The general practitioner is probably best-known by most readers by now. Because is it not true that at some stage of their lives, from childhood right through to retirement age, they would have had to call in sick if you will. Most of the time, the reported complaints or ailments would not be too severe. But of course, there comes that critical time in every man and woman’s life where referrals to a specialist medical practitioner would need to be made. The mount pleasant general surgery practice, however, should not be construed as a visit to your typical family doctor.
The family doctor is not the surgeon. Well, there are those who are qualified surgeons, but they will only be attending to general surgical procedures, minor treatments. Given the pace of advanced medical technologies, there is space in the general practitioner’s rooms for a mini-theater. No, there is no drama unfolding here. The theater is the term given for the room in which surgical procedures will be carried out.
And it goes without saying, especially these days, that such an intricate environment needs to be clinically and hygienically clean at all times. The risks of exposure to both doctor and patient are just far too great. Even so, in most instances, specialist surgery referrals would be required. Here then are two good examples to substantiate the difference between general and specialist surgery. A colonoscopy may only reveal the prevalence of cancer. But it requires the work of a cancer specialist to remove the reported cancer.
The orthodontist may only be able to prescribe an alignment of a patient’s jaw. But it requires the handiwork of an oral surgeon to do this work. Finally, these days, whether general or specialist, the results are mostly positive.