About Department

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INTRODUCTION

“Surgery is both an art and science. The science is pretty straightforward. The art influences the discipline in many ways, some of which border on the mystical.” …Leo Gordon.

The department of Surgery was established in the year 1959 along with the inception of GMC Srinagar with Professor Girdhari Lal as the first head of the department.

It has remained the alma mater of most of the folks holding scalpels in this beautiful part of the world. Devoted to excellence in patient care and to train the next generation of surgeons, this department has blossomed over the years. Since its inception, the department has been progressing in medical education, research and providing quality healthcare. The department has gained immense popularity for doing advanced work in trauma surgery, onco-surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, bariatric surgery, gastro intestinal surgery and paediatric surgery. Most of these are done by minimally access technique. This department achieved a milestone in minimal access surgery in the state with first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the year 1993