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What is general surgery?

General surgery is the surgical specialty that primarily focuses on the abdominal organs but may include many other types of surgical procedures performed on blood vessels, glands, surgical treatment, trauma surgery, skin procedures and hernia repair.

When is general surgery needed?

Highly skilled surgeons that practice general surgery typically operate on common abdominal complaints including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach and intestinal issues.
Laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery (also known as “keyhole surgery”) is now widely used within general surgery. These techniques are also popular with patients as there is less scarring, a shorter recovery time and improved outcomes. At Medicover Hospital we provide gallbladder and hernia repair surgeries laparoscopically.

What kind of general surgical procedures are available at our hospital?

Anal polyp removal

Polyps are a common finding during recommended screening exams of the colon and rectum. Since there is no guaranteed way of predicting whether a colorectal polyp will become a cancer, removal of polyps is highly advised. Anal polyp removal is a procedure that involves the removal of an abnormal tissue growth from the membrane lining within the rectum or colon.

Gallbladder removal

Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) surgery is usually performed laparoscopically. Surgeons perform the procedure to provide permanent relief to a patient suffering from gallstones and other problems associated with the gallbladder. The surgeon removes your gallbladder with the aid of a small camera which is inserted into the abdomen. It is now a relatively common procedure which requires only a short hospital stay.

Hernia repair

Hernias occur when a weakness in the wall of the abdomen allows an organ, usually the intestines, to bulge out of place. Hernias may result from a genetic predisposition toward this weakness. They can also be the result of weakening the muscle through improper exercise or poor lifting techniques. Hernia repair may be done under local or general anesthesia using a conventional incision or a laparoscope.

Skin lesion removal

A skin lesion is a part of the skin that has an abnormal growth or appearance compared to the skin around it. Most skin lesions are benign (non-cancerous). The physical characteristics of the lesion, presence of associated symptoms, related systemic disorders, and location and growth patterns of the lesion all give clues to adequately diagnose and treat it.

Thyroid gland removal

Thyroid gland surgery is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all or portion of the thyroid gland. Indications for surgery include cosmetic (very enlarged thyroid), or symptomatic obstruction (causing difficulties in swallowing or breathing) or some other condition of the thyroid gland (such as hyperthyroidism).

Our General surgeons

András Bálint M.D

• 35 years in the field of general surgeries

Number of surgeries per year:
• 18 thyroid gland removals per year
• 51 inguinal hernia repairs per year
• 82 gallbladder removals per year
• 28 abdominal hernia repairs per year
• 15 varicose vein surgeries per year


• 29 years in field of general surgery

skin lesion removals
hernia repairs
gallbladder removals


• 35 years (12 years in UK) in field of general surgery

varicose vein surgery
EVLA vein surgery
skin lesion removals
hernia repairs
gallbladder removals


• 21 years in the field of general surgeries

Number of surgeries per year:
• 100 skin lesion removals per year
• 10-15 thyroid gland surgeries per year
• 60 hernia repairs per year
• 60-70 gallbladder removals per year
• 10 anal polyp removals per year

Special offers

Cataract surgery

The cataract surgery is an extremely safe and very routine procedure.

750 € / 650 £

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT/EVLA)

We prefer laser surgery as the treatment for varicose veins because its smaller risk and faster recovery.

910 € / 790 £

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