Gastrointestinal Surgery

       The dept. specializes in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and hernia. After nearly a decade of development, it has made a marked progress in clinical care, teaching, scientific researches owing to the efforts of academic specialists and medical staff. Our department provides high-quality, personalized patient care, cutting-edge researches and comprehensive educational programs

General information

       Our department comprises three divisions and 126 beds: Unit 1 with 42 beds, Unit 2 with 39 beds and Unit 3 (Cao tang) with 45 beds.

       The dept. shares an desirable academic atmosphere, clustering a number of staff with good academic background and solid theoretical foundation. Our surgeon team includes four chief physicians, seven deputy chief physicians, five chief nurses and twenty-two nurses; eight with Ph.D degree and five with Master degree. Two were appointed to be the tutors of Master student. Up to now, five master students have graduated here.

       Our department receives 25,000 outpatients and performs about 1,500 surgeries each year, including over 300 surgeries for radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer (D2 dissection), over 500 surgeries for colorectal cancer surgery, over 400 for abdominal hernia, inguinal hernia and parastomal hernia cases.


       1. Surgical therapy for gastrointestinal cancer, such as standardized gastric surgery, neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer, colorectal cancer and multidisciplinary treatment (MDT) for stomach cancer, colorectal cancer.

       2. At present, laparoscopic surgery has been carried out in these settings: anterior resection for rectal cancer, anal sphincter preservation surgery for low rectal cancer, right hemicolectomy, left colectomy, total colectomy, gastric stromal tumor resection, radical gastrectomy, inguinal hernia, abdominal hernia, esophageal hiatal hernia repair and so on.

       3. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery for obese patients or obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

       4. Introduction of the concept of fast track surgery in all aspects of perioperative period. Early postoperative enteral nutrition and PICC, the technique for intravenous access, were adapted in clinic.

       5. Prevention and therapy for complex intestinal fistula and inflammatory bowel obstruction. We admitted a number of patients with complex fistula or inflammatory bowel obstruction from other clinic settings, resulting in our accumulated experience in treatment of these complications.


       Undertake the internship of graduate students, undergraduates in the Department of General surgery.


       We have got one grant from the National Natural Science Foundation, six grants from the Science and Technology Department of Sichuan province and 12 from the Health Department of Sichuan Province. Eleven articles were published in SCI and more than 60 articles published in core Chinese journals.