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About the Department

The department of surgical gastroenterology at JIPMER was established in the year 2010 with an aim provide advanced treatment, for training and extend research in the area of surgical gastroenterology. The department aims to act as a leader in this domain in the country. It is located in the JIPMER super specialty block. It is a 30 bedded clinical unit with three full-time faculty, six resident doctors, junior residents, 33 nursing staff and other supporting staff. The department manages patients with complicated surgical problems in the GI tract and has outpatient clinics, general and special wards, intensive care unit and operation theatre. Superspeciality degree program is running with two trainees per year. Regular residency teaching programs and continuing nursing programs are ongoing. The department runs a simulation laboratory, stoma clinic and a diet clinic. State of the art facilities and equipment’s are available to fulfil the needs of complicated patients. Patient-centered research in various arenas is one of the foremost priorities of the department. The planned expansion in terms of new services, programs and infrastructure development are ongoing. Patients are treated at a highly subsidized rate. Quality and safety of high order is maintained in patient care.

History

The department of Surgical Gastroenterology has been conceptualized with three sanctioned faculty posts - one professor/additional professor and two assistant professors and six senior resident posts. The Department was started on 03/03/2010 with the joining of Dr V Ranjit Hari as Assistant Professor. Dr. Vikram Kate, Professor of Surgery was appointed as faculty in charge. Dr Vishnu Prasad, Additional Professor in General surgery, was deputed to the department in May 2010. Dr Biju Pottakkat, joined as Assistant Professor on 30/06/2011. Dr V Ranjit Hari resigned from the post and was relieved on 14th June 2013. Dr R Kalayarasan joined as Assistant Professor on 15/07/2013 on adhoc basis and later joined on regular basis on 26/11/2013. Dr. Biju Pottakkat was promoted as Associate Professor on 01/07/2014 and later recruited as Additional Professor on 09/09/2014. Dr Vikram Kate was relieved from the post of faculty in charge and Dr Biju Pottakkat was appointed as Head of the department on 01/12/2014. Dr Sandip Chandrasekar A joined as Assistant Professor on 02/02/2015 on ad hoc basis.

Dr Alwin Gunaraj and Dr Senthil Kumar joined as senior residents on 01/06/2010. MCh Surgical Gastroenterology course was commenced on 16/08/2011 with two sanctioned seats per year. Dr Pradeep Joshi and Dr Salil Kumar Parida were the first MCh trainees of the department. From January 2015, select ion of MCh candidates is taking place in two sessions - one candidate each in January & July session. There are two junior residents working in the department currently.

The outpatient clinics started during March 2010 and the inpatient facilities started with eight general beds including two intensive care unit beds. Operation theatre services were initiated from 02/06/2010. The dedicated surgical gastroenterology ward was begun with 16 beds on 01/08/2012. Dedicated ICU with six beds started functioning from 06/08/2012. Endoscopy services were also initiated at the same time. Additional four general and four pay wards were included to expand the services. Dedicated ostomy services were begun by 06/06/2013. Specialized dietary services started on 01/11/2014. Obesity & metabolic surgery programme was started on 24/03/2015 and has been catering bariatric surgery services to those who could only dream of such surgeries which involve high costs elsewhere. The department office commenced functioning from 09-03-2011.

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Department Profile

The department of surgical gastroenterology at JIPMER was established in the year 2010 with an aim provide advanced treatment, for training and extend research in the area of surgical gastroenterology. The department aims to act as a leader in this domain in the country. It is located in the JIPMER superspeciality block. It is a 32 bedded clinical unit with 3 full time faculty, 6 resident doctors, 2 junior residents, 33 nursing staff and other supporting staff. The department manages patients with complicated surgical problems in the GI tract and has outpatient clinics, general and special wards, intensive care unit and operation theatre. Superspeciality degree programme is running with two trainees per year. Regular residency teaching programmes and continuing nursing programmes are ongoing. The department runs a simulation laboratory, stoma clinic and a diet clinic. State of the art facilities and equipment’s are available to fulfil the needs of complicated patients. Patient centered research in various arenas is one of the foremost priorities of the department. The planned expansion in terms of new services, programmes and infrastructure development are ongoing. Patients are treated at a highly subsidized rate. Quality and safety of high order is maintained in patient care.

Mission and Vision

The department of surgical gastroenterology at JIPMER is envisioned to act as the leader in the specialty in the country. The goal is to act as a department of excellence in patient care, teaching and research.

Patient care- The aim is to develop innovative strategies in diagnosis and treatment of common surgical diseases in the gastrointestinal tract which are common in southern India. The core areas include cancer of liver, chronic pancreatitis, portal hypertension and cancer of esophagus. The innovations include new concepts in etiology, re-look in to the existing definitions and descript ions, novel diagnostic and evaluation algorithms and new management strategies. Existing standard operating procedures for a particular disease will be relooked and modifications will be suggested. Developing new concepts in equipment and instrument designs will be a priority.

Teaching- The aim is to include new systems of teaching in superspeciality training. Endoscopy and percutaneous interventions will be part of the training. Simulation methods will be used in a big way in training the procedures. Short and long term goals of training in MCh curriculum will be specified with due emphasis to the recent advances. Specialty nursing at the departmental level rather than nursing college level will be explored adopting the methodology of ‘post qualification nursing training’ and the curriculum will be developed as ‘qualified in specialty’ concept.

Research- Lacunae in available scientific information in the specialty will be kept as a prerequisite for new research initiatives in clinical management. Research in nursing care will be given top priority. Research into systems and practices will be performed so as to create new models for the country in care delivery.

Department policies

  • Quality and safety in patient care
  • Patient first approach in services
  • Inter area co-ordination
  • Equipment mutual sharing policy
  • Unit wise concept in department as well as area functioning
  • Transparency in concepts, plan and executions
  • Policy of internal audit of systems and practices
  • Faculty consultant system in individual patient care
  • Paper less policy, electronic transfer and storage policy for information and communication
  • Ecofriendly policy
  • Promotion of research and development in all areas
  • Promotion of Hindi and Tamil among staff
  • Policy of staff wellness
  • Extra mile project – work beyond duty apart from duty

Faculty and staff details

Faculty and staff details
S.No Name Designation
1 Dr. Biju Pottakkat Additional Professor & Head
2 Dr. Kalayarasan. R Assistant professor
3 Dr. Sandip Chandrasekar. A Assistant professor
4 Dr. Shahana Gupta Senior Resident
5 Dr. Kapil Nagaraj Senior resident
6 Dr. Santhosh Anand. K.S Senior Resident
7 Dr. Pavan Kumar. V Senior Resident
8 Mrs Sumathi Velayutham Assistant Nursing Superintendent
9 Mrs Aruna Sundari D Sister in Charge(ICU)
10 Mrs. Uma Prakash Babu Nursing sister in charge (OT)
11 Mrs Vijaya Balasubramanian Sister in Charge(OPD)
12 Mrs Regina Fathima Emmanuel Sister in Charge   (ward)
13 Mr. Midhun K Staff nurse (OT)
14 Mrs. Priyankamol. V.C Staff nurse (OT)
15 Mr. Dhinakaran. S Staff nurse (OT)
16 Mr. Biji. K Staff nurse (OT)
17 Mrs. Mangaleshwari. M Staff nurse (OT)
18 Mr. Gopalakrishnan. G Staff nurse (OT)
19 Mrs. Kiruthigadevi. E Nursing sister in charge (ward)
20 Mrs. Rajakumari. R Nursing sister in charge (ward)
21 Mr. Shine. P.S Staff nurse (ward)
22 Mrs. Lanit ha. N.T Staff nurse (ward)
23 Mrs. Divya. K.S Staff nurse (ward)
24 Ms. Vyshnavi. M Staff nurse (ward)
25 Ms. Anju jose Staff nurse (ward)
26 Mrs. Neda. S Staff nurse (ward)
27 Mr. J. Muktatman Pandya Staff nurse (ward)
28 Ms. R. Yogaramya Staff nurse (ward)
29 Mrs. Indirani. M Nursing sister in charge (ICU)
30 Mrs. Aruna Sundari Devi. V.G Nursing sister in charge (ICU)
31 Mr. Mudavath R. Nayak Staff nurse (ICU)
32 Mr. Binny George Staff nurse (ICU)
33 Ms. Pavithra. M Staff nurse (ICU)
34 Ms. Saranya. S Staff nurse (ICU)
35 Ms. Nithyakalyani. C Staff nurse (ICU)
36 Mr. Sreevalsan. K Staff nurse (ICU)
37 Mr. B. Ramshankar Naik Staff nurse (ICU)
38 Ms. Tency George Staff nurse (ICU)
39 Mrs. Krishnaveni. N Staff nurse (ICU)
40 Mrs. Priya Grace Prakash Ostomy nurse
41 Mrs. Thilagavathi Sasikumar Ostomy nurse
42 Mrs. Vijaya Balasubramanian Nursing sister in charge (OPD)
43 Mrs. Punidavathi. A Nursing Sister in charge (Endoscopy)
44 Mrs. Navamani Nursing Sister in charge (Endoscopy)
45 Mrs. Priyadarsini. B Technician (Endoscopy)
46 Mrs. Amirthavalli. A Nursing sister in charge (Liver Transplant)
47 Mrs. Dhilshath Begum. A Dietician
48 Mrs. Hena Melya Medical Social Worker
49 Mr.K. Chandrasekaran Private Secretary
50 Mr. SivasubramanianK.R. Store Keeper(Office)
51 Mr. Ajeesh Sathyan Multi-Tasking Staff(Simulation Laboratory)
52 Mr. Lalan Kumar Ray Multi-Tasking Staff(Office)
53 Mr.Tamaraselvane Nursing Assistant
54 Ms. Saranya Office Assistant
55 Mr. Muthukumaran S. Multi-purpose worker

Future plan

Clinical management- The department is planning to start specialty divisions in two areas-

  1. Minimally invasive surgery
  2. HPB surgery and transplantation

The concepts has been approved in the year 2012. The facilities for dedicated minimally surgery unit and liver transplantation are under construction in the superspeciality extension block. Two dedicated modular operation theatres with OT integration will be built for the emerging requirement of telecommunication and real time transmission. Transplant intensive care units are under construction.

Department of excellence for systems and practices-

Various domains of the department functioning will be completely governed by new systems and practices which include standard operating procedures, checklists and guidelines in all functionalities. These systems can be viewed as a model for other departments inside and outside the institute.

General Info
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1Department ManualDownload (1.66 MB) pdf
2Annual Report 2015Download (1.09 MB) pdf
3Power Point PresentationDownload (3.01 MB) ppt
4OrganogramDownload (89 KB) pdf