Department of General Surgery is the surgical specialty. At Nepal Mediciti, highly experienced and professional General Surgeons are available full time.
The Department of General & GI Surgery is committed in providing a tertiary level care to the patients with various gastroenterological and surgical diseases. The team is led by Prof. Dr. Sunil Kumar Sharma Dhakal, FRCSEd with Senior Consultant Dr. Pranil Rai, Consultant Dr. Nirvan Rai and Junior Consultant Dr. Subodh Ghimire and it provides a comprehensive treatment for many complex abdominal operations using the advanced skill sets and multidisciplinary approach. Our highly dedicated, motivated and skilled surgeons provide their services without leaving a single stone unturned. All four surgeons have their own expertise.
Prof. Sharma with a 25 year old surgical career has led the way in advancing Laparoscopic as well as oncosurgical procedure. He initiated the gold standard D2 Gastrectomy for cancer stomach way back in 2001. He has a vast experience in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and colorectal surgery. He has established strict oncosurgical procedures in breast cancer. Starting with Liver resections and Whipple’s procedure Prof. Sharma initiated TME as well as Total Mesocolic Excision for colonic tumors. He started breast conservative surgery in the 2000s. On his return Prof. Sharma initiated his vision of propagating Laparoscopic surgery in the country. Having performed more than 17,000 Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Prof. Sharma has been a trainer to quite a few number of imminent surgeons of the country. He initiated advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Nepal namely Laparsocopic CBD exploration, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Hernia and Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery.
Dr. Pranil Rai with his calm and composed personality and 16 years of experience consolidates the department. His highly skilled surgical expertise has strengthened the department in the laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Rai is one of the pioneer surgeons in Nepal in Endo Laparoscopic Surgery and has ventured in Laparoscopic Hellers, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy, Laparaoscopic colectomy along with Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal resection along with routine Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic CBD exploration and Laparaoscopic Hernia.
Dr. Nirvan Rai, our third member is a young dynamic surgeon with 5 years’ experience. His highly precise and accurate surgery has earned a name among his colleagues. Dr. Nirvan has developed expertise in Port placement and Laparoscopic Hernia surgery. Apart from IPOM plus and TEP, TAPP Dr. Rai performs complex procedures such as TARR and extended TEP. He is also a very astute emerging surgeon dealing with all needful cases in the emergency.
Lastly Dr. Subodh Ghimire with a 2 year surgical experience is a budding junior consultant aiding in the huge clinical load and emergency cases.
We provide 24 hours surgical care with Minimally invasive surgery even in off hours for emergency procedures like Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Perforation Repair, Diagnostic Laparoscopy and proceed. Apart from mentioned above, in the emergency service provided we routinely perform exploration in blunt and penetrating trauma, Road Traffic Accidents, bowel obstruction and obstructed hernia.
Our elective setup in very strong for laparoscopic surgery viz,
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic CBD Exploration
- Laparoscopic Fundoplication
We also have excellent result in perianal fistula (both complex and recurrent) and hemorrhoids surgery with never ending emphasis on the newer techniques.
We routinely perform diagnostic and therapeutic Upper and Lower GI endoscopies.
We are the forerunner department in regards to the surgical nutrition. We routinely follow the ERAS protocol for recovery of patients. Adhering with the ERAS guidelines we admit most of our patients in the day of surgery and discharge them early. The use of drain and tubes is also minimal in our patients. We also host a regular multidisciplinary meeting to tailor the treatment of patients.
In the last 3 years we have more than 1700 cases under our sleeve. The enthusiastic department in regularly engaged in teaching learning activities and has hosted multiple seminars which were well acknowledged by the participants.
Last but not the least the teamwork done by the GI surgery 1 department is well appreciated by our patients who motivate us to do better and better with each passing day and every next surgery we do. Feel free to contact any one of us for any surgery related queries.