The department of surgery in
LGH consists of three units which are situated in phase I
building. Collectively there are 70 beds and weekly cover
is given for emergency, operation theatre and outdoor for
2 days each by every unit.Turnover of patients in OPD on
average is 650 per week.
Residents join the surgical
floor from after doing primary fellowship either from CPSP
or RCS, or as MS students. The department of surgery has
an exemplary pass record for these students. The
department also provides general surgical training to FCPS
and MS students of allied specialties, including Urology,
Neurology and Orthopedics Surgery, varying from 6-18
Department of surgery conducts
training workshops regularly. So far this year three
workshops have been conducted by the surgical unit II
The CPC for LGH is also
organized by the surgical unit II. 229 consecutive CPCs
have been organized so far. As befits a CPC they are
multi-disciplinary and are well attended.
The department is also doing
clinical research work. Few topics that are under
investigation are as follows:
Topical nitroglycerine vs.
lateral sphincterotomy in chronic anal fissure.
darnings repairs of inguinal hernia.
Stapled vs. open
Role of diagnostic
laproscopy in obscuring lower abdominal pain in females.
Surgical treatment options
for diabetic foot infection.
Comparison of fine needle
aspiration cytology vs. open biopsy for chronic cervical
Comparison of Mayo’s and
sublay mesh repair for para-umblical hernia.