General & Laparoscopic Surgery
The General Surgery Department aims to provide the highest standard of surgical care and service to its patients, and regards their opinions and comments as extremely valuable in helping the department to identify areas of success and opportunities for improvement.
We provide outstanding surgical care to all patients including outpatient, inpatient and those in the emergency department. Our team consists of dedicated professionals and skilled staffs (doctors, nurses, paramedical) who are committed in helping to deliver top quality surgical care to the patients using modern and cost effective technology
The Department of General Surgery offers general as well as Laparoscopic services from highly qualified and experienced surgeons. The department provides an entire spectrum of general surgeries through a team of experienced and committed surgeons. General surgical procedures include all minor and major cases with a vast range that includes head and neck surgery, hernia surgery, colorectal surgery and a list of other procedures. More commonly performed procedures are as follows:
- Anal Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Fistulae, other Anal and Anorectal procedures
- Gastro-Intestinal tract Surgeries- Intestinal resection and anastmosis including colectomy and abdominoperineal resection, lap surgeries for rectal prolapse, mesenteric cyst, mekel’s diverticulum, Intraperitoneal and retroperitineal tumors, cancers of gastrointestinal tract.
- Thyroid, other neck and face swellings
- Breast surgeries for lumps and cancer
- Cysts, lipomas, sinuses, in-growing toe nail, other small and large skin/ subcutaneous swellings
- Circumcision of newly born babies
- Emergency surgeries: Injuries and lacerations repair, trauma- blunt and penetrating abdominal or thoracic injuries. Abscess, liver abscess, intra-abdominal abscess, other infections including cellulitis
- Hernia repair of Abdominal Wall and Inguinal region, including Incisional, Femoral, Ventral Wall, Umbilical etc. and wall tightening.
- Gall bladder and appendix removal
- Basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures
- Varicose veins
Minimal Access Surgery
Minimal Access Surgery is completed with one or more small incisions instead of a large incision. The surgeon passes a telescope with video camera through a small incision (usually only ¼’’ long) into a body cavity. He/she then views the surgery on a TV monitor. Surgical instruments are then passed through other similar little incisions. The surgeon examines and operates on the area in question by viewing magnified images projected on video screen. When a telescope is used to operate on the abdomen, the procedure is called laparoscopy. When it’s used in chest the procedure is called thoroscopy and when used in joints, it is called arthroscopy.
What type of surgery can be done laparoscopically?
Most of the abdominal surgical procedures can be done laparoscopically. In some cases there are other factors that might make it possible to do the surgery laparoscopically. A patient should discuss this with a surgeon to make a final decision about the laparoscopic possibilities. For many diseases in the abdomen requiring surgery, a high percentage of cases can be done laparoscopically.
- Laparoscopic Appendectomy.
- Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery.
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair.
- Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy.
- Laparoscopic Procedure for liver cysts.
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy.
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy.
- Laparoscopy Hiatus Hernia.
- Laparoscopy PUH repair.
- Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair.
- Laparoscopic repair of Hiatal Hernias.
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for obese patients.
- Laparoscopic Adrenal surgery.
- Laparoscopic drainage of pseudo-pancreatic cyst.
- Single incision Laparoscopic surgery.
- Stapled haemorrhoidectomy
Why should be the surgery done laparoscopically?
The most important reason for most patients is a quicker recovery. In many cases of abdominal surgery, the recovery time can be reduced by more than half. For some types of surgery the incidence of complications, such as infection in the incision, is reduced with laparoscopic surgery.
There are many advantages to the patients undergoing keyhole surgery when compared with an open procedure.
- Reduced blood loss: reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion.
- Smaller incision: reduces pain and shortens recovery time.
- Less pain less medication.
- Reduced infections due to reduced exposure of internal organs to the possible external contaminants.
- Relatively small scar since the keyhole surgery involves a small opening it leaves relatively very small scar.
- Quick ambulation.
- Quicker resumption of diet.
- Shorter hospital stay.
- Quicker return to normal activities.
- Less impairment of pulmonary function.
- Less suppression of the immune system.
Though the procedure times are slightly longer the hospital stay is less which leads to a faster return to the routine life. Keyhole surgery calls for extensive investment in probes and miniaturized equipment, and training of surgeons and surgical teams. But it offers powerful benefits to patients that make operations less dreaded.