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General Surgery

The Department of General Surgery at Rela MS works with the best General Surgeon in Chennai to focus on the contents of the abdomen such as the small bowel, stomach, oesophagus, colon, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and thyroid gland, besides other common surgeries.

Our general surgeons in this department have collectively performed more than thousands of surgical procedures over the decades. Starting from laparoscopic hernia surgeries, thyroid surgeries to diabetic foot ulcer surgery, the patients have been benefited from a comprehensive treatment using the cutting-edge technologies.

Department of General Surgery

As per the guidelines of American Board of Surgery, our general surgeon in Chennai is expected to have knowledge and vast experience in dealing with surgical critical care, surgical oncology and trauma. Also, they are trained to operate on the:

  • Alimentary tract (oesophagus and related organs)
  • Abdomen along with its contents
  • Skin, breast, and soft tissue
  • Endocrine system
  • Digestive system

List of common conditions general surgeons treat

The General surgeon in Chennai is highly skilled and typically operates on common abdominal issues including hernias, appendicitis, gallbladder surgeries, other stomach, and intestinal issues besides providing advanced medical and surgical care. 

They also help in evaluating biopsies, imaging tests and lab tests in treating patients of all ages with a wide variety of conditions. 

Some of the more common surgical conditions they treat include:

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain may occur anywhere in the belly especially between the breastbone and groin. The pain can be dull or sharp, brief or long lasting. The causes of abdominal pain include inflammatory conditions, infections, blockages, tumours, and problems associated with the reproductive organs. 

Some cases like constipation resolve on their own most of the time or with medical treatment. On the other end, surgery is necessary to be performed by the general surgeon in Chennai to resolve the cause of the pain, such as an ectopic pregnancy.


Cancer usually affects any organ in the body. General surgeons of Chennai treat cancers of the breast, gastrointestinal cancers, endocrine cancer, and gynaecological cancers by removing tumours and cancerous cells from the body.

  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers including throat cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer,  and colon cancer
  • Endocrine cancer, including parathyroid cancer, thyroid cancer, and pituitary tumors
  • Gynaecological cancers, including endometrial cancer or ovarian and uterine cancer

Gallstones and Gallbladder Inflammation 

The gallbladder assists the digestive process by storing and releasing a substance called bile which helps break down food into the small intestine. The gallbladder gets inflamed and irritated (cholecystitis)when anything blocks the free movement of bile.

Gallstones are the pebble-like masses commonly made of bile salts and cholesterol being the most common cause of cholecystitis. Polyps, lymph nodes, tumours, infection, parasites, and injury, can also cause gallbladder blockage and inflammation The most common treatment given by the general surgeon in Chennai is through the surgical procedure called a cholecystectomy.

Gastrointestinal (GI) Diseases

Appendicitis is the most common GI problems that general surgeon in Chennai treat. The surgical procedure to remove the appendix is an appendectomy. Other common GI diseases include GERD, ulcers,  liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, gastritis, and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). 


Hernia occurs when the tissues and internal organs bulge through weak areas of muscles and is treated using the laparoscopic or minimally invasive procedure, which is commonly called the keyhole surgery. This is considered to be one among the best hernia treatments done under general anaesthesia. 

The general surgeon in Chennai views the region and then uses other instruments through the incisions to repair the weakened section using mesh. The minimally invasive approach is considerably less scarring and has a quick recovery time causing less pain for patients.

Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland makes hormones that control metabolism. Problems with the thyroid may require surgery. Thyroidectomy is the most common reason for a thyroid cancer. 

A thyroidectomy or thyroid removal is a surgery performed by the general surgeon in Chennai to take out all or part of the thyroid gland.

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