::Departments : Clinical : General Surgery
About the department:

   The department of general surgery is a full-fledged department with 3 units functioning on all 7 days a week and providing round the clock services. Because of its strategic location on the national highway  and it’s well connected to the nearby areas like Chengam, Gingee, Polur, Kallakurchi, Thirukovilur, Uthangarai which are located in backward areas. It provides quality treatment to the needy and poor people and also offers emergency and accident and trauma services.
        Apart from the routine general surgical work the department also offers the following services :
Minimal invasive surgery [Laparoscopic surgery]
Endocrine surgery
Head and neck surgery
Upper gastro intestinal surgery 
Colorectal surgery
Breast surgery
Hepato- biliary surgery
Paediatric surgery

Total no. of teaching beds -93
This includes
2 male general  wards,
2 female general wards,
In addition to this there are
2 post operative wards.
Accident and emergency ward
Surgical intensive care ward
Burns ward
Septic ward
    The department of General surgery is involved in teaching and imparting clinical training to MBBS students, by well qualified team of medical teachers comprising of :                                                                                       1   Professor and Head of the department
2  Associate professors
3  Assistant professors
3   Senior residents
6 Junior residents

Services offered:
Daily outpatient services
24 hour accident and emergency services
Emergency operation theatre services
Regular(major)operation theatre services
Minor operation theatre services
Burns care services
Septic cases theatre services
Minimal access surgery services
Diseases Covered:
Swellings and lumps
Thyroid diseases
Head and neck disorders
Breast disorder
Gastro intestinal diseases
Hepto biliary pancreatic diseases
Colorectal diseases
Varicose Veins
Hernia and hydrocele
Abdominal and chest trauma

Students and academic activities:
Clinical demonstration and case discussion in the outpatient clinics and wards
Theory classes for students
Journal club
Seminar, symposium and CME programs
Clinical surgical society meets
Department audit meetings
Live surgical and suturing technique demonstration for students
          Annual admissions --  9000                   
          Number of surgeries performed during the last one year.
Names of the department                                                           Major                                    Minor
a)           General Surgery including Pediatric Surgery                        600                                       8000                             

The department is also supported by Surgical Specialties like PAEDIATRIC SURGERY 



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