The Department of General Surgery at Ghurki Hospital has two surgical units & is headed by Prof. Ab. Majeed Chaudary.
The General Surgery Department consists of two Surgical Units, each with 90 beds consisting of one male and female ward with an additional Intensive Care Unit.
The staff of Surgical Department caters to the teaching requirements of Lahore Medical & Dental College for both MBBS (3rd year, 4th year & Final year)
and BDS classes in the subject of surgery to impart professional knowledge and clinical skills. Teaching assignment includes undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The College of Physician & Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) accredits the unit for training of postgraduate students in General Surgery.
The department is providing surgical services to the community of the area where all types of major and minor surgical procedures are carried out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All kinds of major surgical procedures which are done in tertiary referral centres are being successfully undertaken at GTTH such as thyroidectomies, Whipple’s procedures, hapatic surgery etc.
Endoscopic Abdominal Surgeries (Lapchole) was started in 2007 and is being routinely carried out successfully.
It is encouraging to note increase in workload in OPD as well as bed occupancy and surgical services to the community in the rural population.
The Operation Theater Assistant’s classes for paramedics had been planned and started in January, 2004. The department has started Package Surgery to facilitate the deserving patients by drastically cutting down the charges for surgical procedures.