medical treatment and nonsurgical methods fail to relieve your symptoms, general surgeons at Cedars-Sinai can help.

Preparing for Your Procedure

You’ll find information about everything from anesthesia to infection protection, pain management to parking and more in "Preparing for Your Surgery or Procedure." We've also created separate PDFs from the full guide on specific topics. 

Our Approach to General Surgery

General surgeons at Cedars-Sinai offer:

Lifesaving Resources

Our sophisticated operating rooms and surgical equipment improve the quality of your procedure. And our health record system makes it easier to keep track of your health. We also offer private rooms for the comfort and security of you and your family.

Advanced Techniques

Our surgeons are trained in leading-edge minimally invasive surgical methods, including robotic surgery and organ-sparing procedures. You spend less time recovering in the hospital and more time getting back to your healthy life. Learn more about minimally invasive surgery.

Team Approach

Diagnosing and treating conditions in the abdomen and digestive tract requires the expertise of many specialists. We work with a wide range of experts to develop the best treatment plan for your condition.

Patient Satisfaction

Your satisfaction and health are our priorities. We collect patient feedback so we can improve your care. We are proud of our high patient satisfaction scores and the positive experience so many of you have with your care team.

General Surgery Clinical Trials

Our surgeons are passionate about research and advancing treatment for even the most complex conditions. Through clinical trials, our researchers develop procedures that are faster, safer and more effective.

New clinical trials are always underway in general surgery. Search our database to see all current clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai:

Have Questions or Need a Second Opinion?

To make an appointment or refer a patient, call the Surgery care team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

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