General Surgery

General Surgery

The Department of General, Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgery at RHC Wanowarie provides high quality, personalised and the latest cutting edge surgical solutions to our patients.

We have the experience of dealing with a wide range of surgical disorders offering both open and minimally invasive surgical options to our patients. We also specialize in Bariatric Surgery. We have an excellent diagnostic backup and high quality blood storage centre.

Minimally Invasive Surgery involves creating small keyholes in the abdomen through which major surgeries can also be performed leading to a better cosmetic outcome, less post-operative pain and faster recovery.

Some of the surgeries routinely performed at RHC Wanowarie include;

Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs, Laparoscopic Removal of the Gall bladder and Appendix, Minimally Invasive Surgery for Piles, Laser for Piles and Fistula in Ano, Advanced Laparoscopic procedures for Colon and Rectal Cancers, Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgeries, Colorectal Surgeries, Endocrine Surgeries such as Thyroid, Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins and many more. Certain procedures can also be done on a day care basis wherein the patient goes back home the same evening after surgery.

General Surgery

Surgery for digestive diseases has witnessed several path breaking developments over the last 2 decades. With advancements in the available surgical technology several existing procedures were refined and a number of innovative operations were introduced. To assimilate these developments, surgery for malignant and benign diseases of the digestive tract has evolved as the super specialty of Surgical Gastroenterology (G I surgery).

The emergence of specialized G I surgery centres committed only towards the management of digestive tract ailments led to an improved understanding of various disease processes and their treatment. With centralization of digestive disease patients in SGE facility, seemingly complex and hitherto infrequently performed procedures were performed with ease, in high volumes and with significant reduction in the incidence and severity of procedure related adverse events. Together with an early recognition and better management of remaining such events there was an overall superior post-surgical and long-term outcome at dedicated SGE facilities. Many of the current clinical practices have been extensively researched and are supported by a high level of evidence.


Resections for benign (haemangioma. FNH, hepatic adenoma) and malignant liver lesions such as primary tumours (HCC, Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma) and cancers that spread to liver from other organs particularly colon and rectum

Surgery for hydatid cyst disease (conventional/laparoscopic/radical)

Surgery (elective & emergency) for portal hypertension (devascularization & shunt)

03Gallbladder & Bile ducts

Surgery for complications of gallbladder surgery and bile duct stones

Surgery for bile duct (choledochal) cyst

Resection for bile duct and gallbladder cancer (radical cholecystectomy)

05Small Intestine

Postoperative adhesions, strictures, intestinal fistulae, gangrene, tumours & perforations

07Minimally Invasive Surgical Gastroenterology (laparoscopy)

Minimally invasive techniques are utilized during the performance of the above procedures as indicated. Staging laparoscopy for GI cancers, laparoscopic cholecystectomy & appendectomy are routinely performed


Resections for pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumours (Whipples Pancreatoduodenectomy, distal pancreatectomy, etc.)

Management of acute pancreatitis including drainage of abscess & pseudo cyst and necrosectomy

Surgery for chronic pancreatitis (pancreatic stones): Duct drainage, Frey’s procedure & resections

04Upper GI tract (Esophago-gastric)

Radical resection for cancer of esophagus / stomach

Surgery for benign conditions such as perforations, refractory bleed, strictures & foreign body

Surgery for hiatus hernia, GERD, corrosive esophagous, etc.

06Colon & Rectum

Surgery for complicated diverticular disease and lower GI bleed

Pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis

Nerve/Sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer (AR, LAR, ultra LAR), radical resection for colon cancer

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