Department of General Surgery

General Medicine

Department of General Surgery

The Department of Surgery offers high-quality, individualized patient care, academic teaching, and training. The team consists of highly motivated and experienced academic surgeons with an interest in teaching and research. On the clinical front, the department provides daily outpatient services, comprehensive in-patient services, surgical intensive care, and round the clock emergency surgical services. The Department emphasizes on high levels of surgical safety and competence, with high-quality outcomes, at affordable costs. The clinical services are well supported by specialty departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Urology.

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Research Thrust Areas

  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Breast Cancer biomarkers
  • Intestinal Cancers
  • Peripheral neuro-vascular changes in Diabetics
  • Trauma management systems
  • Nutritive physiology in surgical patients


The Department of Surgery comprises of 5 units, with patient care services being provided in a unit-vice 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 specialty 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 equipment and instrumentation. The post-operative care wards and the surgical intensive care are among the best in the region. Through the rural satellite centers attached to the academy, the department offers surgical care in rural areas. The Department is committed to providing quality surgical care, safety in surgical care and improving outcomes following surgery. Monthly analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality, as well as the audit is held by the department, on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month

Surgical services provided by the Department of Surgery:

  • Basic General Surgical procedures (Hernia, Appendix, Gallbladder)
  • Minimal Access Surgery (Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy)
  • Advanced laparoscopy (Fundoplication, Cardiomyotomy, Biliary & GI tract surgery)
  • Endoscopy (Upper GI, Lower GI, Diagnostic & Therapeutic)
  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, Breast)
  • Head and Neck Surgery (Thyroid, Oral cancers)
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (Esophagus, Stomach, Duodenum, Small bowel)
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (Liver, Gall bladder, Biliary system, Pancreas)
  • Colorectal Surgery (Colon, Rectum, Anal canal, Motility disorders, Pelvic Floor Disorders)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery (Luminal, Solid organs, Spleen, Liver)
  • Cancer Surgery (Head and Neck cancer, Breast cancer, Intestinal cancer)
  • General Thoracic Surgery (Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Pneumonectomy)
  • Vascular Surgery (Peripheral arterial bypass and Venous Surgery)
  • Radio Frequency Ablation for Varicose veins
  • Advanced wound and diabetic foot care

Specialty Clinics conducted by the Department of Surgery:

  • Mondays: Thyroid clinic
  • Tuesdays: Hernia clinic
  • Wednesdays: Perianal diseases clinic
  • Thursday: Diabetic foot clinic
  • Fridays: Breast clinic


a) The department coordinates conducted following international course:

  • Advanced Trauma & Life Support (ATLS) course of the American College of Surgeons
  • Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course (EASC) of DCRA, endorsed by the RCS Ireland

b) The department conducted the following National, State and District level programmes:

  • 1st Advanced Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course on 1st February 2020.
  • 28th Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course on 31st January 2020.
  • Mid-term conference ‘KSCASImidCON2019’ on 19th & 20th October 2019.
  • National conference of ASRI ‘ASRICON 2018’ on 26th to 28th October 2018.
  • National conference of IATCC ‘TRAUMASICON 2018’ on 25th & 26th August 2018.
  • CME and workshop on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on 26th May 2018.
  • Safe Laparoscopic Surgery Course on 17th March 2018.

c) Recognition of staff members by various National, International or State level organisations

Dr K.R. Bhagavan : Professor, Department of Surgery.
Member, Board of Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Dr. Rajashekar Mohan : Professor & Head, Department of Surgery.
Honorary Secretary, Association of Surgeons of Rural India.

Vice-President, Association of Colon & Rectal Surgeons of India.

Vice-President, Indian Association of Traumatology & Critical care.

Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Surgery.

Member, Board of Experts, Eurasian Cancer Research Council, Russian Federation