MBBS, MD - General Medicine
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Dr. A. Gowrishankar is a General Surgeon and General Physician in Arumbakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 40 years in these fields. Dr. A. Gowrishankar practices at Dr GowriShankar Clinic in Arumbakkam, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai in 1978 and MD - General Medicine from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in 1987. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),Association of Physicians of India and Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Infectious Disease Treatment,Health Checkup (General) and Fever Treatment etc.
Q: Who is a general surgeon?
A: A general surgeon is a doctor highly skilled in surgery of a wide range of and most commonly occurring diseases.
Q: What are the procedures for which a general surgeon can perform surgery?
A: A general surgeon performs surgery for digestive tract (oesophagus and related organs), abdomen and its contents, appendicitis, hernia, gallbladder, breast, skin, and soft tissue and endocrine system.
Q: Can a general surgeon peform surgery for cancer treatment?
A: A surgeon who has completed his training in general surgery and, then specialized in oncology can perform surgery for cancer treatment.
Q: How general surgeon is different from a specialist surgeon?
A: A general surgeon is highly skilled in surgical procedure for various parts of the body. They are also trained in pre, during and post-operative surgical critical care and injury due to accidents. However, a specialist surgeon, after having training in general surgery, gets additional training in a particular speciality related to a specific system of the body. e.g. orthopedic surgery
Q: Can a general surgeon do the surgery for appendicitis?
A: Removal of appendicitis is called as appendectomy and is a common surgical procedure performed by a general surgeon.