General Surgeons are highly trained and skilled surgeons involved in the evaluation and treatment of conditions affecting most areas of the body. Tanana Valley Clinic’s General Surgery department is comprised of board-certified general surgeons involved in the diagnosis, preoperative, operative and postoperative care of surgical patients in Interior Alaska.
To practice as a general surgeon, individuals must graduate from medical school, complete a five to seven year residency, and obtain licensing. Their training requires at least 13 years of postsecondary education. In addition, all Foundation Health Partners' general surgeons are board certified. This means that they have passed rigorous written and oral examinations administered by the American Board of Surgery.