DEPARTMENT OF GASTROENTROLOGY

About Department

Introduction

The department of medical gastroenterology was established in 1969 headed by Prof. J.P. Gupta, after the approval of UGC committee under the chairmanship of Prof. P.N. Chuttani. It is a fast growing speciality resulting magnificent strides made in last two decades, which has completely changed the gastroenterology practice, teaching and investigative approach. Presently the department of Gastroenterology has three full time faculty members running DM course which is recognized by Medical Council of India. Approximately 45 DM trainees have passed out and holding various important positions all over the country. It has got fairly good endoscopy unit carrying out about 8000-9000 diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies per year. Its annual OPD attendance has already crossed 35000 per year. In addition we have a laboratory, carrying out specific investigations related to gastroenterology and Hepatology. It is also being utilized for research purpose.

Courses offered:
Department runs DM Gastroenterology course since 1976 and participates actively in MD Medicine and MBBS teaching programmes regularly. Forty Five DM students have passed out since the inception of the course. About 160 MD/MS students were registered for their thesis in the department

Important Milestones-
1969 : Speciality of Gastroenterology was started as a division in the Department of Medicine.
1975 : Allocation and shifting of OPD to New OPD Block
1976 : Starting of Post Doctoral DM Course in Gastroenterology
1978 : First D.M. Candidate qualified, first time in the university set-up in the country.
1979 : Indoor ward with 21 beds facility started on 6th floor, wing of New Hospital Block.
1981 : Therapeutic Upper GI Endoscopy started.
1987 : Diagnostic Therapeutic ERCP started.
1987 : DM Admissions raised to two per year (Regular - One, sponsored -one)
1988 : Faculty position raised to three (Professor - one, Reader- one and Lecturer - one) as per MCI norms
1992 : Revolving Fund started for self financing of maintenance of equipments.
1994 : National Conference organized by the Department
1995 : JICA Aid received with Video Imaging facility endoscopes
1997 : Ultrasound facility established in the department
1998 : Division of Gastroenterology was up-graded to the department
2000 : National Conference on Liver Diseases was organized
2000 : Shot term training in Endoscopy started.
2004 : DM Course recognition from MCI
2005 : Radioimaging facility installed in the department
2005 : UPISGCON- organized by the department
2006 : Capsule Endoscopy started
2006 : Argon Plasma Coagulation set started
2008 : Mid Term Conference of Indian Association of Liver Disease organized
2009 : Fourth Faculty Position (Professor of Gastroenterology) sanctioned
2009 : PCR- Diagnostic & Research facility being developed.