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The Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is one of the oldest in JIPMER, functioning since it’s inception and has been at the forefront of surgical training and research in the country. Functioning from the Hospital block with a capacity of 152 beds including four general wards, special wards and intensive care unit (SICU) the department caters to patients from across the country with a wide variety of surgical conditions. At present it has 19 consultant surgeons, 22 senior resident surgeons and 67 surgical junior residents who are distributed across 6 units to discharge the services efficiently and follow up on the same.

Annually around 56,000 patients visit Surgery OPD for evaluation while the department provides 24-hour emergency services for trauma and non trauma cases. Around 8000 patients are given comprehensive in patient care annually, which includes diagnostics and surgeries as applicable. Around 12,000 major and minor surgical procedures addressing gastrointestinal, breast, endocrine, hepatobiliary and vascular pathologies are performed annually in the department, a vast share of which are done via minimal access techniques such as laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and robotic surgery. With JIPMER Regional Cancer Center (RCC) being one of the nodal points of management of cancer patients from across the country, Department of Surgery has been a vital cog in the same by providing comprehensive care for cancers of gastrointestinal system, breast, endocrine system etc.

The department attaches utmost importance to patient care with each unit maintaining a meticulous audit of the activities on a weekly basis. The residency program is structured to provide a high level of hands on surgical exposure while also adhering to the latest guidelines and best practices across the world. The impact of research work conducted in the department has been acknowledged from time to time as evidenced by the numerous publications made by its members in national/ international journals and academic achievements at national/ international surgical conferences.

Last Updated :07-Oct-2022