General surgery is a medical discipline in which surgical procedures are involved that alters body tissues to diagnose or treat medical conditions. General surgeons have specialised knowledge of the entire surgical process, from initial screening, preparation, procedure and post-operative management.
RMI is their trusted provider when patients require minor surgeries. The surgical staff provides excellent hands-on care and appropriate education to the patient to decrease their recovery time.
General Surgeons at RMI are especially trained to care for patients with complex illnesses, in which the diagnosis may be difficult. The experienced team of general surgery provides expertise in diagnosis and treatment of problems affecting different body systems in a patient. They are also trained to deal with social and psychological impact of the disease.
- Dr. Jamil Ahmad – Head of department, Consultant and Professor
- Dr. Abdus Samad – Consultant and Professor
- Dr. Zubair Ahmad Khan – Consultant and Professor
RMI’s surgeons are trained in the most advanced procedures and technologies, they perform a wide range of general and laparoscopic surgeries. The following procedures are carried out at RMI
The procedures offered at the department of General Surgery are following;
Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure in which all parts of the thyroid gland are removed. This surgery is performed when a patient has thyroid cancer, goiter or some other thyroid condition.
Mastectomy is a surgery to remove breast tissue, the procedure is done to treat breast cancer.
Colorectal surgery is a field in medicine dealing with disorders of the rectum and anus.
Colorectal surgical disorders include:
• Severe constipation conditions
• Anal cancer
• Hemorrhoids: Varicosities or swelling, and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus
• Anal fissures: Unnatural cracks or tears in the anus
• Fistulas: Abnormal connections or passageways between the rectum or other anorectal area to the skin surface
• Rectal prolapse: Protrusion of the walls of the rectum through the anus
• Colorectal cancer: Cancer of the colon and rectum
Gastrointestinal refers collectively to the stomach and small and large intestines. At RMI the specialized gastroenterologist performs surgeries related to gastrointestinal tract.
Hernia repair refers to a surgical operation for the correction of a hernia (a bulging of internal organs or tissues through the wall that contains it).
Skin lesion excision is a surgical procedure to remove a cancerous skin lesion and area surrounding the tissue
An endoscopy is a procedure used in medicine to look inside the body. The endoscopy procedure uses an endoscope to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike many other medical imaging techniques, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ.
A gastroscopy is a procedure where a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the esophagus (gullet), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). It's also sometimes referred to as an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Colonoscopy or coloscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large intestine and the distal part of the small intestine with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus
Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Cholecystectomy is a common treatment of symptomatic gallstones and other gallbladder conditions.
An appendectomy, also termed appendicectomy, is a surgical operation in which the vermiform appendix is removed. Appendectomy is normally performed as an urgent or emergency procedure to treat complicated acute appendicitis. Appendectomy may be performed laparoscopically (laparotomy is a surgical procedure involving small incisions through the abdominal wall to gain access into the abdominal cavity) or as an open operation.