general surgery

The General Surgery department has been functional in the hospital since its inception in the year 1985 and handles a wide spectrum of elective and emergency surgical procedures. A highly specialized paediatric surgery unit provides expert diagnosis and treatment of congenital birth defects or other surgical disorders for children of all ages.

The department provides comprehensive service in the areas of diagnosis and management of pre-operative, operative and post-operative care to patients who have to be treated for surgical conditions related to the following:

  • Alimentary tract
  • Abdomen and its contents
  • Breast, skin, and soft tissue
  • Head and neck, including trauma, vascular, endocrine, congenital and oncologic disorders
  • Tumors of the skin, salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid, and the oral cavity
  • Vascular system, excluding the intracranial vessels and heart
  • Endocrine system, including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreas
  • Comprehensive management of trauma, including musculoskeletal, hand, and head injuries. The responsibility for all phases of care of the injured patient is an essential component of general surgery.
  • Complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions, in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and trauma/burn units

All surgical procedures are carried out using the latest minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques or traditional open operative methods. The state-of-the-art facilities available in the department is complemented by a dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced surgeons and other support staff to provide the best surgical care to our patients. Our surgeons focus on treating the whole patient and not the individual disease. Close coordination is maintained with the referring or specialty consultants of the hospital in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative management of the patient.

The General surgery department of the hospital with the support from other specialty departments such as Neurosurgery, Plastic surgery, Orthopaedics surgery, Anaesthesiology and the Accident & Emergency, ensure that the hospital provides excellent response to surgical emergencies round the clock.

general surgery

The General Surgery department of the hospital provides the following services to the patients:

  • Outpatient consultation providing the diagnosis of various types of conditions and advising treatment options including a recommendation of the best surgical options, if necessary.
  • Cross consultation from other specialty departments in the hospital.
  • Treatment for various types of wounds.
  • Minor surgical procedures that do not require a hospital stay.
  • Other major surgeries as required (Laparoscopic as well as open surgeries).


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general surgery
The department comprising of two separate units has six states of the art operation theaters fully equipped with sophisticated instruments to handle any surgical emergencies. Two Recovery Intensive Care Units with a capacity of 12 beds provide post-surgical care to patients round the clock.


general surgery
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Dr. C.G.Raghu, MS FRCS Ed, FRCS(Glasg) DMIRCS Ed
Senior Consultant General / GI surgeon

Dr. P S Binu, FRCS (Lond), FRCSEd, DCH (Lond)
Senior Consultant General / Paediatric surgeon

Dr. Jobi Abraham, MS, FNB
Consultant Minimal Access surgeon

Dr. M G Joy, MS, MCh (Paed.)
Consultant General / Paediatric surgeon