S.V. Jatti, Hod, Department of General surgery started the endoscopy services in J.N. Medical College and KLE’S Hospital & MRC in the year 1985. He was ably supported by Dr. M.N Sankpal, Professor, Department of General Medicine.


Dr. Santosh D. Hajare DM. DNB. (Gastro) G.S Medical College & KEM Hospital Mumbai started the Department of Medical Gastroenterology in 2001. He has been joined by Dr. Varadaraj P. Gokak DNB (Gastro) from AIG Hospitals Hyderabad in 2013 and Dr. Anand Totagi DNB (Gastro) from Apollo Hospitals Chennai in 2019. The Department is ably supported by Dr. Satish Mugali DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology) and Interventional Radiology services are provided by Dr. Naveen Mulimani DM. (IR) & Dr. Abhinandan Ruge, Fellow (IR).

The MCI has recognized the Department for the post-Doctoral DM Gastroenterology course from the academic year 2020-2021 with an annual intake of three seats. 

A dedicated teaching programme, extensive clinical Gastroenterology and hands on endoscopy awaits the students of the DM programme in this Department. DM students will have an opportunity to learn quality bedside gastroenterology, Hepatology & hands on diagnostic & therapeutic Endoscopy. They will get training in performing and interpreting high resolution GI Manometry, breath tests and capsule endoscopy.

They will get an opportunity to present research papers in national and international conferences. They will also get exposed to endoscopic ultrasonography. During the course they would also get exposed for a short period to a ‘dedicated liver transplant unit’ and also to ‘an advanced GI endoscopy center’. External postings during the student period include exposure to GI diagnostic and interventional radiology and GI basic pathology and oncology.


D.M. (Gastroenterology)



the department of medical gastroenterology provides its clinical services at the KLE’s  Prabhakar Kore hospital,  which is a 2200 bedded multi-specialty hospital .the hospital has a 128 slice CT scan machine and 3 tesla MRI machine, a PET scan and GAMMA camera for radio nuclear studies and a dedicated cath lab for non-cardiac interventional radiological procedures.

The medical Gastroenterology outpatient department is functional 6 days a week, looking after routine gastroenterology and liver patients and providing all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services. The Department provides 24/7 emergency gastroenterology services including emergency therapeutic endoscopies.  The Department has a 8 Bedded dedicated Liver ICU for effective management of critical liver patients and a dedicated endoscopy OT for endoscopies under anesthesia.

Specialty clinics like Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD) clinic and liver disease clinics are conducted regularly. The department conducts extensive Hepatitis B & C Screening & Vaccination & NAFLD screening camps.

Since Inception the department has seen and treated more than a Lakh patients on OPD basis, with more than fifteen thousand as inpatients. The department has performed around 75,000 diagnostic endoscopies and 5,000 therapeutic endoscopies. Over 350 manometry procedures have been performed, over 300 Hydrogen breath tests and more than 60 capsule endoscopies have been performed. More than 20,000 subjects have been screened for hepatitis B & C and 21,000 subjects have been vaccinated and more than 800 patients are put on treatment.




  1. Olympus 190 series with nbi – gastroscope, Colonoscope and Duodenoscope- Olympus Japan
  2. Olympus 170 series –  gastroscope and Colonoscope – Olympus Japan
  3. Olympus 150 series– gastroscope, Colonoscope and Duodenoscope- Olympus Japan
  4. Olympus smartage system – gastroscope, Colonoscope and Duodenoscope- Olympus Japan
  • Capsule endoscope – SB3 CAPSULE GIVEN IMAGING   Israel
  • Hydrogen Breath Test –  GASTROLYSER   BED FONT Austria