Department of Dermatology
Government Medical College Surat

Dermatology

Goals / Objectives

The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy was established at Government Medical College, Surat in 1967 and the Post Graduate centre was started in 1982.As the branch of dermatology has evolved immensely over the years, the department at Government Medical College, Surat has grown beyond leaps and bounds. The newer equipments and techniques are being introduced in the department at a scorching pace. The department now boasts of being in the elite list of very few colleges in the Government set up possessing CO2 LASER, and IPL (Intensified Pulse Light), Q switch Nd YAG LASER, Skin USG.We are seeing almost 250-300 outdoor patients daily and the number of indoor patients is 20-30 per month on an average apart from the references from various departments of New Civil Hospital, Surat.

Teaching Staff

Faculty Members
Head & ProfessorDr. D. D. UmrigarMD, DVD
Associate ProfessorDr. Brijesh ParmarMD, DVD
Associate ProfessorDr. Yogesh PatelMD

Teaching facilities

FacilityNumberSizeSitting Capacity
Seminar Rooms0--
Demonstration Rooms1--
Audiovisual aidsAdequate
OHP01
LCD Projector01
Slider Projector01
Computer with multimedia05
Digital Camera01
Laptop Computer01
Internet connectionNO

Departmental Library: (Having latest advanced books & journals)

  1. Total No. of Books : 365
  2. Purchase of latest edition In last 3 years :8
  3. Journals : 2

Services Provided/ Functions of Department

For Clinical Departments

  • Academic: Lectures, Practical, seminars, workshops etc.

For Graduation

TaskDaily Teaching Work
LecturesOnce A Week
DemonstrationTwice A Week
PracticalsDaily

UNDERGRADUATE CLINICAL TEACHING SCHEDULE

  • 9 TO 9.45 AM – WARD
  • 10 TO 11 AM - CASE PRESENTATION
  • 11 AM TO 12 PM – LECTURE

Lectures

  1. STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF SKIN
  2. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SKIN LESIONS
  3. SCABIES AND PEDICULOSIS
  4. SUPERFICIAL FUNGAL INFECTIONS OF SKIN AND NAILS
  5. BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
  6. VIRAL INFECTIONS
  7. ECZEMAS
  8. URTICARIA
  9. ACNE VULGARIS AND ACNE FROM DERMATOSES
  10. PSORIASIS VULGARIS
  11. LICHEN PLANUS
  12. SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS
  13. PAPULO-SQUAMOUS DERMATOSES
  14. VESICULO BULLOUS DERMATOSES
  15. LEPROSY – 1 : ETIOLOGY, CLASSIFICATION AND CLINICAL FEATURES
  16. LEPROSY – 2 : DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
  17. LEPROSY REACTIONS AND MANAGEMENT
  18. SYPHILIS
  19. GENITAL ULCER SYNDROME
  20. GENITAL DISCHARGE SYNDROME
  21. HIV INFECTION AND AIDS
  22. TOPICAL THERAPY AND DERMATOLOGY
  23. VITILIGO AND DISORDERS OF PIGMENTATION

Lectures

  1. Biopsy of skin and its importance and indications. Immunofluroscent techniques.
  2. Genodermatoses
  3. Neonatal Dermatoses, Dermatoses of Early Infancy and Childhood.
  4. Epidermal Nevi and Dermal Nevi.
  5. Vascular Nevi.
  6. Atopic Dermatitis and its management.
  7. Spectrum of Light and normal response of skin to UV Exposure.
  8. Abnaormal Cutaneous response to UV Exposure, Photodermatoses
  9. Cutaneous vasculitis – I.
  10. Cutaneous vasculitis – II.
  11. Disorders of Pigmentation – I.
  12. Disorders of Pigmentation – II.
  13. Viral Infections.
  14. Disorders of Keratinisation – I.
  15. Disorders of Keratinisation – II.
  16. Palmo –Plantar keratinisation.
  17. Autoimmune Vesiculobullous Disoreders.
  18. Autoimmune Vesiculobullous Disoreders.
  19. Autoimmune Mechanobullous Disorders.
  20. Connective Tissue Diseases. [Elastin]
  21. Connective Tissue Diseases. [Collagen and Miscellaneous]
  22. Connective Tissue Diseases. – [Lupus Erythematosus]
  23. Connective Tissue Diseases. [Dermatomyositis and ACA]
  24. Cutaneous Lymphocytic Infiltration and Pseudolymphoma.
  25. Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Disorders.
  26. Congenital Metabolic Diseases.
  27. Urticaria and its management.
  28. Purpuras.
  29. Leprosy – I.
  30. Leprosy – II.
  31. Leprosy – III.
  32. Nails in Systemic Diseases.
  33. Hirsutism – Etiology, Pathology, Investigations amd Management.
  34. Hairshaft Abnormality.
  35. Syphillis – I.
  36. Syphillis – II.
  37. Newer Diagnostic Techniques in Diagnosis of Syphillis.
  38. Syndromic Approach of Reproductive Tract Infections and its Advantages and Disadvantages.
  39. Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
  40. Cutaneous and Mucocutaneous Infections of HIV.
  41. Antiretroviral Therapy.
  42. Reiter’s Disease and Non-venereal Genital Diseases.
  43. Disorders of dermal Deposits.
  44. Oral Lesions in Systemic Diseases.
  45. Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases – I.
  46. Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases – II.
  47. Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases – III.
  48. Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases – IV.
  49. Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases – V.
  50. Epidermal tumors.
  51. Dermal tumors.
  52. Physical and Surgical Therapies in Dermatology.
  53. Invisible Dermatoses.
  54. Disorders of Sebaceous Glands.
  55. Disorders of Sweat Glands.
  56. Radiotherapy and Reactions to Ionizing Radiation.
  57. Psychocutaneous Dermatoses.
  58. Geriatric Dermatoses.
  59. Newer Investigative Technologies in Dermatology
  60. Important Drugs In Dermatology

Assignment

  1. Primary and Secondary Skin lesions - Structure and Functions of Skin.
  2. Wound Healing
  3. Melanocytes, Melanogenesis and its control.
  4. Stucture, Function and Control of Sebaceous gland.
  5. Stucture, Function and Control of Sweat gland.
  6. Bacteriology of M. Leaprae.
  7. Animal models in Leprosy.
  8. Bacterial infections.
  9. Mycobacterial Infections of the Skin.
  10. Superficial and Deep Fungal Infections of the Skin.
  11. Nerves in Leprosy.
  12. Lepra Reactions.
  13. Eczemas.
  14. Disorders of Pigmentation – I.
  15. Disorders of Pigmentation – II.
  16. Anatomy and Microscopic Structure of Hair.
  17. Anatomy and Microscopic Stucture of Nails.
  18. Control of Epidermopoesis.
  19. Anatomy of Male Genitla Tract..
  20. Anatomy of Female Genital Tract.
  21. Bacteriology of T. Pallidium.
  22. Syndromic Approach of Reproductive Tract Infections.
  23. Muco-cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Infection.
  24. Antihistamines.
  25. Antifungal Agents.
  26. Chemotherapeutic Agents - I.
  27. Chemotherapeutic Agents - II.
  28. Corticosteroids – I.
  29. Corticosteroids – II.
  30. Immunomdulaters.
  31. Topical Therapy in Dermatology.
  32. Sunscreens.
  33. Physical & Surgical Therpay in Dermatology
  34. Cutaneous Blood Flow & its control in temperature regulatuion
  35. Normal Becterial Flora of Skin
  36. Women & HIV Infection – Vertical trnasmission & prevention
  37. Histiocytosis
  38. Mastocytosis
  39. Sarcoidosis
  40. Paraneoplastic Syndrome
  41. Photodermatoses
  42. Nutirtion & Skin
  43. Photochemotherapy
  44. Retinoids in Dermatology
  45. Nail: Anatomy, Histology and Nails in Systemic Diseases
  46. Acne & Acneform lesions
  47. Psoriasis & Psoriasiform rashes
  48. Systemic Sclerosis
  49. Viral Exenthema
  50. Purpura & Cutaneous Vasculitis
  51. Animal Models in Leprosy
  52. Rehabilitation in Leprosy
TaskDaily Teaching Work
DemonstrationTwice A Week
ProcedureTwice A Week

Clinical:

  • No. of Wards / Beds : 1 ward ( H0 ward), 13 beds ( 9 male, 4 female)
  • No. of Operation theatres : 1 minor OT in OPD
  • No. of ICUs with their special features /equipments : none
  • Procedures, Operations (being performed) :
  • Different therapies employed e.g. Haemodialysis unit : NA

List of Equipments / Instruments :

Serial noInstruments
1CO2 LASER SYSTEM
2INTENSIFIED PULSE LIGHT(IPL)
3MICRODERMABRADER
4NON ABLATIVE RADIOFREQUENCY
5RADIOCAUTERY
6ELECTROCAUTERY
8IONTOPHORESIS SYSTEM
9WHOLE BODY PUVA CHAMBER
10NBUVB SYSTEM
11SKIN USG
12Q SWITCH Nd YAG LASER
13DERMOSCOPE
14CRYO CYLINDER WITH CRYOJET
15BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE
16MAGNA VISION STAND MODEL
17LED LIGHT THERAPY
18OXY PEEL

Special Services offered

Facilities provided by our department:- Following theraputic procedures we are doing on regular basis:-

  • Radiofrequency Cautery: Various minor procedures like removal of wart, corn, xanthelasma, angio-keratomas,cysts are done.
  • Electro Cautery
  • Micro derma abrasion
  • Diamond fraiz microdermabrasion
  • Derma abrasion [Manual and Motorized]
  • Cryotherapy: in the treatment of warts, molluscum, cystic acne, keloid, skin tag, seborrheic warts, acne scars.
  • Chemical cauterization: phenol, T.C.A., podophyllin.
  • All types of Chemical Peels: glycolic peels; TCA peels.
  • LASER Therapy: -
  1. CO2 LASER
  2. IPL (INTENSE PULSE LIGHT)
  3. Q switch Nd YAG LASER
  • Vitiligo Surgeries ( punch grafting, suction blister grafting, split thickness grafting)
  • Iantophoresis for palmo-plantar Hyperhydrosis
  • Tattooing: For Vitiligo
  • Nail surgery
  • PUVA Therapy
  1. Whole Body
  2. Hand feet unit
  • Narrow Band UVB Therapy
  • Acne surgeries: Comedone extraction, Evacuation surgeries, Cryoslush, Dermaroler(Microneedling).
  • Minor Cosmetic Procedures: Ear and nose piercing, Ear lobe repair.
  • LED Light therapy
  • Nonablative radiofrequency: For skin tighting
  • Microneedling(dermaroller) for acne scar

Diagnostic facility

  • DGI microscopy
  • Light microscopy
  1. Gram stain: For urethral discharge, superficial bacterial infection
  2. ZN stain: For Hansen’s Disease
  3. KOH examination: For superficial & Deep fungal infection
  4. Giemsa stain: For Herpes & Vesiculobullous disorder
  • Wood’s Lamp examination: For Pigmentory disorder
  • Skin USG(Ultrasonography)
  • Skin biopsy with Histopathological examination
  • Dermoscopy

Services provided by the Department

  1. PSORIASIS CLINIC: Average of 70-100 new and old cases of psoariasis are treated with various modalities like PUVA, NBUVB, methotrexate, immunomodulators, and various topical preparations per month.
  2. VITILIGO CLINIC: The various new and old modalities of treatment with surgical procedures like STG, Suction blister technique, Punch grafting.
  3. LEPROSY CLINIC: On an average 15-20 new cases are diagnosed and 40-50 old cases are treated with Anti-Leprosy Treatment Kit supplied at the department clinic.
  4. STD CLINIC & COUNSELLING CENTRE: The dept is fully verse with the diagnosis and treatment of various STD’s and offers treatment kit with a counsellor in the opd.
  5. ACNE CLINIC: The various topical and oral preparations are prescribed and acne surgeries like comedone extraction, subcission etc are frequently performed in the department.

UG/PG Courses Offered with their syllabus ( with No. of UG/ PG degree/diploma seats) 2 Degree seats 1 Diploma Seats

NAMEAWARDSUBJECT
DR.D.D.UMRIGAR PROFESSOR & HEAD1st PrizeBest performing in STI CLINIC in state
DR.PRIYANKA PATIL1st Prize in award paper DERMAZONE WEST 2014Epidemiology of STI patients presenting tertiary care hospital
DR.PRIYANKA PATIL2nd Prize in free paper category at cuticon 2014,Rajkot.Evaluation of association of ACE gene in SLE patients
DR.KRUNAL TRALSAWALA2nd Prize in poster Case report of Fabry’s disease
DR RASESH PATEL & DR VEERAL ALIPOREWALA1ST Prize in Derma quizIADVL GSB Quiz Cuticon 2012
DR VEERAL ALIPOREWALA3rd prize in paperCuticon 2011-12
DR VISHAL CHUGH1ST prize for paper Prof. H. Handa Award Dermacon 2012