Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

General Surgery


The Department of Surgery was started by Prof. Dr. C. K. Velayuthan Nair, Chairman of Sree Mookambika Institutions in February 1986, in his Foundation nursing home, Velayudhan Pillai Memorial Hospital.

With the eminent faculty being the backbone of the department, we are in prime focus to serve Outpatients, Inpatients and emergencies 24 x 7.

The range of surgeries performed include cancer, gastrointestinal, breast, thyroid and other endocrine surgeries. Advanced head and neck cancer surgery, reconstruction and major abdominal surgeries are also performed. Minimally invasive surgery is one of its strengths with several advanced procedures being done routinely. The surgeons are adept in performing complex abdominal surgeries through the laparoscope.

The hospital’s centrally air-conditioned operation theatre complex has state-of-the-art equipment, adjoined by a sophisticated surgical intensive care unit, using the latest life support systems.

The department also has an upper and lower GI endoscopy unit.

The well-equipped emergency unit follows internationally recognised advanced trauma life support protocols.



All days, including holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


120 General Ward beds
20 Special Ward Beds

Critical Care Units


10 Beds

Burns ICU

10 Beds

The department also conducts community camps where screening and diagnosing various surgical problems takes place. The team consists of Professors,Associate Professors,Assistant Professors, Senior Residents and Junior Residents.

Physicians from the General Surgery department also play an important role in the teachingIII year Dental Students of Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences.

Focus of the Department

General Surgery
  • Excision of Cysts / Lipoma / Lumps
  • Lymph node biopsies
  • All types of Hernia repairs - including laparoscopic procedures
  • Circumcision
  • Hydrocele Surgery
  • Hydrocele Surgery
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Head & Neck
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Neck dissection
  • Salivary gland tumour excision
  • Oral cavity surgery
  • Malignant Ulcer surgery
Gastro Intestinal
  • Feeding Gastrostomy / Jejunostomy
  • Gastrojejunostomy and Vagotomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Common Bile duct exploration
  • Colectomies / Intestinal resection / Rectal Surgeries - APR, AR, Prolapse
  • Emergency Laparotomy – Abdominal trauma management / Hollow viscus perforation / intestinal obstruction
  • Pancreatic Surgeries - Cyst, Duct, malignancy
  • Anal Surgeries - Fistulas, Fissures, haemorrhoids
  • Nephrectomy
  • Orchidectomy
  • Penile Amputations
  • Splenectomy
  • Breast surgeries for benign and cancerous lesions
  • Retroperitoneal Dissection
  • Varicose vein surgeries
  • Skin grafting
  • Limb Amputations
Day Care Procedures
  • Excision of lumps and cysts
  • Circumcision
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Toenail avulsion
  • Ear lobe repair
  • Laparoscopic varicocele surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Bariatric procedures
  • Endoscopic Thyroid surgeries
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Fundoplication
  • Splenectomy
  • Round the clock trauma care


S. NoTitleAuthorsJournal Name
1“A Study on Cassava (Tapioca) Causing Hypothyroidism”,Durairaj Balajee,
Arun Kumar,
S. Bilodi,
Vinu Gopinath,
Bijo K. Benny
J.Evid. Based Med.Healthc pISSN-2349-2562,eISSN-2349-2570/Volume 3/Issue 53
July 04 2016/Page: 8842-8846
2Knowledge attitude and practice of breast self examination among female medical students in a medical collegeVelayuthan C. K., Gopinath V.International Journal of Surgery & Orthopaedics,2455-5436,October-December 2016/Volume:2/Issue 4/Page 6769
3Study of Incidences of non specific Ulcer of Foot and Leg in and around KulasekharamBalajee D.,
Velayuthan Nair C. K., Aun Kumar S. Bilodi
J.Evid. Based Med.Healthc,pISSN-2349-2362,eISSN-2349-2570/Volume:3/issue-11, Feb 08,2016 Page 295-299
4Surgery as a career choice among final year Medical students in a tertiary care teaching hospitalDr. Vinu Gopinath,
Dr. R. Maheswari
International Journal of Contemporary Surgery
5Study on diabetes mellitus diabetic foot ulcer patients in a tertiary care centreDr. Vinu Gopinath,
Dr. S. Soundararajan
International Surgery Journal pISSN-2349-3305,eISSN 2349-2902/Vol 4/Issue 5,May 2017,Page 1-3
6Knowledge of Blood Transfusion among Interns in a tertiary care CentreDr. S. Soundrararajan,
Dr. R. Maheswari
International Journal of Contemporary Surgery
7Descriptive and Analytical Study of Microbial Flora in Perforation PeritonitisDr. C.K. Velayuthan Nair,
Dr. Vinu Gopinath
International Journal of Contemporary Surgery
(Accepted awaiting Publication)
8Demographic and Socio cultural aspects of burns patients admitted in a tertiary care centreDr. C.K. Velayuthan Nair,
Dr. Vinu Gopinath
International Surgery Journal
(Accepted awaiting Publication)

Dissertation Topics

  • A comparative study of Surgery and conservative treatment for complicated varicose veins ---- Dr.Arun.M.A
  • A comparative study on mesh repair versus mayo repair for umbilical and paraumblical hernia ---- Dr.Bijo.K.Benny
  • Study on clinical and surgical management of Diabetic foot ---- Dr.AnandPandiaraj
  • Corelation between intravesical prostatic protrusion and prostate volume in patients presenting with acute urinary retention – A Descriptive Study ---- Dr. Jishu Palliyani
  • Factors Associated with incisional hernia – An observational study ---- Dr. Vishnu R. Krishnan
  • The study of Comparison between the diagnostic accuracy of ripasa score over Alvarado score in the Diagnosis of Acute appendicitis ---- Dr. KarthikaSanal Kumar
  • Interrelationship between renal calculus, thyroid parathyroid hormones and UTI in tertiary care centre ---- Dr. Deepam Sundar Dhas
  • Prevalence and Association of Hypothyroidism and Lipid Disorders in Diagnosed Gall Stone Disease Patients at Tertiary Care Hospital ---- Dr. Soumya Shree
  • A Descriptive Study of Ankle Brachial Index Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease in Asymptotic Patients ---- Dr. Firas Mohammed Anwar

Facilities Available

(I) OP Specialty Clinics
Sl. NoName of the ClinicDays on which heldTimings


Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Monday, Friday

9 AM to 3 PM




8.30 AM to 1.30 PM


Plastic Surgery


2 PM to 4 PM


Surgical Gastroeneterology


2 PM to 4 PM




8.30 AM to 1.30 PM


Paediatric Surgery


2 PM to 4 PM


Surgical Oncology


2 PM to 4 PM


Foot Ulcer Clinic


2 PM to 4 PM

(II) Modular Operation Theatres
(III) Critical Care Unit

a). SICU, Burns ICU

Head of Department

Dr. Soundararajan


Under Graduate

Bedside  clinics, theory classes, small group teaching, symposia, integrated teaching CME programmes, ICMR Research projects etc.

Post Graduate

Bedside  clinics, theory classes, symposia, journal clubs, CME programmes and E-Journal publication, Dissertation and participation and publication in journals and conferences, clinical meetings, mortality review meetings and several other guest lectures.


UG Theory Schedule
Day3rd semester4th/5th Semester6th Semester7th SemesterIV Year
Monday  9.30-10.30 AM  
Wednesday 8.30-9.30 AM8.30-9.30 AM8.30-9.30 AM8.30-9.30 AM
Surgery Tutorials
Friday8.30-9.30 AM    
UG Clinical Posting

Mondays to Saturdays: 10.45 AM – 1.00 PM

Post Graduate


Case Presentation



Case Presentation

Grand Rounds

Second Friday: Radio-Surgery Meet

Last Thursday: Journal Club

First and Third Tuesday: CPC

Conferences & CMEs

December 2016

SMART UG Surgery

December 2017

SMART UG Surgery

December 2018

SMART UG Surgery