MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Pediatric Surgery
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Dr. Velmurugan R is a General Surgeon,Pediatrician and Pediatric Surgeon in Kilpauk, Chennai and has an experience of 27 years in these fields. Dr. Velmurugan R practices at Kumaran Hospital in Kilpauk, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College in 1989,MS - General Surgery from Madras Medical College in 1993 and MCh - Pediatric Surgery from Madras Medical College in 1996.
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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.