The department concentrates on managing difficult GI surgical problems. The department is essentailly a referral service and only patients referred by Medical units, Gastroenterology or directly by doctors from peripheral hospitals are seen in the outpatient clinics. The outpatient clinics are held at 2.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the second floor outpatient block. The patients after evaluation are admitted to the wards. The department has 30 beds (22 in D6 ward and 8 in AB7 ward). In addition to this, 8-10 patients are also admitted to the emergency wards and the private wards. To care for the critically ill patients the department has its own ICU equipped with 8 ventilators and monitors. The ICU services are managed completely by the GI Surgery residents. The elective operations are performed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Emergency patients are admitted through the department of Gastroenterology and Casualty and emergency operations are performed on all days.
A weekly audit is conducted every week to discuss the previous week's emergency and elective operations in detail so as to have a continuous assessment of patient care services. Clinical rounds are conducted daily by the consultant on call. Combined rounds with the faculty and residents of the department of Gastroenterology are held on Fridays.