Dr. Nitin Pai

Dr. Nitin Pai

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - General Medicine, Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy, DM - Gastroenterology

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21 Years Experience

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Dr. Nitin Pai is Consultant and Head of Gastroenterology and GI Endoscopy services at the Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. With nearly 23 years of experience in his fields of specialization, Dr. Pai is adept at performing all high-end therapeutic endoscopic procedures, treating a wide range of gastric and hepatic diseases and conditions, and handling emergency cases of GI bleeding and foreign body removal. He has his private clinic at Shivajinagar, where he can be consulted by prior appointment. Dr. Pai also serves as Hon. Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology at the BJ Medical College in Pune.Dr. Nitin Pai completed his DM training in Gastroenterology from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai (2000-03). He stood first in the DM exam held in July 2003 and was honored with a Gold Medal by Mumbai University. During his DM training, he observed, assisted in and performed all diagnostic and therapeutic GI procedures including gastroscopies, colonoscopies, ERCP, motility studies, manometry and pH studies.Dr. Pai also underwent training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy under Dr. Amit Maydeo at the world-renowned "Digestive Diseases Center" in Mumbai for a year (2003-04). Here he assisted in and performed advanced therapeutic procedures including biliary and pancreatic ERCP, EMR (endoscopic mucosal resection in early GI cancers), EUS (endoscopic ultrasonography), APC (argon plasma coagulation) and enteral stenting procedures. This center is one of the leading training units in the world, where many young endoscopists enroll for hands-on training in advanced procedures especially ERCP. More than 1000 ERCPs are done here annually, and Dr. Pai had the opportunity of performing more than 100 ERCP procedures independently during his training.In the early years of his career, Dr. Pai was one of the few gastroenterologists trained in EUS (endoscopic ultrasonography) and performing therapeutic EUS procedures such as pseudocyst drainage, mass FNAC staging for lymph nodes, and celiac ganglion block. He was one of the first GI Endoscopists to start placement of Bariatric Intra Gastric Balloon for Morbid Obesity while the procedure was still nascent in India.

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