General and Minimal access surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on alimentary canal and abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. General surgeons may be involved in caring for patients with cancer, trauma, and vascular diseases, as well as those requiring surgical procedures such as appendectomies, hernia repair, and cholecystectomies. Other medical specialists often turn to general surgeons for surgical advice and guidance.
General and Minimal access surgeon
Medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of diseases, disorders, and conditions are known as general surgeons. General surgeons are experts in the use of both minimally invasive and traditional open surgical techniques. They are often the first point of contact for patients experiencing a wide range of symptoms, and they work closely with other members of the healthcare team to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care. Typically, they attend medical school for four years and then complete a residency in general surgery for five years.
General surgeons are highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Some of the most common procedures they perform include appendectomies, hernia repairs, gallbladder surgeries, and bowel surgeries. They also frequently treat patients with cancer, and they often work with other specialists to provide comprehensive care.
General and Minimal access surgery department at ISIC
The General and Minimal access Surgery Department at ISIC offers cost-effective surgeries of the best quality. Our surgeons are very experienced in various treatments and surgeries, and they undertake numerous surgeries daily. Surgeons support other disciplines and super specialties in the ISIC General Surgery Department. The department’s division of minimally invasive surgery performs safe, accurate surgery through tiny incisions by utilizing the most recent minimally invasive techniques. Faster healing times, fewer scars, shorter hospital stays, and less blood loss all benefit patients.
Diseases / Conditions Treated
General and Minimal access Surgery Department at ISIC treats the following conditions:
The surgery of the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, cancer, peptic ulcers, pancreatic and liver problems, diabetic foot management, all types of hernia treatment, thyroid problems, salivary gland problems, advanced piles, fistulas, pilonidal sinus surgery, pediatric surgery, any lump on the body, comprehensive breast care, skin grafting, etc.
Multidisciplinary treatment options are available through the department’s program dedicated to breast health and cancer research.
This division specializes in treating diseases of the gastrointestinal and abdominal walls. Foregut specialists specialize in the oesophagus stomach, and small bowel that make up the foregut, a part of the body that connects your mouth and stomach.
In addition, surgery is performed to treat benign gallbladder diseases (gallstones and biliary colic) as well as to treat a variety of hernias (inguinal, ventral, incisional, umbilical, epigastric, Hiatal, and para oesophageal).
Treatments Provided at ISIC:
Treatment Approaches We Offer
In laparoscopic surgery, internal organs are accessed through minor incisions using a small camera and instruments. With the help of a camera, the surgeon can see the organs during a long incision surgery. In addition, minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery is associated with a shorter recovery period and less pain.
● The benefits of minimally invasive surgery can include the following:
● Small incision
● Less pain
● Low risk of infection
● Short hospital stays, quick recovery time
● Less scarring
● Reduced blood loss
Though minimally invasive surgery allows surgeons greater control and reduces time, not everyone is a good candidate. It may be necessary to perform open surgery sometimes due to the patient’s age, physical condition, and surgical history, which provides surgeons with better access to the treatment area.
General surgeons trained with almost any surgical emergency. Often, they are the first port of call to critically ill or gravely injured patients, and must perform a variety of procedures to stabilize such patients, such as thoracostomy, cricothyroidotomy, compartment fasciotomies and emergency laparotomy .
General surgeons perform a majority of all non-cosmetic breast surgery from lumpectomy to mastectomy, especially pertaining to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
General surgeons treat a wide variety of major and minor colon and rectal diseases including inflammatory bowel diseases (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), diverticulitis, colon and rectal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhoids.
In case of severe or critical conditions, consult well-experienced faculty at the general surgery dept ISIC.