Recognized by National Medical Commission (NMC) & Govt. of India and constituent college of Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute

hos-General Surgery

General Surgery


Year of establishment – 2005.One of the largest departments in RRMCH imparting training to UGs, PGS and dental students, providing quality surgical care to patients and pursuing research work.

The faculty consists of highly experienced surgeons and residents who endeavor to take students’ knowledge and skill in surgery to a higher level. Undergraduate students are trained with the belief that not only theoretical knowledge but also clinical observation and surgical skills shape the future of budding medical doctors. These faculty members remain upto date by regularly attending National and State Conferences and present scientific papers in these fora.The faculty surgeons at RRMCH are dedicated to improving standard of surgical care and are involved in clinical trials to advance treatment. The general surgeons work closely with super-specialists and faculty of other Departments at all times to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions.


Department consists of well equipped Operation Theatre, Endoscopy, Laproscopic instruments, Surgical emergencies are handled 24/7, along with availability of Surgical Intensive Care facility. The Department has 4 units of doctors providing OPD services from Monday to Friday and on Saturday and Sunday on rotation basis.


  • Library
  • Museum
  • Seminar hall with LCD projector
  • Computers
  • Central Clinical skills lab


  • Examination rooms for male and female pts
  • Demonstration room
  • Dressing room
  • Minor OT (attached to causalty)
  • Endoscopy room
  • WARD

  • Male/female surgical wards
  • Fully equipped SICU
  • Bed side case demonstration room for UG/PG teaching


  • Well - equipped operating suites
  • Facility for laparoscopy with HD monitor
  • Harmonic scalpel
  • Separate OT for septic cases
  • Minor OT attached to casualty


  • Monthly camps in neighboring villages
  • Regular mega camps with free medicine and surgery


  • Morbidity / mortality meet
  • Journal club / case presentations / seminars
  • Training of faculty members in medical education unit as per MCI rules
  • Faculty training in minimal access surgery from renowned Institutes
  • Interdepartmental PG symposiums
  • Grand rounds
  • Regular CME and guest lectures from eminent facultyof other medical college / universities
  • Presentation of papers and posters at State and National level conferences


  • Introduction to laparoscopic surgery
  • Basics in laparoscopic surgery
  • Surgical ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Day care surgery
  • Endoscopy and staplers in surgery

  • Counselling for low performers and repeating internal exams
  • Introduction of student feedback forms
  • Student assessment of teachers introduced and action taken on student feedback including corrective measures adopted regarding teaching patterns


  • Improvements in attendance of UG students
  • Improvement in pass percentage
  • Up gradation of library and museum facilities
  • Improvement in laparoscopic instruments and faculty training at renowned Institutes
  • Acquisition of computers and LCD monitors


  • To conduct more CME programmes/workshops
  • Invite guest speakers of national/international repute
  • To conduct cancer screening programs on regular basis


Why Choose Us?

It is amply brought out in the departmental mission statement:


The Department aims to teach and train undergraduate and post graduate students to learn the art of making cognizant decisions in the management of surgical ailments and their complications. The faculty shall strive to make our students competent doctors at par with doctors from any other internationally known medical institution and to be able to treat patients with compassion. In addition untiring efforts will be made to promote research activities by providing all necessary infrastructure and facilities.


  • To impart professional ethics in young surgeons in surgical practice and make them competent to meet global demands
  • To train and hone skills in surgical techniques
  • To further the status of surgery as a cognitive discipline and develop exceptional achievements in surgical care
  • To widen the range of services to be provided by the Department of Surgery by involving different super specialties and other sister Departments
  • To upgrade super specialty departments and create excellent training facilities
  • To upgrade the quality of surgical faculty thro` e-learning, improve skills in centers of excellence, by use of modern equipment and by attending scientific programs
  • Deliver highest possible quality of surgical care to all by use of emerging surgical technology




  • Dr. Revanasiddappa - IMA State award.
  • Dr. Saiprasad - Lifetime service award(ASICON-2003)
  • Dr. Jaganmaya - Lifetime service award(ASICON-2003)
  • Dr. O.G. Prakash - Rajyotsava award for distinguished service.
  • Dr. Seshasayi M - a. Nadachetana award - 2000
    • b. Sevashree award - 2006
    • c. Karnataka ASI life time service award - 2007
  • Dr S Rajagopalan - Army Commander’s Commendation - 1999
    • Army Chief’s Commendation - 2006




Paper Presentation

  • Obstructive jaundice - surgical management. CME and Update on 'Surgical disorders'; 04 - 05 Apr 1998, Tezpur, Assam.
  • Crush injuries - are we really marching ahead? Natl Surg Update on 'Dawn of new Horizons'; 09 -10 Oct 2004, Pune.
  • Pr: oblems of a peripheral surgeon in limb amputations. CME on 'Meeting aspirations of Amputees - an ongoing challenge'; 30 Oct 2004, Pune
  • Management of cold injuries - Symposium. 64th ASICON; 26 - 30 Oec 2004, Hyderabad.
  • Nanotechnology in trauma. CME on 'Trauma'; 01 - 02 Sept 2007, Srinagar.
  • Pathophysiology and management of cold injuries. CME on 'Trauma'; 01 - 02 Sept 2007, Srinagar~.
  • Bleeding in trauma - Has rFac Vlla a role? CME on 'Emergencies in counter insurgency Operations'; 24 - 25 May 2008; Udhampur.
  • HIV and the surgeon. Natl Conf on 'HIV care and treatment'; 25 - 27 Jul 2008: Bangalore.
  • Management of haemorrhage in trauma. 12th Annual Conf of Intt Trauma Anaes & Crit Care Soc; 21 - 24 Aug 2008, Cochin.
  • Presentation and management of bleediM in trauma. Conf of the Surg Soc of Bangalore; 30 Aug 2008, Bangalore. -; '..
  • Nutrition in the post operative patient CME on 'Nutrition in Surgical Patients'.09 Apr 2009, Pune
  • Complications in Blast injuries. Natl. Surg Conf 2009; 22-23 Aug 2009, Pune.
  • Emerging trends and strategies in counter insurgency and warfare injuries,Prehospitalcare, triage and evacuation. Symposium - 69th ASICON; 26 - 30 Dec 2009, Coimbatore.
  • Blast injuries in Jammu and Kashmir - our experience. Pune Ortho Soc; 21 Mar 2010, Pune.
  • Gunshot injuries. Panel Discussion - Pune Ortho Soc; 21 Mar 2010, Pune.
  • Management of thoracic trauma. Ind Soc of Crit Care Med; 18 Apr 2010, Pune.
  • Majo (limb trauma: Aimed Forces experience. Jt Cong of Royal Coli of Surg & Bangalore Surg, Forum; 14 May 2010, Bangalore.
  • Blast Injuries: Patterns and Identification. Natl Surg Conf on 'Disaster Mgmt – Surgperspectives'; 17 July 2010, Pune.
  • Hemostatics in Surgery. Natl. Surg Conf on 'Controversies in surgery'2010; 22 Aug 2010, Pune.
  • Damage Control resuscitation. Natl. Conf on Anaes & Crit care 'Expanding Frontiers in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care'; 19 Sept 2010, Pune.
  • Surgical problems in high altitude and extreme cold dimate. Symposium - 70th ASICON; 20 Dec 2010, New Delhi.
  • Combat trauma care - present scenario and future directions. Military medicine Conference; 12 -13 Mar 2011, Roorkee.
  • Surgical residency - an evolving concept CME on 'Cutting edge technology'; 30 Apr - 01 May 2011, Udhampur.
  • Is technology making surgeons lose Th~ir basic skills? Symposium - CME on'Cuttingedge technology'; 30 Apr - 01 May 2011, Udhampur.
  • Military Surgery - a report from ‘ground zero. Nat! Surg Conf on 'Trauma - the greatest Killer of the 21st century'; 21 - 22 May 2011, Bangalore
  • Hospital acquired infections. Panel Discussion - WHO day; Jul 2011, Pune.
  • Control of bleeding in trauma. CME on 'Emergency health care in Armed Forces'; 03 - 04 Sep 2011, Kolkata.
  • What do we require? - In pre hospital trauma care. Panel Discussion - CME on'Emergency health care in Armed HS'rces'; 03 - 04 Sep 2011, Kolkata.
  • Sustainable healthcare excellence. Symposium - 'Golden Jubilee Natl Conf on Sustainable Healthcare Excellence' 2011, 19 - 20 Nov 2011, Pune.
  • Solid organ injuries in trauma. Symposium - 715t ASICON; 28 Dec 2011, Kochi.
  • Airway management in trauma - 71st ASICON; 26 Dec 2011, Kochi.
  • Enterocutaneous fistula and parenteral nutrition. Symposium - 34th MASICON; 28 Jan 2012, Pune.
  • Far forward surgery and future directions in combat medical care. Session on Perspective challenges, so= Armed Forces Medical Research Conference, 07 - 10 Feb 20, 12, Pune. •
  • Warfare surgery - challenges for a primary surgeon. CME on 'Surgery in War'; 08 - 09 Sept 2012, Udhampur.
  • Pitfalls in the management of warfare injuries. Symposium - 72nd ASICON; 29 Dec 2012, Kolkota.



  1. Lectures: Lectures will be kept to a minimum and may be didactic or integrated.
    a) Didactic: These topics will be taken up in the first few weeks of the 1st year.
    Few topics suggested as examples are:
    • Bio-statistics
    • Use of library,
    • Research Methods
    • Medical code of Conduct and Medical Ethics
    • National Health and Disease Control Programmes
    • Communication Skills etc.
    b) Integrated: Recommended to be taken by multidisciplinary teams for selected topics.
  2. Journal Club: Will be held once a week. All PG students are expected to attend and actively participate in discussion and enter in the Log Book. Further, every candidate must make a presentation from the allotted journal(s), selected articles at least four times a year and a total of 12 presentations in three years. The presentations would be evaluated using check lists and would carry weightage for internal assessment.
  3. Subject Seminar: Will be held once a week. All the PG students are expected to attend and actively participate in discussion and enter in the Log Book. Further, every candidate must present on selected topics at least four times a year and a total of 12 presentations in three years.
  4. Student Symposium: An optional multi disciplinary programme. The evaluation will be similar to that described for subject seminar.
  5. Ward Rounds: Ward rounds may be service or teaching rounds.
    a) Service Rounds: Postgraduate students and Interns should do every day for the care of the patients. Newly admitted patients should be worked up by the PGs and presented to the seniors the following day.
    b) Grand Rounds: Every unit will have ‘grand rounds’ for teaching purpose. A diary should be maintained for day to day activities by the students.
    Entries of (a) and (b) should be made in the Log book.
  6. Clinico-Pathological Conference: Once a month, presentation will be done by rotation.
  7. Inter Departmental Meetings: With departments of Pathology and Radio-Diagnosis at least once a week. These meetings to be attended by post graduate students and relevant entries must be made in the Log Book.
  8. Teaching Skills: Post graduate students must teach under graduate students (Eg. medical, nursing) by taking demonstrations, bed side clinics, tutorials, lectures etc. Record of their participation be kept in Log book. Training of post graduate students in Educational Science and Technology is recommended.
  9. Continuing Medical Education Programmes (CME): Recommended that at least 2 state level CME programmes should be attended by each student in 3 years.
  10. Conferences: Attending conferences is optional. However it is encouraged. Log book
  11. Log book: Record of important activities of the candidates during his training.
  12. Dissertation: Every candidate is required to carry out work on a selected research project under the guidance of a recognised post graduate teacher. The results of such a work shall be submitted in the form of a dissertation. Every candidate shall submit to the Registrar (Academic) of the University in the prescribed proforma, a synopsis containing particulars of proposed dissertation work within six months from the date of commencement of the course on or before the dates notified by the University.
  13. Rotation and posting in other departments: 2 years and 4 months will be spent in General Surgery and 8 months in allied and specialty departments. Depending on the time and opportunities available, some of the procedures listed for second year activity can be shifted either to the first or the third year. Students must be ‘on call’ on a regular basis. The total duration of postings in core and other specialties will be eight months. Postings to other speciality departments will be during the second year.
    • Paediatric surgery 4 weeks
    • Plastic surgery 4 weeksM
    • Cardiothoracic surgery 4 weeks
    • Vascular surgery 4 weeks
    • Neurosurgery 4 weeks
    • Urology 4 weeks
    • Oncology 4 weeks
  14. Basic Sciences: Basic science is an essential part of training and done as concurrent studies during the 1st year of training. At least two hours daily in the first six months of the course.
  15. Allied Specialty Training: Students will be posted to core allied specialty subjects Viz. Anaesthesia and ICU for one month and Orthopaedics including trauma (Accident and emergency) for 2 months during the second year of training. Posting to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for one month is optional. This posting may be in lieu of one of the other specialties (except the core specialties) depending on the choice of the candidate. see Chapter IV.
  16. Periodic tests: Three tests, one at the end of first year, the other in the second year and a third test will be held three months before the final examination. The tests may include written papers, practicals / clinicals and viva voice.

    Ability to carry out procedures:

  • To conduct CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and First aid in newborns, children and adults.
  • To give subcutaneous (SC) / intramuscular (IM) / Intravenous (IV) injections and start Intravenous (IV) infusions.
  • To pass a nasogastric tube and give gastric lavage.
  • To administer oxygen - by mask / catheter.
  • To administer enema.
  • To pass a urinary catheter - male and female
  • To insert flatus tube.
  • To do pleural tap, ascitic tap and lumbar puncture,
  • Insert intercostal tube to relieve tension pneumothorax.
  • To relieve cardiac tamponade.
  • To control external haemorrhage.
Anaesthetic Procedures:
  • Administer local anesthesia and nerve block.
  • Be able to secure airway patency, administer oxygen by Ambu bag.
Surgical Procedure:
  • To apply splints, bandages and plaster of Paris (POP) slabs;
  • To do incision and drainac, of abscesses;
  • To perform the management and suturing of superficial wounds;
  • To carry our minor surgical procedures, e.g. excision of small cysts and nodules, circumcision, reduction of paraphimosis, debridement of wounds etc.,
  • To perform vasectomy,
  • To manage anal fissures and give injection for piles.


  • Dr. K.S. Hanumantaiah

    Professor & HoD
  • Dr. Ashwini R.K

  • Dr. Venkatesh S

  • Dr. Naveen S

  • Dr. Syed Iqbalulla Sha Khadri

  • Dr. T. Durganna

  • Dr. Ravi Kumar V

  • Dr. Rajeev N.

  • Dr. Uday Muddebihal

  • Dr. Nataraj Kadakollda

  • Dr. Srinivas B. Kulkarni

  • Dr Kruthi S R

    Asst. Professor
  • Dr. Ganshyam K.R

    Asst. Professor
  • Dr. Amruth S R

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Sheetal Ishwarappagol

    Asst. Professor
  • Dr. Raksha. R

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Vinayaka

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr.Anjila Paul

    Sr. Resident
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    Assistant Professor
  • Dr Parikshith

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Vidyashri Hanamanthappa

    Assistant Professor
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    Assistant Professor
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    Sr. Resident
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    Assistant Professor
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    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Zeel Sheth

    Assistant Professor
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    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Adil Mohamed

    Assistant Professor
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    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Naveen Kumar.S

    Assistant Professor
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    Sr. Resident
  • Dr Nikhil Nataraju

    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Sr. Resident
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    Jr. Resident
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    Jr. Resident
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    Jr. Resident
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    Jr. Resident
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    Jr. Resident
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