As one of the oldest departments in the hospital, our surgeons have a proven track record of successfully performing a wide range of general surgical operations for the conditions of general surgery using the time-tested open techniques to the latest laparoscopic ones.
Some of the specialized services routinely provided by the department include:
Upper Gastro Intestinal (UGI) surgeries
Lower Gastro-Intestinal surgeries
Pancreatic – Biliary surgeries
Acute Care and Emergency General Surgery
Laparoscopic and Endoscopic surgeries
Laparoscopic surgery also called minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions elsewhere in the body. Compared to the more common open surgeries, laparoscopic surgery has several advantages to the patient such as reduced pain and hemorrhage due to smaller incisions. The recovery time from the surgery is also shorter allowing the patient to resume normal routine faster than the traditional open surgery.
Some of the common laparoscopic surgeries performed in the department include:
Please consult our specialist laparoscopic surgeon for advice and more information on other laparoscopic procedures carried out by the department in general surgical operations.
Paediatric surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery, focused on the treatment of infants, children, and adolescents. Therefore, if your child has an illness or complaint that requires surgery, the service of a paediatric surgeon is essential. Unlike adults, children cannot always say what is bothering them nor can often provide reliable answers to medical questions. It is also difficult to medically examine an infant or a child as they tend to be restive and probably nonco-operative during the process. A paediatric surgeon, using specialized equipment and facilities specially designed for children can provide the best care for your child.
The Paediatric Surgery team at Ernakulam Medical center, comprising of highly qualified paediatric surgeons and paediatric urologists, with decades of experience, efficiently manage all forms of complicated neonatal/paediatric surgical cases. Working in tandem with one of the best referral Neonatal & Paediatric tertiary care centre in the region, the unit provides an unmatched paediatric surgical treatment for your child.
Some of the common paediatric surgeries carried out in the hospital include:
Also known as birth defects, these are problems that happen while the baby is still in the womb. There are many types of congenital malformations, some of which are mild and easily curable, while some others can be life threatening. They can affect the normal working of the body organs like heart, lungs, brain or parts such a as a face, hands or feet. Therefore it is critical that any such conditions are diagnosed by an experienced consultant at an early stage and corrective action taken. Some of the commonly found congenital malformations include:
Other Paediatric surgeries
The Paediatrics surgery unit of the hospital also performs various other surgeries on children from the newborn stage through late adolescence. Some of the common procedures for general surgical operations are: