MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery
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Dr. Ashok Mehta is a Cancer Surgeon in Andheri West, Mumbai and has an experience of more than 52 years in this field. Dr. Ashok Mehta practices at the Brahma Kumaris' Global Hospital, Andheri West, Mumbai. He was trained in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery) at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai between 1964-69 and travelled to UK and USA in 1969-1970 to return and join the Department of Surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital in 1970 from where he retired in 1998 as the Professor and Head, Department of Surgery and a Surgeon and Chief of Head & Neck Service. He established Department of Oncology at the Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai and was Head of Department of Oncology since 1974, and Surgical Oncologist at the Lilavati & Jaslok Hospitals, Mumbai. Published a book on Diagnosis & Management of Cancer (2005, Jaypee Publishers) –first of its kind in India.Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Medical Oncology and Cancer Surgery 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.
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