Department of Endocrine & Breast Surgery, SGPGIMS

The department of Education & Breast Surgery at SGPGIMS, Lucknow is a pioneer in the field of clinical practice, training and teaching as well as research in the areas of endocrine and breast surgery in India, It was established in September 1989, and was the first academic department of Endocrine & Breast Surgery in India which offered opportunity for dedicated training in this specialty. The department is credited with starting the first post-doctoral certificate course (PDCC) in Endocrine Surgery in India in 1997, and later was the first one start a three year Mch Endocrine Surgery course in the year 2004.
The department attracts large numbers of referrals from various parts of india, and neighboring countries for complex endocrine and breast surgical problems, and is acknowledged as one of few high-quality centers for complex re-operative thyroid surgery, surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism, pheochromocytoma and other adrenal tumors, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes; and sentinel lymph node biopsy, breast conservation and neoplastic surgical procedures as part of comprehensive Multi-modal treatment for early and advanced breast cancers. The department has pioneered minimally invasive endocrine surgical procedures, notably laparoscopic adrenal surgery, minimally invasive Parathyroidectomy and video-assisted thoracosopic (VATS) thymectomy; and sentinel lymph node biopsy and conservation/ oncoplastic breast surgery in the country.