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
- Skin and Soft Tissue
- Endocrine System
Besides this, general surgeons have expertise in:
- Surgical Critical Care
- Surgical Oncology
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Meet Our Team of Experts
22+ Years of Experience
Dr Neeraj Rayate
MBBS, DNB-General Surgery
Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon | Bariatric Surgeon | Laparoscopic Surgeon | General Surgeon
20+ Years Experience
Dr. Ashish Shrivastava
General,Laproscopic & Proctologist
MBBS DNB-General Surgery,FACRSI,IAGES
20+ Years Experience
Dr Satish Pattanshetti
MBBS, MS-General Surgery
Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon | Bariatric Surgeon | Metabolic Surgery | Laparoscopic Surgeon | General Surgeon
16+ Years Experience
Dr. Suhas Patil
Proctologist | Laparoscopic Surgeon | General Surgeon | Piles, Fistula & Fissure LASER Treatment
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