General & Minimal Access Surgery

General & Minimal Access Surgery


The Department of General and Minimal Access Surgery is a well-functioning department comprising 6 surgeons of eminence. Each one of them has vast clinical experience behind them.  Some of them have training from international institutions of repute. Commitment to the patient's welfare and safe surgery is their motto.

The Department of General and Minimal Access Surgery provide modern and state of the art surgical treatment options for patients. The General and Minimal Access Surgery service is manned 24/7 by an experienced and dedicated team of consultants. The department is committed to providing ethical and evidence-based surgical options to our patients.

Minimal access surgery involves one or more small incisions (usually only 1/4" long) rather than a large incision that results in less pain,  shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. 

The alternate name for minimal access surgery is laparoscopic surgery.

It is a minimally invasive procedure.

  • The surgeon may advise some invasive (colonoscopy/ endoscopy/ hysteroscopy) or non-invasive imaging tests such as complete blood count (CBC), blood liver enzyme tests, blood chemistry tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), and chest X-ray.
  • The doctor may advise the patient to stop blood-thinning medications and antihistamines.
  • You will be advised not to  eat or drink from the night before the surgery.
  • Your doctor may advise some antibiotics to be taken before the procedure, depending on the type of surgery.

The additional types of minimal access surgery are-

  • Laparoscopy- When a telescope is used for the abdomen, it is known as laparoscopic surgery.
  • Thoracoscopy- When a telescope is used for the chest, it is known as thoracoscopy.
  • Arthroscopy- When a telescope is used for joints, it is known as arthroscopy. 
  • Stapler hemorrhoidectomy: Minimal access procedure for the treatment of piles.
  • Endoscopic hernia Surgery: For the treatment of various types of hernias.

  • Anaesthesia- Most of the minimal access surgeries are performed under general anaesthesia. However, there are some procedures that are done under local anaesthesia.
  • Incision- A Small Incision is made, and a camera is inserted into the body that allows better visibility of the surgical site. Additional incisions may be required for other instruments. A device is inserted through the incision to inflate the area so that surgeons get better accessibility to the surgical site.
  • Closure of site- After the procedure, the incision is closed with staples and sutures. 

The patient may be asked to visit the hospital for a follow up appointment about 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery.

  • Trauma– surgery and care
  • All kinds of hernias- both by open and by laparoscopic surgery.
  • Ano rectal diseases- abscesses, fistula, fissure and piles. We are performing Stapled hemorrhoidectomy with many benefits to the patient such as minimal blood loss, less pain and early recovery.
  • Infective conditions- abscesses, and diabetic foot are taken care with good results and early rehabilitation for the patient.
  • Diseases of the veins such as varicose veins.
    • Laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder stones and appendicitis.

Conditions Treated at General & Minimal Access Surgery:

Pilonidal Sinus

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