Established in 1966 headed by Dr. K. P. Ramachandran.   The first director was Dr. Surendran.   Followed by Dr. Mahadevan, who headed the department around 17 years.  Over the past 45 years, this department expanded total number of 85 peoples of this 37 as staff members, 42 as P.G. students.  We are dealing with average 60 cases per day.


We are providing services to MCH, SAT, Ophthalmic, ENT, Regional Institute of Ophthalmic, Preanaesthesia Assessment Clinic one in new OP block and another OP started in SSB, existing two-bedded ICU in the stage of up gradation to 10-bedded ICU. We are providing emergency services to six operation theatre around the clock.


Yearly uptake of 10 M. D. and 8 DA.   PGs from other department gynecology and obstetrics, pediatrics, general medicine, blood bank, respiratory medicine, orthopedics, oral surgery and general surgery then PGs from other departments, paramedical courses, diploma in operation theater technology started in 2009 with an annual intake of 15 students.  Six anesthesia technicians working along with the department.


Faculty and PG are doing research works.  CMEL work shops on mechanical ventilation, NIZWAS 2010 was conducted by the department and the 2011, NIZWAS is being conducted in July, 2011.


Generalsurgery,Orthopedics,Neurosurgery,Surgicalgastro,Plasticsurge, Faciomaxillary surgery, ICU, Physical medicine, Urology, Renaltransplant, Open heart, Theramicsurgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Emergency surgery table, Emergency ortho table, OST elective, OST emergency, Pediatricelective, Pediatric emergency. Grand total of cases Per year 20490 

General surgery cases around 2263