The foundation of a specialised Hepatology service in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) was laid down in 1967 by Late Professor PN Chuttani, former Director PGIMER and late Dr. DV Datta, former Head, Division of Hepatology. Since then it gradually expanded and reached the status of a separate division of medicine in 1971 and a full fledged Department in 1978.
The Department initially used to give services in the form of specialized hepatic hemodynamic and angiographic investigations to patients with portal hypertension. Presently, the Department provides Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy services for injection sclerotherapy, variceal band ligation, and glue injections in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding; lower gastrointestinal endoscopy services for lower gastrointestinal bleeding, and diagnostic and therapeutic biliary (common bile duct stone removal, nasobiliary drainage, plastic and metallic biliary stenting) and pancreatic endoscopy (nasopancreatic drainage and pancreatic duct stenting) in patients with pancreaticobiliary disorders. The Department also provides ultrasound Doppler services for patients with hepatobiliary disorders. The liver lab of the Department is fully equipped to provide the facility of testing a complete range of markers of hepatitis virus from A to E, HBV DNA and HCV RNA estimation, HBV and HCV genotyping, and biliary microscopy.
The Department has significantly contributed.....
Department of Hepatology,
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,
Chandigarh 160012, India
Telefax: 91 -172-2744401, 91-172-2745078
- Clinical hepatology
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