General Surgery

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.

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Why Manipal?

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.

Treatment & Procedures

Laparoscopic appendectomy

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…

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Centre of Excellence: General Surgery


General surgery is a surgical speciality that focuses on the surgical management of all systems and organs of the human body. These include liver, pancreas, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, rectum and all other contents of the abdomen including small bowel, colon, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and the thyroid gland. Surgeries in this field cover conditions such as hernia, piles, appendicitis, gallbladder stones, fistula, swellings, and ulcers.


General Surgery covers the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of:
 

  • Alimentary tract

  • Abdomen (Breast, skin, and soft tissue)

  • Head and neck

  • Vascular system

  • Endocrine system

  • Surgical oncology

  • Comprehensive management of trauma


Due to the advancement in surgical technologies, General Surgeons nowadays use advanced techniques, referred to as minimal access surgery, to do a variety of procedures. Minimal access surgery is performed with single or more minor incisions instead of a large incision. The surgeon performs the procedure by passing a telescope with a video camera through a minor incision into a body cavity. The surgeon then observes the surgery on a computer monitor. The general surgeon examines and operates on the area of the problem by viewing magnified images on a television.


A general surgeon at Whitefield, Bangalore are famous for their expertise to carry out the surgeries involving abdomen, skin, breast, soft tissues, or endocrine system. Our laparoscopic surgeons hold advanced training in colon and rectal surgery, minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, surgical critical care, trauma and acute care, emergency general surgery, and bariatric surgery. We are also recognized for clinical post-operative care, research, and innovation which make us one of the best hospitals for general surgery in Bangalore as well as Karnataka.


Manipal Hospital is the general surgery hospital at Whitefield, Bangalore where our general surgery experts perform surgeries including:


Appendectomy: A surgery to remove the appendix, an appendectomy cures appendicitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the appendix.


Colon and Rectal Surgery: Our general surgeons perform surgery on the colon and rectum to treat a wide suite of conditions, including bowel obstruction, cancer, diverticulitis, injury, Crohn’s disease, and hemorrhoids. Common colon and rectal surgeries include Colectomy, Colostomy and Hemorrhoidectomy.


Esophageal Surgery: Problems of esophagus can affect the overall quality of life. Common esophageal surgeries include Acid reflux surgery, Esophagectomy and Excision of an esophageal lesion.


Varicose Vein Removal: Varicose veins can be painful and can sometimes increase the risk of blood clots and skin sores. Doctors at Manipal Whitefield remove the swollen veins through one or more small incisions.


Gastroenterology Procedures: General surgery covers a variety of procedures to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including Upper GI endoscopy, Gastric bypass surgery, and Liver biopsy.


Cyst Removal: Cysts are sacs that form in the skin or anywhere in the body. They are filled with fluid, air, or other material. Cyst removal involves surgery, Fine-needle aspiration, etc.


Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy): It treats gallstones, gallbladder inflammation or infection, and gallbladder cancer.


Hernia Repair: During a hernia repair, surgeons put the protruding organ back in place, then fix the weakened area of muscle or tissue. Varicose Vein Removal


Thyroid Removal: Depending on the condition, a general surgeon may remove all or part of your thyroid.


Key Procedures Performed at Manipal Whitefield


Bariatric Surgeries: Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective treatment methods for people with very high BMI who instituted, but failed an adequate exercise and diet program (with or without adjunctive drug therapy) and who present with obesity-related comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, and obstructive sleep apnea.


In Bariatric Surgery, weight loss is achieved through reducing the size of the stomach by removing a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery) or mini bypass surgery which uses a combination of above-mentioned methods.

 

Laparoscopic Upper GI and Lower GI Surgeries: In minimal access surgery when the telescope is used to operate on the abdomen, the procedure is called laparoscopy. The laparoscopic approach to upper gastrointestinal involves the insertion of a laparoscope (camera) into the abdominal cavity along with a variety of surgical instruments through a number of small port-sites.


Laparoscopic low anterior resection is performed to remove cancer present in the lower two-thirds of the rectum. During the laparoscopic surgery, your doctor makes small incisions in your abdomen to insert the laparoscope (special instrument guided by a camera) and surgical instruments.


Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: There are several procedures for different types of hernia. However, doctors usually recommend a Laparoscopic repair because it ensures safe repair with minimal scarring, reduced blood loss and lesser post-operative discomfort. Manipal hospital is famous for laparoscopic surgery in Whitefield, Bangalore. During the surgery, two or more small incisions are made in the abdomen so that instruments and a camera can be inserted. Upon closely examining the condition, the surgeon chooses from a variety of specialized patches to repair hernias. The type of patch used in the procedure depends on the kind of hernia.


Endoscopy and Colonoscopies: Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic tool, used to view the inside of organs, inspect for abnormalities and take biopsies. A small camera and light source are mounted onto a flexible tube and inserted into the mouth (to inspect the esophagus, stomach and duodenum) or the anus (to inspect the large bowel). During a colonoscopy, the doctor uses a colonoscopy, a long, flexible, tubular instrument about 1/2-inch in diameter that transmits an image of the lining of the colon so the doctor can examine it for any abnormalities. The colonoscope is inserted through the rectum and to the other end of the large intestine.


At Manipal Whitefield, we are equipped with the most advanced infrastructure and expertise suited to successfully perform all general surgery using the minimal access surgery procedure. The team of surgeons works closely with other medical specialities to provide optimal patient care. Our care is based on the latest medical research to achieve faster recovery and best patient outcomes.

Facilities & Services

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

● Biopsies

● 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

Laparoscopic appendectomy

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.

FAQ's

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.

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