Needing surgery can seem like a very stressful situation. General surgeons at JCMG are trained to manage a range of surgical conditions in almost every area of the body and provide the best and most effective pre- and post-operative care possible. They also manage the care of trauma victims and critically ill surgical patients to provide safe, thorough, and effective treatment. Surgical procedures are commonly categorized by urgency, type of procedure, body system involved, degree of invasiveness, and special instrumentation and treats disease or injury by operative procedures. Types of surgery include elective surgery, minimally invasive, exploratory, reconstructive, transplant, and laser.