The General surgery department of RVS DCH caters the surgical needs of patients coming for dental treatments and supportive care for all clinical and non-clinical departments. Students are trained and exposed to various surgical conditions here at basic level. Students take advanced General surgery training at ESI Medical college hospital, Coimbatore where they have excellent exposure to various surgical conditions and treatment modalities.
The Third year students are trained to analyze the disease history and be able to do a thorough physical examination of the patient. The diseases as related to the head and neck region are to be given due importance at the same time other surgical problems are also to addressed with modern techniques and surgical principles.
Skills to be developed by the end of teaching are to examine a routine swelling, ulcer and other related disease and to perform minor surgical procedures such as draining an abscess, taking biopsy etc.