GENERAL SURGERY

A Trusted General Surgeon in Southport

Dr. Cahn and his team are committed to providing patient-focused care. There are many surgery options available depending on the diagnosis of your condition. Unless it is an emergency surgery, Dr. Cahn and/or your primary care physician will discuss your recommended surgery plan with you in advance. Medical tests such as endoscopy, blood work, MRls, CT scans, X-rays or any other laboratory work may be required to make an informed recommendation that will provide the best outcome.are able to respond to and manage any challenges that may occur with your surgical procedures while you're in our care. Dr. Cahn specializes in the following general surgery procedures that are typically covered by insurance:

Colonoscopy: A colonoscopy is the first step in preventing colon cancer. Screenings should begin at age 50 for people at average risk, while African Americans should begin at age 45.

Gallbladder Removal: Most gallbladder surgery is due to complications of gallstones, pancreatitis or an infection. Surgery is typically minimally invasive via laparoscopy.

Hernia Repair: Hernia surgery is performed with an open incision
under general anesthesia.

Skin Lumps and Bumps:
Acne, boils, rashes, skin cancers, moles, warts, hematomas, cysts and more can all be removed in-office.

We’re Here For You

We understand that you might have questions, and we encourage you to talk to us about your concerns before your procedure. Our priority is to make your journey through your procedure as comfortable as possible and we want to work with you to achieve the best results.

Elective Surgery

Elective surgeries are not usually necessary to stay in good health. They are non-emergency and planned in advance. Typically, these surgeries are not covered by insurance.

Required Surgery

Surgery which needs to be done in order to retain quality of life is considered "required." These surgeries are designed to treat medical symptoms and conditions. These types of surgeries are Dr. Cahn's specialty and are usually covered by insurance.

Emergency Surgery

When a patient's condition is life threatening, surgery is considered emergent. Examples include trauma and appendicitis. Dr. Cahn has nearly twenty years experience performing this type of expert surgical care.

Inpatient vs Outpatient

In the past, most surgeries required at least one night's stay in the hospital. Improved technology, less invasive surgical methods and advances in treatment of pain have led to a significant increase in outpatient surgeries. Dr. Cahn will make a recommendation based on the type of surgery and level of care that may be needed after the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a "General" Surgeon?

As a board certified general surgeon, Dr. Cahn has specialized knowledge and experience related to diagnosis, preoperative, operative and postoperative management in the following body systems and conditions:

  •     Alimentary tract (digestive)
  •     Abdomen and its contents
  •     Breast. skin, and soft tissue
  •     Head and neck
  •     Vascular system
  •     Endocrine system
  •     Surgical oncology
  •     Comprehensive management of trauma
  •     Complete care of critically ill and intensive care
What can I do to help ensure my procedure goes smoothly?

If you smoke, try to stop well in advance of your operation. General anesthesia affects the normal function of your lungs. If you are taking medication, please consult with Dr. Cahn. You will likely need to follow a special diet before surgery.

What preparation may be necessary before treatment?

Depending on the procedure, you may be asked lo u3e a Laxative and/or enema as well as be prescribed a strict diet. Do not drink alcohol at least 24 hours before surgery.

What do I need to do the day of my surgery?

Remove nail polish, acrylic nails, makeup and jewelry. Be prepared to go over your health history as well as any allergies.

If you have any other questions regarding your procedure, please don't hesitate to contact our team at (910) 363-4949.

Let our experience be your guide!

Contact us for a FREE general surgery consultation or vein screening.*  We will be happy to talk with you about your options and what to expect before, during and after treatment.