Asian Institute of Gastroenterology was established as a new concept of day care unit where major Endoscopic surgical procedures could be done on an outpatient basis without resorting to hospitalization. Since then the institute has become one of the largest referral centers in Asia for Therapeutic Endoscopy. Patients are referred from not only most cities in India but also from surrounding countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal etc.,
It has the credit of doing the largest number of ERCP procedures in the world. In addition to routine gastrointestinal procedures like Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP (Diagnostic & Therapeutic). Our institute is one of the few centers in the country doing Endoscopic Ultra Sonography, Endoscopic Sewing, Capsule Endoscopy and E S W L (Extra corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy ).
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology then evolved in to a full fledged 250 bedded single specialty hospital with all Gastroenterology subspecialties. It has state-of-the-art operation theatres to perform all major and minor surgeries related to Gastroenterology and Liver diseases and also backed up by well equipped dedicated medical and surgical intensive care units. The hospital also has excellent facilities for advanced interventional radiological procedures.
The hospital then evolved in to a single specialty institute with the addition of full fledged Research wing and Community gastroenterology wing.
The research wing which is well equipped with latest gadgets, has dedicated scientists undertaking basic and advanced research in gastroenterology. Asian Institute of Gastroenterology has tied up with Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and foreign universities like North Western University of Chicago and University of Texas Medical branch for Genetic Research in many areas like Stem cell, Vaccine for Hepatitis E and Gene mutation etc.,
The Institute also offers education and training in Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology leading to the award of DNB degree. It is also offering PhD in various Gastroenterology subspecialties. In addition to this the institute has the reputation of conducting the most popular International Endoscopic workshop every two years.
The Institute is headed by Dr D Nageshwar Reddy who has been the recipient of several national and international awards including the prestigious DR B C Roy Award given by the Indian Medical Council and Padmasri Award by Government of India. Dr D Nageshwar Reddy is also the visiting Professor to the Harvad Medical School – USA, Era Same Hospital – Brussels and Fujigoka Hospital – Tokyo.