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General Surgery & Alied Specialities

The Department of General & Allied Surgery performs a broad range of general and highly specialized surgical procedures to ensure that your child has the best possible chance of recovery – with the minimal incisions and trauma.

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General Surgery Facilities

General surgery facilities in Aster Whitefield Hospital offer a broad range of surgical services that cater to various conditions affecting almost any part of the body. These facilities are typically staffed by general surgeons who are trained to perform a wide variety of surgeries and often work in collaboration with specialists to provide comprehensive care. Here are some key aspects of general surgery facilities at Aster Whitefield Hospital:

1. Advanced equipment: General Surgery at Aster Whitefield Hospital represents cutting-edge technology designed to enhance patient care and treatment outcomes. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical tools, which empower our medical teams to deliver precise and effective interventions tailored to each patient's needs. 

2. Robotic Surgery: Aster Whitefield Hospital is committed to providing excellent surgical care, including advanced robotic surgery. Our surgeons use the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, a highly sophisticated technology that allows for minimally invasive procedures with unmatched precision. This translates to several benefits for our patients:

  • Reduced incision sizes: To minimize damage to nearby tissues

  • Reduced risk of complications: Precise movements of the robotic instruments lead to a safer surgical experience.

  • Shorter hospital stays: Faster recovery times allow you to return home and resume daily activities sooner.

  • Faster recovery: Minimally invasive surgery promotes quicker healing.

Aster Whitefield Hospital boasts a team of highly skilled and experienced robotic surgeons who can perform a wide range of complex procedures across various general surgery specializations.

3. Operating Rooms: Our state-of-the-art operating rooms are designed to combine cutting-edge technology with exceptional surgical expertise.

Featuring 13 advanced modular units, each OR is equipped with high-definition imaging systems, sophisticated surgical instruments, and integrated monitoring technology. This creates a sterile and controlled environment for a broad range of surgical procedures.

Our highly skilled surgical teams undergo rigorous training to maximize the potential of this advanced technology, ensuring the best possible outcome for every patient.

4. Intensive Care Unit (ICU): In our specialized Intensive Care Unit, critically ill patients receive round-the-clock monitoring and personalized care from a multidisciplinary team of specialists. Following major surgeries, our ICU staff closely monitor vital signs, manage pain, and address any complications promptly to facilitate the patient's recovery process. Advanced life support systems and state-of-the-art ventilators are readily available to provide the highest level of care in critical situations, offering patients and their families peace of mind during challenging times. The hospital is driven by medical innovation and a culture of excellence and is recognized for its advanced clinical support, a Level 3 MICU, and an 89-bed Intensive care unit among others, ensuring comprehensive care across various medical needs.

5. Pathology Laboratory: Behind every successful surgery lies accurate and timely pathology analysis. Our state-of-the-art pathology laboratory is staffed by experienced pathologists and equipped with advanced diagnostic tools to analyze tissue samples with precision and efficiency.

At Aster Whitefield Hospital, we understand the critical role pathology plays in successful surgical outcomes. That's why we've invested in a state-of-the-art pathology laboratory, equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and staffed by a team of highly experienced pathologists.

Here's what sets our pathology lab apart:

  • Precision and Efficiency: Our advanced technology allows for the precise and efficient analysis of tissue samples, ensuring a timely diagnosis to guide treatment decisions.
  • Experienced Pathologists: Our team of experts plays a vital role in your care, providing accurate analysis and crucial insights for your doctor.
  • Accuracy You Can Trust: We understand the importance of reliable results. Our strict quality control measures and NABL accreditation (ISO 15189 standard) guarantee the accuracy of your pathology tests.

With Aster Whitefield Hospital's pathology lab, you can be confident that you're receiving the most accurate information to empower you and your doctor to make informed decisions about your healthcare journey.

6. Centralized Blood Bank: Aster Whitefield Hospital maintains a central blood bank facility, given its emphasis on comprehensive support services across all specialties.

The hospital's commitment to high-quality services is marked by rigorous standards, including proper storage protocols and stringent blood screening procedures to ensure patient safety.

Our dedicated team of transfusion specialists follows stringent protocols to screen donors, test blood samples, and ensure the quality and safety of all blood products. With a diverse inventory of blood components, including red blood cells, plasma, and platelets, we stand ready to meet the transfusion needs of our surgical patients at any time, ensuring optimal outcomes and minimizing the risk of complications associated with blood loss during surgery.


Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What is General Surgery?

General surgery constitutes a specialized branch of medicine focusing on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of a wide array of conditions affecting various bodily systems. Primarily centered around the abdominal cavity, general surgeons address ailments concerning organs such as the esophagus, stomach, intestines (both small and large), liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and appendix. Additionally, they may handle disorders affecting the thyroid gland, as well as issues related to the skin, breast, soft tissues, and hernias.

What Risks are Associated with General Surgery?

Like all surgical interventions, general surgery carries inherent risks such as infection, bleeding, blood clot formation, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. The specific risks involved vary depending on factors such as the patient's overall health status and the nature of the surgical procedure.

What procedures are offered by General Surgery Department at Aster Whitefield Hospital?

The General Surgery department at Aster Whitefield Hospital offers a wide range of procedures to address various conditions. This includes:

  • Appendectomy: Removal of the appendix.
  • Gallbladder removal: Removal of the gallbladder, often for gallstones.
  • Hernia repair: Surgical repair of weakened abdominal muscles that allow tissue to protrude.
  • Colon surgery: Procedures to address issues in the large intestine, such as polyps, cancer, or inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Bariatric surgery: Weight loss procedures for patients with severe obesity.
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery: Aster Whitefield Hospital is a leader in laparoscopic techniques, which use small incisions and advanced tools for faster recovery times and less scarring.
  • Other procedures: They may also perform surgeries for pancreas, spleen, and other abdominal organs.

What are the dietary restrictions before general surgery?

Specific dietary restrictions will depend on the type of surgery. Generally, you may need to:

  • Fast for a certain period before surgery to avoid complications with anesthesia.
  • Avoid certain foods or drinks that could interfere with anesthesia or recovery.

What pain management options are available after general surgery?

Aster Whitefield Hospital offers various pain management options after surgery, including:

  • Pain medication: Medications can be administered orally, intravenously, or through patient-controlled analgesia pumps.
  • Nerve blocks: Injections can numb specific areas to reduce pain.
  • Non-medicinal methods: Techniques like ice packs, elevation, and breathing exercises can also be used.

How Should I Prepare for General Surgery?

Preparation for general surgery typically involves adhering to pre-operative instructions provided by our healthcare team. This may include fasting for a specified duration before the procedure, discontinuing certain medications as advised by your physician, and arranging for postoperative care and transportation.

What is the Expected Recovery Time Following General Surgery?

Recovery duration post-surgery varies based on the type of procedure performed and the individual patient's health condition. While some surgeries may necessitate only a brief hospital stay or be conducted on an outpatient basis, others may require a lengthier hospitalization period followed by a recuperation phase at home.

What pre-operative tests or evaluations are required before general surgery?

Before any general surgery, you'll likely undergo:

  • Medical history review: Your doctor will discuss your medical history and current medications.
  • Physical examination: A physical exam will assess your overall health and suitability for surgery.
  • Blood tests: Blood tests can check for underlying conditions and ensure you can safely undergo anesthesia.
  • Imaging tests: Depending on the procedure, X-rays, ultrasounds, or CT scans may be needed for precise diagnosis and surgical planning.

What medications should I avoid taking before general surgery?

Your doctor will advise you on any medications you should avoid before surgery, such as blood thinners or certain supplements, to minimize bleeding risks.

What post-operative care instructions will I be given?

Following surgery, you'll receive detailed instructions on:

  • Wound care: Proper cleaning and dressing changes to promote healing.
  • Pain management: How to manage any pain medication you're prescribed.
  • Diet: Resuming a regular diet or any specific dietary restrictions.
  • Activity level: Guidelines on rest and gradual return to normal activities.
  • Follow-up appointments: Scheduling appointments to monitor your progress.

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