• Why should I undergo a surgery?

While the mention of a surgical procedure, commonly referred to as an operation, may cause a sense of anxiety and fear in most people, it is sometimes one of the best and fastest options to get you back to good health, as directed by your medical consultant. In some cases it could be the only option available.

    • Why should I choose EMC for my surgery?

The department of surgery, one of the oldest units in EMC since 1985, handles all major, intermediate and minor categories of surgical illnesses and undertakes related operative procedures in all major specialities, except invasive cardiology.
At EMC you can have access to a surgical care plan specifically designed by our highly experienced surgical professionals and multidisciplinary specialists to ensure the best patient experience and outcomes.

    • What types of surgeries are performed in EMC?

Surgical procedures are carried out in all major specialities for all age groups from neonatal, paediatric to adult patients through the conventional open surgery, endoscopic and laparoscopic routes including trauma cases.

    • What are the surgical treatment plans available in EMC?

These can be broadly classified as:

Emergency surgery – that must be performed without any delay as the patient is likely to risk life or a limb if the surgery is not done immediately, as in the case of accidents and other medical emergencies.
Elective surgery – a surgery that is planned in advance for medical reasons and does not normally constitute a critical condition.
Exploratory surgery – A surgery performed to aid or confirm a diagnosis, as in the case of cancer treatments.
Reconstructive surgery – To correct an injured, mutilated or deformed part of the body, as in the case of excisions .
Cosmetic surgery – Done to improve the subjective appearance of an otherwise normal structure of the human body.

    • What types of surgical conditions are treated in EMC?

Common surgical conditions that we routinely treat include, but not limited to, the folowing:

General surgery including trauma and acute care
Gastrointestinal conditions including colon and rectal surgery
Paediatric and neonatal conditions
Gynaecological surgery
Orthopaedic conditions including joint replacements and arthroplasty
Limb lengthening using the Ilizarov method
Neuro surgery
Prostate and urological conditions
ENT surgeries
Maxillofacial conditions
Plastic and reconstructive surgeries
Cancer conditions
Bariatric surgery
Breast surgery
Thoracic surgery

Click here to read more about the routine procedures that are performed by our specialist surgeons.

    • How can I receive surgical treatment in EMC?

In the case of any emergency conditions, you can contact our Casualty department that works on a 24×7 basis on all days. You will be assessed by the casualty medical officers, who after consultation with the concerned specialist(s) will advise you on an urgent treatment plan.
For elective surgeries, you can consult the concerned department specialist as an outpatient during their normal working hours. After an initial assessment and the required investigations, you will be advised of your condition and the treatment options available. In some cases there may not be an urgent need for a surgery and the condition could be treated my medication or non invasive procedures. If surgical intervention is required and the patient/family member agrees to the proposed surgery, a date is chosen according to the patient’s convenience and the availability of operation theatre facilities.

    • What happens after a date is fixed for the surgery?

A pre-op work out is arranged usually a week before the proposed surgical procedure and they are evaluated by the anaesthetist and other specialists, if required. Once they are deemed fit for surgery, a room is booked for the patient usually a day prior to the operation or in the morning of the operation depending the merits of the patient’s condition and co-morbid physiological status.

    • What helps me to relieve from anxiety before the surgery?

It is very normal to feel anxious before a planned surgery, especially during the time the patient is admitted to prepare for the operation. Severe anxiety can have unpleasant symptoms and stress for the patient as well as for the family.
We take into account the preoperational anxiety that may be faced by the patients or their relatives and ensure that proper compassionate communication is maintained between them regarding the recommended treatment plans and its progress.

    • What are the peri-operative and post-operative procedures?

Peri-operative care involves the period of pre-op phase while the patient is awaiting anaesthesia for surgery . As soon as the patient is received, the assigned nurse responsible for the care of the patient remains with the patient and ensures that the patient is looked after till the patient is wheeled into the operating room where the operating team takes over.

Postoperatively the assigned recovery nurse within the operating suite receives the patient in the operating room and wheels the patient to the recovery room with all aspects of care including fluids, required monitoring of vitals, analgesia etc, being taken care of by the assigned nurse. Apart from patients requiring over night stay within the recovery area, all patients are transferred to their rooms 4 hours postop. Those patients requiring elective ventilation postoperatively or ICU admission for some other reason are transferred to the ICU after the operative procedure as soon as they have recovered from the anaesthesia.

    • Can I know the cost of the surgical procedure before hand?

Yes, you can collect all information in this regard from our Patient Relations department and details of the package costs for some selected procedures.

    • Do I have to make an advance payment to the hospital before the surgery?

Yes, an advance payment will generally be required, the details of which be provided to you by the Patient Relations department.