General Medicine is a base specialty and its assistance is sought by all super specialties. The consultant faculty comprises of highly trained physicians. The department of general medicine is staffed by large complement of competent doctors. Their clinical skills are supported by excellent laboratory and investigatory facilities seek referral to this center.The department offers array of services from treating simple fevers to complicated clinical conditions requiring consolidated attention and referral to proper specialty if required. The hospital boasts of state of the art indoor facilities for patients who require to be admitted. The medical care offered is evidence based. The doctors have a team approach in the management of complicated cases and complex multi-organ medical problems.
We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care—from routine services like annual physicals and immunizations to specialized services like pediatric developmental evaluations, preventive care, and treatment of chronic medical conditions.The department runs all-round the clock. At any given time of the day, the patient can meet the specialist doctor and seek advice. Besides routine examination and diagnosis of diseases followed by investigation and treatment, all types of fever and infections, are also managed by the department with specialized tests, use of rapid bacterial culture and sensitivity techniques, PCR and other investigation modalities.
Collectively, the team's goal is to combine the latest evidence-based medicine with thoughtful consideration of each patient's needs to foster wellness and healing.
Diagnostic And Therapeutic Endoscopy
Endoscopy, a procedure that uses a flexible fiber-optic tube to examine the inside of the body cavity, is used to detect many upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
The Endoscopy center prides itself with dedicated Endoscopists, some of them leaders in their field. It has the latest high-resolution video Endoscopy unit and offers the entire gamut of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic upper GI, lower GI and pancreatico-biliary interventions. A separate endoscopy suite staffed by specially trained endoscopy nurses are provided with compassionate care in a soothing ambience with high premium on patient satisfaction, making endoscopy as stress-free an experience as possible. We provide persistent on-going treatments for a broad horizon of gastrointestinal conditions. Common services include:
Our department of General Surgery is comprised of an experienced faculty of surgeons who provide evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditioned patients who potentially require surgical intervention. With the expanding array of technology, the general surgeons at MGM Hospital provide comprehensive secondary and tertiary surgical consultation and care in each of several different areas. It encompasses general and gastro-intestinal surgery, surgical oncology, trauma, and surgical critical care. The philosophy of the section is high quality patient care with surgical suites and post-operative intensive care facilities fully equipped to handle all types of emergencies and unique care requirements.
GENERAL AND GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY
The section of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at M.G.M New Bombay Hospital is well established and has a large number of trained surgeons who specialize with a wide range of surgical problems like portal hypertension, hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases, hepatic venous outflow obstruction, ulcerative colitis and gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreatico-biliary system in children and adults is the core objective of our general and Surgical Gastroenterology department. The latest non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques are utilized. For problems that cannot be treated with these methods, traditional open operative methods are used.The Institutes offer state of art endoscopic procedures for
Members of the section work as an integral part of the Digestive Disease section. This section provides a multi -disciplinary approach and well assisted endoscopic procedures to the management of complex gastrointestinal problems like gastrointestinal bleed, gastrointestinal cancers, foreign body removal etc.with inputs from Gastroenterologist, radiologist and pathologist, as well as the surgeons from the Department of Surgery.
TRAUMA AND SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE
The Section of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care is responsible for administration of the In-house trauma ward. Trauma patients are managed with a multi-disciplinary approach allowing for rational integration of many different specialties involved in providing care for these critically injured individuals. The members of this section are primarily responsible for the initial management of all injury victims brought to the Hospital. This includes the initial resuscitation, diagnostic evaluation and all operative management not handled by specialists in other surgical disciplines.
The Section of Surgical Oncology is responsible for providing care for GI, breast, soft tissue/ melanoma, and endocrine malignancies. State-of-the -art complex procedures such as pylorus-sparing, pancreatico - duodenectomy for pancreatic cancer, sphincter-sparing procedures, for low-lying rectal cancers and minimally invasive diagnostic techniques are routinely performed. This provides an opportunity to discuss all the approaches, innovation and options available for treatment of these diseases. Most of this section's procedures are done on an outpatient basis viz. Breast and lymph node biopsy, venous access procedures and GI Endoscopy. The most common malignancies requiring in-patient care are: breast, colorectal, esophago-gastric, pancreatic, hepatobiliary, and soft tissue sarcomas.
Our surgeons focus on treating the whole patient and not the individual disease. Close coordination is maintained with the referring physician and appropriate specialty physicians in the pre-operative evaluation and postoperative management of the patient.
KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR GENERAL HEALTH:
|Q: How Do I Know if I Have High Blood Pressure?
|High blood pressure often doesn't have any symptoms, so you usually don't feel it. For that reason, hypertension is usually diagnosed by a health care professional during a routine checkup. If you have a close relative with hypertension, or other risk factors, it is especially important to pay attention to your blood pressure reading.|
|If your blood pressure is extremely high, you may have unusually strongheadaches, chest pain, difficulty breathing, or poor exercisetolerance. If you have any of these symptoms, seek an evaluation promptly.|
|Q: What are the symptoms of nutritional defencies?
|Signs and Symptoms of Specific Nutrient Deficiencies|
|The following nutrient deficiencies are related to the listed signs and symptoms:|
|Vitamin A: Increased susceptibility to cancer, acne, night blindness and other eye problems; impaired maintenance, repair, and healing of skin and mucus membranes; impaired bone and teeth formation; accelerated aging|
|Vitamin D: (Rickets) Bone loss (osteoporosis); low blood calcium; osteomalacia (pain in ribs, spine, pelvis, legs, muscle weakness, brittle bones); retarded growth; muscle weakness, impaired tooth development; rickets in children|
|Vitamin E: Susceptibility to cancer and heart disease; anemia; lethargy; apathy; inability to concentrate; muscle weakness; decreased sexual performance|
|Impaired blood clotting|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): (Beriberi) Impairment of gastric acid production, blood formation, circulation, and starch metabolism; gastrointestinal, neurological, and heart muscle tone problems, learning and growth; low energy|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Impaired metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins; impaired cell growth and production of antibodies; tired eyes; cataracts; sores and cracks in corners of the mouth; decreased iron and pyridoxine levels|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin): (Pellagra) The three D’s: dermatitis, dementia and diarrhea; circulatory problems; heart disease|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): headache, listlessness, fatigue, insomnia, intestinal disturbances, and numbness and tingling of hands and feet|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Fatigue; carpal tunnel syndrome; water retention; irritability; increased premenstrual stress; allergies; asthma; weakened immune system; heart disease|
|Vitamin B12 (Hydroxycobalomin): Anemia; improper digestion and metabolism of foods; nerve damage; fatigue; uneven gait; infertility; memory loss; cataracts|
|Folic Acid: Fatigue, anemia, weakness and low energy; problems with clotting and bruising; birth defects; cervical dysplasia; elevated homocysteine level (a risk factor in heart disease)|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): Weakened immune system; increased susceptibility to cancer; impaired wound healing; gum disease; damage to nerves, eyes and vascular system; bruising|
AFTER SURGERY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
|Q: Will I feel nausea as I wake up?
|Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will not feel sick to your stomach after surgery. Nausea after surgery is due to many factors. Some of these factors include your age or gender, anxiety level, reaction to anesthesia medications and the length of surgery. With new methods of anesthesia care and new anti-nausea medications now available, the chance that you will feel nauseous is much lower than it has been in the past.|
|Q: How much pain will I have after surgery?
|Each person feels pain differently, and people feel different amounts or types of discomfort after surgery. Please do not think you need to suffer in silence without communicating your discomfort. If you experience pain, the nursing staff will give medication to you until the discomfort is tolerated. You will be asked about your level of pain, and if the medications or treatments made any difference. You may also use a machine called a patient-controlled analgesia pump (PCA). You will receive instructions on how it works and how you can best use it to prevent pain and discomfort from becoming intolerable.Sometimes your anesthesiologist may recommend a regional anesthetic for certain types of surgeries (i.e., a total knee replacement) to help block pain sensations after surgery.|
|Q: If I have outpatient surgery, are there things I shouldn't do after I am discharged?
|Your surgeon will identify any particular restrictions on your activity, and the nursing staff will review them with you before discharge. However, you have received relaxing drugs (tranquilizers, sedatives, narcotics) as part of any anesthesia. You should not drive or operate any heavy machinery for at least the next 24 hours. You should not drink alcohol or take other drugs without your surgeon's permission. You should not sign any legal papers, agreements or contracts.|