General surgeons work with breast cancer patients to perform biopsies, lumpectomies, mastectomies, and other related procedures, all of which are different types of breast surgery. This area does not include cosmetic surgeries and augmentations.
General surgeons conduct a large number of surgical procedures, many of which deal with the abdomen area and digestive organs.
They also perform surgeries and procedures related to skin cancer, suspicious skin spots, burns, tumors and infections in the skin. They do skin grafts, which may be needed following burns, traumas or the removal of skin due to cancer.