Department of Paediatric Surgery

Brief Introduction of Department

The Department of Paediatric Surgery, of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, is a prime teaching centre of Child Surgery of the country, catering to the needs of whole of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and neighboring Nepal, which comprise a high child density population. It is the first department of Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University to get its superspeciality degree of M.Ch. Paediatric Surgery, recognized by the Medical Council of India. It is a unique model where in an independent centrally air-conditioned 3 storied building "Bal Shalya Chikitsalaya" entirely devoted to Paediatric Surgery. This Bal Shalya Chikitsalaya presently is comprised of 20 general Paediatric surgical beds housed on ground floor and 10 Neonatal Surgical ICU beds along with a separate operation theater for Newborn housed on the first floor and 3rd storey for a Unit of Paediatric Laparoscopic Surgery endoscopy and Paediatric Urology (12 beds & 3 Special Rooms along with twin Operation Theatre). In view of providing high tech quality teaching and training center of this important discipline it has been equipped with modern medical gazette along with state of art operation theatre (OR1) as an unique model for Paediatric Surgery practical training and teaching with both way audio visual communication systems from Operation Theatre to Seminar Room.

Year of Establishment:

  • Started as division in 1967 under department of General Surgery
  • Upgraded as the Department on 28th April 1998.