Professor & Head: Dr.S.Soundararajan MS

It is a great feeling to head this department which has been at the hub of surgical diagnosis and management for more than 2.15 million patients in these 46years of its existence. The department with 8 Professors, 22consultants and 30residents is progressing rapidly in the last few years. We presently have full fledged laproscopic and endoscopic surgical units. We are proud TVMC ians.

List of Succession of the Department

Dr.O.Devaraj M.S 1968 1969
Dr.D.Lazmanan M.S 1969 1971
Dr.K.N.Casudevan M.S FASC 1971 1973
Dr.C.Raman M.S 1973 1974
Dr.S.S.V.Krishnan M.S 1974 1975
Dr.G.S.Venkatesan M.S 1975 1976
Dr.M.S.Srinivasan M.S 1976 1985
Dr.R.Anandarai FRCS 1985 1986
Dr.S.Ramakrishnan M.S 1986 1991
Dr.M.Shanmugasundaram M.S 1991 1992
Dr.M.Thangaraj M.S FAIS 1992 1997
Dr.K.Muthukrishnan 1997 2001
Dr.Pratap Gnanamuthu M.S 2001 2003
Dr.R.Gopinath M.S 2003 2006
Dr.G.Thangaiah M.S 2006 2007
Dr.Paulus D.Prakash M.S 2007 2008
Dr.G.Thangaiah M.S May'08 Aug'08
Dr.A.Chidambaram M.S Sep'08 Sep'08
Dr.J.Jevakumar Sahayam M.S Oct'08 Jun'10
Dr.K.Parimalam M.S Jun'10 Sep10
Dr.S.Sondararajan M.S Sep'10 Till date


Acadamic Graducate Program

Currently the Department of Surgery has 35 full time faculty participating in teaching, research and clinical activities at MMC. More than 200 undergraduate medical students and 35 post graduates are trained annually in didactic courses and on clinical rotations. Teaching General Surgery (Clinical, Theory and Operative Surgery) in batches is done throughout the year. These include teaching during OPD classes, Ward rounds, Ward clinics, operations in OTs and Theory classes for both UGs & PGs. The clinical experience is remarkable both in the number and the variety of cases. The principles of graduated responsibility and early opportunities for independent decision-making are emphasized throughout the duration of training. The overall emphasis of the program is to provide our trainees with the opportunity to become excellent clinical surgeons, experienced teachers, and accomplished scientific investigators. On completion of graduation the residential program helps the interns to get trained is surgical management (both elective &emergency surgery). Clinical meetings are held weekly. Complicated and interesting surgical problems are discussed. The graduates are also trained during the final year and as interns in
  • Skills Training on suturing
  • Skills Training & Interactive Session on FNAC/Collection,
  • Training Session on Transport & Processing of Pathology, Micro biology, Biochemistry samples with respective departments Career Guidance & Counseling
  • Computer aided learning
  • Interaction training with Radiology
  • Weekly Evaluation and Rreview of the log books
  • Skills training in Basic trauma life support


The residency training includes all facets of General Surgery including Endrocine Surgery (viz. Thyroids, Adrenals etc), Breast Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, General Surgery including Surgical Pathology and applied aspects and Basic Medical Sciences.The residents are also trained in
ANAESTHESIA:in Premedication, CPR, types of regional anaesthesia, general anaesthesia, Anaesthesia in special circumstances like emergency, surgery metabolic derangements, Trauma etc. and Management of pain.
RADIOLOGY AND RADIO THERAPY: Techniques of commonly performed investigations in Radiology like plain x-ray both for bone and soft tissue and technique of contrast x-rays in various systems in the body and their interpretation, Ultrasonogram, C.T. Scans, MRI scans, Dopplers, Mammograms, Fluroscopic studies, Practical Knowledge of Radio Therapy - telecobalt, linear accelerators & other types of irradiation.
ORTHO AND TRAUMA:The resident receives one month training in Orthopedics and two months training in Traumatology including principles and management of common fracture, Immobilization and plaster technique, correction of deformities of limbs, diseases of bone and joints including tumours, Management, nerve, tendon and vascular injury, and management of Polytrauma.
CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY:Thoraco-abdominal injuries, intercostal drain, thoracotomy and closure, surgery of oesophagus, lung and pericardium, Management of emphyema, Fundamentals of open heart surgery and Byepass surgery.
NEURO SURGERY:Management of head in injury, Diagnosis and management of intra craneal tension, Practical experience in burrhole and craniotomy.
UROLOGY:Basic knowledge of endourology, Trauma related to Urology, Basic investigative aspects of uro-dynamic studies.
PLASTIC SURGERY:Facio Maxillary injuries, Various methods of Raw area coverage including Myocutaneous flap, Reconstructive surgery for Breast and head and neck cancer, Cosmetic reconstructive surgery, Management of Burns, Bed Sore – prevention and management.
PEDIATRIC SURGERY:Congenital anomalies – gastro-intestinal, ano-rectal genitourinary tract etc, Management of intestinal obstruction in new born and childhood malignancies


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