::Departments : Super Specialities : Endocrine Surgery
Short history of the Department:
                The Department of Endocrine Surgery, the first of its kind in India, was started in 1987 by Padmashri Prof. S. Vittal. Prof. M. Chandrasekaran took over as the Head of the Department in 1999. Post-graduate course of MCh (Endocrine Surgery) was started in 2007. While the department has been at the forefront of clinical education and research since its inception, the activities have come to a fore in recent times with two University medals, a host of publications and regular oral and poster presentations at national and international conferences. On average, about 150 patients visit the out-patient clinic every day, while the average in-patient census is about 40 per month. On average, 300 patients are operated for benign as well as malignant diseases every year.    
Academic activities
Type of Course – Medical
Name of course offered – M Ch (Endocrine Surgery)
Eligibility – MS (Gen Surgery)
Course duration – 3 yrs (36 months)
Sanctioned number of seats – 2 per year
Affiliated to: The Tamilnadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University, Chennai
Selection procedure: Postgraduate Entrance Examination - All India& Tamilnadu State
University exam details:
Part 1-   At the end of 24 months of the course.
                                Theory – 1 paper for 100 marks. Syllabus – Applied Basic Scinces
                Part 2 - At the end of 36 months of the course
Theory – 3 papers for 100 marks each: Thyroid and related disorders; General endocrine Surgery; Investigations and Recent advances
Dissertation – 100 marks
Clinicals – 1 Long case + 2 short cases + Ward rounds/OSCE
Internal assessment
Logbook
                Periodic academic activities in the department:
                                Weekly – Seminars, Journal club and Clinical case discussion
                                Monthly – Clinical audit, Clinical care review meeting
                Interdepartmental activities:
Endo-pathology meets – Dept. of Endocrine Surgery and Dept. of Pathology
Endo-radiology meets – Dept. of Endocrine Surgery and Dept of Radiology
Clinical society meetings in the College
                Research and publications:
                                Projects complete:
1. Rapid preoperative preparation for thyrotoxicosis
- Dr Nagarajan, Prof. M Chandrasekaran
2. Analysis of thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibodies in various thyroid diseases (August 2011)                                                                
- Dr Zahir Hussain, Prof. M Chandrasekaran
3. Relevance of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of thyroid malignancy     (August 2012)
- Dr Mohana Priya, Prof. M Chandrasekaran
Ongoing projects:
 
  1. Assessment of functional status of the autotransplanted parathyroid gland in total thyroidectomy
  • Dr Himagirish K Rao, Dr Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Dr Zahir Hussain, Prof. M Chandrasekaran, Prof. S Deivanayagam
  1. Effect of thyroidectomy on voice: validated voice assessment scoring and correlation with RLN function after thyroidectomy
  • Dr Kumaran MP, Dr Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Dr Zahir Hussain, Prof. M Chandrasekaran, Prof. S Deivanayagam
Publications:
 
  1. Correlation of fine needle aspiration (FNA) with final histopathology in 702 consecutive patients undergoing thyroidectomy (Online Journal of OtoRhinoLaryngology 2012)
  •  Chandrasekaran M, Himagirish K Rao
  1. A case of myasthenia gravis with thyrotoxicosis – a case report (Med EJ 2011)
  • Chandrasekaran M, Mohana Priya G
  1. Management of pheochromocytoma as a cause of surgically correctable hypertension – a case report (Med EJ 2011)
  • Chandrasekaran M, Himagirish K Rao
  1. A case of functioning cystic parathyroid adenoma  (Med EJ 2011)
  • Chandrasekaran M, Kumaran MP
Lectures / Oral presentations:
 
  1. Surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism (IAESCON 2011)
  • Dr Zahir Hussain
  1. Management of pheochromocytoma (IAESCON 2011)
  • Dr Dhalapathy Sadacharan
  1. Is biochemical euthyroidism essential before surgery for hyperthyroidism? (IAESCON 2011)              
  • Himagirish K Rao, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Zahir Hussain, Sucharita V, Chandrasekaran M
  1. Primary hyperparathyroidism – our experience (IAESCON 2011)
  • Kumaran MP, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Zahir Hussain, Sucharita V, Chandrasekaran M
  1. Aberrations in thyroid development and descent – a series of cases of thyroid agenesis and ectopic thyroid nodules (IAESCON 2011)
  • Mohana Priya G, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Zahir Hussain, Sucharita V, Chandrasekaran M
  1. Clinical case report – radiation-induced pap ca thyroid (SGPGIMS – 2011)
  •   Dr Zahir Hussain
  1. Nerves in thyroid surgery (IAESCON 2012)
  • Dr Zahir Hussain
  1. Surgery in hyperparathyroidism (IAESCON 2012)
  • Dr Dhalapathy Sadacharan
  1. Adrenocortical carcinoma – current concepts (ASICON 2012)
  • Dr Zahir Hussain
  1. Surgical anatomy of the pancreas (ASICON 2012)
  • Dr Dhalapathy Sadacharan
  1. An audit of the rate of parathyroid identification in total thyroidectomy and correlation with clinically manifest hypocalcemia (ASICON 2012)
  • Himagirish K Rao, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Zahir Hussain, Chandrasekaran M, Deivanayagam S
  1. A prospective analysis of identification of recurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroid surgery and its significance (ASICON 2012)
  • Kumaran MP, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Zahir Hussain, Chandrasekaran M, Deivanayagam S
  1. Is surgery feasible in Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma? A report of three cases (ASICON 2012)
  • Poongkodi, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Zahir Hussain, Chandrasekaran M, Deivanayagam S
Poster Presentations:
 
  1. Correlation of fine needle aspiration (FNA) with final histopathology in 702 consecutive patients undergoing thyroidectomy (SGPGIMS 2011)
  • Himagirish K Rao, Dhalapathy S, Zahir Hussain S, Sucharita V, Chandrasekaran M
  1. Is vitamin B12 deficiency more in hypothyroid patients? (SGPGIMS 2011)
  • Kumaran MP, Dhalapathy S, Zahir Hussain S, Sucharita V, Chandrasekaran M
Prizes and awards:
University medal in Endocrine Surgery 2010 – Dr Nagarajan
University medal in Endocrine Surgery 2011 – Dr Zahir Hussain   
Services offered:
                No. of units – 1
                OP Days and timings: Monday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 am – 12 noon
                IP admission days: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
                Bed strength: Male beds – 10; Female beds – 20
                Average OP: 120 patients/day (100 old, 20 new)
                Average IP: 40 patients/month
                Types of surgeries performed:
                                Total Thyroidectomy
                                Total Thyroidectomy with Neck Dissection
                                Minimally invasive Thyroidectomy
                                Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
                Minimally Invasive Adrenalectomy (Laparoscopic, Retroperitoneoscopic)
 

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