Family Medicine pp 1058-1070 | Cite as


  • Richard C. Barnett


Surgery in family practice can be broadly divided into those problems best managed in the office and those most likely to require hospital care. Office surgery is an integral part of family practice and by performing an office procedure, the family physician can often save his patient considerable time, inconvenience, and money—without compromising quality. Hospital surgical problems are so designated because they often require anesthesia, expertise, and support that may be outside the competence of the family physician and beyond the purview of office surgery.


Hernia Repair Family Physician Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Ingrown Toenail Internal Hemorrhoid 
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