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What is Meant by General Surgery?

The general surgery department is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions requiring surgical intervention. This department, therefore, is not limited to a particular system in the body. The department makes use of the latest technology and techniques to provide the best possible care to its patients. The goal of the general surgery department is to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care in a safe and effective manner.

The general surgery department focuses on surgical interventions involving various body systems such as the endocrine system, digestive system, and other major parts of the body. Talking general surgeries involve many procedures, and some common ones involve appendix or gall bladder removals, colonoscopies, hernia surgery, bariatric surgeries, or thyroidectomies. The general surgery department also provides advanced diagnostic tests and surgeries such as laparoscopies or robotic surgeries which are minimally invasive and provides a faster recovery. Doctors who specialize in general surgery are called general surgeons. General surgeons have a broad knowledge of many different diseases and conditions. 

Why Medfin works for you

At Medfin’s General Surgery department, you are assured the perfect mix of expert surgeons, latest procedures, and affordable price. Our panel of expert surgeons are hand-picked by Medfin. All of our surgeons have extensive experience performing the latest, minimally invasive procedures and have been trained to deliver the latest, international standards of surgical treatment. They have on average 12+ years of surgical experience and have performed over 10000+ surgeries. Medfin performs over 1000 minimally invasive general surgeries per year across India. You are assured of high-quality care at Medfin’s general surgery department.

Common Procedures Performed in General Surgery?

General surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures, addressing various surgical conditions affecting different parts of the body. Some common procedures performed in general surgery include:

  • Appendectomy: Surgical removal of the appendix, typically performed in cases of appendicitis.
  • Cholecystectomy: Removal of the gallbladder, usually done to treat gallstones or gallbladder inflammation.
  • Hernia Repair: Surgical repair of a hernia, which involves the strengthening of weakened abdominal muscles and closure of the hernia opening.
  • Bowel Resection: Removal of a portion of the intestine, often performed to treat conditions like bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, or colorectal cancer.
  • Thyroidectomy: Surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland, usually for the treatment of thyroid nodules, goiter, or thyroid cancer.
  • Mastectomy: Surgical removal of one or both breasts, often performed as a treatment for breast cancer.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy: Surgical removal of hemorrhoids, which are swollen blood vessels in the rectum or anus.
  • Gastrectomy: Removal of all or part of the stomach, often performed in cases of stomach cancer or other gastric disorders.
  • Colectomy: Surgical removal of all or part of the colon (large intestine), often done to treat conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, or diverticulitis.
  • Splenectomy: Surgical removal of the spleen, typically performed to treat conditions such as ruptured spleen, enlarged spleen, or certain blood disorders.
  • Lymph Node Biopsy: Removal of a lymph node or a portion of a lymph node for examination, often done to diagnose or stage cancer.
  • Breast Biopsy: Removal of a small sample of breast tissue for laboratory analysis, performed to determine the presence of breast cancer or other breast abnormalities.
  • Excision of Skin Lesions: Surgical removal of various skin lesions, such as moles, cysts, lipomas, or skin cancers.
  • Abscess Drainage: Drainage of an abscess (localized collection of pus) through a surgical procedure, often performed to treat infections.

These are just a few examples of common procedures in general surgery. The specific procedures performed may vary depending on the individual patient's condition and the expertise of the surgeon. It's important to consult with a qualified general surgeon to discuss your specific condition and the most appropriate surgical treatment for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medfin offers the latest surgical procedures to ensure that you recover as fast as possible in the least painful way possible.

General surgeons are highly trained to treat a wide range of illnesses. They are educated and trained in the diagnosis, preoperative, operative and postoperative management of patient care.

The type of procedure chosen will depend on individual symptoms and your overall health. The surgeon will thoroughly review your medical history and analyze your signs and symptoms before finalizing the treatment plan. Mild cases can be managed with minimally invasive procedures while severe cases would require open or traditional surgery.

A few conditions that are treated at Medfin include hernia, intestinal obstruction, gallstones, lipomas, various types of abscesses, cysts or fistulas, intestinal fistula, ingrown toenails, etc. These conditions in most cases will require a non-invasive or invasive procedure to manage them.

A few situations where you would make an appointment with a general surgeon include:

  • In case of a medical emergency: This includes conditions such as appendicitis, hernia, gallstones, and injuries such as a gunshot.
  • When your physician has recommended surgery: Based on your symptoms, the physician would arrive at a diagnosis and might refer you to a general surgeon if required.
  • In case you choose an elective procedure: This includes procedures such as Hernia Surgery, Gallstones removal surgery, Lipoma Removal Surgery.

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Got to know about them from my friend. They got an appointment for only 299. Once the doctor confirmed that I needed the surgery they got me a fixed cost which included ALL the costs. No extra amounts were charged. Thank you Medfin

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After my consultation with the doctor, MEDFIN representative got me a fixed package cost that included my mothers initial tests, surgery cost. They also gave me stockings free for Rs. 3000 post the surgery. They kept up their promise they made

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Thank you Medfin. They ensured the whole process from selecting a very experienced doctor to offering the latest procedure at a very reasonable price. They also arranged a follow up post my surgery with the doctor to ensure my recovery was on track. Thank you for being there throughout

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Can you do tai chi with inguinal hernia?

Yes, you can do tai chi with inguinal hernia. If you do it in the right way, there is no harm. However, if you are not doing tai chi correctly, you are likely putting a pressure on the area of inguinal hernia. It can pose a health risk and make your situation worse. 

Tai chi is an internal Chinese martial art that can improve your body posture, flexibility, and strength. It involves deep breaths and gentle stretches. With an inguinal hernia, you can perform light exercises. 

However, it would be wise to stop any exercise if you feel severe pain. An inguinal hernia occurs when an organ pokes through the abdominal muscle near your groin. Hence, before doing any exercise, you must consult your doctor or take advice from them. They might be able to suggest what kind of exercise you can do with an inguinal hernia.

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What are the symptoms of a sport hernia?

Symptoms of a sports hernia may vary from person to person. Various symptoms of sports hernia include -Pain in the groin area during a sports activity. The severity of pain depends on the hernia size.

Severe pain during twisting or such moments that involve the deep abdominal muscles. With a sports hernia, you may feel pain on one side of your groin area. During any sports activity, the groin pain gets unbearable. If you perform sports activity on a daily basis, you are more prone to a sports hernia. So, you must try to include exercises that may strengthen your muscles in the pelvic area. 

In the case of severe groin pain, you must consult your doctor immediately. Your doctor may suggest you some medications to manage the symptoms or a quick surgery to treat sports hernia.

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