General surgery is frequently performed to alleviate suffering when a cure is unlikely through medication alone. It can be used for such routine procedures performed in a physicians office as vasectomy or for more complicated operations requiring a medical team in a hospital setting. Areas of the body treated by general surgery include the stomach, liver, intestines, appendix, breast, thyroid gland, salivary glands, arteries and veins and the skin.
Laparoscopic surgery also called Minimally Invasive (MIS), keyhole surgery or pinhole surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5cm) as compared to larger incisions in traditional surgical procedures. Laparoscopic surgery includes operations with in the abdominal or pelvic cavities where as keyhole surgery performed on the thoracic or chest cavity is called thoracoscopic surgery.
Department of General & Minimally Invasive surgery is one of the best centres in Faridabad providing advanced surgeries with minimal complication rates and highest level of patient satisfaction. All surgical procedures being done across the world are available here at world class standards.
We Diagnose & treat a full range of complex general surgery problems affecting several areas of body such as.
Spectrum of laparoscopic procedures at MHI FBD
Lap. Inguinal and Ventral Hernias
Lap Nissen fundoplication
Lap. Assisted APR/LAR/ULAR
Lap. Assisted whipples operation
VATS (Vileo assisted Thoracoscopic surgery)
VATS – Pneumonectomy/Lobectomy
VATS – Decortication / Empyaema-drainage
VATS – Bullectomy
VATS – Thymectomy
Laparoscopic gynaecological procedures
TLH (Total laparoscopic hysterectomy)
Lap Wertheim’s hysterectomy
Lap Ovarian cystectomy
Lap Ruptured ectopic pregnancy
In addition to the laparoscopic procedures, the department provides specialist care in following Specialties :
Benign and Malignant GI disorders
Contemporary management of Anorectal disorders like hemorrhoids, fissure in ano and fistula in ano
Endocrine disorders of thyroid, breast, adrenals and salivary glands.
Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery
In this surgeries are performed through a single cut In the belly button as opposed to three or four cuts in conventional laparoscopic surgery. At Metro Hospital, a wide array of abdominal and gynecological surgeries, including hysterectomy is performed routinely.
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)
The department has an active bariatric surgery program and we have already performed advanced bariatric procedures (Lap sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass) on more than hundred national and International patients
We performed the first successful single Incision lap cholecystectomy in a patient with complete situs inversus. Removal of the largest heaviest spleen (14-5kg) in a patient with gaucher’s disease was performed here. It was a herculean task to remove the whole spleen in a single piece.
World's Largest Spleen Removed at Metro Hospital, Faridabad
Successful removal of world’s largest spleen of 14.950 kgs. by a team of doctors at Metro Hospital, Faridabad. When 34 Years Male Mohamood Ali Huessein came from Iraq to get treatment he was found to be suffering from a very rare disorder-Gaucher’s disease. This is a rare genetic lysosomal disorder caused by defect in gene which leads to deficiency of an important enzyme called glucocerebroside, due to which there is a accumulation of fatty substance (lipid) in cells of internal organs because of deficiency of certain enzymes. These depositions of fatty substance leads to disturbances in normal functioning of liver, spleen, bones etc. In this patient the huge enlargement of spleen led to early destruction of blood cells and platelets causing anemia and thrombocytopenia. He was at risk of severe bleeding because of low platelet count. His platelet count was 46,000 only which increased to 3,60,000 immediately after this surgery. Such was the remarkable & effect of surgery. It was a life saving Surgery for him.
It was a challenge to remove such a large spleen in debilitated patient under unfavorable circumstance. The operation was made successful by team of expert doctors Headed by Dr. B.D. Pathak including Dr. V.S. Chauhan, Dr. Manish. The operation lasted about 4 hours as it was a uphill task to remove a super enlarged spleen from a lean-thin patient as a single piece, without causing any further damage to the patient and with minimal blood loss. The patient recovered well after surgery and is now taking normal diet & doing routine activity.
Chairman of Metro Group of Hospitals Padma Vibhushan Dr. Purshotam Lal has congratulated the team of Dr. B.D. Pathak on performing the huge task successfully and it’s a proud that such a wonderful team in Metro group of hospitals has accomplished this task. This work has brought the nation ahead in the field of surgical expertise.
Managing Director of Metro Hospital Dr. S.S Bansal revealed that normal spleen is upto 11 cm long & weighs 150 gm. The spleen in this patient had grown to 15 kg. which is 100 times of its normal size. It is nature’s paradox to cause such a huge enlargement of spleen in this patient. It is great achievement by the team of doctors to remove this spleen in a single piece and without causing any damage to the patient and securing the life of the patient.
Hemorrhoid, Fissure & Fistula in Ano are Diseases which have affected mankind since centuries. They cause bleeding, itching, pain and pus discharge from peri anal region. However it has seen a resurgence recently because of the unhealthy lifestyle which people have adopted. Stress, inadequate fluid Intake, high calorie and low fibre food has led to an increase in the number of patients that present to us in recent years. Traditionally these problems have been misdiagnosed and mistreated by practitioners Bangali Doctors. However with advances in medical science, Hemorrhoids and fistulas have been diagnosed with relative accuracy and better treatments are available as stapler Hemorrhoidectomy.
Surgery for all these diseases has greatly evolved over the last decade.
Hemorrhoid was treated previously by banding, injection sclerotherapy, ligation or surgical excision (Surgical removal).
With the advent of Stapler Hemorrhoidectomy things have simplified a lot. Stapler is a machine which cuts, removes and stitches by itself. Stapler hemorrhoidectomy provides permanent symptomatic relief for most patients, and effectively treats any external component of the hemorrhoids. There is hardly any blood loss during surgery and the patient is discharged the very next day. The procedure avoids the need for wounds in the sensitive perianal area thus reducing post-operative pain considerably, and facilitates a speedier return to normal activities. Most patients can resume normal activities after a few days & fit for work.
Fistula is Ano is another complex disease which is quite difficult to treat at particularly high fistula. Fissure is Ano also be treated an day care basic.
Fistula is basically an abnormal communication between the skin and the anal opening. There is an opening which refuses to heal without surgery. Fistulas can be either of low or high type. It is an Herculean task to treat High fistulas even with conventional surgery. With the advent of laparoscopy and VAFT (Video assisted fistula treatment), the patients are spared of morbidity of open surgery. In VAFT, the fistula opening is entered with a laparoscope and the tract is closed using special equipments.
Stapler Hemorrhoidectomy and VAFT are being regularly performed at Metro Heart Institute with Multispecialty, Faridabad by Dr. B.D. Pathak and Dr. V.S. Chauhan and lot of patients have benefited from it.