The Department of General Surgery at KMC Manipal is one of the key departments among clinical specialities. It was started as a part of Kasturba Medical College in 1953.


Today, besides training undergraduates and postgraduates in General Surgery, the Department performs state-of-the-art speciality clinical work including esophagogastric, pancreato-biliary, colorectal, breast, endocrine, head and neck minimal access surgeries.


Key features:

  • One of the oldest surgery departments in the Indian private sector
  • Conducts regular CMEs, conferences and postgraduate clinics which are attended by national and international faculty
  • State-of-the-art simulation centre and endotrainers to train postgraduates in laparoscopic surgery.


The Department of Surgery, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MS - General  Surgery



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & Publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpenia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.