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Center Overview

The Department of General and minimal access Surgery provides comprehensive surgical care in many subspecialties including Surgical gastroenterology ( endoscopy, laparoscopy and open surgery ), trauma and burns, pediatric surgery and surgical oncology. The department of surgery works closely with other medical specialties to provide optimal patient care. Collaboration with referring physicians is essential to patient management.

The Department of GI Surgery provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients with diseases and disorders affecting the digestive tract. Patients suffering from stomach pain, ulcers, cancers, heartburn, hemorrhoids and gallstones have found the help they needed here. Our surgeon use the most advanced technology and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat all digestive disorders - from the simple to the very complex.

This speciality deals with diseases arising from esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gall bladder, bile duct and pancreas.


  • Separate & dedicated GI operation theatre
  • State of art set up for Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Dedicated Endoscopy Suite


  • Endoscopy Procedures

    We provide preventive diagnostic endoscopy services to patients who are at high risk of developing gastro-intestinal cancers for various reasons like chronic tobacco chewing, smoking or chronic alcohol consumption and people with strong family history of gastro-intestinal cancers.

    • Diagnostic Upper GI Endoscopy and biopsy
    • Removal of a swallowed foreign body
    • Diagnostic Colonoscopy and biopsy
    • Colonoscopic polypectomy
  • Gall Bladder Surgery

    Stones in the gall bladder can cause recurrent pain, belching after food, back pain or even shoulder pain. If left untreated, it can cause Jaundice or Pancreatitis, both very serious illnesses. Long standing gall stones can cause cancer of the gall bladder. Gall bladder removal (Cholecystectomy) is the only treatment. Laparoscopic removal of gall bladder gives rapid recovery.

  • Bile Duct Surgery

    Jaundice is usually caused by viruses. However, if jaundice is due to blockage of the bite tube; either by stone, tumor or injury; surgery can relieve it effectively with long lasting effects.

  • Surgery for Piles, Fissure, Fistula

    Constipation is very common and leads to piles, fissure and fistula very often. These all can be treated effectively with the operation. Treatment of piles with a specially designed stapler gives painless & dressing-free outcome.

  • Hernia Surgery

    Hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall. It can happen either in the groin, near umbilicus or around previous operation scar. Surgical repair done with the synthetic mesh is the only treatment. This can be done by routine as well as laparoscopic approach. 

  • Laparoscopy

    A minimally invasive approach to surgery, laparoscopic procedures afford patients the benefit of smaller incisions, less pain, fewer heart, lung and wound complications and shortened hospital stay. Our surgeon have extensive experiencing using laparoscopic techniques for a variety of conditions.

    The following procedures can be performed at Dr. Balwant Singh's Hospital laparoscopically for those patients who are suitable candidates:

    • Removal of appendix
    • Hernia repair, including incisional, inguinal umbilical Hernia.
    • Anti-reflux operations for GERD and hiatal hernia
    • Gallbladder surgery
    • Removal of spleen
    • Cancer surgery for the stomach, gallbladder, liver and pancreas
    • Feeding tube placement
    • Small intestine surgery
  • Cancer Surgery

    All Cancers of the abdominal organs such as esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas, gall bladder & bile duct are curable or amenable to surgical resection with good results.

  • Other Surgeries

    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Pouch surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
    • GI Fistula
    • Surgery for Abdominal Emergency cases
    • Critical surgical cases
    • High risk surgical cases
    • Re-operative surgery
  • Breast surgery

    Surgery for benign conditions like fibroadenoma, cysts, gynecomastia as well as surgery for cancer of breast.

  • Management of polytrauma patient , head injury, chest injury, abdominal injury, vascular injury, fasciomaxillary injury.

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