Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad
The Asian Institute of Gastroenterology at Somajiguda, Hyderabad is a clinic that specializes in gastroenterology related health issues. The clinic is one of the largest referral centres in Asia for therapeutic endoscopy. Patients are not only referred from various parts of India, but also from neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Malaysia. This clinic has the credit of performing the largest number of ERCP procedures in the world. Specialities offered at the clinic include cardiology, pulmonology, urology, oncology, neurology, endocrinology, and gynaecology.
Establishment and Special Aspects
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology was established in the year 1994 as a small scale institute. It was establish with the aim of making it possible for major endoscopic procedures to be conducted on outpatient basis. The Asian Institute of Gastroenterology was established as a new concept of day care unit where major endoscopic surgical procedures are done on outpatient basis. After its establishment, a new full-fledged Research Wing and Community Gastroenterology wing was also established. The institute is headed by Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy, who is a recipient of many national and international awards. The main objective of the institute is to provide patient care, teaching and training, research and community care. They strive to deliver world-class patient care in gastroenterology.
How are Patients Treated
The medical staff at the institute work towards providing dedicated, competent care for gastroenterology cases. They make sure that the wait time is very less and investigations are done at the earliest without compromising on quality of healthcare.
Major Procedures Offered
Some of the major procedures performed here include endoscopy, transfusion medicine, radiology, microbiology. Various endoscopic procedures and surgeries are also performed at the hospital.
The Asian Institute of Gastroenterology is a full-fledged 250 bedded hospital with all gastroenterology sub-specialities. There is state-of-the-art operation theatres fully equipped to perform minor and major surgeries related to gastroenterology. Other facilities include: in-house food, public booth, Wi-Fi services, transport facilities, and accommodation facilities. There is an emergency, medical intensive care and surgical intensive care units.