DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY
SHORT HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The department was started as a unit under the department of medicine in the year 1990. The aim of the unit was to provide specialist consultation and offer endoscopy services to the patients attending Coimbatore Govt. Medical College Hospital. The unit was started with one medical officer in the cadre of Asst surgeon. Due to the growing demand for the services offered by the unit, it was upgraded to a full pledged department in 1997 with one professor and one assistant professor.
The department trains M.D (gen medicine) post graduate students in medical gastroenterology and endoscopy.
Theory classes are conducted for M.B.B.S students.
Endoscopy training is imparted to medical officers working in tamilnadu health services in the neighbouring districts.
OP DAYS - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
TIMINGS - 8 am to 12 noon
AVERAGE OP STRENGTH - 120 / day
SPECIAL SERVICES - Gastroscopy,colonoscopy
ENDOSCOPY DAYS -Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday
NO OF ENDOSCOPIES PERFORMED - 150 / month