Department of General Surgery at Yashoda Hospital
The Department of General Surgery at Yashoda Hospital resorts to the use of leading-edge techniques and methods to carry out the most complex surgical procedures with utmost proficiency. Committed to offering highly specialized treatments and care to patients suffering from a vast range of diseases and ailments, the department is managed by a multidisciplinary team of highly specialized experts, widely recognized for their commendable work in the field. We constantly strive to offer the best care to our patients, while setting the highest benchmarks of quality and excellence.
The Department has dedicated surgical and ICU units which are fully equipped with state of the art modalities. Our experts specialize in performing the most complex surgical procedures with high success rates. The expertise of the team is complemented by the use of up to the minute technology that ensures the highest grades of precision and accuracy.
State of the art surgical procedures offered by our team include:
- Appendectomy – It refers to the surgical removal of the appendix, the tiny, tube-shaped pouch which is connected to the large intestine. The procedure is done on patients suffering from appendicitis, which is marked by chronic infection and inflammation of the appendix.
- Breast surgery – Breast surgeries are usually performed to treat or manage breast cancer as well as to extract non-malignant growths. These include procedures like lumpectomy or mastectomy. The former refers to the surgical removal of the tumour along with some surrounding tissue, whereas the latter involves the complete removal of one or both breasts.
- Oesophageal Surgery – The oesophagus or the food pipe is a long tube that serves as the passage for food from the mouth to the stomach. It plays a very vital role in the digestive system. Oesophageal surgeries aim at treating ailments and conditions related to the oesophagus. Some common procedures include fundoplication (for treating GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease), Esophagectomy (for removing a portion of the oesophagus that has been affected by cancer or for treating Barrett’s oesophagus), and excision of the oesophageal lesions and susceptible growths.
- Colon and Rectal Surgery – Colon and rectal surgeries are performed to treat conditions like bowel obstruction, cancer, Crohn’s disease and haemorrhoids. Common surgical procedures include colectomy (surgical removal of all or a part of the colon), Colostomy (for connecting the colon to an external opening in the stomach, called a stoma), and Haemorrhoidectomy (for removing haemorrhoids or piles.
- Gastroenterology Procedures – These involve the surgical treatment and management of various gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. Common procedures include upper GI endoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (a diagnostic surgery carried out with the help of an endoscope) and gastric bypass surgery (for treating morbid obesity).
- Gallbladder Removal – Also referred to as cholecystectomy, the aim of the surgery is to remove the gallbladder for treating gallstones, gallbladder inflammation, malignancies and infections. The gallbladder is a small pouch present beneath the liver that is responsible for storing bile.
- Hernia Repair – As the name suggests, the surgery aims at treating hernia, which is marked by an opening in the abdominal muscles or tissues that allow the internal organs to protrude out. The aim of the surgery is to push the organs back into their normal position and fix the opening.
- Thyroid Surgery – Also referred to as thyroidectomy, the surgery is performed to remove an enlarged thyroid gland, which can otherwise make it difficult for you to breathe or swallow food. The surgery is also performed on patients suffering from hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. The doctor may remove the complete gland or just a small part of it depending upon the adversity of your condition.