Surgery is one of the noblest of professions. Here is how Webster’s defines the word noble: indicating superiority or commanding excellence of mind, character, or high ideals or morals. Over years, this surgical department has set the standards of ethical and humane practice. The Surgeons have made magnificent contributions in education, clinical care, and science. Their landmark accomplishments in surgical science and innovations in operative technique have revolutionized surgical care, saved countless lives, and significantly improved longevity and the quality of human life.
RLJH is the only peripheral tertiary care center with state of art OT complex and ICU. The department of General Surgery consists of a dynamic and diverse team of faculty and residents in both teaching and learning activities, with a keen interest in research activities. We undertake a variety of surgical procedures ranging from simple to advanced surgeries including minimal access procedures.
Upper and Lower GI endoscopy are the diagnostic procedures, wherein endoscopic tube is inserted and biopsy is taken as and when necessary.
It is a minimally invasive surgical technique where patients undergo surgery with button hole incision, minimal pain, early recovery and discharge.
Outpatient Inpatient and Emergency services
The outpatient department is soul of the department where variety of cases are examined and admitted to surgical wards. The cases range from trauma to cancers.
JOINT CLINIC (TUMOR BOARD)
The faculty is involved in weekly joint clinic in association with experienced surgical, medical and radiation oncologists (Dr K S Gopinath and Dr Sampath Kumar) for the management of cancer patients.
RLJH’s Department of General Surgery is supported by a well equipped pathology lab, blood bank and radiology department.
The department offers subspeciality clinic like Breast clinic, Diabetic foot clinic and GI endoscopy service. The department also offers patient services in close collaboration with Super specialities like Surgical oncology, Urology, Plastic surgery, Neurosurgery and Paediatric surgery.
Illnesses commonly diagnosed and treated in the hospital
I am so happy to share my appreciation and success of Chest wall reconstruction by the Department of General Surgery
It was in November 2020 that I went to the Dept. of General Surgery with a swelling over the chest wall.I was previously diagnosed to have Carcinoma Breast and had undergone surgery and chemotherapy 2 years back. With the recurrence, my primary concern was, “will I able to survive this again?” I was in severe depression and agony with my diagnosis. I had spoken to a lot of Breast cancer survivors and had received a lot of positive reviews about the Department.
The day in walked into the outpatient dept., I saw a ray of hope. I was explained about the surgery and its complexity and the process was made extremely smooth from the time of admission to surgery. Surgery and post-surgery was a cake walk. The day of my discharge came earlier than I expected. Even though the fight is still on, I am glad I was given a second chance.
I would like to thank the doctors for treating me with utmost care and patience.
I have immense pleasure in appending my beautiful experience as a patient at your esteemed institution under the doctors of the Department of General Surgery. The utmost care I have received from their hands enabled me to refer many more patients to your hospital for treatment. I thought it is important to pen it down to express my appreciation and gratitude.
I was suffering from chronic pain abdomen since 12 years and had visited multiple hospitals with the same complaint. i was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and was treated symptomatically for years but the pain was unbearable one day and I was diagnosed with Pseudocyst of the Pancreas. The cyst had grown to a size that was encroaching upon my left kidney and spleen. It was something that the doctors too were in awe-off. The surgery went smoothly and I was very comfortable postoperatively. I was relieved of my chronic pain and I was extremely grateful to the doctors for it. Their supporting nature during my hospitalization was of immense help .It was a beautiful experience to avail this major operation and fast recovery under their able care and guidance