Department of Pediatric Surgery

Year of establishment: 1998

The division of Pediatric Surgery was established in 1965 by late Prof. G.D. Singhal. The M.Ch (Pediatric Surgery) course was started in 1976, the Division became Department in 1998. This is the only Pediatric Surgery centre imparting M.Ch. degree course and super specialized services between New Delhi and Kolkata. At present the faculty consists of Professor-3, Senior Lecturer-I. The Department has offered 23 M.Ch. and 2 Ph.D degrees. Research activities in the field of nutritional aspects of congenital malformations: Hirschsprung's disease, ARM and pediatric malignancies are underway but major thrust is on Neonatal surgery, Pediatric Urology, endoscopy and laparoscopy. Bed occupancy is approximately 95%. In the last five years 4 papers in International, 15 papers in National journals and 7 chapters in various books have been published. The department organized one International and one National Workshop as well as Annual Conference IAPS-1996, International workshop on Minimally Invasive Surgery 1999 and Workshop on Anorectal Malformations. Prof. Felix Schier (Germany), Prof. Hock Um Tan(USA),Prof.Hayashi(Japan) and Dr Doraiswamy (Scotland) were the distinguished guests. The Department plans to build separate Pediatric Laparoscopic surgery, Endoscopic surgery and Pediatric Urology Units in the future.