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We found 9 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Morganton, NC.

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Dr. Jarvis Wilton Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1234 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC
 

Dr. J. Smith is a general surgery specialist in Burlington, NC. His professional affiliations include Duke Medicine and Alamance Regional Medical Center. Dr. Smith attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1248 Huffman Mill Road; Suite 104
Burlington, NC
 

Dr. Ralph Ely is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Ely attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Ely is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alamance Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1041 Kirkpatrick Road; Suite 150
Burlington, NC
 

Dr. Seeplaputhur Sankar practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Sankar is in-network for Medicare insurance. His medical residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alamance Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Jason Michael Arru, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1234 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC
 

Dr. Jason Arru is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Albemarle, NC and Burlington, NC. Patient reviews placed Dr. Arru at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Stanly Regional Medical Center. Dr. Arru accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Carolinas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery, Endoscopy, Breast Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1041 Kirkpatrick Road; Suite 150
Burlington, NC
 

Dr. Jeffrey Byrnett is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Burlington, NC. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Byrnett attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Byrnett is professionally affiliated with Alamance Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
101 Manning Drive Campus; Box 7600
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Samuel Jones is a specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Chapel Hill, NC. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Jones studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine
217 East Elm Street
Graham, NC
 

Dr. Leonard Polanco's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and general surgery. Dr. Polanco honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Polanco completed a residency program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2977 Crouse Lane
Burlington, NC
 

Dr. Gregory Schnier works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He is affiliated with Alamance Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Schnier is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Surgery
1240 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC
 

Dr. Christopher Lundquist specializes in general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alamance Regional Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Lundquist's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.