General surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide range of surgical conditions that affect the abdominal organs, skin, soft tissues, and endocrine system. General surgeons are trained to perform various surgical procedures, including open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy.
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, is a minimally invasive surgical technique that involves making small incisions in the abdomen and inserting a laparoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light source, to view the inside of the abdomen. Surgical instruments are then inserted through other small incisions to perform the procedure. Laparoscopic surgery is often preferred over traditional open surgery because it results in less pain, scarring, and a shorter recovery time.
The General and Laparoscopic Surgery Unit provides a range of surgical services for patients with various conditions, including:
- Abdominal surgeries: This includes procedures to treat conditions such as appendicitis, gallbladder disease, hernias, and bowel obstruction.
- Breast surgeries: This includes procedures to treat breast cancer, such as lumpectomy and mastectomy.
- Endocrine surgeries: This includes procedures to treat conditions such as thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
- Soft tissue surgeries: This includes procedures to remove tumors and cysts, treat skin conditions such as skin cancer and melanoma, and treat injuries such as burns and lacerations.
The General and Laparoscopic Surgery Unit utilizes the latest surgical techniques and technology to provide safe and effective surgical care. The surgeons are trained to perform both open and minimally invasive surgeries and work closely with other healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive comprehensive care. They also provide pre-operative and post-operative care to help patients prepare for surgery and recover after the procedure.