DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY AND TRAUMA
General surgery is a specialty dealing with pre-operative, operative and post-operative management of surgical problems of all kinds; especially those relating to the abdomen, alimentary canal, soft tissues, endocrine system and, in many cases, the head and the neck. Patients who are critically ill or gravely injured are first brought to this department so that they can be stabilized before the next step of treatment. At Eastcoast Hospitals, we have a highly experienced team of general surgeons who excel in such critical situations. The doctors are specially trained to conduct emergency surgeries to contain excessive bleeding, bowel obstructions, organ perforations, burns and abdominal trauma. Other than emergencies, they also routinely carry out operations for complications such as appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder removal, thyroid and removal of tumors.
General Surgery is a concept which has ably withstood the onslaught of compartmentalization since it provides the necessary bridge between different sub-specialties of surgery.
General surgery includes conventional open surgery as well as Laparoscopic surgery. These two approaches are used, complementary to each other, in the best interests of the patient.
Trauma is a very important field tackled by General Surgeons. This requires ‘prompt actions with broad outlook’. Our general surgeon provides most of the management and wherever required, they takes the help of other specialists. Besides resuscitation & observation of the injured patient, they provides the definitive management for such patients.