A surgeon is a doctor who deals with the surgical method of treating various diseases and injuries.
What does a surgeon treat?
A surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of various diseases through physical intervention in the patient's body. Usually, such pathologies cannot be cured with medication, without surgical manipulations - dressings, wound treatments, surgical interventions. The task of the surgeon is the correct diagnosis of disease, treatment and control in the post-treatment period. Answering the question of what the surgeon treats, it is safe to say that there is no such organ that would not be subject to surgical treatment.
When to visit a surgeon?
As a rule, a doctor is consulted with injuries and tumors, inflammatory diseases of internal organs and malformations, with tissue necrosis and in many other cases requiring surgical intervention. The symptoms of illnesses in which people in Lagos rush to such a specialized professional are very diverse. The indication for a visit is usually not only injuries, but also complaints about:
- frequent abdominal pain or constipation;
- ingrown nails;
- swelling and redness of soft tissues;
- limitation of limb movement;
- the presence of pain in the spine, and many others.
How is the appointment with the surgeon going?
A specialist examination begins with a survey. Collecting anamnesis helps to determine the cause of the pathology, its pathogenesis and etiology. Palpation reveals visually indeterminate abnormalities. For example, an increase or displacement of internal organs.
To confirm the diagnosis, additional instrumental and laboratory studies are prescribed. Open wounds and bruises rarely require additional diagnosis. Based on the data obtained, the doctor determines the need for surgical intervention and the method of its implementation.
Where to find general surgeons near you in Lagos?
The doctors' questionnaires with information and reviews about them, which are collected on the jimeds.ng website, will help you choose the best surgeon. It is also worth paying attention to the education and work experience of the doctor indicated in the questionnaire.
You can book an appointment with any specialist by calling our free contact centre +234 1 227 9151.