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Department Of General Surgery

Department Of
General Surgery



Surgery is sometimes needed and could also be the last option in treating medical conditions involving the breast, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, breast, colon, liver, pancreas, rectum, and endocrine system. General surgery is often an initial method to treat a health condition. It is a quick, small procedure that is different from other surgeries. 

The general surgeons coordinate with other specialists involved in patient care to timely diagnose and provide the right surgical intervention for severe conditions.

Everything You Need To Know About General Surgery

What Is General Surgery?

General surgery is a discipline that deals with the operative, preoperative, and postoperative management & care of patients with a wide range of diseases that may need elective or emergency surgery. Surgical management is done by a team of general surgeons and other healthcare staff who have the skills in complex decision making, diagnosis, treatment and management of all operative interventions.

What Is Included in General Surgery?

The field of general surgery as a specialty comprises various procedures and operations relevant to the areas listed below:

  • Abdomen and Contents of the abdominal cavity
  • Breast
  • Skin and Soft Tissue
  • Endocrine System

Besides this, general surgeons have expertise in:

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma

Surgical care domains also include:

  • wound healing
  • infection and antibiotic usage
  • fluid and electrolyte management
  • transfusion and disorders of coagulation
  • shock and resuscitation
  • minimally invasive and endoscopic intervention (like endoscopy and colonoscopy) 
  • use of therapeutic and radiologic imaging
  • pain management.

Condition we Treat

General surgeons are responsible for treating various conditions and disorders in people of all ages. Here are some common surgical conditions:

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can occur due to inflammatory conditions, infections, blockages, tumors, or disorders of reproductive organs. Sometimes surgery is necessary to resolve the cause of the pain, such as an ectopic pregnancy.

Gallstones and Gallbladder Inflammation 

The gallbladder is a small organ located under the liver which helps in the digestive process by producing and releasing a substance called bile into the small intestine. Bile helps in the digestion of food. At times the gallbladder can become inflamed—a condition known as cholecystitis. Pebble-like masses known as gallstones are made of bile salts that cause cholecystitis. 

If left untreated, this condition can lead to infection. Surgery is performed to remove gallstones. This type of surgery is known as cholecystectomy.

Appendicitis is one of the common gastric problems treated by general surgeons. Appendicitis is caused by inflammation of the appendix, an organ located at the end of the intestine. Surgery to remove it is known as appendectomy. 

Other common gastrointestinal (GI) diseases addressed by General Surgeons include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, ulcers, gastritis, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 


Hernias can occur when the internal organs bulge through the weak areas of muscle and tissue that cover the organs inside the abdominal cavity. Surgery is done to put the protruding tissue back in place and close the area with stitches or patches.

Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland which is located in the neck region is responsible for producing and secreting hormones that control metabolism. Problems with the thyroid gland need surgery known as a thyroidectomy. This is done to take out the entire thyroid gland or a part of it.

Varicose Veins

Veins in the legs that appear raised or twisted are known as varicose veins. They may cause swelling, pain, and leg sores and may also increase the risk of blood clots. A vein-stripping surgery is performed to remove severely swollen and painful veins.

General Surgical Procedures We Perform

Trauma Surgery

General surgeons often perform emergency surgeries. These include a variety of procedures to stabilize patients by maintaining their airway, breathing and circulation. 

Besides that, other procedures done in an emergency are:

To stop bleeding (Hemorrhage)

Treatment of organ perforations and bowel obstructions

Cholecystectomy- to remove the gallbladder

Appendectomy- done during rupture of the appendix 

Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery

This is a new speciality that involves minimal access utilizing small instruments and cameras. This type of surgery can remove gallbladders, hernia, colons, and appendix.

Colorectal Surgery

This surgery treats major and minor rectal and colon diseases like inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease), colon and rectal cancer, haemorrhoids and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Endocrine Surgery

General surgeons can remove part or all of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and the adrenal glands located just below the kidneys if any problems arise in these organs.

Dermatological Surgery

General surgeons perform skin-related surgeries like removing moles or treating major burns. They can also remove tumours growing below the skin, like tumours that arise in muscles, fatty tumours or other soft tissues. 

General surgeons treat more complex skin infections like necrotizing fasciitis and utilize skin grafts to cover skin defects resulting from trauma, burns, or infections.

Transplant surgery

Responsible for all aspects of preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of abdominal organ transplant patients. Transplanted organs include the liver, kidney, pancreas, and, more rarely, small bowel.

Why choose ONP Hospital?

General Surgery at ONP hospital offers surgical innovation with high-tech technology in major procedures with minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. Our vision is to give the best surgical care and give excellent outcomes.

Our team of skilled surgeons offers excellent results using surgical innovations with clinical care to ensure a better prognosis. We believe in building strong trust in all our patients and their families.

Our department is fully equipped with General & Laparoscopic surgical facilities with a state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit. We also have an excellent diagnostic support facility helping in the seamless surgical management of our patients.

What Patient has to say about us

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Chhaya Kate

Our Patients

5 Star

Many many happy returns of the day......... The best doctor in the world

My mother was suffering from severe pain in both knees and spine.

Dr. Aashish arbat sir has operated today after 15days she is doing every thing thank you Dr aashish arbat sir and team

Especially the major support was from Dr Ram sir from admission to dischatge and follow ups and taken care very nicely thanku Dr. Ram sir

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pravin kharat

Our Patients

5 Star

After enduring knee pain for the past decade, my mother sought advice from various doctors in Nagpur, Nashik, and Pune. They all recommended knee replacement surgery, but it was only when we discovered Dr. Aashish Arbat and the option of robotics surgery that we made the decision to proceed.

The surgery took place on June 23, 2023, and it turned out to be an incredible experience. To our astonishment, on the morning of June 24, my mother was able to stand on her own legs and even take a few steps. This remarkable progress was made possible due to the advanced assistance of robotics arm and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Aashish Arbat is an exceptional and highly experienced surgeon, and we are immensely grateful for his expertise. We also extend our appreciation to his colleagues, Dr. Sharma and Dr. Ram, for their excellent skills and compassionate nature. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the entire team for enabling my mother to live a pain-free life

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T Srivalli

Our Patients

5 Star

My mother got her both robotic knee replacement from sir on Oct 2021. The team and sir have made the complete process seamless. Especially my mother was very comfortable post her surgery. Thank you Dr Arbat and team.

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Mohan Satavekar

Our Patients

5 Star

Hello my Mrs.Madhuri Satavekar had bilateral knee replacement in 2017. Happily roaming all around. Doing multiple activities. Thanks Dr arbat

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Our Patients

5 Star

I had done bilateral THR in Aug 22. I have started all my daily routine activities with ease and comfort. Dr Arbat and his team was very supportive during entire treatment and recovery phase.

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Subhash Bobade

Our Patients

5 Star

Hello. My wife has severe arthritis in her body knees since 2017. We communicated many doctors but she was not happy. We visited Dr arbat for same issue and he came up with robotic knee replacement solution which suited her accurately and she is walking 5-6km daily without hesitation and living comfortably. Thanks Dr. Aashish Arbat and his new technology.

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