About the Department / Program
The Department of Urology & Renal Transplantation is an ISO 9001:2000 Certified Department of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai. It is a premier center for super specialized urology care. It is one among the country’s leading Renal Transplant center. The centre is still among the top four institutions in the country that have performed the maximum number of cadaver kidney Transplants.
Since its inception, the department has followed a path of rapid but steady expansion in terms of patients, procedures, staff and facilities. It has established itself as a major service of the hospital and as an important Urology and Transplantation Center in this part of the world. The department has always focused on constant improvement of the various services and raisings its bar towards education and research. It fulfills its commitment towards education by running the MCI recognized M.Ch. Post Graduate teaching the programme and the four-year B.Sc program in Urology Technology course.
1996 - Cadaver Transplants started - One of the top four departments in the country that performs cadaver kidney transplants.
1997 – IX Indian Society of Organ Transplantation National Conference organized by department along with Department of Nephrology.
1997 – Established ‘Telemedicine practice in Urology.’ Conducts the first International tele-video Conference with Mass General Hospital, Boston, USA
1999 - Three years M.Ch super-specialty degree course in Urology
1999 – SZ Urological Society of India Organized at SRMC by the Department
2000 - B.Sc Allied Health Sciences course in Urology (The only such International course
2000 - ESWL & Uro-dynamics Services commences
2000 - Applies and gets ISO 9001 -2000 Certification for the department
2001 - Paediatric Urology Subspecialty started
2001 - 14th World Congress of the International Society for Laser Surgery & Medicine, Chennai – Urology Subsection Organized by Department
2006 - Laparoscopy procedure in urology
2006 – Starts FDA approved International drug trials
2007 - Joint Research Projects With IIT Madras and Urology Department
2009 – International Operative Workshop celebrating a Decade of Academic Urology on PCNL & RIRS
2013 – International workshop on RIRS and Laparoscopic urology
2014 – Live operative pediatric urology workshop