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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LIVER & GI DISEASES (NILGID)
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LIVER & GI DISEASES (NILGID) has been established by DUHS considering the load of patients at its Sarwar Zuberi Liver Centre, the need for a bigger Institute was felt.

There are several institutes in the country that cater for heart, kidney or cancers in public & private sector but none existed for the liver & gastrointestinal diseases either in the public or private sector.

National Institute of Liver & Gastrointestinal Diseases (NILGID) was inaugurated by the Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Dr. Ishrat-l-Ebad Khan on Feb 22nd 2008.Second liver centre of Dow University, NILGID, was established in the vacant portion of SMC boys hostel in Jan 2008.

Since Dow University Hospital along with all modern diagnostic facilities has been provided at Ojha campus of DUHS, Main NILGID has been established at Ojha campus to have a dedicated Institute that can take care of patients suffering from liver and gastrointestinal and liver diseases and provide state of art health facilities to patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases with respect and dignity, through multidisciplinary approach, besides research and other academic activities.

Presently two floors of Dow University Hospital have been designated for NILGID. The Endoscopy Suit is fully operational and offering diagnostic & therapeutic endoscopic interventions. Special discounted rates are applicable at NILGID for all investigations and treatment.

It is functioning since Sept 2010 and daily 80-90 patients are seen in the OPD, serious patients are admitted in hospital or intensive care unit which is fully equipped with all modern gadgets including monitors and ventilators, where trained and experienced staff look after the patients.

There are two endoscopy suites, where endoscopies & colonoscopies are regularly being performed for regular and specialized procedures regarding diagnosis and therapeutic measures.

Here ultrasound guided diagnostic & therapeutic liver & GI interventions are also done. Radio frequency ablation is also done to treat liver and metastatic malignancies soon ERCP will also be performed. NILGID Ojha also provides emergency services for upper or lower gastrointestinal bleeding cases, round the clock regarding endoscopies and other required procedures.

InshAllah soon Liver transplant services will also be provided at NILGID with the complete establishment of this institute.

By the Grace of God, most modern latest equipment FIBROSCAN machine has been Installed first time in Pakistan at NILGID Ojha DUHS. This is a unique machine which provides same information as with liver biopsy, without any intervention. Hence without liver biopsy timely and correct diagnoses can be made for the management of the patient with chronic liver disease.


INTERVENTIONS WHICH ARE OFFERED AT NILGID

INTERVENTIONAL ENDOSCOPIES WHICH PREVENTS MAJOR SURGERIES

BALLOON DILATATION OD PYLORIC STRICTURES
PNEUMATIC BALLOON DILATATION OF ACHLASIA
SCLEROTHERAPY / COAGULATION THERAPY FOR BLEEDING DUODENAL ULCERS
SCLEROTHERAPY ( HISTOACRYL INJECTION ) IN GASTRIC VARICES
ERCP WITH STONE REMOVAL AND STENTING

MISC.

OESOPHAGEAL STENTING
PYLORIC STENTING
OESOPHAGEAL BANDING
PERCUTANEOUS GASTROSTOMY (PEG) TUBE INSERTION
POLYPECTOMIES
HEMOCLIP APPLICATION

Others

FIBROSCAN
ULTRASOUND GUIDED INTERVENTIONS ( BIOSIES, DRAINAGE)