As one of India's most comprehensive general surgery practices, the Department of General Surgery at Manipal Hospital equips highly skilled surgeons with state of the art facilities to ensure a high surgical success rate.
The surgical teams at Manipal hospital treat several thousands of patients every year with a multidisciplinary approach. The skill and technology available on the team gives patients the best treatment options to choose from. The department of general surgery works with other specialists like anesthesiologists, radiologists, cardiologists etc. to provide comprehensive surgical care with a multi-disciplinary approach.
This is a minimally invasive surgery to remove the appendix from the body. The appendix is a small pocket in the large intestine that serves no recorded purpose in the human body. However, it is only removed when it begins causing pain or other symptoms. The appendix is removed with a laparoscope through a small incision in the abdomen. The surgery…Read More
With the help of accurate scans and imaging, the surgeons at Manipal Hospitals' are well equipped to deal with emergency procedures, trauma care and general surgical procedures.
Some of the surgical treatments offered
● Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
● Trauma surgery
● Coronary artery graft bypass surgery
● Cesarean section
● Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils)
● Hysterectomy (removal of uterus)
● Skin grafting
● Carotid endarterectomy (removing blockages from arteries)
● Bariatric surgery
● Gastrointestinal surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
● Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
● Laparoscopic appendectomy
● Laparoscopic hernia repair
● Laparoscopic colectomy and splenectomy
Treatment & Procedures
This is a minimally invasive surgery to remove the appendix from the body. The appendix is a small pocket in the large intestine that serves no recorded purpose in the human body. However, it is only removed when it begins causing pain or other symptoms. The appendix is removed with a laparoscope through a small incision in the abdomen. The surgery is quite simple and common, and patients are generally able to go home the day after surgery.
Why is it performed?
If the appendix gets inflamed, a condition known as appendicitis, it can be extremely painful and if left untreated, the appendix can burst, releasing an infection in the body that can cause severe complications. Since the appendix does not perform any function, it is simply easier and more effective to remove the appendix, rather than treat it.
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.
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.