Surgery unit 1 – General & Head & Neck Surgery
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The Department of General Surgery has 6 units (numbered 1 to 6). Each Unit has a sub-speciality. All units looks after patients with common general surgical problems. The units also treat those with diseases in their speciality:
1.Surgery unit 1: General &Head & Neck Surgery
2.Surgery unit 2: General & Vascular Surgery
3.Surgery unit 3: General & Esophago Gastro Duodenal Surgery
4.Surgery unit 4: General & Hepato-Biliary & Pancreatic Surgery
5.Surgery unit 5: General & Colorectal Surgery
6.Surgery unit 6: General Surgery & Surgical Endocrinology
Surgery unit 1- General & Head & Neck Surgery
Some of the surgeries they do are:
- Complex head and neck trauma. After an accident to the head or neck.
- Neck dissections for neck secondaries: Radical, Modified, Selective, and Posterior. Sometimes cancer will spread in the neck. The surgeons then have to operate.
- Radical: They must work in a big area to remove it all.
- Posterior: back of the neck.
- Oesophageal cancer – the Upper one third of the gullet/oesophagus.
- Oral cavity cancer – composite resections. Tumours in the mouth.
- Parapharyngeal masses including schwannomas. Lumps in the back of the mouth.
- Salivary gland tumours / parotidectomy (total / radical) for cancer.
- Reconstructive Procedures – sometimes a lot of the body tissue has to be cut away. Reconstruction tries to make it look and work as near to normal as possible.
Sometimes surgery is done in collaboration with a neurosurgeon or an ophthalmologist or an ENT surgeon or a dental surgeon.