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General Surgery & Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine concerning the digestive system. It focuses on the diseases related to the gastrointestinal tract (digestive tract).

General Surgery is a surgical specialty which involves surgery of the abdominal contents, the alimentary tract, the endocrine system, breast, skin and soft tissue.

Shanmuga hospital located in the heart of the city is the best hospital in Salem in this discipline.

At Shanmuga hospital, we have conducted more than one lakh surgeries in the last 40 years.

Open surgery
This is the traditional technique where the incision made ranges from 3 to 4 inches or larger based on the surgery performed.

Laparoscopic surgery
This is a minimally invasive technique. In laparoscopic surgery, multiple small incisions are made on the surface of the skin and small surgical instruments and a tiny camera are inserted. The images from the camera guide the surgeons during the operation.

Surgeries performed at Shanmuga Multi speciality Hospital in Salem include:

  • Removal of cysts and masses
    Tissue masses such as cysts and lipomas can grow in people of all ages and can be surgically removed. A cyst is a sac filled with fluid, semi-solid substance or air. Lipomas are lumps consisting of fat that grow between the skin and the muscle.
  • Breast biopsy
    This procedure involves the surgical removal of a sample of breast tissue for laboratory testing.
  • Bowel Resection
    This surgery is done to remove a diseased or damaged part of the bowel which includes the small intestine and the large intestine. This is done to treat conditions such as bowel obstruction, crohn’s disease, cancer, etc
  • Cholecystectomy
    This is a surgical procedure done to remove the gallbladder, a pear-shaped organ present on the upper right side of the abdomen, which is responsible for collecting and storing bile. Cholecystectomy is done to treat various conditions affecting the gallbladder such as gallstones. This can be done using open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.
  • Hernia
    Hernia is when an organ or a tissue bulges out through a weak tissue wall or a muscle. It is caused by weakness in the muscle or strain. A hernia surgery can help relieve the pain and push in the displaced organ by repairing the wall of the tissue or muscle.
  • Appendectomy
    Appendectomy is the surgery done to remove the appendix. This procedure can be done using the Open surgery method or by the Laparoscopic method. People suffering from appendicitis must seek treatment immediately; otherwise the consequences can be life-threatening.
  • Varicose veins surgery
    This is done to treat complications associated with the varicose veins which cause discomfort, pain, skin discoloration, ulcers, etc
  • Bleeding ulcer
    Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop in the digestive tract. If they develop on the inner lining of the stomach, they are called as gastric ulcers. Bleeding peptic ulcers can be risky. Surgery is done to treat the sore.
  • Thyroid surgery
    Thyroidectomy is the procedure done to surgically remove all or part of the thyroid gland in order to treat diseases affecting the gland.

As one of the top hospitals in Salem, we have some of the most updated equipments and facilities which include:

  • Covidien Diathermy
  • Ligasure
  • Harmonic, camera guided Aeusculap
  • Karl storz Laparoscopy
  • Positive pressure air flow operation theatre

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