General Surgery

Cooper general surgeons provide comprehensive surgical services for diseases of the breast, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon, rectum, neck and vascular system, as well as skin, soft tissues, and benign and malignant tumors.

They use the latest techniques, such as laparoscopic surgery, to provide you with safer, more effective treatments.

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Surgery for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Sphincter-saving rectal procedures
  • Breast biopsy and surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hernia repairs
  • Endocrine system procedures (for thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands)

Cutting-Edge Surgical Procedures

Cutting-edge general surgery procedures include laparoscopic colon resection using a hand-assisted device; laparoscopic surgery of the appendix and gall bladder, and for GERD and other disorders; and oncoplastic surgery using a V-Y advancement flap (a local tissue transfer) to maintain the shape and contour of the breast.

Traditional general surgery procedures such as colonoscopy, colorectal procedures, hernia procedures and breast procedures are also available.

Medical Education and Research

As faculty members at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, our general surgeons are leaders in medical education and research. Their research includes a clinical trial of a new drug designed to speed recovery after abdominal surgery. The results of their research have been published in journals such as American SurgeonDiseases of the Colon and Rectum, and Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

For an appointment with a Cooper general surgeon, please call 800.8.COOPER (800.826.6737).