The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences is located in Lucknow and more popularly known as SGPGIMS. The institute, which was established in 1983, was named after Sanjay Gandhi and is a super-specialty teaching, training, and research institute attached to a hospital.
The institute, which is 15 km from the city, is situated on a 550-acre residential campus onRae Bareli Road. The institute offers its own degrees, that are recognized by the Medical Council of India. SGPGIMS delivers tertiary medical care, super-specialty teaching, training and research facilities. It offers DM, MCh, MD, Ph.D., and postdoctoral fellowships and postdoctoral certificate courses as well assenior residencies.
SGPGIMS provides excellent, but affordable, medical care that is within the reach of the common man. The institute has become a leading destination for medical tourism andpatients come here from within the country as well as from the neighboring countries of Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and also from countries in the Middle East.
The department of Neurology at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences provides facilities for diagnosis and management of all types of neurological disorders. The Department of Neurosurgery offers excellent facilities for all types of surgeries in the ultra modern operation theatres using the latest sophisticated technology.
The department of gastroenterology at SGPGIMS offers highly sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services and provides inpatient facilities for pediatric and adult gastrointestinal disorders. Special techniques for various procedures are also provided by the gastroenterology department.
The hospital works as a referral hospital where patients have to bring a referral slip from the referring doctor. The referring physicians are requested to specify the nature of patients' medical problem, the specialty they wish to refer the patient to and the nature of help required from the Institute.
SGPGIMS endeavours to work on an appointment system. Hence, the patients are expected to re-visit the hospital only on appointment days, except in case of an emergency.