It was Ayurveda of ancient India that pioneered the modern concepts of surgery. Acharya Sushruta, whose surgical concepts is available to the world today through ‘Sushruta Samhita’, the veritable holy grail of Ayurveda surgery, took surgery in medieval India to admirable heights and that era (the mid-1st-millennium BCE) was later regarded ‘The Golden Age of Surgery’ in ancient India.

The surgical science known as Shalya Tantra is a vital branch of Ayurveda and embraces all processes aiming at the removal of factors responsible for producing pain or misery to the body or mind. According to Acharya Sushruta, it is best to use Shalya tantra when the problem with the body is beyond merely medicinal repair. In cases like cysts, abscesses, enlarged lymph nodes, haemorrhoids, kidney and bladder stones, urinary retention, and breast related diseases, he advised to employ the techniques of Shalya tantra. The treatment not only gives faster relief to the person suffering but is also beneficial in circumstances when the internal medicine fails to cure.

The scope of this branch of Medical Science is to remove (from an ulcer) any extraneous substance such as, fragments of hay, particles of stone, dust, iron or bone; splinters, nails, hair, clotted blood, or condensed pus (as the case may be) or to draw out a dead foetus of the uterus, or to bring about safe parturitions in cases of false presentation, and to deal with the principle and mode of using and handling surgical instruments in general, and with the application of heat (cautery) and alkaline (caustic) substances, together with the diagnosis and treatment of ulcers.

Apart from dwelling into dissection of a dead body and preservation of the same, Sushruta Samhita also mentions the many instruments used in Ayurvedic surgery for extracting the Shalya (any foreign or extraneous substances which troubles the body and mind alike) from its seat or place where it is embedded. Sushruta elucidates 101 instruments and Vagbhata mentions it’s innumerable. The names of the instruments are given as per their shapes resembling the animals, birds etc. e.g., Simhamukha (Lion Forceps), Shararimukha (like Sharari bird -Scissor). This unique way of naming surgical tools after the animals or birds are adopted even today. His Samdamsa Yantras are the first forms of the modern surgeon’s spring forceps and dissection and dressing forceps. Diagnostic instruments like Nadiyantra and their principles were first laid down by Sushruta, which took several modifications with advent of technology to attain the present form of Endoscopes.

At Arth Ayurveda, we undertake the following surgical procedures.

1. FISSURECTOMY + EXCISION OF SENTINEL TAG + SPHINCTEROTOMY
2. KSHARA KARMA (LEPA) HAEMORRHOIDS
3. HEMORRHOIDECTOMY
4. KSHARA SUTRA LIGATION FOR HEMORRHOIDS
5. TREATMENT FOR FISTULA IN ANO
6. TAILA POORANA
7. AGNIKARMA (PAIN MANAGEMENT)
8. JALOUKAVACHARANA
9. SITZBATH( P V K /TRIPHALA)
10. DRESSING+FOLLOW UP FOR ANORECTAL SURGERIES
11. DRESSING WOUNDS & ULCERS
12. CORN,WART EXCISION
13. I & D
14. SEBACEOUS CYST EXCISION
15. KSHARA SUTRA CHANGING
16. SUTURING
17. SIRAVYADHA
18. LIPOMA EXCISION
19. PILONIDAL SINUS EXCISION
20. PRAKSHALANA/DHARA FOR TAO
21. PRACCHANNA
22. GANGLION CYST EXCISION

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Our Specialities

Piles

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Fistula

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Fissure

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Our Doctors

Dr.Prashanth S Acharya

BAMS, MS (Shalya Tantra) Ph.D (Panchakarma)

Dr. Radhika K Varma

BAMS, PhD- Ayurveda