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What is general surgery?

General surgery primarily focuses on the abdominal organs but it may include other types of surgical procedures performed on blood vessels, thyroid gland, trauma surgery, skin procedures and hernia repair.

General surgery at Medicover Hospital Hungary

Our highly educated surgeons are experienced in the surgical treatment of thyroid, benign tumors, soft tissue tumors, abdominal hernia, gall bladder diseases, rectal disorders, haemorrhoids and varicose vein. Our surgery has an adult inpatient department, where a patient, between the ages of 14 and 18 can be treated surgically only in certain cases.

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

Colon polyp removal

When a polyp is larger than approximately 1 centimeter, a liquid may be injected under it to lift and isolate the lesion from the surrounding tissue so that it can be removed. Certain types of polyps that are too sizable or that can’t be removed safely during screening are generally removed laparoscopically, which is performed by inserting an instrument (laparoscope) into the bowel.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

During varicose vein surgery, the surgeon examines the veins with ultrasound to have a clear picture about the problematic area, where incision needs to be done. Then he/she injects a needle into the patient’s skin. Through this needle, it is possible to insert the laser and the camera into the vein. With the help of the laser, the problematic parts of the vein can be eliminated.

Gallbladder removal

Gallbladder is a pear shaped organ, that sits below the liver, on the upper right side of the abdomen. Laporoscopic cholecystectomy is needed, when the patient feels pain from gallstones. It is performed by inserting a tiny video camera and surgical tools  through four small incisions to see inside the patient’s abdomen and remove the gallbladder.

Hernia repair

Open surgery requires a longer recovery period. In this case, the patient is unable to move normally for up to six weeks.

Laporoscopic surgery means that the surgeon uses a tiny camera and miniaturized surgical equipment to repair the hernia, using only a few small incisions. Laporoscopic surgery is less damaging to the surrounding tissues.

 Skin lesion removal

When a part of the patient’s skin has a different appearance or abnormal growth, it is called skin lesion. There are different types of skin lesions such as lipoma, fibroma, atheroma and basalioma. Skin lesion removal is a procedure or surgery to remove growths on the skin. A variety of techniques (biopsy, excision, cryosurgery, laser surgery, etc.) are used to remove them. The method depends on the size and type of the lesion.

 Thyroid gland removal

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland. It is located at the base of the neck. Thyroidectomy is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland in case of noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid, cancer, and overactive thyroid.

Partial thyroid removal

Partial thyroid removal happens, when a bunch, an inflammation, or swelling affects only one part of the thyroid gland. This is why the surgeon removes only one lobe (Thyroid lobectomy) during surgery. The remained part will retain all -, or a few of its functions

Almost complete thyroid removal

During surgery, the thyroid gland is removed almost completely, but the remained thyroid tissue will be able to retain certain functions

Complete thyroidectomy

Complete thyroidectomy means that the entire thyroid gland and thyroid tissue are removed surgically. The surgery is inevitable when a bunch, an inflammation or swelling affects the whole thyroid gland or in case of cancer. After surgery, daily thyroid hormone therapy is needed to replace the natural function of the thyroid gland.

Our General surgeons


• 35 years in the field of general surgeries

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


• 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
• 15 thyroid gland surgeries
• 60 hernia repairs
• 70 gallbladder removals
• 10 anal polyp removals