What is general surgery?

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents, which include the stomach, esophagus, colon, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. They also deal with diseases involving skin, breast, soft tissue and hernias. General surgeons are trained to diagnose your problem and recommend the most appropriate treatment in coordination with your patient’s primary care physician. This may or may not include a recommendation of surgery.

IHA offers a comprehensive array of surgical services including:


  • Abdominal surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • Evaluation of breast abnormalities
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery
  • Thyroid surgery



IHA General Surgery - Ann Arbor

IHA General Surgery - Brighton

IHA General Surgery - Chelsea