General Surgery

The department of surgery has been functional in the hospital ever since its inception in 1985 and handles all major intermediate and minor categories of surgical illnesses and undertakes related operative procedures, both emergency as well as elective ones.

The department comprising of two separate units has six fully equipped operation theatres with state-of-the-art equipments, complete stainless steel interiors and supplied with a modern laminar air flow system. The facility is equipped with superior OT tables, lighting systems as well as sophisticated instruments and machines that include:

  • C-Arm X-Ray / Image Intensifier
  • Laparoscopes
  • Anthroscopes
  • Orthopaedic pneumatic system
  • Orthopaedic joint replacement kits
  • Carl Zeiss surgical microscope
  • Neuro endoscopes
  • Midas Rex Drill system
  • Ventilators
  • Pulse oximeters
  • The department also has two Recovery Intensive Care Units with a capacity of 12 beds to provide post-surgical care to patients round the clock.

Laparoscopic surgery was introduced in the department of surgery in the year 1995. Acute trauma related surgical problems and treatment also account for a major share of the department’s function. Some of the common procedures undertaken by the department are:

  • Gastrectomy for gastric carcinomas
  • Small bowel resections (various indications)
  • Hemicolectomies
  • Anterior resection and AP resection
  • Appendicectomy
  • Open hernia repair
  • Hydrocele repair (adult & paediatric)
  • Circumcision (adult & paediatric)
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Mastectomy with axillary clearance
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Biliary explorations
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Surgeries for varicose veins.
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair ( TEP, TAPP etc)
  • Laparoscopic rectal prolapse repair
  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgery

The following paediatric surgery cases are also routinely undertaken.

  • Congenital mega colon (Duhamel procedures etc)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia (different types)
  • Diaphragmatic eventeration
  • Tracheo oesophageal fistula
  • Biliary atresias

The department runs a 24x7/365 emergency service for surgical emergencies for gastrointestinal, general and paediatic surgeries, both the surgical units remaining on call in turns, with each unit receiving patients for one week followed by the next unit. Both the units work in tandem in close liaison with each other in such a way that patients belonging to various sub specialties i.e. vascular, GI, endocrine and paediatric surgical sub specialties derive maximum benefits from the intradepartmental consultations, operative referrals and combined procedures.

Piles Clinic

The Piles Clinic operates from 12 noon to 2 pm and 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm every Wednesday. Operative procedures are done on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Procedures in the clinic include:

  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Rectal examination
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Injections / sclerotherapy
  • Rubber band ligation
  • Infra red coagulation

Team of Doctors

  • C.G.Raghu , MS FRCS Ed, FRCS(Glasg) DMIRCS Ed
    Consultant General / GI surgeon
  • Jobi Abraham , MS, FNB
    Consultant Minimal Access surgeon
  • P S Binu , FRCS (Lond), FRCSEd, DCH (Lond)
    Consultant General / Paediatric surgeon
  • M G Joy , MS, MCh (Paed.)
    Consultant General / Paediatric surgeon