Department of Gastroenterology


Brief History

The Department of Gastroenterology was founded in 19 February 1982 by senior consultant Physician Dr U Aung Myint and Dr Daw Ni Lei Win as the first gastroenterology unit in Myanmar. Dr U Aung Myint was later promoted to the Professor and Head of Department of Gastroenterology.

Present Gastroentrology department was moved to Daw Pu Building on 14 May 2014.

Departmental Objectives

  1. To provide tertiary medical care for gastrointestinal cases in Myanmar with the most modern medical facilities
  2. To train future gastroenterologists for Myanmar
  3. To do medical research on common gastrointestinal diseases in Myanmar.
  4. Ethics and professionalism
  5. Communication skills
  6. Contribution to health care
  7. Health education to the doctors, nurses, medical staffs and communities.
  8. To extend good international relationship, collaboration and teleconferencing.

Current Status of Gastroentrology Department, Yangon General Hospital (1.6.2016)

  1. 1Professor & Head Thein Myint (2011 – upto now) M.B.,B.S, M.Med Sc(Int Med), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Edin), Dr Med Sc(Gastroenterology)
  2. Professor Moe Myint Aung
  3. Associate Professor Dr .Tin Moe Wai
  4. Consultant Dr Swe Mon Mya
  5. Consultant Dr Mya Thet Nwe
  6. Consultant/Lecturer Dr Sandar Win
  7. Consultant/Lecturer Dr Thida Soe
  8. Consultant Dr Than Than Aye (1st year Doctorate student)
  9. Dr Su Su Hlaing (1st year Doctorate student)
  10. Dr Lynn Htet Oo (1st year Doctorate student)

Former Professor and Head

1. Professor U Aung Myint M.B., B.S, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin) 1982 – 1996
2. Professor U Thein Saw M.B., B.S, MRCP (UK),FRCP(Edin) 1997 – Dec 2008
3. Professor Tin Tin May M.B., B.S, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin) Dec 2008 – 2011

Honorary Professor

1. Professor Tin Tin May 2013
2. Professor Finlay Macrae (Australia Royal Melbourne Hospital) 2013
3. Professor Peter Katelaris (Royal Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia) 2013
4. Professor Thein Htut (Australia Brisbane) 2013


Upper Endoscopy since 1982
Colonoscopy since 1982
ERCP since 2000
EUS since 2014
Double Balloon Enteroscopy since 2013
Video Capsule Endoscopy since 2014
Oesophageal pH since 2014
Oesophageal Manometry since 2015
Urea Breath test since 2013

Emergency Endoscopy – Monday to Friday (Office hour)

Ministry of Health and Sports recognized and opened as National Endoscopy Center at YGH Gastroenterology Department on February 2015.

International accreditation

  1. YGH – Gastroenterology Department was recognized as WGO Training Center, Myanmar on 23rd March 2015 by President of WGO (World Gastroenterology Organization).
  2. Also recognized as WEO (World Endoscopy Organization) Training Center, Myanmar on December 2015.
  3. MOU with Nagoya University Japan for Endoscopy Training since February 2015.
  4. Member of APSDE and WEO since October 2015.
  5. Collaboration with British society of Gastroenterology since September 2016


Award from MOHS by HE Minister Doctor Than Aung for YGH GI Unit at 2015.

Out Patients Services

Monday (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Thursday (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Inpatients Services

Number of bed – 42
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – upper and lower GI endoscopy
Tuesday and Friday – ERCP, EUS and Double balloon enteroscopy
From Monday to Friday – Video Capsule Endoscopy, Oesophageal pHmetry , Oesophageal Manometry and Urea Breath test.

Endoscopy Rooms

  1. 4 Endoscopy rooms – 2 rooms were equipped with C-Arm and Fluroscopy Machine.
  2. 1 Endoscopy room for GI neuromotility study.
  3. 1 lecture room
  4. 1 recovery room ( 8 bedded)


  1. Gastroenterology Doctorate from University of medicine (1), since 2003.
  2. 2nd year and 3rd year internal medicine students from University of medicine (1), since 1986, UM Magway, since 2000.
  3. 3rd year pediatrics post graduate students from University of medicine (1), UM Magway DSMA, since 2000.
  4. 1 month basic endoscopy training for doctor and nurses from district hospital, since 2015 June.
  5. Basic Gastroenterology Teaching for Dermatology, Medical Oncology and post graduate family medicine students, since 2000.
  6. Under graduate students from University of Medicine (1).
  7. Training of Nurses from YGH GI Unit locally and internationally
  8. Training of Nurses from District Hospital for Basic Endoscopy every months since 2015 June.


Gastroenterology text books, journals and thesis are available at YGH-GI library since 19 February 2015.


Aim – To create scientific discovery relevant to Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary diseases and translate those discovery into clinical practice.

  1. Outcome of obstructive jaundice after ERCP
  2. H pylori eradication with triple and concomitant treatment
  3. Clinical prediction of oesophageal varices with clinical parameter
  4. Virulence strain of H pylori
  5. Bacteria contamination of GI Endoscope

Prescribed Texts

  1. Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management. 10th Edition, 2016. Mark Feldmen, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt eds. Saunders Elservier, Philadelphia.
  2. Adataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, Loren Laine, Chung Owyang, Neil Kaplowitz eds. Text book gastroenterology.6theds 2016. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia.


  1. Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, The Fundamentals, Seventh edition. Peter B Cotton, Christopher B.Williams.
  2. Jonathan Cohen, 2007. Comprehensive Atlas of High Resolution Endoscopy and Narrow band Imaging, First Edition, Blackwell Publishing Limited.
  3. Todd H Baron, Richard Kozarek, David L Carr-Locke, 2013. ERCP, 2nd Edition Elsevier.
  4. Frank GGress, Thomas J. Savides, Brenna C Bounds, John C Deutsch, 2012. Atlas of Endoscopic Ultrasonography. Wiley-Blackwell.
  5. Jeffrey Conklin, Mark Piementel, Edy Soffer, Clor, 2009. Atlas of High Resolution Manometry. Springer


  1. GUT (British Society of Gastroenterology)
  2. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Amercian Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)
  3. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  4. Current opinion in Gastroenterology
  5. The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Department of Gastroenterology- Telephone No. and Email

No Name Position Phone Number Email
1. Prof.Thein Myint Professor/Head 09-5100530
2. Prof.Moe Myint Aung Professor 09-5067568
3. AP.Tin Moe Wai Senior Consultant
(Associate Professor)
4. Dr.Swe Mon Mya Consultant 09-5197848
5. Dr.Mya Thet New Consultant 09-5122685
6. Dr.Sandar Win Lecturer 09-5153931
7. Dr.Thida Soe Lecturer 09-5046379
8. Dr Su Su Hlaing Specialist assistant surgeon 09-5061340
9. Dr Than Than Aye Specialist assistant surgeon 09-5037557
10. Dr Linn Htet Oo Specialist assistant surgeon 09-5062192
11. Department of
01- 256112 Ext – 897