MBBS, MS - General Surgery
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Dr. Premkumar Balachandran is a General Surgeon in OMR Road, Chennai and has an experience of 24 years in this field. Dr. Premkumar Balachandran practices at Apollo Speciality Hospitals O M R in OMR Road, Chennai. He completed MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 1996 and MS - General Surgery from Sri Ramachandra Medical College in 2000. He is a member of Fellowship in robotic surgery (FRS),Fellow international college of surgeons (FICS),Fellow indian association of gastrointestinal endosurgeons (FIAGES),Fellow association of minimal access surgeons of india (FAMASI),Association of Surgeons of India (ASI),Indian Medical Association (IMA),Independent medical practitioners association of India (IMPAI),Indian association of gastro intestinal endo surgeons (IAGES),Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI),Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSI),Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS),Endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeons%E2%80%99 society of Asia (ELSA),World Association Of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS),Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI) and Indo German endo laparoscopy society (IGELS). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Piles Treatment,Minimally Invasive Surgery,Inscisional Hernia,Cosmetic Surgery and Vaser Liposuction 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.