General surgery, is actually a surgical specialty performed by General Surgeons when cure is impossible through medication only. Initially all surgeons need to start their training in general surgery; many then go on to focus on another specialty. They can be found practicing various types of surgery and the broad-based nature of their education makes it potential for general surgeons to perform many procedures in the performance of their jobs. It can be used for routine procedures performed in special diseased cases, such as vasectomy, or for more complicated operations requiring a medical team in a hospital setting, such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Areas of the body cured by general surgery include the stomach, liver, intestines, appendix, breasts, thyroid gland, salivary glands, some arteries and veins, and the skin. The brain, heart, eyes and nerve to name only a few are areas that require expert surgical repair.