General Surgery

About the Department

The Department of Surgery is one of the largest departments in the hospital and provides surgical care and teaching. The department has four units and provides high quality, affordable, surgical care in the outpatient, inpatient and emergency surgical settings. Besides patient care, the department trains undergraduate and postgraduate students in Surgery. The department began providing services in 2004 and was earlier headed by Dr.M. Manivachagan MS (October 2004 to May 2006) and Dr. Mukund M. Battal MS (July 2006 to July 2009).

Head of the Department

Dr Mallikarjun V Desai is the Head of the Department of Surgery. Dr Mallikarjun Desai completed his MBBS from the Mysore Medical College and his MS from the Karnataka Medical College, Hubli. He has worked at Government Medical College, Bellary, Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, and the Mysore Medical College, Mysore. He was formerly the Head of Surgery and the Director of the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli. He joined SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital in July 2009 as the Head of the Department. Dr Desai has 36 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate students in Surgery.

Patient care

The department provides outpatient, inpatient and emergency surgical care of patients. Outpatient consultation and services are available from 8.30 AM to 7.00 PM, Monday to Saturday. Inpatient facilities are provided round the clock. The operating rooms are state of the art with the latest equipments and facilities. The department has a 12 bedded, dedicated, surgical intensive care unit for the management of critically ill surgical patients.    

Diagnostic Facilities

The Department provides endoscopic evaluation facilities for the management of Gastro-intestinal diseases. Both Upper and Lower (ODG scopy, Colonoscopy), diagnostic as well as therapeutic endoscopy services (dilatation, variceal banding, sclerotherapy) are provided.  

Treatment facilities

Surgical procedures performed by the department include

  • Upper Gastro-Intestinal (Oesophagectomy, Gastrectomy, SI resection etc)
  • Lower Gastro-Intestinal ( Colectomy, Rectopexy etc)
  • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery (Cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, Fundoplication etc)
  • Ano-rectal surgeries (PPH, Haemorrhoidectomy, Fistulectomy)
  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroidectomy, Adrenelectomy, Parathyroid surgery)
  • Breast Surgery (Mastectomy, Axillary clearance)
  • Head and Neck Surgery (Oral cancers, Parotidectomy)
  • General Thoracic & Vascular Surgery (Thoracotomy, VATS, Varicose veins etc)
  • Emergency & Trauma care (laporotomy, thoracotomy, splenectomy etc)
  • Basic dental procedures
Teaching Program

Undergraduate students undergo clinical training in surgery from the II year onwards. Daily clinical teaching is done in the hospital wards. Theory classes are conducted in the college lecture halls on all days. Interns are posted for training in Surgery for two months. They are trained in basic surgical care and assisting during operations. The department also conducts weekly seminars and surgical skills training for the interns. Post-graduate surgical trainees pursuing Master of Surgery (MS) course undergo three years training in the department. Postgraduate clinics and subject seminars are conducted weekly. Inter-departmental discussions, management oriented discussions in surgery and grand rounds are conducted once a month. In addition, the department conducts morbidity and mortality meeting once a month. The department conducts theory teaching for physiotherapy, nursing and anaesthesia technician’s courses.

  1. Sanjay N Koppad, Rare case of Gastrointestinal stromal tumour from Meckel’s diverticulum., Images for Surgeons, ANZ Journal of Surgery 83(2013) 184-185.
  2. Sreeamulu PN, Venkatachalapathy TS and Anatharaj. Blunt Trauma Liver-Conservative or Surgical Management A Retrospective Study.,OMICS Group,2013
  3. Chandrika V, Permi HS, Kishan Prasad HL, Mohan R, Shetty KJ, Patil C. Synchronous bilateral medullary carcinoma of breast: Is it metastasis or second primary?. J Can Res Ther.2012;8:129-31.
  4. D’souza C, Mohan R, Bhagavan KR. Giant pseudocyst of the spleen. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2012;6:110-2.
  5. Sanjay N Koppad, Satish R Sonawane, Vaibhav B Kapoor, Amar M Deshmukh, Ketan A Borole,. Bilateral Synchronous spermatocytic seminoma: a rare report from rural India and literature review.  Case report, Pan African Medical Journal.,2012.
  6. Sanjay N Koppad, Vaibhav B.Kapoor. Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Presenting as Massive Skull Metastasis: A Rare Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report.2012;4(2)
  7. Sen T K, Anath Raju G S ,Krishna Shetty M V, Medical Management for BPH-Present Concept, Review article, J Clin Biomed Sci 2012:2(2).
  8. BS Pai, S Agarwal, G Srinivasan, L Rao, ACK Rao. Mataplastic carcinoma breast (carcinosarcoma variant) a case report and review of literature. Ind J Surg 2011;72:357-8.
  9. Mohan R, Rao S, Benjamin M, Bhagavan KR. Accidental ingestion of a barbed wire broach and its endoscopic retrieval: prevention better than cure. Indian J Dent Res 2011;839-42.
  10. Mohan R, Ram DU, Baba YS, Shetty A, Bhandary S. Transabdominal impalement: Absence of visceral or vascular injury a rare possibility. J Emerg Med 2011;41:495-8.
  11. HV Hegde, S Hiremath, AKulkarni, MP Bharat, SK Kalabhavi, RL Bhat. Emergency, anaesthetic and intensive care management of a case of eventration of diaphragm, Bochdalek hernia and an intra-thoracic gastric rupture with gastric gangrene. Trends in AnaestCrit Care 2011;1:42-5.
  12. Girisha BS, Shenoy MM, Mathias M, Mohan R. Glomustumor of the nail: Indian J Dermatol 2011;56:583-4.
  13. Harsha B Kodliwadmath, A.Bhaskaran, Prasad CSBR’, Basavarajappa M, Ambikavathy M, Vasanth Kumar. Evaluation of Modified Alvarado Score in The Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis And Its Correlation With Ultrasonography And Histopathology. Original Article,. J Clin Biomed Sci 2011:1(4).
  14. Bhaskaran A, Vasanthkumar G, Aparna Narsimha’, Ambikavathy M, Basavarajappa M, Harsha Kodliwadmath,   Extradural Neurilemmoma of The Lumbosacral Region, case report, J Clin Biomed Sci 2011:1(4)
  15. Shashi Rekha C.A., Krishna K Prasad, Anath Raju G S., Harendra Kumar., Abdominal Tuberculosis with synchronus colon carcinoma., ,International Journal of Biomedical and advance Research. J Clin Biomed Sci.2011:1(1).
  16. D’souza C, Bhagavan KR, Sunil H, Mohan R. Unusual case of subacute intestinal obstruction due to eosinophilic enteritis with enteroliths. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2010;3:83-5.
Dissertations/ Research
  1. A prospective randomized comparative study of open versus closed haemorrhoidectomy
  2. Evaluation of postoperative pain relief with intraperitoneal bupivacaine instillation, in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A randomized control study
Awards and Achievements 

  1. Dr. B. Srinivas Pai,  Dr. Niranjankumar,  Dr. Avinash Prabhu, Department of General Surgery won the first prize in poster presentation “Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) of thyroid in a background of Hashimoto's thyroiditis” at KSCASCICON Conference, Manipal held on Feb. 2014.
  2. Dr. Sameer AhmedAssistant Professor, Department of General Surgery awarded as best poster presentation “Rare Case of Intrahepatic Pseudocyst” at KSCASCICON Conference, Mysore held on Feb. 2015.
Dr. Mallikarjun V. Desai
Professor & HOD
Dr. Ashwin L. Kulkarni
Dr. B. Srinivas Pai
Dr. Rajashekar Mohan
Dr. Suresh Badiger
Dr. Prashant Tubachi
Associate Professor
Dr. Harsha B Kodlinadmath
Associate Professor
Dr. Sameer Ahmed
Associate Professor
Dr. Shahejan C Nadaf
Assistant Professor
Dr. Anantharaju G S
Assistant Professor
Dr. Likith M Rai
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sharad Jartarghar
Assistant Professor
Dr. Nagaraj Malladad
Sr. Resident
Dr. Amit M. Mujumdar
Sr. Resident
Dr. Surendra C. Wodeyar
Sr. Resident
Dr. Mohammed Hayat Dakhani
Sr. Resident
Dr. Pranoy Hegde
Jr. Resident
Dr. Nishchith S.
Jr. Resident
Dr. Siraj S B
Jr. Resident
Dr. Shrikrishna Prasad Shetty
Jr. Resident
Dr. Mohammedfaziluddin
Jr. Resident
Dr. Dishitha Shetty
Jr. Resident
Dr. Rakesh Kagita
Jr. Resident
Dr. Veeramachaneni S. Seshendra
Jr. Resident


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