The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Chandigarh, or PGIMER as it is more popularly known as, is one of the finest hospitals in the country. It was conceived in 1960 as a center of excellence to inculcate excellent teaching methods and also produce specialists in the various disciplines of medicine. PGIMER also aims at imparting the highest standards of medical education to students. The Institute aims at fulfilling its mission of providing Service to the Community, Care of the Needy, and Research for the Good of All.
The hospital has been chosen as one of the best multi speciality hospitals in Gastroenterology by THE WEEK-Nielsen Best Hospitals Survey 2014. Apart from providing routine gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy, the gastroenterology department also does advanced therapeutic procedures such as pancreatic and biliary therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic ultrasonography and elastography including interventional EUS, capsule endoscopy, balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), high resolution manometry, pH metry, magnification and chromo endoscopy, cholangioscopy, and pancreatoscopy.
The Advanced Cardiac Centre at PGIMER has a state-of-the-art 210-bed cardiac care facility and 3 fully equipped cardiac Cath labs for all types of specialized procedures. The Centre has been ranked among the top 10 cardiac centers for cardiac care patients in the country and provides a wide range of services across all sub specialties of Cardiology. It also has four ultra-modern Modular Operation Theatres for open heart surgery. The Centre performs 1500 cardiac surgeries every year, of which about one third are for children with congenital heart defects.
The Department of Orthopedics at PGIMER provides all types of specialties ranging from arthoplasty, arthroscopy, spine surgery, and pediatric orthopedics. All trauma surgeries are conducted using the most sophisticated C-Arms and Fracture tables. The department aims at providing high-quality patient services through state-of-the-art facilities to all the people who enter the portals of the department.
The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research offers some of the finest Neuro facilities in the region. The Department of Neurosciences is divided into Neurology and Neurosurgery departments. Both these departments offer the state-of-the-art facilities and ultra modern technology for all its services.
A state-of-the-art eye care centre that has all the ultramodern facilities, equipment, and expertise for providing eye care to everyone under one roof has been recently opened at the institute. This centre has 100 beds and 8 operation theatres in addition those in the already existing Department of Ophthalmology. The advanced eye care centre works as a tertiary centre with focus on prevention and control of blindness. The Centre has all the latest facilities, including refractive surgery, phaco-emulsification and microsurgery. It is the first place in the country to have molecular biologic technique that cures eye infections from a single drop of ocular fluid.
The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at PGIMER is one of the best in the region and unique in many ways. It is the only institute to offer DM in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. PGIMER offers well-equipped and the state-of-the-art facilities that include Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU), Respiratory Laboratory, Bronchoscopy Unit, and Lung Cancer Chemotherapy Clinic. It also has excellent facilities for interventional pulmonology.