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    Surgical Services
In the major operating theatre at Lok Hospital, a wide variety of elective and emergency surgical procedures are performed daily. Surgeries in the fields of general, oncology, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, urology, otolaryngology, and gynaecology are performed in the facility, however most cases are general, oncological, or orthopedic cases. Six to Eight Surgeries are performed each day. Elective surgeries range from laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder) to a total hip replacement. Examples of emergency surgery include the exploration of an acute abdomen and decompression of intracranial lesions. Most cases are performed under spinal or general anesthesia, however local and epidural anesthesia are also used. The theatre is also equipped with laminar flow air exchange to minimize the risk of infection.


 
    Surgical Services
General Surgery

Dr. Stephen Alfred performs a majority of the general surgery cases at Lok Hospital. General surgical patients are seen in clinic six days a week, amounting to approximately 250 patients per week. The most common general surgical cases performed include: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia repair, and small bowel and colon resections for cancer or gastrointestinal tuberculosis.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Milind Patil, Dr. Piyush Sharma & Dr. Abhijeet Bhagwat are responsible for the orthopedic cases at Lok Hospital. Repair of traumatic orthopedic injuries and joint replacements are the most common orthopedic surgeries, with several total knee and hip replacements being performed each week. Cases atypical in the west such as correction of polio malformations are also routinely performed. Dr. Piyush Sharma & Dr. Abhijeet Bhagwat see the patients in the outpatient clinic throughtout the week.

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Oncologic Surgery

Dr. Kanan, the oncosurgeon, performs most of the surgical cancer cases at Lok Hospital. A wide variety of cancer cases are done including mastectomy, lung resection, thyroidectomy, bowel resections, hysterectomy and bilateral salpingoopherectomy, and lymph node resection.

Oral/facial cancer is very common in India due to "pan", a product similar to chewing tobacco, and "beedes", a local unfiltered cigarette. The case below demonstrates a typical mandibular resection for oral squamous cell cancer, a procedure in which a chest skin flap must be mobilized to cover the defect.

 
 
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Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Mane performs the pediatric + neonatal surgical cases at Lok Hospital. Cases such as herniotomy, imperforate anus, Hirschprung's disease repair, bilateral ureteral reimplantation hypospadias,etc are performed here.



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Neurosurgery

Occasionally, neurosurgery is performed at Lok Hospital by Dr. Shetty and Dr Shenoy Neurosurgical cases include shunt replacement ( shunt placement ), subdural ,extra dural and intracranial haematomas,shunt and tumour surgery.

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Plastic Surgery

Dr. Anand Joshi performs plastic and cosmetic surgery including breast reconstruction, skin grafting, and cleft palate repair
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Urology

Dr. Atul Mokashi and Dr. Sujata Patwardhan perform urological surgeries including trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP), ureteral stent placement, and cystoscopy.
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