Surgery is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate or treat a pathological condition such as a disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance or to repair unwanted ruptured areas.

Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery was established in 1986 with basic facilities and faculty. Dr. S.S. Narasanagi, then Director of the institute, Dr. Phansalkar and Dr. Veerbasavant Reddy were the pioneers in establishing the department. Later Dr. R. S. Kulkarni, Dr. Ranga Rao and Dr. S. F.Patil were in charge of the department for some time. Dr. B.C.Uppin, a senior surgeon, joined the team as Medical Superintendent.

The department has proved its value from the very first day of its inception with good surgical work backed by healthy academic activities. Dr. P. L. Kariholu, an Oncosurgeon, joined in 1990 and took over as Head of the Department in 1992. With his dedication, hard work, and quality surgical care, he became well known in a short period. All the hard work of the team started paying dividends. In a short time, the department became well-known for successful surgical outcomes in various cases, good academic culture and student and patient-friendly attitude with a disciplined approach.


To be recognized center for development and sustenance of quality surgical care, surgical training and research.


The Department of Surgery is committed to provide quality surgical care, surgical training which reflect the changing needs of the society.


Department of Surgery was established in the year 1986

Post graduate courses were started in the year 1996

Laparoscopic surgeries in year 2000

Skills Laboratory in the year 2012

PG seats enhanced to 7 in the year 2012

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in 2014

Started advanced Laparoscopic surgeries in the year 2015

Cadaver Laboratory in the year 2017

Value added courses in the year 2019

PG seats enhanced to 12 in the year 2020

LASER services started in year 2022