KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Gastroenterology

Background History

 

Department of Gastroenterology

The Department of Gastroenterology was formally started in 1982, by the Late Prof. S R Naik. However, gastroenterology services were started in this hospital by the late Prof. Raghavan, two decades prior to this. After the unfortunate demise of Prof Raghavan, the tradition was continued by Prof. B. D. Pimparkar. Following Prof. Pimparkar’s retirement, Dr S R Naik took over; he moved to Lucknow in 1988. The department was then headed by Dr P Abraham. Dr Shobna J Bhatia took over as Professor and Head in March 2006 and is the present Head of Department. This department started the DNB program in 1987 and DM course was recognized in 1990. The scientific program mainly included multi-disciplinary approach towards patients with gastrointestinal disorders. Gastroenterology in general, has grown very rapidly all over the world and has already started branching into further subspecialization such as hepatology, pancreatology, functional bowel disorders with motility studies, therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. This department is well known for its profile as being amongst the few of the best ones in the country providing fine clinical services, high-quality academic program and highly qualified and committed doctors. This makes this department one of most sought after in India for post doctoral courses in Gastroenterology.

The department is located on the 9th floor of the multi-storied building of the hospital and has a separate endoscopy room and a manometry lab along with two spacious wards (ward 41 for male patients and ward 32 A for female patients).

Pioneering activities

The Liver Clinic was established in 2007. The Clinic is scheduled on Monday morning and Friday afternoon. The Liver transplant OPD was started in collaboration with GI surgery services; this OPD is on Friday morning.

The Liver ICU construction has been completed. This 6-bedded unit will cater to patients with liver failure due to various causes, and also for care during the post transplant period.

GI motility and functional bowel disease OPD was first started in Mumbai at our department.

We conduct all advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures including EUS at our centre.

Staff

Faculty

Professor &Head : Dr. S.J. Bhatia
Professor: Dr. Akash Shukla
Assistant Professor: Dr. Abhishek Sadalage
Assistant Professor: Dr. Deepak Kumar Gupta
Manometry Technician Mrs. Megha Meshram

Working Schedule of Department

 

Out Patient Clinic Days Timings
New Patients OPD Wednesday 8.30 am to 1.30 pm
Liver OPD Monday 8.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Functional Bowel Disease OPD and Follow-up OPD Monday 1.30pm to 4.00 pm
Inflammatory Bowel Disease OPD Thursday 9.00 am to 11.30 am
Special Liver OPD (Budd Chiari syndrome

Wilson,Autoimmune,Hepatitis C)

Friday 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Liver Transplant OPD Friday 9.30am to 11.30 am
Pancreatology OPD Saturday 8.30 am to 12.30 pm

Indoor

  • Department has 30 beds (15 for male and 15 for female ) on indoor basis.
  • Liver ICU has 6 beds for critically ill liver patients

Workload:

The average OPD attendance patients-visits per year are as follows

  • New patient- 6,000 patients per year
  • Liver OPD- 25,000 patient-visits per year
  • Functional Bowel Disease OPD- 10,000 patients visits per year
  • IBD OPD- 1000 patient-visits per year
  • Special liver OPD-3000 patient-visits per year.

Facilities

Around 8000 endoscopies done per year which include

  1. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroscopy procedures
  2. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy procedures
  3. ERCPs
  4. Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)- Diagnostic and therapeutic
  5. Esophageal and Anorectal Manometry
  6. 24 hour pH ambulatory studies
  7. Impedence Manometry
  8. Biofeedback therapy for Dysenergic Defecatory disorder
  9. Liver Biopsy and Interventional Hepatology procedures (TIPSS,TJLB,PTBD) with help of interventional radiology department.
  10. Paediatric Endoscopy

 

Emergency endoscopy services are available for 24 hours.

Main endoscopy days Monday and Friday begin at 8.30 am onwards

Therapeutic ERCPs and endoscopies requiring radiology support on elective basis on Tuesday and Thursday and emergency ERCP done everyday.

EUS carried out on Tuesday and Friday on elective basis

Pediatric and under anaesthesia endoscopic procedures are done on Tuesday/ Thursday and Saturday.

Manometry lab
Facilities provided: everyday morning by appointment

For Student

 

Course provided

Three years DM Gastroenterology

Participation in national multi-center research projects.

Undertakes many multi-disciplinary clinical projects

Education

Courses offered For Student

  1. DM (Gastroenterology) Course- 2 students per year are taken.
  2. PhD – 4 students / year
  3. MSc (Applied Biology)- 2 students per year
  4. Fellowship in Hepatology( 6 month course)- 2 students /year

Academics

Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 pm: Combined GI medicine-GI Surgery-Radiology meeting

Saturday 10 am to 11 am: GI- pathology meeting

Thursday 1.30 pm: GI- Pharmacology meeting

Intradepartmental academic activities:

Thursday morning: Clinical case discussion
Tuesday morning:  Journal club

Saturday 11 am to 12.30 pm: Topic Review

 

For Patients

 

Working schedule

OPDs

 

Out Patient Clinic Days Timings
New Patients OPD Wednesday 8.30 am to 1.30 pm
Liver OPD Monday 8.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Functional Bowel Disease OPD and Follow-up OPD Monday 1.30pm to 4.00 pm
Inflammatory Bowel Disease OPD Thursday 9.00 am to 11.30 am
Special Liver OPD (Budd Chiari syndrome

Wilson,Autoimmune,Hepatitis C)

Friday 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Liver Transplant OPD Friday 9.30am to 11.30 am
Pancreatology OPD Saturday 8.30 am to 12.30 pm

Endoscopy

The types of Endoscopy done include:

1. Diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy procedures
2. Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy procedures
3. Therapeutic ERCPs
4. Endosonography

 

Endoscopy procedures are done by appointment.Emergency endoscopy services are available for 24 hours.

Main endoscopy days Monday and Friday begin at 8.30 am onwards

Therapeutic ERCPs and endoscopies requiring radiology support on elective basis on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Procedures that require anesthesia are done on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.

Manometry Laboratory
Facilities provided:
1. Esophageal manometry
2. Anorectal manometry
3. 24 hour pH / Impedance ambulatory studies
4. Biofeedback Therapy

Other

Location

11th Floor, Multistorey Building

Contact Detail

Phone no : 24107585

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Future Plans

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