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DEPARTMENT OF Surgical Gastroenterology

Dept. Head :Dr. Sindhu R.S.
OP Days:Wednesday 9 am to 2 pm
OT Days:Monday, Wednesday and Friday

About Us

The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology is a division that delivers standard of care to the patients with illnesses related to Gastrointestinal and Hepato-pancreato-biliary system. This department got inaugurated on 7th April, 2021 by Dr. T.K. Jayakumar (Hospital Superintendent), in the presence of other administrators and faculty members.

The clinical work done in this department; out-patient clinic, in-patient care, surgical treatment and post-operative management has come out with excellent results in terms of outcome including the morbidity-mortality statistics,by protocol based management. Patients are referred from various hospitals in Kottayam, Alapuzha, Idukki, Ernakulam; and also from Kollam, Thrissur, Malappuram districts to this department for diseases requiring specialized care by Surgical Gastroenterology.The surgical work done comprises of managing various benign and malignant cases including complex gastrointestinal surgeries and advanced laparoscopic cancer surgeries.
The department got licensed for Liver Transplantation in August, 2021 and did the first Liver Transplantation (Living Donor) on 14th February, 2022. This was the first suceessful LDLT of Kerala Government sector. In 25thApril, 2023 we did our first cadaver Liver Transplantation (DDLT). We are maintain good results in our Liver Transplantation cases also

The department was awarded permission by the government of Kerala to conduct the “Fellowship in Gastrointestinal and HPB Surgery” as an academic program, thus becomes the first department to start a fellowship course in Kerala state.

The Team Surgical Gastroenterology lead by the faculty, consultants, includes senior residents, dedicated nursing team and other paramedical staff, gets hugely supported by the other specialties in this institute, imaging wing, laboratory services and administrators to maintain the quality work to manage our patients.


  • Dedicated ward, ICU and OT for advanced GI & HPB surgeries
  • Well equipped, dedicated Liver Transplant ICU suit maintaining the protocols
  • State-of-the-art equipments to ensure quality patient services
  • Advanced Laparoscopy surgery facility for benign and cancer cases

Teaching and Non Teaching Staff

1Dr. Sindhu R.S.Associate Professor and HOD
2Dr. Nirmal J.Senior Resident
3Dr. Tulsi Jayker ChotaiSenior Resident
4Dr. Rakhil K.S.Senior Resident
5Dr. Sojan JohnAnaesthesiologist
6Dr. Anil Kumar R.Anaesthesiologist

Achievements (in 2 years):

  1. First successful Liver Transplantation in Kerala Government sector
  2. First successful Living Donor Liver Transplantation in Kerala Government sector
  3. First successful Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation in Kerala Government sector
  4. First Fellowship course in Kerala Government sector
  5. Presented 6 research papers in various GI-HPB conferences in 2 years
  6. Won second best paper award in GI surgery conference, 2022
  7. Conducted a CME on Liver Surgeries in 2022

Ongoing Research

Case series of particular diseases managed in the department and rare presentation of certain illnesses were presented as Award Papers, Free Papers, Video Presentations and Panel Discussions in various Gastrosurgery and HPB conferences conducted during the last 2 years.
Teaching Staff and Non Teaching Staff

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