Introduction

The III Year BDS students are trained in the basic principles of general surgery. They undergo training in the  Department of General Surgery of Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences which is located in the same campus. The students are trained through clinical meeting, lectures, case discussion, group discussion and observation of various surgical procedures.

Faculty of the General Surgery department of Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences  play an important role in  teaching the III year BDS Students.  The department of general surgery also conducts several camps in surrounding areas every month where screening and diagnosing various surgical conditions.

The III Year students have Operation Theatre postings where they observe a range of surgeries performed. Advanced head and neck cancer surgery, reconstruction and major abdominal surgeries are also performed. Minimally invasive surgery is one of its strengths with several advanced procedures being done routinely. The surgeons are adept in performing complex abdominal surgeries through the laparoscope.

The hospital’s centrally air-conditioned operation theatre complex has state-of-the-art equipment, adjoined by a sophisticated surgical intensive care unit, using the latest life support systems. The department also has an upper and lower GI endoscopy unit. The well-equipped emergency unit follows internationally recognised advanced trauma life support protocols.

The III Year BDS students have 5 hours of clinical postings a week in General Surgery.

Focus of the Department

  • General Surgery

    Excision of Cysts / Lipoma / Lumps
    Lymph node biopsies
    All types of Hernia repairs - including laparoscopic procedures
    Circumcision
    Hydrocele Surgery
    Haemorrhoidectomy
    Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
    Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Head & Neck

    Thyroidectomy
    Parathyroidectomy
    Neck dissection
    Salivary gland tumour excision
    Oral cavity surgery
    Malignant Ulcer surgery

  • Gastro Intestinal

    Feeding Gastrostomy / Jejunostomy
    Gastrojejunostomy and Vagotomy
    Gastrectomy
    Common Bile duct exploration
    Colectomies / Intestinal resection / Rectal Surgeries - APR, AR, Prolapse
    Emergency Laparotomy – Abdominal trauma management / Hollow viscus perforation / intestinal obstruction
    Pancreatic Surgeries - Cyst, Duct, malignancy
    Anal Surgeries - Fistulas, Fissures, haemorrhoids

  • Genitourinary

    Nephrectomy
    Orchidectomy
    Penile Amputations

  • Others

    Splenectomy
    Breast surgeries for benign and cancerous lesions
    Retroperitoneal dissection
    Varicose vein surgeries
    Skin grafting
    Limb Amputations

  • Day care procedures

    Anemia
    Excision of lumps and cysts
    Circumcision
    Incision and drainage of abscesses
    Toenail avulsion
    Ear lobe repair
    Laparoscopic varicocele surgery

  • Adult Vaccination

    Laparoscopic hernia repair
    Bariatric procedures
    Endoscopic Thyroid surgeries
    Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
    Colorectal surgery
    Fundoplication
    Splenectomy
    Round the clock trauma care