Specialists in general surgery are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions and injuries. Visceral and digestive surgery is a surgical specialty aimed at treating conditions of the abdomen and pelvis, ie the "lower part of the belly". Its scope of intervention therefore covers the digestive organs (stomach, colon, rectum, anus etc.) as well as the abdomino-pelvic and endocrine organs such as the vesicle, the spleen, both, the bladder etc.
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Faced with the technical nature of the interventions and the diversity of ailments, specialists in general surgery are frequently specialized in a particular field.