Having studied General Surgery,
Dr. Shimer has been trained
to perform a wide variety of surgeries and operations, mainly focusing on those concerning the abdomen and related organs and structures. Dr. Shimer is trained to utilize minimally-invasive surgical techniques, reducing recovery time and stress on the patient's body.
General surgeons are trained to perform surgical operations on many different organs including the stomach, esophagus, pancreas, colon, gallbladder, bile ducts, liver and sometimes the thyroid gland, among others.
Some general surgeons may choose to pursue advanced training and education in further specialized areas of general surgery. These may include trauma surgery, vascular surgery, dermatological surgery, colorectal surgery or endocrine surgery, among other areas.
Although it is not mandatory to practice surgery, many general surgeons choose to pursue certification from the American Board of Surgery (ABS) in the area of “general surgery.” By becoming board-certified, physicians demonstrate a “commitment to lifelong learning and quality patient care.”