General surgery is the surgical specialty that involves surgical care and performing various types of surgical procedures to diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders and diseases, especially those related to the abdomen and the organs connected to it. Procedures can range from the simple surgeries such as an appendectomy
, to more complicated operations, such as a coronary bypass
. Surgery can be performed in various parts of the body including the breasts, stomach, intestines, liver, appendix, thyroid gland, bile ducts, spleen and rectum. The skin is also treated in cases of burns or trauma.