MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery
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Dr. Krishna Iyer is one of India's most experienced pediatric cardiac surgeons, recognised for his clinical expertise and involvement with cardiac care for children in India and other developing nations.After his medical training he joined the faculty of cardiac surgery department of AIIMS, New Delhi. Hethen trained in infant cardiac surgery in Australia and then established neonatal cardiac surgery at AIIMS.Dr. Iyer began the first dedicated pediatric cardiac care program in North India at EHIRC ( now FEHI ) in 1995. Under his guidance, this pediatric cardiac program has become the benchmark for cardiac care for children in India and its South East Asian neighbours. Dr. Iyer has operated on more than 14,000 patients with congenital heart diseases from all parts of India and International patients from over 15 countries. He has performed the first successful rapid two stage arterial switch and double-switch operation in India.He has more than hundred research publications in national and international journals and travels extensively to cities across India and abroad to deliver lectures.He has been the Founder President of Asia-Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeons and President of Pediatric Cardiac Society of India.
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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.