Specialty

DIETETICS

Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition plays a key role in the treatment and management of diseases, either critical illness (ICU/CCU/NICU) or other conditions such as Diabetic mellitus, Hypotension, Cardiac, obesity etc.

Department of Dietetics & Nutrition is functional in the hospital from commencement of hospital services. Good nutrition is vital for good health, disease prevention and essential for healthy growth. Department makes systematic efforts to provide with quality diet to all IPD. OPD consultation is provided by Consultant/Nutritionist/dietician. Department offers RD (Registered Dietician) internship.

Out Patient Services-: Dietary department has an active OPD consultation schedule and offers professional services. Outpatients are referred either from other speciality consultant or walk-in patients seeking nutritional advice.

In patient services -: Every in-patient receives a visit from the dietician, where patients receive food from hospital /or utilising hospital catering services. The dietician ensure clinical needs with the treating doctor and the patient/patients relatives after taking into consideration their food habits. Therefore, nutritional therapy is planned and provided in a collaborate manner.

INFRASTRUCTURE & FACILITIES

  • Obesity (weight management)
  • Diabetes and endocrine disorders
  • Cardiac (heart related) problems
  • Geriatric nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (acidity, etc.)
  • Liver disorders
  • Kidney related problems
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology (cancers)
  • Pre/post natal nutrition
  • Paediatric Nutrition
  • Food allergies
  • Competitive sports nutrition
  • Gestational diabetes
  • PCOD
  • Neutrigenomic
Preventive aspect related to nutrition are part of OPD facilities (to avoid increase blood sugar/cholesterol/wt etc.) including patient education programme.

SPECIAL CLINICS-

  • Primary prevention for diabetes ( pre diabetic state)
  • Primary prevention for cholesterol (heart diseases)
  • Obesity (weight management)
  • PCOD
  • GDM ( Gestational Diabetes Mellitus)
  • 40 plus women clinic
  • Bone health
  • Nutrigenomic counselling center( genetic profile supported (DNA) nutritional advice)

IPD SERVICES-

  • Critical care nutrition Ryle’s tube (RT) feeds/ PEG feeds, etc.
  • Individual patients consultations, referrals from other consultants.

Other Programme

Since diet/nutrition plays a pivotal role in health and recovery, the department of dietetics & nutrition often collaborates with other departments of the hospital, in the treatment of patients and taking initiatives in patient education, giving lectures/ spreading awareness on the importance of nutrition time community at large.

Training Programme

Conduct 6 months registered dietician internship (as per Indian Dietetics Association’s norms)

Record Keeping – as per hospital policies

E-records

Contact Details:

For any queries, or details, please contact: 020 49153052 

Email: ssgroundopds@dmhospital.org / endocrinology@dmhospital.org