The Department of Surgery offers the best of surgical treatment, patient care and academic teaching. It provides outpatient, inpatient and emergency surgical care in all aspects of surgery and conducts academic surgical teaching. Qualified, committed and experienced staff provide quality patient care at all times. The department staff are experienced academicians, conducting undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching. The department is well supported by the super specialty divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Urology.

Teaching & Training
The Department of Surgery provides undergraduate and postgraduate levels of teaching and training. The staff members are experienced in both levels of teaching. The department has four clinical teaching rooms and three seminar halls with teaching aids such as LCD projection system, overhead projection system, conventional blackboards and a surgical skills laboratory. The department library has adequate reference books, E books, and subscribes to the latest journals. Academic teaching standards are constantly maintained by student evaluation of teaching and by training of the department staff in teaching methodology. The Department of Surgery encourages students to take up short term research work during their postings. The Department conducts undergraduate and postgraduate training of medical and dental students, from Monday to Saturday. Students of II, III and Final year of the MBBS course and III year BDS course are posted in the department for bedside clinical training from Monday to Saturday. Lectures and small group teaching are conducted daily. The Department offers a three year postgraduate training program in Surgery leading to Master of Surgery (M.S) degree. The postgraduate training program is in a structured pattern with Bedside clinics, General clinics, Journal clubs and Subject seminars. Journal clubs and Subject seminars are held once a week from 8 to 9 am and General clinics on Saturdays from 8 to 9 am. Bedside teaching is conducted in the afternoon. The postgraduate students are actively involved in the research activities of the department which is a part of their training curriculum. They are also posted on rotation, during the second year for super specialty training. Postgraduate students pursuing MDS in Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery also undergo a one month training in the department, as part of their short posting schedule.

The Surgical Skills Laboratory is a unique teaching facility of the department. Undergraduate students and interns are taught basic surgical skills using mannequins and models, and postgraduate students are taught laparoscopic skills using an endotrainer. This ensures that proper technique of a procedure is mastered before it is being performed on a patient. The Department regularly conducts various academic conferences and workshops. Some of the recent ones are:

WorkShop on vanicose veins on Aug 14th 2010
Workshop on Head and Neck Cancer on March 20 & 21, 2009
Workshop on Reconstructive Breast Surgery on Aug. 16 & 17, 2008
National Update in Colo-Rectal Surgery on Nov. 16 & 17, 2007
Kshemalaparosurg, a workshop on advanced laparosurgery on Jan. 29 & 30, 2005
Patient care and Services

The Department of Surgery comprises of 5 units, with patient care services being provided in a unit wise system. The general outpatient consultation services are provided from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on Mondays to Saturdays. In addition to these, disease specific speciality clinics are conducted in the afternoon from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm daily. Emergency surgical services are provided on all days, 24 hours, including Sundays and on holidays. The operating theatres are state of the art with the latest of equipments and instrumentation. The post operative care wards and the surgical intensive care are among the best in the region. Through the rural satellite centres attached to the academy, the department offers surgical care in rural areas.

Presently, the Department of Surgery offers:

  • Basic General Surgical procedures (including Hernia, Appendix, Gallbladder etc.)
  • Minimal Access Surgery (includes Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, MIPH)
  • Endoscopy (includes Upper GI, Lower GI, Diagnostic and Therapeutic)
  • Endocrine Surgery (includes Thyroid, Para thyroid, Adrenal, Breast)
  • Head and Neck surgery (includes Thyroid, Oral cancers)
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (includes Oesophagus, Stomach, Duodenum, Small Bowel)
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (includes Liver, Biliary system, Pancreas)
  • Colorectal Surgery (includes Colon, Rectum, Anal canal, Motility disorders, MIPH)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery (includes luminal, solid organ i.e Spleen, Liver etc.) Oncology (includes Head and Neck cancer, Breast cancer, Intestinal cancer) General Thoracic Surgery (includes Video Assisted Thoracoscopy, Pneumonectomy etc.) Vascular Surgery (includes Peripheral arterial bypass and Venous surgery) Speciality clinics are conducted from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm in the general outpatient department.

Mondays : Perianal diseases (Piles, Fistula, Fissure etc)
Tuesdays: Hernia
Wednesdays: Thyroid diseases
Thursday: Breast diseases (Breast cancer screening and detection)
Fridays: Diabetic foot (Ulcer, Wound care)

The Department is committed to providing quality surgical care and improving outcomes following surgery. All activities of the department are audited. Surgical audit results are analysed during the audit meeting which is held on the 2nd Monday of every month. Mortality and Morbidity meeting is held once a week.

Recent Publications & other academic activities

Publications by faculty (Last 5 years)

C.Rajesh Ballal. Zipper mesh laparostomy with corrugated rubber drain at a district hospital. IJS 2006: 68; 115-6

Narendra H, Bhagvan KR. A rare case of guide wire embolism. IJCCM 2006:10 (4) ;257-9

Rajashekar M, Bhanary S, Shenoy M, Sali AR. Post traumatic ectopic nail. JPGM 2006:52(3): 218

Devdas Hegde. Single layer shouldice repair with mesh inlay and outlay. Annals of Royal College of Surgenous of England 2005:87; 399-404

Manjunath M.Shenoy, teerthanath S, K.R Bhagavan. genital and Perianan Melanocanthomas. Indian J Dermatol 2007:52(2):00-00

Devdas Hegde, Sachin Dev Hegde. Variables in Right lliac Fossa Anatomy and thier Relevance to appendicectomy. Clin Anat. 00:000-000, 2008. 2007 Wiley - Liss, Inc

Balkrishna N.Shetty, Prashanth Kumar, Printham Sharma. Ascariasis Cholecystitis, an unusual casue. J min Access Surg.ct- Dec 2008.

Mohan R, Ram DU, Baba YS, Shetty A, Bhandary S. Transabdominal implalement:Absence of visceral or vascular injury a rare possibility'. Journal of Emergency Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2008. 03.033.

Accepted for Publication:

Mohan R, Rao S, Benjamin M, Bhagavan KR. Accidental ingestion of a bardeb wire broach and its endoscopic retrieval; prevention better than cure. Indian Journal of Dental Research. (Accepted for publication)

Girisha BS, Shenoy MM, Mathias M, Mohan R. Glomus tumor of the nail; Indian Journal of Dermatology. (Accepted for publication)

Permi HS, Veena S, Prasad K, Kumar SY, Mohan R, Shetty JP Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis due to Dirofilariasis repens-report of two cases. Journal of Global infectious Diseases. (Accepted for publication)

Caren D'Souza-Chilaiditis sign accepted in Indian Journal of Surgery on 13.9.2010