General surgeons perform consultation and surgery on medical conditions involving diseases ranging from simple gastrointestinal surgery for appendicitis to advanced surgeries like laparoscopic gastric bypass, ileo-anal pouches, thymectomy, gall bladder stones, hernias, ano-rectal diseases. endocrine system, colon, pancreas and rectum. National Heart Institute general surgeons are among the most experienced groups in Delhi as well as in the country.
A centre of excellence for various surgical procedures the centre uses latest technology for GI Surgery & Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bariatric Surgery including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery; Diagnostic Laparoscopy, General Surgery including cyst removals, incision & drainage of abscesses, Abdominal Surgery, Advanced Haemorrhoidal Surgery, Advanced Hernia Repair & Hydrocele Surgery (adult and paediatric), Gall bladder Surgery. The Department often collaborates with other departments to do surgeries that need more than one kind of specialists. General surgeons work with specialists in hepato-biliary, pancreatic and colorectal surgery, venous and arterial surgery, breast and endocrine surgery.