The department of Urology was inaugurated by Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, the honourable President of India in the presence of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, on 22nd November, 1992.
The department has three fully equipped operation theaters, a seven-bedded Urology ICU and a 60-bedded ward. It has facilities for Open Urological surgery, Endo-Urology, PCNL, Laproscopy and ESWL.
Super specialty training in the field of Urology leading to the conferring of DNB (Urology) was started in the year 1994. Two candidates are admitted every year, selected by the National Board of Examinations and at a given time, we have six DNB Residents working and learning full time in the department. There is a well-established daily teaching schedule for these DNB Residents. Nearly 40 candidates have been trained so far in the department and 6 are being trained currently. We have had a 100% passing rate of DNB Residents in the last several years.
120-160 patients attend the Urology OPD every day. About 40-50 beds are occupied in the Urology ward throughout the year and about 10-12 major Urological surgeries are performed every day.
The administrative wing of the department is headed by the HOD and assisted by a Senior Manager.
The department provides the following Urological services.
Urology OPD functions from 8:30 AM till all the OPD patients are seen – normally around 3-4PM, on all working days between Monday and Saturday.
Urology OT functions from 8 AM till all the surgeries posted for day are completed – normally around 4-5 PM, on all working days between Monday and Saturday. Surgeries are performed six days a week in three dedicated Urology operation theaters.
Dr Rakesh Parashar Senior Consultant and HOD.
Dr Ashwin Shekar P, Consultant
Dr Anand Baid, Junior Consultant
Dr Naveen Kumar, Junior Consultant
Dr. Shravan Shanbhag, Junior Consultant
We have experienced visiting Urologists who make regular visits to the Urology department. These faculty offer their invaluable services to the department purely due to their desire to participate in the noble service that the hospital offers to society. They participate in the surgical and academic activities of the department during their visits to the hospital. Some of these are:
Vedanayagam Hospital, Coimbatore
Lima Health, Ohio, the USA
NU Hospitals, Bangalore
Narayana Health, Bangalore
University of Miami, the USA
Institute of Nephro Urology, Bangalore