General surgery deals with the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patient care. The study of general surgery requires knowledge of anatomy, emergency and intensive care, immunology, metabolism, nutrition, pathology, physiology, shock, and resuscitation, and wound healing.
The department of general surgery at The Apollo Medical College has experienced surgeons and professors who train undergraduate and postgraduate students to provide surgical care for patients. The postgraduate program in general surgery at The Apollo Medical College is one of the highly pursued postgraduate courses.
General surgery also includes making a diagnosis and the surgical treatment of the alimentary tract, the abdomen, and its contents, including the pelvis; breast, skin and soft tissue; and the endocrine system. It includes head and neck surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgical oncology, trauma and burns, transplants, and vascular surgery.
At the end of the academic session on general surgery, the student shall be able to:
- Acquire the knowledge of principles of pre-operative, operative, and post-operative surgical care of a patient.
- Develop skills required to communicate clearly with patients, family members of patients, other surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, specialists, nursing, and paramedical staff.
- Diagnose and surgically treat acute and chronic surgical conditions, in adults as well as in children.
- Monitor adult and pediatric patients facing head, chest, spinal and abdominal injuries or burns.
- Maintain patent air-way and resuscitate critically injured patients or patients with cardio-respiratory failure.
- Identify and manage patients with hemorrhagic, septicemic, or other types of shock.
- Develop and become proficient in surgical dexterity.
- Develop leadership skills that are essential for healthcare management.
The department of general surgery at The Apollo Medical College has faculty comprising highly-skilled and experienced surgeons, professors, guides, tutors, and well-published authors.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate students are trained to develop skills in surgical care for patients; expertise in communication and collaboration; and health care management.
Our faculty members actively engage with students in campus events, community health programs, and research projects for continuing professional development.
In addition to the regular classes, lectures, and skills lab requirement, the General Surgery Department at Apollo Medical College promotes constructive group discussion, seminars and talks in relevant subject matter that is future-oriented, skill developmental, and that help in giving our students the required exposure to the subject matter. The best in class talks are arranged at regular intervals both within and outside the campus area in the idea of promoting the idea of Continued Medical education of our students.