General surgery focusses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the esophagus, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, pancreas, liver, appendix, gallbladder, bile duct, thyroid gland, breast and skin lesions. With a team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons and world class facilities, our department of general surgery consistently achieves a high surgical success rate.
At KMC Hospital, our surgical team has expertise in successfully diagnosing and treating thousands of patients every year. Our specialists adopt a multidisciplinary approach and work with specialists – radiologists, anaesthesiologists and cardiologists – to ensure that only the best treatment options are offered to the patient. We are also equipped with next-generation equipment which helps our surgeons provide holistic care to each patient at all times. Book an appointment at our Best General Surgery Hospital in Mangalore.
Sebaceous cysts are painless, small, non-cancerous, slow-growing lumps in the skin. They are mainly found on the neck, face or torso and contain liquid or semi-liquid materials.
A subcutaneous abscess refers to a pocket of pus that occurs below or within the surface of the skin. This bump is full of pus or a thick fluid. It can appear on any part of the body and generally occurs because of a bacterial infection.
An ingrown toe nail is a condition that occurs when the corners or edges of the nails grow into the skin located next to the nail. This condition usually occurs in the big toe.
This minimally invasive procedure is generally recommended for removing the appendix from the body. The appendix is a small and thin four-inch long tube that is a part of the gastrointestinal tract.
A lipoma is a fatty and non-cancerous lump that generally causes no symptoms or any serious disorders. Lipomas are situated under the skin and move quite easily under the application of pressure.
Paronychia nail infection is a tender fungal or bacterial nail infection of the feet or the hand. It occurs where the skin and nail meet either at the base or side of the toe or finger nail.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) involves the use of a thin, hollow needle for removing samples of cells from fluid or tissue in a lump or an organ. This is generally performed for identifying the type of cells inside the lump found in a gland (in the neck like the thyroid gland) or the breast.
General surgeons are trained to perform various general surgery procedures on:
Abdomen and its contents
Skin, breast and soft tissue
In addition, our proficient general surgeons at KMC Hospital possess experience and knowledge in cancer and trauma treatment as well as surgical critical care. They generally perform general surgery procedures on gall bladder stones, hernias, obesity, intestinal problems, appendicitis and other common abdominal complaints.
With the help of precise imaging and scans, the surgeons at KMC Hospital perform a plethora of emergency procedures, such as:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Colectomy & Splenectomy
Surgeries on the breast and thyroid
Surgeries on skin and soft tissue lesions.
Typically, you would approach a general surgeon with a diagnosis in hand. The surgeon examines the details of the case and makes a surgical plan based on scans and imaging. Then a date is set for surgery and any preparation or pre-surgical conditions that need to be met, are explained to the patient.
All surgical procedures carry an inherent amount of risk with them. Some surgical procedures are safer than others, and modern operating rooms are well equipped to deal with even extreme complications. The surgical risk, however, is amplified by certain medical conditions.
Depending on the type of surgery, and the nature of the underlying condition that made the surgery necessary, a surgeon will prescribe a period of time where the patient must be under observation. Minimally invasive surgeries heal quite quickly and do not cause much discomfort, larger incisions, however, can take much longer to heal.
Surgical procedures are generally not recommended by doctors when there is a safer alternative available. However, sometimes surgery is necessary because it is the most effective treatment available.
Manipal Hospitals is committed to giving its patients personalized treatment and care of the highest quality. The long term relationships we build with our patients and the lives made better by the Department of General Surgery are a testament to this.
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