"General Surgery" is a discipline of surgery and encompasses broad yet specialized training in all specialities of medicine and surgery. Some common components of surgery include anatomy, metabolism, nutrition, resuscitation, intensive care, and many others. A general surgeon is an expert in the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of a wide spectrum of specialities including head and neck; abdomen, vascular system, endocrine system, etc.
The Department of General Surgery at Manipal Hospital is well-equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and designed to cater to several thousands of patients with a wide spectrum of ailments. Our general surgeons are specially trained in cutting edge, high-tech instrumentation and are constantly reinventing themselves to provide comprehensive care to surgical patients including preoperative, operative and postoperative management as well as in the management of associated complications.
Manipal Hospital is one of the best general surgery hospital in Delhi which aims at providing the patients with the benefits of advanced technology and minimally invasive techniques that often reduce cost without sacrificing good outcomes. We often choose procedures that our patients are comfortable with.
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Benefits of General Surgery
General surgery is a speciality of medicine that uses surgical procedures in the diagnosis, treatment or management of various diseases, disorders, or injuries. The surgical procedures include making a single large incision or multiple incisions on the skin to access the affected organ and suturing or stapling the incision site. Sometimes, surgery is a mainstay or the only treatment to prevent the progression of a disease and reduce the risk of death in patients suffering from cancer, tumour growth, appendicitis, and many other conditions.
The benefits of surgery include:
Making or confirming the diagnosis of a disease or disorder if suspicion on imaging.
Removing the damaged tissue or organ
Removing an obstruction, stones, malignancies, tumours, lumps, etc.
Repairing tissues or organs
Implanting devices or implants
Bypass or redirecting blood vessels
Prevent or manage disease progression
Remove the source of infection
Improve the quality of life by reducing disease (morbidity) and death rate (mortality)
Relief from disease-associated symptoms
Looking for a general surgery hospital in Delhi where you can get all the benefits then contact Manipal Hospital, Delhi now.
We at Manipal Hospital are well-equipped to deal with all emergency procedures, trauma care, along with general surgical procedures. We offer the following services:
Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery: Laparoscopy or robotic-assisted surgical techniques are used to treat many conditions of the gastrointestinal tract including appendicitis, gastrointestinal cancers, diverticular disease, gallbladder disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, hernia, rectal prolapse, and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery: Laparoscopy or robotic-assisted surgical techniques are used to treat many conditions of the chest, including cancer of the lungs and the oesophagus, non-cancerous chest wall tumours, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, para oesophageal hernia and many other conditions.
Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery: Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and robotic-assisted surgical techniques are used to treat many conditions of the female reproductive system including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and others.
Stapler/Laser Haemorrhoidectomy: Removal of piles or haemorrhoids (swollen blood vessels or veins in the rectum).
Thyroidectomy or thyroid surgery: Removal of symptomatic cysts, nodules, goitre, a cancerous growth, etc., to treat and manage thyroid conditions.
Laparoscopic Appendicectomy: Removal of the infected and inflamed appendix.
Trauma Surgery: A surgical speciality that uses surgery in the management of traumatic or life-threatening injuries.
Lipoma Excision: Complete removal of the lipoma, which is a non-cancerous tumour made up of fat tissue.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG): A healthy blood vessel or vein is used to bypass the blocked coronary artery and to improve blood flow to the heart in patients suffering from severe coronary heart disease. Types of CABG include:
Traditional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Fine Needle Aspiration (FNAC) Procedure: A type of biopsy procedure, which uses a thin needle to collect samples of tissue, or fluid for diagnosing cancer or other diseases.
Caesarean section, or C-section, or Caesarean delivery: Delivering a baby through an incision in the abdomen and uterus.
Tonsillectomy: Removal of infected and inflamed tonsils, which are a pair of oval-shaped pads of tissue located at the back of the throat.
Skin Grafting: Transplanting skin from one part of the body to a body part that has lost the skin due to burns, infection, etc.
Carotid Endarterectomy: The plaques clogging the carotid arteries are removed and the blood supply to the brain is restored to reduce the risk of stroke in patients suffering from carotid artery disease.
Bariatric surgery: This is a weight loss surgery, which involves modifications of the stomach and small intestines to treat obesity. Types of bariatric surgery include:
Adjustable Gastric Band
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A diseased bladder is removed using a minimally invasive technique.
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia and Umbilical Repair: A minimally invasive procedure is used to repair inguinal or groin hernia as well as umbilical/ventral/incisional hernia.
Laparoscopic Colectomy and Splenectomy: A bleeding colon cancer is treated using a combined laparoscopic colectomy and splenectomy approach. The procedure involves the removal of the affected colon and spleen.
Typically, you would approach a general surgeon with a diagnosis in hand. The surgeon examines the details of the case and makes a surgical plan based on scans and imaging. Then a date is set for surgery and any preparation or pre-surgical conditions that need to be met, are explained to the patient.
Surgery can be performed through:
The traditional open surgery method: A single large incision is made to get a full view of the organ. E.g., open-heart surgery.
Open surgery is performed through a single large incision and is currently less commonly performed due to more advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques. However, some surgeries can only be performed using the traditional open surgery and have several benefits including:
A clearer view of the entire organ or tissue to be removed
Placing an implant or a device that requires a larger area
Benefits of a minimally invasive procedure include:
Smaller incisions and therefore, minimal scarring, fewer chances of complications, less loss of blood, shortened hospital stay and speedy recovery.
The procedure is less traumatic to the patient as well as for the surgeon.
Depending on the type of disease or disorder, preparations for surgery varies. Generally, before the surgery, you will be asked to undergo some blood investigations and imaging tests. You may be asked to stop eating or drinking anything 8 hours before the procedure. In case you are taking blood-thinning medications, you may be advised to stop taking them a week before the procedure. Make sure you have help at home during your recovering period, post-surgery.
Surgery complications depend on the type of surgery and techniques used to perform a surgery. A minimally invasive technique offers a low risk of complications and speedy recovery. Generally, some common complications of any surgery may include:
Infection, discharge, or bleeding from the surgical incision site.
Haemorrhage or bleeding from the incision site.
Deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the deeper vein can travel to the heart and clog an artery.
Pulmonary complications like chest pain.
Temporary urine retention
Reaction to anaesthesia
All surgical procedures carry an inherent amount of risk with them. Some surgical procedures are safer than others, and modern operating rooms are well equipped to deal with even extreme complications. The surgical risk, however, is amplified by certain medical conditions.
Depending on the type of surgery, and the nature of the underlying condition that made the surgery necessary, a surgeon will prescribe a period of time where the patient must be under observation. Minimally invasive surgeries heal quite quickly and do not cause much discomfort, larger incisions, however, can take much longer to heal.
Surgical procedures are generally not recommended by doctors when there is a safer alternative available. However, sometimes surgery is necessary because it is the most effective treatment available.
Manipal Hospitals is committed to giving its patients personalized treatment and care of the highest quality. The long term relationships we build with our patients and the lives made better by the Department of General Surgery are a testament to this.
Contact us to know more about general surgery and book an appointment with one of our surgical specialists today.