HOD Senior Consultant : Dr. Prashant Verma (Ex)

Start date of the department:

OPD 27th September 2012,Endoscopy unit 01st August 2013, Gastroenterology ward 14th August 2013

About the Department :

The department of Medical Gastroentrology started functioning on 27th September 2012 and became third institution in state to offer comprehensive care in digestive medicine. Our department provides all kind of medical and endoscopic facilities to manage gastrointestinal, colorectal, pancreato-billary and liver related disorders. It aims to provide super-specialty GI training (DM gastroenterology) in future. Our outdoor strength have increased manifold to an average of 400 patient receiving consultation on outdoor basis every week from an initial strength of only 5 patients. Regular admission of sick and referred patient is being done. Diagnostic and therapeutic UGI Endoscopy and Colonoscopy was started on 1st August 2013. Advanced endoscopic procedures like ERCP, Polypectomy, Dilatation, Oesophageal, Entral and Colonic stenting are being done routinely, c-arm angio GI physiology are likely to be added in next financial year.


I. Diagnostic

  • Upper GI End oscopy & biopsy
  • Colonoscopy & biopsy
  • Sigmidoscopy & biopsy
  • Side viewing endoscopy & biopsy

II. Therapeutic

  • Esophageal/Enteral/Colonic/Bellary stenting.
  • Endoscopic dilatation (TTS balloon/polyvinyl dilators).
  • Endoscopic polypectomy.
  • Management of GI bleed (Variceal ligation, Adr.injection,APC).
  • Endoscopic NJ tube placement.
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/duodenostomy.
  • Endoscopic cytogastrostomy/ duodenostomy.

III. Infrastructure-GI Endoscopy Suit(ordered)

  • Olympus 190 series GI Endoscopy system.
  • ERBE Argon Plasma coagulation unit.
  • Olympus Endoscope repressor.
  • ETO Sterilizer

Location (Ward with Ext no.):

5th floor Gastroenterology ward Ext No-3026 & 5th floor Endoscopy Unit Ext. No. 3036.

Senior Resident: Dr. Praveen Jha, Dr. Mohit Mohan Singh, Dr. Ravi Anand, Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh, Dr. Shahzad Alam

Junior Resident: Dr Ila Singh

Facilities: Diagnostic & Therapeutic UGIE & Colonoscopy


Areas of expertise: Endoscopic & Hepatobilliary treatment

Research staff: -

Technical staff: Anand Singh (Endoscopy Assistant)

Permanent Nursing Staff: Brajesh Kumar ( Sis Gr.-I), Beena Verma (Sis Gr. II)

Dr. Prashant Verma
Designation: Professor Junior Grade (Ex HoD)
Degree: MBBS, MD(Medicine), DM(Gastroenterology)
Email: prashantrmlims@gmail.com