General Surgery in Boise, ID

What is a General Surgeon?

A General Surgeon is an expert medical professional who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and perioperative, operative, and postoperative patient care management. General surgery requires comprehension of physiology, emergency, intensive care, metabolism, nutrition, pathology, shock, resuscitation, and wound healing.

General Surgeons provide care for the whole patient. The specialty of General Surgery includes performing many types of surgical procedures to diagnose, manage, and treat a broad range of health problems and diseases. General Surgeons are also responsible for patient care before, during and after surgical procedures.

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General Surgeon Profile: Education and Training

General Surgery requires communication and collaboration, teaching and research, health care management and continued professional development. General Surgeons must have completed five years of residency training after completing medical school.

The typical General Surgeon has completed at least nine years of medical training after college.

What Does a General Surgeon Do During Their Medical Residency?

General Surgeons are trained to manage a broad spectrum of diseases and injuries to almost any after of the body. During residency as a general surgeon, residents rotate through pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic, and transplant surgery. General Surgery residents perform a specific number of surgeries in training. Bowel, breast and usually trauma and emergency surgeries are done throughout the residency.

What is Treated by a General Surgeon?

According to the American Board of Surgery, general surgeons are trained to operate on the:

  • Abdomen and its contents
  • Alimentary Tract (esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, rectum and related organs)
  • Endocrine System (Pancreas, Adrenal glands, thyroid, parathyroid, etc.)
  • Breast, Skin, and Soft Tissue

Also, General Surgeons have knowledge and experience in:

  • Surgical Oncology (Surgical and medical care of cancer)
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma

A General Surgeon Specializes in These Surgical Procedures:

Specializing in a broad range of surgeries, Dr. Williams and Dr. Getz focus on minimally invasive approaches and advanced laparoscopy.

Most commonly performed procedures at Capital Surgical Associates:

Dr. Williams Dr. Getz Dr. Gay

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Choosing a General Surgeon

Patients may consult a General Surgeon if:

  • Your doctor may refer to a General Surgeon when a treatment plan requires a more invasive intervention.
  • When emergency care is required - Appendicitis, complications of gallbladder disease, or trauma may involve emergent referral to a General Surgeon.
  • Any condition mentioned above can be seen and treated by a General Surgeon.

Seeing General Surgery Specialists at Capital Surgical Associates

Dr. Steven Williams, Dr. Jon Getz, and Dr. Daniel Gay have a passion for helping others. They are dedicated to supporting and providing solutions to the people of the Boise area. All of our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


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Phone Number:

(208) 321-4790



8854 W. Emerald Suite 140,
Boise, ID 83704
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Dr. Doerr and all of his staff have been wonderful during my whole experience with a total hip replacement surgery. The care they gave to me during each facet of the surgery made me feel confident and secure. I received follow up phone calls each week to make sure that everything was going well, this from Dr. Doerr himself. If I did call back with a question the staff was right there to help me. I have never received such personal treatment from a medical establishment. My experience at the Treasure Valley Hospital was the same. It is great comfort to know that we have this facility in the valley that provides such quality of care and at a reasonable cost.