General surgery is a surgical specialty that covers surgical treatment on all the major parts of the body, which include the stomach, small intestine, esophagus, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, thyroid glands, and bile ducts. A general surgeon is a medical specialist who performs entire surgical procedures for any disorder, from evaluation to postoperative management.
Laparoscopy is a safe surgical diagnostic procedure that helps to visualise the inner organs of the body. The device is a long, thin tube-like structure that has a high-resolution video camera and light at the end. The tool is inserted into the body through small incisions to monitor and identify the disorder. It is usually performed to obtain real-time images of the abdomen or pelvic area.
The surgery team offers a full spectrum of surgical treatments that focus on the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, liver, appendix, hernia, digestive system, and other major parts of the body. Our general surgeons provide holistic care, complete satisfaction, and patient safety by employing all the modern diagnostic tools and surgical equipment. The laparoscopic technique has various benefits, including minimal scars, smaller incisions, and less blood loss. Every day, our team of board-certified surgeons uses laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques to conduct a wide range of surgical procedures.
There are a variety of conditions that can be treated with general surgery and laparoscopy. The type of treatment will be determined by the condition being addressed. Some of the more common ones include:
Fissure surgery: Fissure surgery, also known as sphincterotomy, is performed to treat chronic anal fissures. The condition leads to severe pain and bleeding during defecation. It is caused by the anal canal being overstretched because of hard bowel movements. Surgery is usually performed to cut a portion of the anal sphincter muscle to minimise spasms and pain and improve healing.
Gastric bypass: It is a type of weight loss surgery that creates a small sac from the abdomen by connecting the created sac directly to the small intestine. The swallowed food will pass into the small sac of the stomach and then into the small intestine. The surgery helps to reduce excess weight and lower the risk of weight-related health issues, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and infertility.
Appendectomy: It is a common surgical technique used to remove the affected appendix from the abdomen. It causes severe stomach pain, abdominal swelling, diarrhea, bleeding, loss of appetite, and rigid abdominal muscles. Both open and laparoscopic surgical treatments are performed to remove the appendix.
Cholecystectomy: It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where small incisions are made to remove the gallbladder. The condition causes pain in the abdomen, jaundice, nausea, and a high fever. Removing the gallbladder may control the pain and cure the infections caused by gallstones.
Oesophagectomy: It is a complex surgical treatment to remove the affected parts of the oesophagus through small incisions in the chest, neck, and abdomen. The disorder may increase the risks of infection, bleeding, cough, respiratory complications, swallowing difficulties, and even death.
Thyroidectomy: It is an operation to remove the affected goiters, nodules, and cancer cells from the thyroid gland. It usually causes fatigue, obesity, injury to the parathyroid glands, infections, and muscle weakness.
Colorectal surgery: It is performed to treat various conditions like bowel obstruction, cancer, injuries, and hemorrhoids. The surgery removes affected parts of the colon and lymph nodes to relieve the pain.
Hernia repair, also known as herniorrhaphy, is a surgical procedure where an incision is made to push the hernia (displaced tissue) back into the abdomen. Open, laparoscopic, and robotic hernia repairs are three common surgical options. The hernia bulge often causes severe pain, bloating, vomiting, and discomfort in the abdomen.
Gallbladder surgery: This is a common surgical method, usually performed using a less invasive laparoscopic surgical approach. Small incisions are made to view the internal organs and remove the gallbladder without causing severe pain and blood loss.
At Regal Hospital, our surgeons have expertise in handling all types of complex and trauma cases using common surgical and laparoscopic methods with zero errors. The surgical team is backed up by experienced nurses, anesthetists, intensivists, innovative technology, the latest intensive care units, and radiology services around the clock to serve every patient’s needs. Using the latest medical technology aids in the speedy recovery of patients with minimal blood loss and reduces the risk of infection and pain. Our top priority is the comfort and well-being of our patients.