MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
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Dr. Shakir Tabrez has over 10 years of surgical experience and is an expert in laparoscopic urology, endoscopic stone surgery including RIRS and andrology. He has the wide range of expertise in open and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Shakir is well trained in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy surgical techniques making him a very accomplished surgical urologist and transplant surgeon. He has performed over 200 buccal mucosal urethroplasty procedures, more than 400 lasers enabled vaporization of the prostate (Laser TURP) surgeries and more than 500 laser fragmentation of renal and ureteric calculi (PCNL, URS, and RIRS) procedures. After his initial graduation, Dr. Shakir completed his MS in General Surgery from the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai and later shifted his attention towards urology and transplant surgeries by obtaining his MCh in Urology and Diploma is minimal access surgery.
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.