General surgery is the medical specialty of surgical class that embraces all operations of the digestive system: the gastrointestinal tract, the hepato-bilio-pancreatic system, the endocrine system; the suprarenal gland, thyroid, parathyroid and other glands in the digestive system.
It also includes hernia repair and eventrations of the abdominal wall. In these surgical areas, a specialist is not necessary as a medical doctor can specialize in one of them. This is not the same for every country, because in some it is considered a specialty and the in-depth study of one of the surgical branches, is known as super specialization.
Specialist in Oncological Surgery and General Surgery, Universidad de Costa Rica.