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Department of Digestive Health and Diseases (Department of Medical Gastroenterology) has been functioning in Govt peripheral hospital, Annanagar, since 6th august 1986, vide G.O. MS. No. 1277. This department has 2 units with 40 beds. DM Higher Speciality course in Medical Gastroenterology was started in this hospital in the year 1999 with two seats This course is the first DM course in the medical history of KMC, Chennai. This course has had the recognition and clearance by the Ministry of Health, Government of India, and Medical council of India, Government of Tamilnadu and the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.

Seats have been increased from two to four in the year 2007 and further to six seats in the year 2010. Average of 100 to 150 out patients get treatment in this department every day including 30 to 50 new patients.

In this department we are doing various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Diagnostic procedures

Oesophago gastroduodenoscopy
Colonoscopy
Side viewing scopy
Liver biopsy
Ultrasound abdomen
Barium studies

Therapeutic Procedures

Endoscopic Sclerotherapy
Endoscopic variceal ligation (Banding)
Oesophageal dilatation for benign , corrosive and malignant strictures.
Balloon dilation for Achalasia Cardia
Oesophageal stenting for cancer oesophagus
Endoscopic Polypectomy
Foreign body( coins, pins, button batteries, denture etc) removal
Endoscopic management of ulcer bleed
Liver Abscess aspiration
Therapeutic paracentesis of ascites
PEG ( percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)
PTBD ( percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage)

ERCP procedures ( endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

CBD (common bile duct) stone extraction
Stenting of bile duct for benign and malignant biliary obstruction
Pancreatic stenting and pancreatic stone removal.
Treatment for biliary ascariasis
Endoscopic cystogastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst

Academic Activities

Journal club ( every Friday)
Topic presentation ( every Thursday)
CME programme (monthly involving all gastroenterologists of chennai city)

Faculty

Unit 1

Chief : Dr.S. Jeevan kumar, MD,DM   (Professor And Head Of Department)
Assistant Professors
Dr.R.Balamurali, MD,DM
Dr.S.Chitra, MD,DM

Unit 1

Chief : Dr.T.Pugazhendhi, MD,DM   (Associate Professor)
Assistant Professors
Dr.G.Ramkumar, MD,DM
Dr.K.Muthukumaran, MD,DM

Postgraduates

Dr.M.Shameem Ahmed, MD
Dr.M.Manimaran, MD
Dr.A.K.Senthilkumaaran, MD
Dr.P.I.Rajanbabu, MD
Dr.S.Babukumar, MD
Dr.A.Chezhian, MD
Dr.P.Subramanian, MD
Dr.D.Sasianand, MD
Dr.T.Arun, MD
Dr.P.Jegadeesan, MD
Dr.B.Prakash Shankar, MD
Dr.R.Senthilkumar, MD

 

 
 
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