About the Department

The Department of Endocrine & Breast Surgery at SGPGIMS, Lucknow is a pioneer in the field of clinical practice, training and teaching as well as research in the areas of endocrine and breast surgery in India. It was established in September 1989, and was the first academic department of Endocrine & Breast Surgery in India which offered opportunity for dedicated training in this specialty. The department is credited with starting the first post-doctoral certificate course (PDCC) in Endocrine Surgery in India in 1997, and later was the first one to start a three year MCh Endocrine Surgery course in the year 2004 after due permission from the Medical Council of India. Besides the six faculty members, the department has a sanctioned strength of 4 MCh students per year, and has hospital service senior residents and short term trainees from time to time, besides research staff, technicians, and office staff. Alumni of the department are currently involved in academic or institutional practice of Endocrine & Breast surgery at various parts of the country, and abroad. Most of them are professors, heads, faculty members or senior consultants in various reputed teaching institutions or corporate hospitals in major cities of India.

The department attracts large numbers of referrals from various parts of India, and neighboring countries for complex endocrine and breast surgical problems, and is acknowledged as one of few high-quality centers for complex re-operative thyroid surgery, surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism, pheochromocytoma and other adrenal tumors, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes; and sentinel lymph node biopsy, breast conservation and oncoplastic surgical procedures as part of comprehensive multi-modal treatment for early and advanced breast cancers. The department has pioneered minimally invasive endocrine surgical procedures, notably laparoscopic adrenal surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) thymectomy; and sentinel lymph node biopsy and conservation/ oncoplastic breast surgery in the country.

The department faculty members have carried out, and are currently involved with clinical and basic research in fields of endocrine oncology- notably thyroid oncogenesis, parathyroid tumorogenesis, pheochromocytoma etc; breast surgery and oncology- including genetic basis of breast oncogenesis, diabetic foot care and utilization of tele-medicine technology in endocrine surgical teaching, training and research. The department faculty and residents have to their credit large number of scientific publications in reputed indexed international journals. These scientific papers have addressed various contentious issues of endocrine and breast surgery, and some are widely cited in medical literature.