The department of Plastic Surgery at the King George Medical University is one of the oldest and foremost teaching departments of Plastic Surgery in this country. It provides teaching, training and research facilities to MBBS, BDS, MS (Gen. Surgery), MS (Orthopedics) and M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) students.
The Department provides comprehensive management of patients presenting with problems related to general Plastic Reconstructive surgery, Cranio-maxillofacial surgery, Aesthetic surgery, Hand surgery and Microsurgery.
The department is recognized all over the country for its pioneering work in Craniofacial surgery, Hand surgery and as a Nodal Centre for Leprosy Reconstructive surgery.
The Department is a Smile Train (USA) Partner Hospital and thus provides completely free treatment to children afflicted with clefts of the lip and palate, including reimbursement of travel costs to the family.
The department is a recognized regional center for treatment of Craniofacial disorders by the World Craniofacial Foundation (www.worldcf.org) and an advanced center for Jaw Surgery in cleft patients by the Smile Train Inc. (USA)(www.smiletrain.org)
The Department has faculty strength of five consultants with separate posts of a dental liaison officer, speech language pathologist and prosthetician.
The department’s contribution to clinical and research work is attested to by the numerous research papers published by its alumni and faculty and by the more than one hundred theses completed here.
The department has a history spanning over fifty years. It was started in the year 1953, by Late Prof. R. N. Sharma, who is considered the 'Founder' of this specialty in North India. In 1962, a unit of Plastic Surgery was created. MS in Plastic Surgery was initiated in 1966, one of the first departments in India to do so.
The Department is ISO 9001:2008 certified for quality care and is one of the torch-bearers in the field of teaching and training in Plastic Surgery in India.
The Department runs a twenty four hours Helpline for its patients – 09415200444
The Department runs the following Specialty Clinics –
Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic – 1st Thursday
Wound Clinic – 2nd Thursday
Keloid Clinic - 3rd Thursday
Disorders of Sexual Development Clinic – 4th Thursday
The Department provides FREE Treatment for -
Cleft Lip and Palate (Smile Train Inc. USA)
Leprosy Reconstructive Patients (Government of India)