Creating Hope For The Future With Modern General Surgery
Welcome to the General Surgery Department at Chord Road Hospital!
At Chord Road Hospital, our General Surgery Department is committed to providing exceptional surgical care to our patients. Our team of highly skilled surgeons, advanced technology, and state-of-the-art facilities ensure that you receive the highest quality treatment and personalized care throughout your surgical journey.
We believe in a patient-centric approach, where your well-being and comfort are our top priorities. Our philosophy revolves around delivering comprehensive and compassionate surgical care that combines medical expertise, advanced techniques, and a focus on minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. In addition, we strive to ensure that each patient receives individualized attention and is actively involved in treatment decisions.
Our Colorectal Surgery services are dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. Our experienced surgeons specialize in managing various conditions, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and haemorrhoids. In addition, we employ the latest surgical procedures and techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery, to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Common conditions treated by our Colorectal Surgery department include
- Colorectal Cancer: Our skilled surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer. We employ various surgical techniques such as colectomy (removal of a portion of the colon), rectal resection, and minimally invasive approaches like laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery.
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Conditions like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are effectively managed by our experienced surgeons. Surgical interventions may include bowel resection, stricturoplasty, or the creation of an ostomy to improve the quality of life for patients.
- Diverticular Disease: We provide comprehensive care for patients with diverticulitis and diverticular diseases. Surgical options range from laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy to bowel resection, depending on the severity of the condition.
- Anal Conditions: Our team treats anal conditions such as haemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal fistulas, and anal abscesses. Procedures like hemorrhoidectomy, fistulotomy, and abscess drainage relieve symptoms and improve patient comfort.
The Breast Surgery division at Chord Road Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients with breast-related conditions. Our expert surgeons are skilled in diagnosing and treating breast cancer and benign breast diseases and performing breast reconstruction surgeries. We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach, collaborating closely with radiologists, pathologists, and oncologists to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs.
Common conditions treated by our Breast Surgery department include
- Breast Cancer: Our skilled surgeons are experienced in performing breast-conserving surgeries (lumpectomy), mastectomy (breast removal), and lymph node dissection. We also offer breast reconstruction options, including implant-based and autologous tissue reconstruction.
- Benign Breast Diseases: Our team manages many mild breast conditions, including fibroadenomas, cysts, and breast infections. Surgical interventions may include excisional biopsy, cyst aspiration, or abscess drainage to alleviate symptoms and provide relief.
- Breast Conservation Surgery: We offer breast-conserving surgeries for patients with early-stage breast cancer. These procedures involve removing the tumour while preserving as much breast tissue as possible, resulting in better cosmetic outcomes.
- Oncoplastic Surgery: Our surgeons utilize oncoplastic techniques that combine cancer removal with breast reconstruction, ensuring optimal cosmetic results for patients undergoing mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery.
The Endocrine Surgery department specializes in the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the endocrine glands, including the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Our dedicated team of surgeons excels in surgical interventions for thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal tumors, and other endocrine-related conditions. We utilize advanced techniques, such as minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, to ensure optimal outcomes and quicker patient recovery.
Common conditions treated by our Endocrine Surgery department include
- Thyroid Conditions: Our skilled surgeons perform thyroidectomy (partial or total thyroid gland removal) for conditions such as thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and Graves' disease. We also offer minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic thyroidectomy or robotic-assisted surgery for appropriate cases.
- Parathyroid Disorders: Surgical interventions for hyperparathyroidism, including parathyroidectomy (removal of parathyroid glands), are conducted by our experienced surgeons. When suitable, we employ minimally invasive techniques such as focused parathyroidectomy or video-assisted parathyroidectomy.
- Adrenal Conditions: Our team provides surgical management for adrenal tumours, including laparoscopic adrenalectomy, which involves the removal of adrenal glands through small incisions, ensuring faster recovery and reduced postoperative discomfort.
- Endocrine Pancreas: We perform surgical interventions for conditions affecting the endocrine pancreas, such as insulinomas or gastrinomas. Procedures may include enucleation (removal of the tumour while preserving the pancreas), distal pancreatectomy, or Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) based on individual patient needs.
Our services focus on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the digestive system. Our skilled surgeons offer expertise in treating oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon diseases. In addition, we employ various surgical techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, to address gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hernias, gallstones, and gastrointestinal tumors.
Common conditions treated by our Gastrointestinal Surgery department include
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Our skilled surgeons offer surgical interventions such as laparoscopic fundoplication to treat GERD, a condition characterized by chronic acid reflux and heartburn.
- Gallbladder Diseases: We provide surgical management for gallbladder conditions, including cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), often performed using minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy.
- Hernias: Our team specializes in repairing various hernias, such as inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, and incisional hernias, through procedures like herniorrhaphy or hernioplasty.
- Gastrointestinal Tumors: We perform surgical resections for tumours affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon. Depending on the tumour location and stage, procedures may include partial or total gastrectomy, colectomy, or small bowel resection.
The Hepatobiliary Surgery division at Chord Road Hospital specializes in the surgical management of liver, gallbladder, and bile duct diseases. Our highly trained surgeons are experienced in performing complex procedures like liver resection, gallbladder removal, and bile duct reconstruction. In addition, we leverage advanced surgical techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery, to provide patients with effective treatments and faster recovery times.
Common conditions treated by our Hepatobiliary Surgery department include
- Liver Tumors: Our experienced surgeons provide surgical interventions for liver tumours, including hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic liver tumours. Procedures may include liver resection, ablation techniques, or liver transplantation.
- Gallstones and Bile Duct Disorders: We offer surgical management for cholecystolithiasis (gallstones) and bile duct strictures. Surgical procedures may involve cholecystectomy, bile duct exploration, or hepaticojejunostomy.
- Biliary Tract Tumors: Our team performs surgical resections for tumours affecting the bile ducts, such as cholangiocarcinoma. Surgical techniques may include bile duct resection, liver resection, or pancreatoduodenectomy.
Our Pancreatic Surgery services focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the pancreas, including pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cysts. Our expert surgeons have extensive experience performing complex pancreatic surgeries, utilizing minimally invasive techniques whenever appropriate. In addition, we collaborate closely with other specialists to deliver comprehensive care and achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Common conditions treated by our Pancreatic Surgery department include
- Pancreatic Cancer: Our skilled surgeons specialize in the surgical management of pancreatic cancer. Procedures may include the Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy), distal pancreatectomy, or total pancreatectomy, depending on the tumour location and stage.
- Pancreatic Cysts and Pseudocysts: We offer surgical interventions for pancreatic cysts that cause symptoms or pose a risk of complications. Procedures may include cyst drainage, cystectomy, or distal pancreatectomy.
- Pancreatitis: Surgical interventions for severe or recurrent pancreatitis may include drainage procedures, pancreatic necrosectomy, or pancreatic resection, depending on the extent and nature of the disease.
The Trauma Surgery department at Chord Road Hospital provides immediate and life-saving surgical care for patients with traumatic injuries. Our dedicated trauma team is available 24/7 to handle various emergencies, including fractures, organ injuries, and complex wounds. We prioritize rapid assessment, resuscitation, and surgical intervention to ensure the best possible outcomes for our trauma patients.
Our Trauma Surgery department specializes in providing immediate surgical care for various traumatic injuries, including
- Fractures: Our team performs surgical interventions for complex fractures, including open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), external fixation, or fracture stabilization with plates, screws, or rods.
- Abdominal Trauma: We offer surgical management for abdominal injuries, such as organ lacerations, bowel perforations, or diaphragmatic injuries. Procedures may include exploratory laparotomy, repair of organ injuries, or bowel resection.
- Chest Trauma: Our skilled surgeons perform surgical interventions for chest injuries, including thoracotomy for traumatic pneumothorax, hemothorax, or rib fractures requiring stabilization.
Our Vascular Surgery services focus on diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the blood vessels, including arteries and veins. Our skilled vascular surgeons are experts in managing conditions such as peripheral artery disease, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, and aortic aneurysms. We utilize advanced surgical techniques, such as endovascular procedures and minimally invasive interventions, to provide effective and tailored treatments for our patients.
Our Vascular Surgery department provides comprehensive care for various vascular conditions, including:
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): We offer surgical interventions for PAD, including peripheral artery bypass grafting, endovascular procedures like angioplasty and stenting, and thrombectomy or embolectomy for arterial occlusions.
- Varicose Veins: Our team specializes in the surgical management of varicose veins, utilizing techniques such as vein stripping, endovenous laser ablation, or sclerotherapy.
- Aortic Aneurysms: Surgical interventions for aortic aneurysms may include open repair with graft placement or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using stent-grafts, depending on the aneurysm size, location, and patient factors.
The Pediatric Surgery department at Chord Road Hospital provides comprehensive surgical care for infants, children, and adolescents. Our experienced pediatric surgeons specialize in various conditions, including congenital anomalies, hernias, tumors, and appendicitis. We understand the unique needs of our young patients and strive to deliver safe, compassionate, and family-centered care throughout their surgical journey.
Our Pediatric Surgery department offers specialized surgical care for various conditions in infants, children, and adolescents, including:
- Congenital Anomalies: Our experienced pediatric surgeons perform surgeries for genetic conditions such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, oesophagal atresia, Hirschsprung's disease, and anorectal malformations.
- Pediatric Tumors: We provide surgical interventions for various pediatric tumours, including neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumour, liver tumours, and soft tissue sarcomas.
- Pediatric Trauma: Our team is experienced in managing surgical emergencies in children, including traumatic injuries to the abdomen, chest, or extremities.
Our Surgical Oncology services focus on treating various cancers. Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, oncologists, and other specialists collaborates to develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. We specialize in the surgical management of common cancers such as breast, colorectal, lung, and pancreatic cancers. Our surgeons utilize advanced techniques to ensure precise tumor removal while preserving optimal organ function whenever possible.
Our Surgical Oncology department specializes in the surgical treatment of various cancers, including:
- Breast Cancer: We offer surgical interventions such as lumpectomy, mastectomy, or lymph node dissection for breast cancer, ensuring optimal tumour removal and appropriate reconstruction when needed.
- Colorectal Cancer: Our skilled surgeons perform surgical resections for colorectal cancer, including colectomy or rectal resection, often employing minimally invasive techniques for improved recovery.
- Lung Cancer: We provide surgical management for lung cancer, including lobectomy, pneumonectomy, or segmentectomy, depending on the tumour size, location, and stage.
Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
We offer advanced Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery services at Chord Road Hospital. These innovative techniques provide numerous benefits, including smaller incisions, reduced pain, faster recovery times, and minimal scarring. Our skilled surgeons utilize these techniques for various procedures, including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, and appendectomy. We strive to deliver the best possible outcomes while prioritizing patient comfort and safety.
Common conditions treated using laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques include
- Gallbladder Diseases: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard for the treatment of gallbladder conditions such as gallstones and cholecystitis.
- Hernias: Laparoscopic techniques are used to repair various types of hernias, including inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, and incisional hernias.
- Appendicitis: Laparoscopic appendectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove the appendix, offering faster recovery and reduced postoperative complications.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Laparoscopic fundoplication is performed to treat severe GERD by reinforcing the lower esophageal sphincter.
- Colorectal Conditions: Laparoscopic colectomy is used for the treatment of conditions such as diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery services focus on enhancing appearance, restoring function, and improving quality of life. Our expert surgeons specialize in various procedures, including breast reconstruction, facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and scar revision. We understand the importance of aesthetic and functional outcomes, and our personalized approach ensures that each patient receives the highest level of care and achieves their desired results.
Our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department provides treatment for various conditions, including
- Breast Reconstruction: Our team provides breast reconstruction procedures following mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer. Options include implant-based reconstruction and autologous tissue reconstruction using the patient's own tissue.
- Facial Rejuvenation: Procedures such as facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and non-surgical treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are available to rejuvenate the face and reduce signs of aging.
- Body Contouring: We offer body contouring procedures to reshape and refine the body's appearance after significant weight loss or pregnancy. This may include procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and body lifts.
- Scar Revision: Our surgeons perform scar revision procedures to minimize the appearance of scars resulting from surgeries, injuries, or burns, helping to improve aesthetics and functionality.
- Skin Cancer Reconstruction: Our team specializes in reconstructive procedures following the removal of skin cancers, ensuring optimal functional and cosmetic outcomes.
- Congenital Deformities: Plastic and reconstructive surgery can address congenital deformities such as cleft lip and palate, hand anomalies, and craniofacial abnormalities, improving both function and appearance.
- Lumpectomy: This procedure involves the removal of the tumor along with a margin of surrounding healthy breast tissue, commonly performed for early-stage breast cancer.
- Mastectomy: Complete removal of the breast tissue is performed in cases of larger tumors or when a patient chooses to have both breasts removed as a preventive measure.
- Breast Reconstruction: Plastic surgeons work in collaboration with breast surgeons to restore the shape and appearance of the breast after mastectomy, utilizing techniques such as implant-based reconstruction or autologous tissue reconstruction (flap procedures).
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: This technique involves the removal and examination of the lymph node(s) that are most likely to contain cancer cells, providing crucial information about the spread of breast cancer.
- Thyroidectomy: The surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland is performed for conditions such as thyroid cancer, goiter, or hyperthyroidism.
- Parathyroidectomy: This procedure involves the removal of one or more parathyroid glands, often performed for hyperparathyroidism or parathyroid tumors.
- Adrenalectomy: Surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands may be necessary for conditions such as adrenal tumors, Cushing's syndrome, or adrenal hyperplasia.
- Pancreatectomy: In cases of pancreatic tumors or chronic pancreatitis, surgical removal of a portion or the entire pancreas may be required to alleviate symptoms and manage the underlying condition.
- Esophagectomy: This procedure involves the removal of a portion of the esophagus affected by conditions such as esophageal cancer or severe reflux disease, often followed by reconstruction.
- Gastrectomy: Surgical removal of all or part of the stomach is performed for conditions including stomach cancer or gastric ulcers.
- Small Bowel Resection: Removal of a portion of the small intestine affected by conditions such as tumors, Crohn's disease, or intestinal obstruction.
- Appendectomy: Surgical removal of the appendix is the standard treatment for appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix.
- Liver Resection: This procedure involves the surgical removal of a portion of the liver affected by liver tumors, trauma, or certain liver diseases.
- Whipple Procedure: Also known as pancreaticoduodenectomy, this extensive surgery involves the removal of the head of the pancreas, duodenum, gallbladder, and part of the stomach for pancreatic cancer or other conditions affecting the pancreatic-biliary system.
- Biliary Tract Surgery: Surgical procedures such as bile duct exploration, choledocholithotomy (removal of stones from the bile duct), or hepaticojejunostomy are performed to address conditions like bile duct strictures or gallstones.
- Liver Transplantation: In cases of end-stage liver disease, liver transplantation may be necessary to replace a diseased liver with a healthy donor liver.
- Distal Pancreatectomy: This procedure involves the removal of the tail and/or body of the pancreas, commonly performed for tumors in these regions or chronic pancreatitis.
- Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure): This extensive surgery involves the removal of the head of the pancreas, duodenum, gallbladder, and part of the stomach, often performed for pancreatic cancer or other conditions affecting the pancreatic-biliary system.
- Total Pancreatectomy: In some cases of extensive pancreatic disease or certain types of pancreatic tumors, the entire pancreas may need to be surgically removed.
- Pancreatic Enucleation: This procedure involves the removal of small tumors from the pancreas while preserving the surrounding healthy tissue, suitable for certain benign or low-risk pancreatic tumors.
- Emergency Laparotomy: This is a surgical procedure performed urgently to diagnose and treat abdominal injuries caused by trauma, such as organ damage or internal bleeding.
- Fracture Fixation: Trauma surgeons may perform open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) to stabilize and repair fractured bones using plates, screws, or rods.
- Exploratory Thoracotomy: In cases of severe chest trauma, an exploratory thoracotomy may be performed to assess and repair injuries to the heart, lungs, or major blood vessels.
- Damage Control Surgery: In life-threatening situations, trauma surgeons may perform damage control surgery, which involves temporarily controlling bleeding and stabilizing injuries, followed by subsequent definitive surgical procedures.
- Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR): This minimally invasive procedure is used to treat aortic aneurysms by inserting a stent graft to reinforce the weakened area of the aorta, reducing the risk of rupture.
- Carotid Endarterectomy: This surgical procedure involves removing plaque and fatty deposits from the carotid arteries to restore normal blood flow to the brain and reduce the risk of stroke.
- Peripheral Artery Bypass: Surgeons create a bypass using a graft to reroute blood flow around a blocked or narrowed section of a peripheral artery, restoring circulation to the affected area.
- Varicose Vein Treatment: Various techniques are used to treat varicose veins, including endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), sclerotherapy, or phlebectomy.
- Appendectomy: Similar to the adult procedure, appendectomy involves the removal of the appendix in cases of appendicitis or other related conditions in children.
- Hernia Repair: Pediatric hernia repair can be performed using minimally invasive techniques or open surgery to address conditions such as inguinal hernias or umbilical hernias in children.
- Intestinal or Bowel Surgery: Pediatric surgeons perform a wide range of procedures to treat conditions like bowel obstruction, Hirschsprung's disease, or congenital anomalies affecting the intestines.
- Pediatric Tumor Surgery: Surgical interventions are carried out to remove tumors in children, including neuroblastomas, Wilms' tumors, and soft tissue sarcomas.
- Lumpectomy: This surgical procedure involves the removal of the tumor along with a margin of surrounding healthy tissue, commonly performed for early-stage breast cancer or other localized tumors.
- Mastectomy: Surgical removal of the entire breast is performed in cases of larger tumors or when a patient chooses to have both breasts removed as a preventive measure against breast cancer.
- Lymph Node Dissection: Surgeons may perform lymph node dissection to remove and examine lymph nodes near the tumor site to determine the extent of cancer spread.
- Radical Resections: These extensive surgical procedures involve the removal of the tumor along with adjacent tissues and possibly surrounding lymph nodes, aiming to achieve complete tumor eradication.
Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: This minimally invasive procedure involves the removal of the gallbladder using a laparoscope, reducing postoperative pain and promoting faster recovery to open surgery.
- Laparoscopic Appendectomy: The inflamed appendix is removed using small incisions and a laparoscope, offering a less invasive alternative to open appendectomy.
- Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: This technique involves the use of a laparoscope and small incisions to repair various types of hernias, including inguinal hernias and umbilical hernias.
- Laparoscopic Colectomy: Removal of a portion of the colon affected by conditions such as colorectal cancer or diverticulitis can be performed laparoscopically, minimizing scarring and promoting faster recovery.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Breast Reconstruction: Plastic surgeons use various techniques, including implant-based reconstruction, flap procedures (using autologous tissue), or a combination of both, to recreate a breast mound following mastectomy.
- Rhinoplasty: Also known as a "nose job," this procedure involves reshaping and restructuring the nose to improve its appearance or correct functional issues.
- Abdominoplasty: Commonly referred to as a "tummy tuck," this surgical procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening the underlying muscles to achieve a firmer, more toned appearance.
- Facelift: This procedure helps to address signs of aging in the face and neck, including sagging skin, deep creases, and jowls, by tightening facial tissues and removing excess skin.
To properly prepare for surgery, follow your doctor's detailed preoperative instructions. On procedure day, our empathetic staff will lead you through admission and provide detailed information about the expected experiences before, during, and after the surgery.
Indeed, our hospital provides minimally invasive surgical alternatives when deemed appropriate for a patient's medical condition. Frequently, these approaches yield reduced incision sizes, diminished pain levels, and expedited recovery periods in contrast to conventional open surgical procedures.
Our hospital provides a broad range of post-operative care services, including rehabilitation, to facilitate recovery following general surgery. Our staff will provide guidance and ongoing support to ensure your best recovery and overall health.