The Department of GI Surgery has been running a superspeciality training program in association with the Diplomat of National Board since 2011. The training is for a duration of 3 years in Surgical Gastroenterology for students who have completed their specialization in General Surgery. One student is recruited every year and undergoes training in all aspects of Surgical Gastroenterology.

The academics schedule of the department is conducted thrice a week and a seminar, journal club and case presentation is done once every week. The academic schedule also includes invited guest lectures delivered by renowned national faculty and multidisciplinary meetings for optimal evaluation and management of patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The students are encouraged to present papers in national and international conferences. Research and publication are given extreme importance.

A diverse exposure of surgical training is received by the student during his 3 years of training. By the end of the training the student is well versed with open, laparoscopic, robotic surgery and liver transplantation.

Research activities that have been conducted by students in the DNB program includes:

  • Comparison between laparoscopic hand assisted surgery versus open surgery in colorectal surgery.
  • A randomized controlled trial to assess and compare the biliary complications with revascularization of hepatic graft via recipient’s right or left hepatic artery in living donor liver transplantation.
  • Impact of the type of biliary anastomosis on outcome after living donor liver transplant.
  • Correlation of intraoperative change in portal pressure with post-operative recovery of liver function following Right Donor Hepatectomy. - A prospective study.

The ongoing research projects in the department include:

  • Feasibility of Enhanced recovery after surgery in GI Surgery: Indian scenario.
  • Role of laparoscopic intraoperative cholangiogram in today’s era of MRCP.