General Surgery

What is it?

General surgery is a service dedicated to the treatment of highly complex surgical pathologies in patients with multiple comorbidities that require interdisciplinary treatment.

General surgeons take care of urgent and emerging pathologies, whether they might be due to a traumatic origin or have been generated due to an alteration in health.


Emergency Surgery

Emergencies with the presence of specialists 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


We have specialists  24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment of the complex polytrauma patient.

Levels of trauma:

  • Low: Trauma that does not compromise the patient's life or the viability of a limb.
  • Moderate: Trauma that can potentially compromise the patient's life or may implicate loss of a limb.
  • Severe: One that compromises the patient's life or the viability of one of his limbs.

Non-Traumatic Emergencies

Emergencies that usually occur in the abdominal or thoracic part, caused by diseases such as:

  • Acute appendicitis: Inflammatory process of the appendix due to its obstruction (it may cause peritonitis, requires surgical treatment).
  • Peritonitis: Perforation of the small intestine or colon.
  • Cholecystitis: Inflammation of the gallbladder, gallbladder stones.
  • Bowel obstruction: Requires medical or surgical treatment.
  • Oncological emergencies: Emergencies due to oncological diseases such as intestinal obstruction, digestive bleeding, and peritonitis due to bowel perforation.
  • Diverticulitis: colon inflammation
  • Digestive bleeding: Bleeding originated in the digestive system (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectum) that can be due to benign diseases (ulcers, varicose veins, vascular malformations, diverticula) or malignant (tumors).
  • Hernias: Acutely ill or incarcerated.
  • Foreign bodies: Intake of foreign bodies or the introduction of foreign bodies.

Elective Surgeries

  • Bariatric-Surgery: Surgical procedures performed on the overweight patient through minimally invasive techniques or laparoscopic techniques.
  • Gastrointestinal surgery: Surgical treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, stomach, intestine, and colon.
  • Oncological surgery: Gastrointestinal surgeries of patients who have oncological or tumor diseases.
  • Minimally invasive surgery by video laparoscopy: Surgeries done by small incisions using specialized instruments.
  • Cholecystectomy: Removal of the gallbladder through laparoscopic or open surgery. Most often due to cholecystitis occasioned by gallstones.
  • Adrenalectomy: Resection of the adrenal gland for benign diseases (lesions that secrete hormones) or malignant ones.
  • Fundoplication: Anti-reflux surgery.
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy: Surgical procedure in which a laparoscopy chamber and special instruments are introduced into the abdominal cavity, it helps to check the abdominal cavity for intra-abdominal abnormalities.
  • Therapeutic laparoscopy: Surgical procedure in which a laparoscopy camera and special instruments are introduced into the abdominal cavity to perform procedures in the abdominal cavity for specific diseases, for example sectioning peritoneal adhesions, taking biopsies (abdominal nodes, liver), resect abdominal organs, such as the stomach, gallbladder, appendix, colon, spleen, among others.
  • Gastrectomies: Removal of the stomach due to benign diseases or not.
  • Splenectomy: Resection of the spleen due to its diseases, hematological diseases, or tumors (most often it is performed by laparoscopy).
  • Appendectomy: Resection (removal) of the appendix by laparoscopy or open surgery, most often it is performed due to acute appendicitis.
  • Colon surgery: Surgical procedures of the colon (large intestine) such as colectomy (resection of the colon), colostomy (exteriorization of the colon to the abdominal wall), closure of the colostomy, anastomosis of the intestine to the colon.
  • Hepatectomies: Partial resection of the liver due to benign or malignant tumor lesions, as for liver trauma.

Special groups

  • Nutritional support group: Our team looks for the patient’s nutritional recovery through an interdisciplinary group.
  • Abdominal wall group: Treat complex and non-complex abdominal wall hernias.


General Surgery

  • Víctor Manuel Quintero Riaza 
  • Jaime Mauricio Valencia Aguilar
  • Paula María Jaramillo Gómez
  • Fred Alexander Naranjo Aristizábal
  • Alfredo Constain Franco
  • Alejandro Carvajal López
  • Salín Pereira Warr
  • David Alejandro González Ospina
  • Ricardo Andrés Torres Rincón
  • Jhony Sierra
  • Sebastián Tabares 
  • Jamil Vallejo
  • Mauricio Valencia

Trauma surgery

David Alejandro Mejía

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Jaime Andrés Montoya Botero

Oncologic Surgery

Juan Camilo Correa

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Lucas Bujanini

Coloproctology Surgery

Cristina Martínez

Bariatric Surgery

Lucas Bojanini

Contact us

For national patients

Request an appointment (4) 360 47 88

More information (4) 445 90 00

For international patients

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Attention time

Emergencies 24 hours.

Hospitalization 24 hours.

Outpatient consultation hours from Monday to Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.