At Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, we have a well-established Department of General Surgery with highly qualified and experienced surgeons dedicated to excellence and patient satisfaction. With state-of-the-art equipment, our specialists perform a plethora of procedures and ensure optimal patient safety and comfort.
At Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, our surgeons focus on providing evidence-based surgical care in tandem with international protocols for ensuring the comfort and safety of patients. Available 24*7, our prolific team provides treatment for deformities, injuries and diseases using operative procedures for alleviating suffering, when cure through medication alone is not possible. If early ambulation of the patient is beneficial, daycare procedures are performed where minimally invasive techniques are employed. Besides, our expertly trained surgeons regularly collaborate with other specialists, such as cardiologists, radiologists and anesthesiologists, for providing comprehensive surgical care with a multi-disciplinary approach.
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Poly Trauma Care
At Manipal Hospitals, one of the best general surgery hospitals in Kolkata, we have a polytrauma team which provides immediate care to a patient or multiple patients who have sustained injuries affecting different parts of the body.
With representatives from the general surgery, emergency, orthopaedics, radiology, pathology and neurosurgery departments and the blood bank, we are well prepared to handle and treat a plethora of conditions and injuries.
We, at Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, are equipped with modern and world-class operation theatres with well-trained medical and paramedical personnel. Additionally, support services for accurate, evidence-based diagnoses are available in the radiology and laboratory departments.
With accurate scans and imaging, our surgeons are well equipped to deal with:
Emergency procedures and general surgical procedures
Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
Coronary artery graft bypass surgery
Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils)
Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
Carotid endarterectomy (removing blockages from arteries)
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Laparoscopic colectomy and splenectomy
Minimally Invasive Surgeries
We provide comprehensive care in cases of:
Trauma and accidents
Upper gastrointestinal surgery for diseases affecting the stomach, appendix, gall bladder, liver and oesophagus
Colorectal surgery for diseases of the rectum, colon and anal canal
Endocrine surgery for thyroid and other endocrine glands
Breast surgery for tumours: malignant and benign
Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity
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.