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Introduction

Nikos Hospital  has a well-established department of general surgery, which focuses on laparoscopic surgery and performs a wide range of surgeries. All patients are evaluated by the surgical team. The department has highly qualified and experienced surgeons who are trained in reputed institutes.
 
Laparoscopic surgery is a preferred technique, especially the Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery (SILS), which is an advanced minimally invasive surgical technique where the surgeon operates through a single entry point to minimize scars, decrease pain and enable the patient to recover faster.
 
This department is supported by round the clock laboratory, ICU, radiology and emergency services to ensure patients receive highest level of care in a timely manner. 
 

Services and treatment offered

General surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses on the abdominal organs. Despite the term “general”, surgeons that practice general surgery are highly skilled surgeons that typically operate on common abdominal complaints including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach and intestinal issues.
 
Areas of surgical treatment in Nikos Hospital include intestines , esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue and hernias.
 
General surgeons are able to deal initially with almost any surgical emergency. Often they are the first port of call to critically ill or gravely injured patients, and are required to perform a variety of procedures to stabilize such patients, such as intubation, burr hole, cricothyroidotomy, and emergency laparotomy or thoracotomy to stanch bleeding.
 
All General Surgeons are trained in emergency surgery. Bleeding, infections, bowel obstructions and organ perforations are the main problems they deal with. Cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, is one of the most common surgical procedures done worldwide. This is most often done electively, but the gallbladder can become acutely inflamed and require an emergency operation. Ruptures of the appendix and small bowel obstructions are other common emergencies. Facilities at Medica also includes Laparoscopic Surgery.