The department is headed by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Misra, one of the first surgeons to perform laparoscopic procedures. Trained in Gastro – Intestinal surgery and GIendoscopy, his interests include therapeutic ERCP, Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy.
The Department of Surgery was started at Sant Parmanand Hospital in October 1997 when it was converted into a multi–speciality tertiary care hospital. Over the years the department has shown steady progress and now boasts of twelve seniorconsultants.
From the outset the department has had a special interest in minimal invasive surgery.
Apart from routine laparoscopic gall bladder surgeries, advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures such as hernia, anti – reflux procedures, gastrectomy for cancer of the stomach, colectomy for cancer of the colon are performed. Major open surgical procedures are also undertaken.
Minimally invasive Urological procedures eg. Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, PCNL and TURP are commonly performed. Allied departments of Neurosurgery, Plastic, Paediatric and Maxillofacial Surgery carry out complex procedures for brain tumours,aneurysms, re-implantation of amputated limbs, cosmetic procedures and Neonatal surgery. In collaboration with an American NGO, the “Smile Train” program offers free of cost repairs of cleft lip / palate.
Over 7000 patients attended the free OPD’s of general surgery and allied specialities and 1575 operations were performed. Faculty members attended a large number of national and international conferences during the year.