Department of Gastroenterology

Head Of department: Dr. Mashhood Ali(Assistant Professor)

The Department of Gastroenterology was established at PIMS in November, 1986. Its component includes an outpatient department, endoscopy room, indoor ward with 24 beds and a computer room for research and academic activities. The department staff includes DrTashfeenadam as Professor and Head of Department, Assistant Professor Dr. InayatAdiland Dr. Mashhood Ali and Dr Amir Saleem working as departmental Registrars. The other staff includes medical officers Dr.Noureen,DrShafaatkhatoon andDr Imran Yusaf, Post graduate students and House officers.

The Department was recognized for post graduate training in Gastroenterology, in June 1994.It is equipped with latest diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies facilities including Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP diagnostic therapeutic, and Sclerotherapy and Band ligation of Esophageal Varices, Polypectomy, Esophageal dilatation for strictures and achalasia cardia and foreign body removal. Balloon dilatation of pyloric,colonic and esophageal strictures,esophageal,duodenal and colonic stent placement. PEG tube placement,cautry and hemoclip application of bleeding ulcers.

PTC needle aspiration of liver/abdominal abscess and FNA of abdominal masses routinely carried out in collaboration with Radiology department.


Approximately 2, 80000 diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures have been successfully performed since 1987 with an overall complication rate<2%. Ultrasound guided liver biopsy for Hepatitis C & B are regularly performed with a complication rate<0.7%.


The Department has produced many Fellows (FCPS) and MD students in Gastroenterology and over twenty research papers. An active teaching and training program is going on in the department for post-graduate students of gastroenterology and General medicine as well as house officers

Patient Care:

We offer physician expertise in each aspect of the intricate gastrointestinal system. From screening and diagnosis to advanced treatment and research, our Gastrointestinal Division is nationally recognized for providing the highest level of quality care.


The department has well disciplined routine of teaching including

  1. Daily morning meeting
  2. Presentations
  3. Radiology classes
  4. Teaching rounds
  5. Nutrition rounds
  6. Weekly journal clubAnd mortality meetings

Senior Faculty of Gastroenterology

  1. Professor Dr. Tashfeen Adam, MRCP
  2. Dr. InyatAdil, FCPS (Gastro)
  3. DrMashhood Ali FCPS (Gastro)
  4. Dr Amir Saleem FCPS (Med)

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