::Departments : Clinical : General Surgery



Short History of the Department:
                                   Department of General Surgery started functioning from 1957 onwards.  So far 18 Professors worked as Head of Departments.  The Department consists of seven Units with Eight Professors, 25 Assistant Professors. It is a Postgraduate Department and every year 25 MS (General Surgery- 3 years course) Postgraduates were selected through All India /State Quota – totally 75 postgraduates undergoing training in this Department. Nearly150  MBBS -Undergraduates, 150 CRRIs and 30 Theatre Technician students(Paramedical Certified course) are undergoing training in this Department. For the past 31 years the Department of surgery organized Annual CME ( 3 days) Programme accredited by the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, which is popular among the Postgraduates and young Surgeons from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh , Pondicherry , Maharashtra etc.  The Department also conducting Live Surgery workshop with eminent Professors and Surgeons.  The Department have organized Surgeons Meet, PG Symposium, Journal Club Meeting every month for Postgraduates and Trauma Life Support Training for CRRIs.   Special Clinics like, Breast OP, Surgical Endocrinology, and Diabetic foot conducted by the Department. 


Type of Course                                              :   Medical

Name of Course                                            : UG – MBBS – 51/2 yrs.

                                                                             PG – MS (General Surgery)- 3 yrs.

Type of Cours                                                 :   Para Medical Certified course

Name of Course                                            : Theatre Technician – 1 yr. course

 Eligibility                                                          : As prescribed by Government

 Course duration                                            :As prescribed by Government

Sanctioned number of Seats                      : MS (GS) – 25 Nos. per year

Affiliated University                                        : Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University 

Selection Procedure                                     :  Through All India Quota/State Government quota

University Examination details                   : As per the schedule of Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical
Periodic Academic activities held in the Department:  

Research and Publications ( National and International)   
  • for the past 5 years/ year wise

Prizes and award constituted by the Department : 

     Every year Prize Exam conducted and the following prizes awarded to

                                                                                            -  MBBS students  -General Surgery -M.S.P. Solai Nadar Prize - Gold Medal
                                                                                            -  Prof. C.Thangaraj Gen.Surgery -Gold Medal
Prizes and awards won :


  • CME’s , Workshops/ Conferences conducted by the Department (past 5 years / year wise)
  • Every year during the month of February the Department of Surgery conducted the Annual CME programme.For the past 31 years the Department conducted the Annual CME. 

  • Live Surgery workshop on Minimally Invasive Surgery conducted in collaboration with ASI Madurai Branch. 

  • CME of Undergraduates/ CRRIs

Services Offered:    

No. of Units in the Department                    -- Seven Surgical Units
OP Days and Timings                                   – Every day - 7.30 am to 12.00 Noon
I.P. Unit & Admission Day (Unit wise)
                                                                                    -  Monday         –              I Surgical Unit
                                                                                    -  Tuesday       –             II Surgical Unit

                                                                                    -  Wednesday –            III Surgical Unit

                                                                                    -  Thursday      –            IV Surgical Unit 
                                                                                    -  Friday            –             V Surgical Unit  

                                                                                    -  Saturday       –            VI Surgical Unit

                                                                                    -  Sunday         –           VII Surgical Unit
Bed strength of Department:  

             General Beds                      :           19

             Post operative                     :             50

             Surgical Intensive care      :             5 

             Breast ward                         :             9

             Diabetic foot                         :            4

            Average OP                           :            400 per day

            Average IP                             :             275 per day

Type of Surgeries performed:  

                                                      Elective                  -            Major, Minor

                                                      Emergencies        -           Major, Minor

Special clinics conducted by the Department:


  1. Breast clinic

  2. Surgical Endocrinology

  3. Diabetic foot

List of Laboratory tests performed (for Lab attached departments)

Blood Tests         - HB, TC, DC, BT, CT, ESR

Urine Tests          - Albamin, Sugar, Deposits, Bile salt, Bile pigment, Acetone,
                                     Asitic fluid cell count

Average Laboratory statistics (average tests conducted/annum)

                  Blood     18000 per annum

                  Urine      19800 per annum


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