General Surgery, unlike other specialties within healthcare, is more of an umbrella encompassing an array of sub-specialties. Mostly a practice dealing with the treatment of abdominal contents which consist of the stomach, oesophagus, small intestine, pancreas, liver, appendix, gallbladder, thyroid gland, and the bile ducts, specialists in general surgery are also essential in the domain of soft tissue, trauma, breast, skin, peripheral artery diseases, hernia, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

A general surgery hospital will usually employ a range of tests to correctly determine the abnormalities before referring the patient to their panel of general and laparoscopic surgeons that further classifies into the following sub-specialties:

Laparoscopic Surgery

This is a very modern and advanced department under general surgery and uses a mixed bag of equipment. General and Laparoscopic surgeons are trained in the treatment of gallbladders, appendices (appendix operation), colons, and hernias and this procedure leaves the promise of long-time benefits and minimal postoperative pain. This procedure also works wonders for bariatric surgery for obese people.

Trauma / Critical Care

Surgical critical care majorly deals with patients requiring urgent, expert surgical intervention. This domain is led by our team of some of the best general surgeons in Kolkata who are trained to be the first treatment touchpoint for conditions where patient-stabilisation is paramount and may often use a melange of surgical procedures - thoracostomy, cricothyroidotomy, compartment fasciotomies and emergency laparotomy or thoracotomy to stanch bleeding.

Colorectal Surgery

This domain treats those with colon and rectal diseases such as - colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, and gastrointestinal bleeding and haemorrhoids.

Breast Surgery

General Surgeons are trained to perform a variety of non-cosmetic breast operations and aim to cure conditions such as lumpectomy, mastectomy, and also play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Vascular Surgery

Being among the best general surgery hospitals in India, we ensure that our doctors receive special, certified training in vascular surgery. However, any hospital's doctors will be trained enough to deal with minor vascular disorders depending on the types of general surgery.

Endocrine Surgery

This department is primarily trained in part-removal or complete elimination of the thyroid glands.

Transplant Surgery

Our highly trained general surgeons in Kolkata deal with all forms and factors of pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care concerning abdominal and organ transplants.

Surgical Oncology

One of the most dreaded conditions in the realm of healthcare, cancer requires top of the line expertise and surgeons who are more known for high rates of patient-survival. Surgical oncology houses a team of surgeons who are experts in treating and eliminating cancer. Sometimes, other sub-specialties like gynaecology can also opt to specialise in this very domain as the margins of difference in the two blurs more often than not. Our curated team of surgical oncologists house a range of services under surgical oncology such as:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal cancer
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Thoracic cancer
  • Gynae oncology
  • Skin cancer
  • Limb preservation surgeries for sarcomas

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgeons are those specializing in the cure of conditions consisting of but not limited to:

  • Coronary artery disease (artery blockage)
  • Congestive heart failure (ineffective heart muscle)
  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (stretched aorta in chest)
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal tumours
  • Tracheobronchial cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer and benign conditions of the oesophagus

Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric surgery as the name suggests is a sub-discipline within general surgery available in most hospitals that deals with the diagnosis, cure, and post-operative care of patients within the age bracket of 5-7 years. Sometimes paediatric general surgeons may even seek extra guidance from Critical Care Surgeons or they themselves would be trained in critical care to cater to children needing intensive surgical care.