General Surgery is a discipline which focuses on many systems in body for example endocrine system (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland), digestive system (esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas, liver, bile duct system), breast diseases, trauma and burns, and ensures the medical or surgical treatment of disorders occuring in these systems.
In the hospital, all operations in the area of general surgery are performed by a medical team consisting of experienced surgeons and anesthetists with the world-class technical equipment.
Procedures Performed by the General Surgery Department of the Hospital
Laparoscopy monitors the intra-abdominal area with an optical device. This device is inserted through an incision in the intra-abdominal area. By illuminating intra-abdominal area, it ensures to directly observe the diseases or disorders related to uterus, ovary and ovary tubes and, when required, administer the treatment with the ancillary tools inserted through holes of 3-5 mm in lower abdominal area.
Laparoscopic procedure had started to be used frequently in surgical operations, particularly after the 1990s. Thanks to the laparoscopic surgery, many complications were minimalised and patients' postoperative recovering periods were shortened as much as possible. Today, many open operations in general surgery can be performed laparoscopically. In the hospital, many surgical operations are successfully performed laparoscopically with appropriate world-class technical equipment.
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Gastroesophageal reflux is a significant condition characterized by serious clinical symptoms arising from the reverse flow of gastric acid or alkali content to esophagus. Symptoms may include bitter liquid in mouth, breast-back burning sensation, chronic pharyngitis, voice problems, breast pain and dyspnea. For patients who do not receive adequate treatment, serious disorders may occur such as decreased life quality, swallowing difficulty due to obstructions in lower esophagus, increased cancer risk in lower esophagus and living a life with voice and pharyngeal problems.
In the hospital, gastroesophageal reflux disease is diagnosed and treated through a multidisciplinary approach. While gastroscopy, PH monitoring for 24 hours and manometry tests can be performed in the gastroenterology department, the barium esophagography is performed in the radiology department, and patients who are appropriate for surgical treatment are referred to the department of general surgery.
Laparoscopic anti-reflux operations are frequently and successfully performed for the patients with reflux who are appropriate for surgery. After one hour of operation, the patients can be discharged from the hospital in the following day and go back to work within 3-4 days.
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic inguinal and umbilical hernia operations are frequently performed through TAPP and TEPP methods by the Department of General Surgery of the Hospital.
Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Appendicitis)
In the Department of General Surgery of the Hospital, diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic treatment of acute appendicitis are performed.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
In the Hospital, standard laparoscopic cholecystotomy and S.I.L.S. (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) are successfully performed.
Apart from these, laparoscopic spleen and adrenal (suprarenal gland) operations are performed.