General surgery at St. Thomas Hospital is one of the foremost clinical service started way back in 1970’s. We have well equipped fully air conditioned Modular Operation Theatres (4 major + 1 minor). CSSD services, Surgical ICU, Ventilator facilities are also provided.
The department caters all major and minor general surgical procedure services around the clock with Emergency Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Day care Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Endoscopy services, Out Patient and In Patient services.
The new Operation Theatre complex is with International Standards and was inaugurated by Hon. Mr. K. Panneer Selvam, former Health Minister of Tamil Nadu.
The Surgical out Patient unit serves both morning and evening and also for emergency surgical need.
To brief a few, various surgical procedures performed include gastro intestinal, breast, thyroid, hernia, hepato bilary, pancreatic, head and neck surgery, oncosurgery (surgery for cancer), diabetic foot, septic conditions.
The department is served by surgeons of good clinical excellence, operative skills, academics and patient care with a motto of“Service to mankind is Service to God”