Shalya Tantram (Surgery)

Shalyam means foreign body. Extraction of various foreign materials like pus, metals, nails, hairs, dead fetus etc., using sharp and blunt instruments is discussed in this branch. Acharya susrutha, father of surgery, who has practiced various surgical procedures in ancient time. Peculiar techniques, one of which is 60 treatment procedures for vrana (injury) describes the importance of susrutha in shalya tantram. Anesthesiology (sangnyaharanam) is also a part of ancient surgery. Treatment of fistula, hemmorhoids and fissure are effectively practiced in our campus. Hirudotherapy (leech therapy) is done in case of chronic ulcers, eczema, diabetic wounds in our campus.