The Department of Surgery is one of the core clinical departments of the hospital and has functioned since the inception of AIIMS, Mangalagiri. The department has currently one associate professor and two assistant professors working together as a single surgical unit. The Department is currently providing out-patient services only. The diagnostic services, elective and emergency surgical services will be available shortly at our institute and shall provide state-of-art care. Patient care services include General Surgical OPD on six days of the week and a minor procedure room. The department is keen to establish a cancer screening OPD in breast and cervical cancer.
Integrated breast wellness clinic is established with equitable and collaborating partnership of departments of General surgery, Radio-diagnosis, Pathology, Psychiatry, Community and Family Medicine as a one stop solutions for all breast related diseases under one roof.
The department shall also take necessary initiatives to establish tumour board- a multidisciplinary team for the treatment and management of various cancers. The Department has already taken initiative to establish a dedicated Endoscopy suite where diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopies, bronchoscopy shall be performed on day care basis. Establishment of skills lab- Suturing lab, Endotrainer lab is also a short-term goal.
On an average 450 patients are being seen in a month and numbers are gradually growing. The numbers are expected to increase exponentially after the establishment of the in-patient care, operating room and the emergency services.
Our surgical faculty is trained in the management of various benign and malignant tumours of the body. The range of surgical services provided shall include oral cancer surgery, soft tissue tumours, gastrointestinal (hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colorectal, stomach cancers), thoracic surgery, breast, gynecology cancers, endocrine surgery and minimally invasive surgery after the establishment of operation theatre. The oncologic load of the department is expected to increase fourfold after the establishment of dedicated screening services and public awareness camps. After the establishment of the emergency services, traumatic and non-traumatic surgical emergencies will also be managed by the department.
The department lays ample stress on research, value added services, undergraduate training program, resident training programs and delivering community-based services. Undergraduate training program are well designed to inculcate the fundamental values of surgical teaching and training to enable them in delivering efficient first contact surgical care. It shall also encourage the students for many research projects under ICMR and various research bodies both national and international. The department of surgery is fundamental in establishing discipline in teaching students and patient care.
Department possess staff that are well-recognized in the field with numerous publications and workshops to their name. The department envisions to conduct continuous surgical education, workshops and conferences at both national and international podium. It encourages training of faculty for skill development, medical education training (AETCOM), administration and research at the time of joining and periodical trainings in the surgical advancements.