MD (with honors), PhD, FACG (USA)
Dr. M .A Mir is a well known Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist with a vast experience of more than 16 years in the field of Gastroenterology. He has been trained in all aspects of Gastroenterology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in the department of Gastroenterology and human nutrition
Before joining Artemis Health Institute he was associated with Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute for liver and Digestive diseases, New Delhi as Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist and was also previously Director & HOD Gastroenterology in Rockland Hospitals, Gurgaon
Life member – Indian Association of Pathologist & Microbiologist
Life member – Indian Society of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Life member – Indian society of Blood Transfusion & Immuno Hematology
Life member – Indian society of Cytology
Life member – Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Honours and Awards
American College of Gastroenterology
Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Association of Physicians of India
Indian Medical Association
AIDS society of India
Tuberculosis association of J & K
1. Management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and peptic ulcer disease, Inflamatory Bowel disease, Irritable bowel syndrome , Celiac disease
2. Management of Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, Hepatitis B and C and other forms of hepatitis, Fatty liver , alcoholic liver disease ,cirrhosis and its complications and Liver cancer
3. Management of anorectal diseases (piles, fissures)
4. Management of upper & lower gastrointestinal bleedings .Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopies and ERCP
Capsule Endoscopy: This procedure involves swallowing of capsule which has a video camera & takes pictures of GI tract which are recorded on an instrument & taken analysed on computer
This allows visualization of entire small bowel
Upper Endoscopy -It is used for diagnosis of diseases of food pipe, stomach & duodenum like Reflux, Ulcers & cancers.
Sigmoidoscopy & Colonoscopy: To look for diseases of large intestine like ulcers, polyps, tumors & diverticulosis, AVM and at times to treat these Lesions
Intra-gastric Balloon Placement for weight loss (IGB): It involves placing a deflated balloon into the stomach and then filling it to decrease the amount of gastric space. The balloon can be left in the stomach for a maximum of 6 months and results in an average weight loss of 5-9 BMI over half a year.
Polypectomy: Removal of Polyps which can be a cause of bleeding, abdominal pain or having a malignant potential
Endoscopic Sclerotherapy: Injection of sclerosant in bleeding varices & ulcers
Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (banding): For Ligating varices
Glue injection for Gastric Varices
Esophageal /enteral dilation: Dilating narrowed passages
Esophageal/enteral/colonic Stenting: Opening narrowed passages
Hemorrhoidal Sclerotherapy: Injection of sclerosant in bleeding rectal vessel.
Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC): Coagulation of bleeding lesions
Foreign body removal: It involves taking out foreign bodies ingested by using endoscope & accessories.
Nasojejunal tube Placement: To Maintain nutrition in sick patients
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement (PEG): For long term nutritional management of neurological patients who cannot swallow to maintain their nutrition
Endoscopic Cystogastrostomy:Non surgical drainage of pancreatic Pseudocysts
Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP): For bile duct stone removal & placing plastic/metalic stents for palliating/bypassing malignanciesor treating biliary infections
Enteroscopy: To examine lesions of small intestine
Fibro scan: It is a technique used to assess liver stiffness without invasive investigation. It is alternative to invasive Liver biopsy
Liver biopsy: It is the removal of small sample of tissue from liver. This test is done to aid diagnosis of liver disease, to assess the severity of known liver disease and to monitor the progress of treatment.
Honors & Awards:
MD with Honors
Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology
He has published 13 papers based on individual and joint research
The important subjects/topics are Liver diseases, acid peptic diseases.