Officer in Charge
L.N. Dorairajan, Professor (Senior Scale) of Urology
Robotic Surgery Faculty Members
Vikram Kate, Professor (Senior Scale) and Head, Department of Surgery
- Manikandan, Additional Professor and Head, Department of Urology
Sreerag K.S., Assistant Professor of Urology
Biju Pottakat, Additional Professor and Head, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology
Kalayarasan Raja, Associate Professor of Surgical Gastroenterology
Veena P, Additional Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dilip Maurya, Additional Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prasanth Penumadu, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology
The Multi-Disciplinary Minimal Access Surgery Unit (MRAMAS Unit) came into existence with the procurement and commissioning of the state of the art Da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery System in June 2017. The first robotic assisted minimal access surgery was performed in July by Dr. R. Manikandan, Additional Professor and Department of Urology when he performed two robot assisted minimal access pyeloplasty and nephrectomy. The program is a truly multidisciplinary one with the Department of Anaesthesiology and five surgical disciplines participating in the program for optimum utilisation of this high value service. These departments include the departments of Urology, General Surgery, Surgical gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Three more departments namely the departments of Pediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Otorhinolarngology would be joining the program very soon. In the year 2017-18, 92 cases had been performed by the five departments that had joined the program. A variety of procedures including radical hysterectomy, radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, esophagectomy and low anterior resection etc, predominantly for malignancies have been performed by this service, thereby providing all benefits of minimal access surgery such as low postoperative pain and early discharge and return to work for these patients.
Basic training is imparted for residents of General Surgery, Obsterics and Gynaecology and various MCh higher specialty courses.
DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR
Eight faculty members from the five departments mentioned above got credentialled and started the program in their respective specialities. Dr Prasanth Penumadu, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology also completed advanced training in transoral robotic surgery at Yonsei (Severance) Training Center, Seoul, Korea. Robotic surgery service has been started in the disciplines of Urology, General Surgery, Surgical gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This service is provided at a subsidised additional robotic surgery charge of Rs. 30,000/- for general ward patients and Rs. 50,000/- to private ward patients as compared to Rs. 2 lakhs extra charge per surgery in corporate hospitals.
PATIENT CARE SERVICES RENDERED
No. of cases performed
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Liver Transplantation Programme
On a first of its kind in the union territory of Puducherry, a liver transplantation surgery was done at JIPMER. The operations was performed on 28th August 2017. JIPMER established liver transplant facility after completing all the legal formalities. Equipment’s worth more than two crores were purchased by JIPMER for the liver transplant facility. JIPMER can perform liver transplantation regularly at a cost of less than Rupees five lakhs, which is one of the cheapest in the country. Patients has to spend 25-30 lakhs Rupees in corporate hospitals for liver transplantation. JIPMER became one of the countable centers in the country which has facility for multiorgan transplantation. JIPMER has started a liver transplant clinic which will be running every Tuesday.
Hand transplantation Programme
The department of plastic surgery applied for reconstructive transplantation license in 2015-16. JIPMER was issued the license to perform hand and other reconstructive transplantations in August 2016. On August 2nd, 2017, the first bilateral upper forearm transplantation was done. He has regained full protective sensations in both the hands and is able to hold a ball with his left hand. JIPMER is venturing into other soft tissue transplantation as well.
Robotic surgery programme
The Multi-Disciplinary Robotic surgery Programme started with the procurement and commissioning of the state of the art Da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery System in June 2017. The first robotic assisted minimal access surgery was performed in July by the Department of Urology that performed two procedures, that is, robot assisted minimal access pyeloplasty and nephrectomy. The program is a truly multidisciplinary one with five surgical disciplines, the Department of Anaesthesiology and the Nursing Department participating in the program for optimum utilisation of this high value service. The surgical departments include the departments of Urology, Surgical gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery. Eight faculty members from the five departments mentioned above got credentialed and started the program in their respective specialities. Three more departments namely the departments of Paediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology would be joining the program very soon. In the year 2017-18, 92 cases had been performed by the five departments that had joined the program. A variety of procedures including radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, esophagectomy and low anterior resection and radical hysterectomy etc., predominantly for malignancies have been performed by this service, thereby providing all benefits of minimal access surgery such as low postoperative pain and early discharge and return to work for these patients.
Institute of Organ Transplantation
Institute of organ transplantation at JIPMER is primarily aimed as a centre of excellence to provide treatment, training and research in the area of human organ and tissue transplantation. It will be the first dedicated centre for organ transplantation in India covering all transplantable organs and tissues. This centre will act as the nodal centre for all the transplantation activities in southern part of India. The centre will house 14 departments and divisions in the area of transplantation including facility for research. Centre will act as a training centre from medical professionals to paramedical professionals. The centre is supposed to perform 1100 corneal transplants, 730 kidney transplants, 360 liver transplants, 50 heart transplants, 20 lung transplants, 150 bone marrow transplants and 300 soft tissue/digits/hands/bone transplants per year. Once the centre is established, all the existing and future transplantation services will be coming under the institute of organ transplantation. The centre is conceptualized as a five story building with clinical facilities, teaching and research labs. All the accessory and supporting facilities will be attached to this building. There will be 180 general beds, 50 ICU beds, 50 HDU beds and 20 other supportive beds totaling the bed strength to 300. There will be 14 operation theatres with state of the art equipment’s and navigation system. The proposed centre will be housed in an area of 50.4 acres out of which half will be utilized for the institute.
Institute of Trauma and Rehabilitation.
The JIPMER Institute of Trauma and Rehabilitation, is being proposed as a tertiary care Trauma center. It is being planned as per the international standards, and all the personnel working there will be fully trained and certified in trauma management. Once fully functional it would provide round the clock, state of the art services. It would act as the highest referral center for trauma patients in the region. It would have well equipped resuscitation bays, modular Operating rooms, fully equipped ICU’s and inpatient wards. Supportive services will include 24 hour laboratory services, well stocked Blood bank, mobile X-ray, Ultrasound and CT scan facilities, so that all the imaging can be done bedside without loss of precious time. MRI facilities and interventional radiologist will be available immediately when needed. The aim is to provide rapid and efficient care for the multiply injured trauma victims under one roof. It will have a large triage area for managing mass causalities, with fully trained and certified triage personnel, equipped to handle any disaster situations. Air ambulance facilities at the center will ensure rapid transfer of critically injured patients. And outpatient and Rehabilitative facilities will ensure the continuum of care. In addition it will also act as a nodal center for training and research in trauma care for the south of India.
Institute of microbial sciences
The JIPMER Governing Body in principle approved the concept of initiating an Institute of Microbial Sciences at JIPMER, Puducherry. This institute will facilitate the study of infections science, vector biology, and identify novel or improved strategies to control infectious diseases, including development of diagnostics, vaccines, and novel drug targets. The institute also will serve as center of excellence for translational research program aims to advance discovery, preclinical development, production, licensure and/or use of new or improved medical countermeasures (therapeutics, immunotherapeutic, vaccines, vaccine technologies, and medical diagnostics) or related technologies for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Each multi-project Supported translational activities will range from very early discovery-based efforts to late-stage preclinical development. The center is visualized to be an integrated team of medical, biomedical, basic scientists and support staff with expertise in computational biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, cell biology, immunology, and infections.
Solar power plant
1500 kwp roof top solar power plant being installed. JIPMER has embarked on an array of energy conservation and renewable energy generation programs. JIPMER is one of the largest energy consumers in the UT of Puducherry and the JIPMER campus at Dhanvanthri Nagar has an electricity requirement of 5Mwh. This project is conceptualized to overcome the energy deficit.
Save lives by pledging your organs!
“The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation” – Peter Marshall
There are a large number of patients who die every year from diseases like kidney failure, liver failure, heart failure and blood cancer who could have survived to lead a productive life if they had a donor to donate organs to them. For a large number of these patients, organs from near relatives are not available for various reasons and the only option for them is to receive organs from a deceased donor. However deceased donor transplantation is still uncommon in India and occurs once in a while. Organ donation can save lives and we thank you for taking interest in this issue. You can do your bit by pledging your organs for transplantation, in case you face any untoward incident in life.
Now JIPMER offers you the option of formally pledging your organ(s) and you will be issued a ‘Donor Card’ once you pledge your organs.
The donor card offers you the opportunity to document your wish to donate your organs.
Steps for pledging your organs and obtaining a donor card from JIPMER:
- Know about organ donation and discuss with your family members. Taking family members into confidence is very important. The reason why this is important is that in case of an emergency or an untoward incident, your family will be the first to be contacted. Only after seeking their permission can the doctors go ahead with retrieving your organs. If your family is aware of your decision, your wishes will be carried out the way you would have liked. If the family is not aware and do not agree with your wish organ donation cannot happen.
- Fill the form in triplicate (3 copies are needed), sign it and bring it to the Medical Social Worker, Dept. of Nephrology in Super Specialty Block (OPD Room no.308, II floor) from Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm. For further details please contact 0413-2297091
- You will be issued a ‘Donor Card’ from JIPMER
- You should carry the ‘Donor Card’ with you always. It will have the contact number in case you meet with an emergency and also will have your blood group.