The Surgical department was among the first to start after 1947, with hundred surgical beds. It was headed by Dr. Chitnis. There were seven residents only, who not only did surgical work, but also Dental, Orthopaedic and E.N.T work.Then later on other specialities were started with increase in number of residents, lecturers and tutors.Today there are- 216 General Surgical Beds 15 Trauma Ward Beds 14 Burns Ward Beds 11 Paying ward Beds.At present, Prof. Dr.Mrs. Madhuri.A. Gore is the Head of the Department.
The Special Services offered in the department of surgery are;
- Acute Trauma Care Unit.
The trauma care unit was started in 1974. Then the Head of Department Prof.Dr.S.V.Nadkarni was In-Charge of the trauma ward.Orthopaedic, Plastic, Neurosurgery, Urology, CVTS and the Anaesthesia department work in close collaboration with The department of surgery to cater the acute trauma patients. Every year about 3,000 critically injured patients receive treatment at this unit.
- Burns Care Unit
Started in 1983, it is the one and only general surgery run, burns unit in the entire country. The Unit is recognized both nationally and internationally under the able stewardship of Dr.Mrs. Madhuri Gore. Banana Leaf Dressing, Skin Bank with the ability to procure and store cadaver skin grafts are some of the research work and achievements of this unit. Every Year about 600 patients receive comprehensive care at the burns unit.
- Cancer Chemotherapy Services is conducted under the guidance of Prof.Dr. K. Sethna
- Gastroenterological Surgical Services
Basic and Advanced, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopies are done ,under the guidance of Prof.Dr. Mohan Joshi.Endoscopic Procedures done are Oesophageal Variceal Sclerotherapy and Banding,PEG, Oesophageal Dilatation, Self Expansile Metal Stents For Oesophageal,Duodenal,Biliary and Colonic Advanced Malignancy, SMR, Polypectomies, Argon Plasma Coagulation.Prof.Dr.Mohan Joshi is the In-Charge of the endoscopy unit.His efforts have brought in the APC Machine, Endosonography Machine in the hospital.
- Vascular Doppler ClinicIt was started in 1990 by Dr.Mrs. Madhuri Gore. Patients of Varicose Veins and DVT are immensely benefited by this clinic. Procedures like Foam Sclerotherapy, Radiofrequency Ablation of Lower limb varicose veins is done in this clinic.