The Department of General & Laparoscopic Surgerywas one of the very fast established in the hospital. The Institute acquired the first laparoscopic surgery set in 1992. This expertise is now available to all the general surgeons who have included video endoscopic surgery in their armamentarium and have a high level expertise not only in biliary tract surgery but the other allied problems tackled by minimal access surgery methodology. This Institute has an extensive experience in doing laparoscopic hernias. The extra peritoneal approach (TEP repair) has now been taught to a large number of surgeons.
The expertise in minimally invasive surgery in colo-rectal disease is being pursued with vigour. The special units with consultants taking interest in areas like thyroid surgery, breast surgery and colo-rectal surgery have also been demarcated. Three special clinics are being conducted in the Institute of general & laparoscopic surgery.