Gastrointestinal Surgery: Into the future

ATLANTA Medicine: Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery encompasses many specialties that engage in surgical treatment of the alimentary tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver and biliary tree, and pancreas. Whereas general surgery is a broad specialty that includes surgical care of a wide range of disorders, including some common GI tract problems, gastrointestinal surgery expands on general surgery to provide advanced surgical care of disorders of the digestive tract. 

Deeper understanding of the causes of and advances in therapy for GI disorders demand greater expertise to optimize treatment and outcomes for surgical GI diseases. Thus, specialists in thoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery (MIS), colorectal surgery and hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgery and surgical oncology contribute to increasingly elegant and efficient surgical approaches to a range of benign and malignant disorders of the alimentary tract.

Read the full article as it appeared in ATLANTA Medicine. 


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Dr. Eddie K. Abdalla

Specialties: Surgical Oncology, Liver & Pancreas Surgery

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Dr. Abdalla is known for his work in major, extensive liver resection, liver enhancement allowing safer major liver surgery with portal vein embolization, expanding the population of patients with multiple and bilateral liver tumors to undergo safe surgery, and the interactions between surgery and chemotherapy. He has published his research extensively, with well over 150 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, over 20 book chapters, and hundreds of abstracts and presentations. 

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