We found 3 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Silverton, OR.

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Dr. James Patrick Nealon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
333 Fairview Street
Silverton, OR

Dr. James Nealon's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Nealon is professionally affiliated with Silverton Health. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
450 Welch Street
Silverton, OR

Dr. Harris Waters specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Silverton, OR. Dr. Waters attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Nicole Danielle Lorenz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
450 Welch Street
Silverton, OR

Dr. Nicole Lorenz is a specialist in general surgery. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lorenz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Spectrum Health for residency. She is affiliated with Silverton Health.

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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.
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