General Surgery

General Surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery. The surgeon inserts a tiny telescope (laparascope) through a small incision at the umbilicus (belly-button). The laparoscope allows the surgeon to visualize the pelvic organs on a video monitor. Several additional smaller incisions are made in the abdomen for the surgeon to place specially designed surgical instruments, which help the surgeon carry out the same procedure as in open surgery.

A woman’s reproductive structures are located in her pelvis. Occasionally there can be conditions that affect the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries that can be corrected surgically. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique whereby pelvic pathology can be diagnosed and treated at the same time. Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy help evaluate gynecological problems such as uterine fibroids, structural abnormalities of the uterus, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and adhesions. Typically the patient can go home the same day.

How General Surgery Performed?

After the general anesthesia is given, a small incision is usually made below or inside the umbilicus (belly-button). Carbon dioxide gas is then put into the abdomen by inserting a special needle through the umbilicus. The gas allows the pelvic organs to be seen more clearly. After an adequate volume of gas is insufflated into the abdominal cavity, the surgeon removes the needle and inserts a trocar. A trocar is a specially designed tube, 5 or 10 mm in diameter, with a valve through which a surgeon can insert special instruments. The patient’s body will be tilted slightly with the feet raised higher than the head. This shifts some of the abdominal organs into the upper abdomen and out of the way. The laparoscope is placed through the trocar sleeve in the umbilicus. Additional incisions are made just at the pubic hairline and in the left and right lower abdomen. Using special surgical instruments the procedure is completed through these small incisions. A device called a uterine manipulator may be placed in the uterus through the vagina to move the uterus during the procedure. Following the procedure the instruments are removed and the gas is released. The incisions are then closed with steri-strips or with stitches that dissolve.


What is open surgery ?

Open surgery involves making a large incision in the abdomen to expose the pelvic organs. The same procedure is carried out through this incision as would be carried out laparoscopically. As a result of this large incision post operative recovery is slower and patients often need to stay in the hospital for up to five days. After open surgery patients may require up to six weeks of convalescence before they feel able to return to normal activities. There is also a higher risk of infection because of the greater exposure of the body tissues to the outside.

General Surgery at Amandeep Hospital

At Amandeep Hospital, we redefine the standards of medical excellence by bringing together the state-of-the-art medical facilities with unmatched quality standards. Our facilities for General and Laparoscopic Surgery cover all major diseases and treatments through personalised and unparalleled medical expertise combined with best of infrastructure and technologies, all at an affordable cost.

Vision :- The vision of the department is to constantly improve & provide the best in laparoscopic surgery & abdominal trauma surgery to all segments of society.

Supported by a team of experienced doctors the department of General & Laparoscopic surgery is headed by Dr H.S. Raswan .He has done more than 15,000 procedures with the experience of 30 years, we ensure that you receive shorter hospital stay and outstanding post-operative care. Some of the treatments offered at our Pathankot based hospital are:

  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
  • Appendicelary
  • Hernia
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hemmorides (Piles)
  • IRC & Stapler Hemmoridectomy
  • Urology
  • Endoscopic removal of kidney stone
  • PCNL (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy)
  • Ureteric Stone (URS)
  • Prostate (TURP)
  • Urinary Bladder Stone
  • B. Tumour (TUR BT)
  • URS ( For ureteric stones )
  • All general open surgical procedures