General Surgery Overview
At Manipal Hospitals, we have a highly experienced team of general and Laparoscopic surgeons who are excellent in such critical situations. The doctors are specially trained to conduct emergency surgeries to control excessive bleeding, bowel obstructions, bowel perforations, burns and abdominal trauma. Other than emergencies, they also routinely carry out operations for complications such as appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder removal, thyroid and removal of tumours.
The Manipal Department of Surgery is equipped with the latest state of the art modular theatres and equipment caters to all minor and major surgeries with around the clock running emergency operation theatre for Active Surgical and Traumatic Cases.
About General Surgery
It is a specialty dealing with pre-operative, operative and post-operative management of surgical problems of all kinds; especially those relating to the abdomen, alimentary canal, soft tissues, endocrine system. Patients who are critically ill or gravely injured are first brought to this department so that they can be stabilized before the next step of treatment.
General surgery can also treat diseases that involve breast, skin, hernias, trauma and vascular pathologies.
Who is a Surgeon?
A surgeon is a physician who performs an operation on the human body for the purpose of removing diseased tissue or organs and to repair body systems. Surgeons of general surgery perform all types of surgery.
Major Conditions treated under General Surgery
Hernia: Hernia is a common condition that occurs when the contents of a particular body cavity protrude out of the membrane in which they are contained. It is essential to get Hernia treatment as it never heals on its own and gets worse over time.
Gastric Bypass: Gastric Bypass or Gastric Bypass Surgery is a common weight loss procedure that alters the stomach and intestines. Surgery is one of the well-researched methods of weight loss. ‘The Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)’ is the most common gastric bypass surgery which creates a small pouch in the stomach that restricts high intake of food thus, helps in promoting smaller meals that eventually leads to weight loss.
Abdominal Surgery: Abdominal surgery is a broad term that involves procedures of the abdomen. There are many types of abdominal surgeries such as Laparoscopic or Open, Appendicectomy, Cholecystectomy, Inguinal hernia surgery, and many more.