The department of Surgery at Shanti Gopal Multispecialty Hospital provides comprehensive round the clock surgical services. The department provides services for all general surgical procedures including advanced laparoscopic surgeries. The general surgeons work closely with other specialists involved in each patient’s care to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions
Scope of Services:
Pre-operative Check-up (PAC):
Consultants of Internal Medicine Services are involved in preoperative checks in addition to anesthetists assessment to manage & pick up existing medical problem prior to surgical procedures as well as to take appropriate measures prior to surgeries. In some cases, consultants are required to manage co-morbid medical problems with surgical conditions. Preoperatively, post operatively & during intra operative period super-specialists are also called in whenever required.
Condition – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
This is typically a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) move backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This movement can irritate the esophagus resulting into heartburn and other symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms
More common symptom are:
The possible causes of acid reflux are:
The best way to treat acid reflux is to make certain lifestyle changes. Avoid foods that cause problems for you. Your doctor may suggest antacids after meals and at bedtime.
When medicines seem to show no positive outcomes, GERD surgery may be needed. The Department of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery has renowned surgeons who are expert in performing this type of surgery. The main surgery performed for consistent heartburn is called fundoplication. In laparoscopic fundoplication, the surgeon operates from outside the body using tools inserted into the abdomen. During open fundoplication, he or she operates directly using his or her hands.
This laparoscopy surgery requires a shorter recovery time with less pain compared to open surgery.
Condition – Hemorrhoid
Hemorrhoids are typically vascular structures in the anal canal which help with stool control. They became pathological or piles, when swollen or inflamed. They become swollen due to increased pressure within them, usually due to straining at stools and during pregnancy because of the pressure of the enlarged uterus.
Signs and Symptoms
Hemorrhoids are associated with constipation and straining at bowel movements. The exact cause of symptomatic hemorrhoids is not known. Some common causes are:
Most of the hemorrhoids can be treated at home.
Condition – Hernia
A hernia is generally a sac formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). There are different types of hernia, each requiring a specific treatment or management. The most common type of hernia develops in abdomen due to weak abdominal walls.
Signs and Symptoms
Most often there are no symptoms. The most common symptom is abdominal discomfort and pain. The intensity of discomfort increases when you stand, strain, or lift heavy objects. The best way to detect hernia is to visit a health care professional who can easily diagnose it through a physical inspection.
Causes of Hernia
Generally, there is no apparent cause of a hernia. Sometimes hernias occur due to heavy lifting, straining while using the toilet, or any activity that increases the pressure inside the abdomen. Hernias may be present at birth, but the bulge may not be identifiable until later in life.
Any activity or medical problem that increases pressure on the abdominal wall tissue and muscles may lead to a hernia, including:
According to experts, surgery is the only treatment available that can ensure permanent relief from hernia. One important thing to remember is that hernia surgery may be more risky for patients with severe medical problems.
Surgical option is considered only in following conditions: