::Departments : Clinical : General Surgery
 

               The Department of General Surgery was started on August 2008 .The First Final year batch entered in February 2012. The Department of General Surgery, provides tertiary level care to surgical patients attending our Hospital. It also forms the backbone of the level-2 trauma centre that is being developed with the support from the Government of Tamilnadu.. The outpatient department is located in the common OPD building. The Departmental office is located in the First Floor of the New inpatient  Block. The department provides treatment to the patients from  Dharmapuri District and also adjoining  Krishnagiri and  Thiruvannamalai districts.
 

 GOAL
 
The broad goal of the teaching  undergraduate students in Surgery is to provide  graduates capable of delivering efficient first contact surgical care.
 
 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:
 
The Department has been conducting regular symposiums for UG’s once in 2 months and Conducting CME programs once in 3 months.
 
TRAINING:
 
Conducting Breast Cancer Screening training programme under Non communicable Diseases.
 
SERVICES OFFERED:

No of units:                           4
OP Days & Timings:            All days in the week , 7:30 Am to 12:00 pm
 
Admission Day:

Unit I: Tuesday ,alternate Saturdays, once in 4 Sundays
Unit II: Wednesday, alternate Mondays, once in 4 Sundays
Unit III: Thursday, alternate Saturdays, once in 4 Sundays
Unit IV: Friday, alternate Mondays, Once in 4 Sundays
 

Average O.P: 7500/month

Average I.P: 14,400/year
 
Theatre Days:

Monday & Friday:                 UNIT I & III
Thursday & Saturday:         UNIT II & IV
 
TYPE OF SURGERIES PERFORMED:

Thyroidectomy, Salivary glands   and Breast , both benign & malignant
Hernias-Inguinal, Femoral ,Incisional, Umbilical & Special hernias
All type of Abdominal surgeries ( Excluding Tumours of Liver & Pancreas)
Benign & malignant Skin lesions
Hydrocele, hemorrhoids, Fissures & Fistulas
Urologic surgeries related to Testis & Penis
Varicose Veins
Laproscopic surgeries performed-  Appendicectomy, Cholecystectomy & Hernia repair.
 
 
OTHER SERVICES:

Upper GI Scopy & Colonoscopy( on Tuesdays)

SPECIAL CLINICS:

Breast Cancer Clinics conducted every Wednesdays.
 
OBJECTIVES:
   
 
KNOWLEDGE

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:     
 
  1. Describe aetiology, pathophysiology, principles of diagnosis and management of  common surgical problems including emergencies, in adults and children.
  2. Define indications and methods for fluid and electrolyte replacement therapy  including blood transfusion.
  3. Define asepsis, disinfection and sterilization and recommended judicious use of  antibiotics.
  4. Describe common malignancies in the country and their management including prevention.
  5. Enumerate different types of anaesthetic agents, their indications, and mode of  administration, contraindications and side effects.
 
     
 SKILLS

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
 
1.   Diagnose common surgical conditions both acute and chronic, in adult and children.
2.    Plan various laboratory tests for surgical conditions and interpret the results.
3.    Identify and manage patients of hemorrhagic, septicaemic and other types of shock.
4.    Be able to maintain patent air-way and resuscitate
           - A critically injured patient
           - Patient with cardio-respiratory failure
           - A drowning case
 5.   Monitor patients of head, chest, spinal and abdominal injuries, both in adults and
       children.
6.    Provide primary care for a patient of burns.
7.    Acquire principles of operative surgery, including pre-operative, operative and post
       operative care and monitoring.
 8.   Treat open wounds including preventive measures against tetanus and gas
        gangrene.
9.  Identify congenital anomalies and refer them for appropriate management.
 
  
In addition to these he should have observed/assisted/ performed the following:
 
1.      Incision and drainage of abscess
2.      Debridement and suturing open wound
3.      Venesection
4.      Excision of simple cyst and tumours
5.      Biopsy of surface malignancy
6.      Catheterisation and nasogastric intubation
7.      Circumcision
8.      Peritoneal and pleural aspirations
9.      Diagnostic proctoscopy
10.   Hydrocele operation
11.   Endotracheal intubation
12.   Tracheostomy and cricothyreidotomy
13.   Chest tube insertion.
 
 
INTEGRATION
 
The undergraduate teaching in surgery should be integrated at various stages with different pre and para and other clinical departments.
 
 
 
 
 

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