Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala

for Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Treatment

Treatment of breast cancer depends on the stage. The treatment may involve radiotherapy, surgery or medications. The types of surgeries used included mastectomy (radical mastectomy or simple mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, patery modified radical mastectomy), breast-conserving surgery, lumpectomy and lymph node dissection. Medical therapy involves chemotherapy for breast cancer or systemic hormonal therapy like tamoxifen.

Overview

Aster Medcity was founded in 2014 by Dr Azad Moopen and quickly received accreditation from the JCI and the NABH. The hospital is extremely modern, with spacious hallways and waiting rooms, as well as state-of-the-art imaging and an advanced medical laboratory on-site. The hospital offers customized packages to international patients, including comprehensive surgery packages for common procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting and hip or knee replacements. The hospital will assist with flight and hotel booking, and patients have access to free WiFi throughout, a gym, and recreational areas. The hospital is equipped with 670 beds, and 8 separate centers of excellence to treat patients in a variety of areas including cardiology, neurology, and orthopedics.

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Location

Aster Medcity is found in Kochi, south west India, and is 40 minutes from the Cochin International airport. It is easily accessible via public transport with two bus stops close by. Puthuvype Beach is 16 km from the hospital and is one of India’s lesser-known seasides making it tranquil and relaxing. It is also home to one of India’s tallest lighthouses. Marine Drive is a busy waterfront walkway ideal for shopping, eating, sightseeing, and watching the sunset.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Translators can be arranged for other Languages.

Services

Medical records transfer

Airport pickup

Hotel booking

Special offer for group stays

Free Wifi

Phone in the room

TV in the room

Special dietary requests accepted

Private rooms for patients available

Parking available

Pharmacy

Laundry

Mobility accessible rooms

Online doctor consultation

Medical travel insurance

Translation services

Interpreter services

Car hire

Local transportation booking

Flight booking

Local tourism options

Family accommodation

Visa / Travel office

Religious facilities

Nursery / Nanny services

Dry cleaning

Entertainment options

International newspapers

Business centre services

Fitness centre

Personal assistance / Concierge

Health insurance coordination

Restaurant

Procedures

Cardiology 3 procedures

Aortic Valve Repair

This is a procedure done to repair or replace aortic valves damaged by disease. Aortic valves are one of the four heart valves that help regulate the flow of blood in the heart. The surgeon will remove the damaged valves and replace them with a prosthetic one which is then screwed into place. The valves can be mechanical (made of artificial materials like carbon) or biological, i.e., from animal or human tissue.

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

An ASD is a congenital heart defect in the atrial septum that results in leakage oxygen-rich blood from left atrium to the right atrium. This increases the work of workload of the right side of the heart and if not corrected early can lead to heart failure. The defect if small can be corrected by cardiac catheterization usually by a pediatric cardiologist. A large defect often needs open heart procedures.

Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) Treatment

Atrioventricular Septal Defect is a congenital malformation of the heart that allows the mixing of blood from the right and left sides of the heart. It can be due to the absence of the persistence of fetal interatrial foramen or the complete absence of part or whole of the septum. The management of the condition is surgical.

Colorectal Medicine 3 procedures

Anal Fissure Treatment

This is a crack or linear tear in the distal areas of the anal canal. They involve only the epithelium in the short-term, and the entire mucosal thickens in the long-run. 1st line of treatment is medical and involve stool softeners and stool bulking agents. A laxative is also used to maintain normal bowel movements. 2nd line of treatment is surgical where sphincterotomy is done.

Anal Fistula Surgery

An anal fistula is an abnormal connection between the epithelized surface of the anal canal and the perianal skin. It is usually a sequela of an anal abscess. It rarely heals on it own hence need for surgery. The surgery is carried out under GA. There are several surgical options available, i.e., fistulotomy, advancement flap procedure, Seton technique, LIFT procedure, fibrin glue and bioprosthetic plug.

Colectomy

This is the resection of whole or part of the large bowel. It is usually necessary to prevent or manage conditions and disease that affect one's colon such as ulcerative colitis, Cohn’s disease, colorectal carcinoma and HNPCC. It can be either laparoscopic or open.

Dentistry 3 procedures

Bone Graft

It is also known as bone transplanting. This is a surgical procedure used to replace a missing bone to repair bone fractures that are complex, fail to heal in right way or pose a substantial health risk to the patient. It is that is used to repair problems with joints or bone, especially from trauma. It is also useful in ensuring that bone grows around an implanted device properly.

Dental Bridge

It is a procedure done by a dentist. A bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis used to replace a missing tooth by permanently joining an artificial tooth with an adjacent dental implant or teeth. There are four type of dental bridges, i.e., cantilever bridge, Maryland Bridge, traditional bridge and implant supported bridges.

Dental Crown

Is a procedure used to install a dental crown after damage. Normally, it requires at least two visits to a dentist. In the first visit, dentist examines the teeth to ensure it can support the crown then starts filling the crown to ensure it can support the crown. The dentist then takes an impression of the teeth and send to the dental lab so that permanent crown is made. In the second visit, the permanent crown is installed. Several types of crowns are available, i.e., porcelain, ceramic, stainless steel, resin, and gold. The procedure can be undertaken for cosmetic reasons or repair damaged the tooth.

Dermatology 3 procedures

Acne Treatment

Acne is an inflammatory papular, pustular, and follicular eruptions involving the pilosebaceous units in the skin. It is treated medical using either local or topical agents by a dermatologist. All drugs used for the management of acne act as Anti-inflammatory, Anti-comedonal and Anti-microbial agents.

Dermabrasion

This is a type of surgical skin planing procedure. It should only be performed in a hospital by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. It is done to remove deep-seated acne scars. It is done either under general or local anesthesia.

Dermatology Consultation

This is a visit to a skin specialist. The specialist will take your history and your skin lesions or just the general condition of the skin. The doctor will then prepare a treatment plan for you. A dermatological consult can be for cosmetic reasons or management of pathological skin conditions.

Diagnostic Imaging 3 procedures

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

This is a test used to assess the health of ones. It helps provides information regarding the fragility or strength of one's bones. The test measures the amount of calcium and other minerals

Chest X-Ray

This a radiograph of the chest used to diagnose chest diseases injuries. It is done using an X-ray machine that passes X-rays through the chest into a film to create the image.

CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

This is a modern imaging technique that makes use of that makes use of computed processed X-ray measurements that are taken at different angles to produce tomographic images of specific areas of objects scanned thereby allowing the user to see the internal structure of the object without physically cutting them. It is used in the diagnosis, screening or prevention of diseases.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) 2 procedures

Laryngoscopy

This is the endoscopic examination of the larynx and the back of the throat. The larynx is part of the throat. The procedure is carried out ear nose and throat specialists. There are two types of laryngoscopy procedures, i.e., direct laryngoscopy and indirect laryngoscopy.

Myringoplasty

This is a procedure done to correct perforation in the pars tensa of the eardrum. When the procedure is combined with the reconstruction of the ear ossicles, the procedure is termed tympanoplasty. The operation is normally done while the patient is lying supine with the face turned to one side such that the side being operated lies upward. The procedure is carried out otolaryngologists. There are two major techniques currently being used, i.e., the overlay technique and the underlying technique.

Endocrinology 3 procedures

Diabetes Consultation

This is the review of a newly diagnosed or known diabetic patient by a diabetic care team. The doctors will take the patient history of the condition, carry out physical examinations to detect any diabetic complication, proper carryout investigations like RBS and educated the patient about his condition an, the impotence of drug compliance and possible lifestyle changes that patient will have to implement. The consult may decide to change the patient drugs.

Endocrinology Consultation

This is a review of a patient suspected or diagnosed with endocrinological disorders such as hyperthyroidism. The patient will undergo a clinical examination and relevant investigations ordered to check the patient’s general medical condition. The patient’s medications will also be reviewed, and if failing, they will be changed. The consult can be done to a gynecologic, obstetric, medical, surgical, pediatric or even a psychiatric patient.

Endocrinology Testing

These are tests done to diagnose or rule our Endocrinological disorders. The test measures the level of a certain hormone in the blood, e.g., estrogen, thyroid function test, growth hormone, stimulating follicle hormone, etc.

Gastroenterology 3 procedures

Cholecystectomy

This is a surgical procedure used to remove the gallbladder i.e., pear- shaped organ below the right lobe of the liver where bile is stored. The gallbladder can be removed due to inflammation (cholecystitis), gallstones if it leads to pancreatitis, gallbladder cancer, and biliary colic. The procedure can either be open or laparoscopic. Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive and only performed by a laparoscopic surgeon. Currently, advanced laparoscopic surgeries use single incisions, a technique called single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) or laparoendoscopic single site surgery.

Colonoscopy

This is an endoscopic procedure used to examine the colon (large intestine) and the Ileum (the distal sections of the small intestine) using a fiber optic camera or a CCD camera on a flexible tube that is passed via the anus. It helps in the diagnosis of ulcers (e.g., ulcerative colitis, Cohn’s disease), polyps (e.g., HNPCC) and removal or biopsy of suspected lesions of colorectal cancer. It is also used in screening for colorectal cancer. Currently, virtual colonoscopy which is virtually noninvasive is available and uses CT scans or MRI sand to reconstruct its images.

Gastroenterology Consultation

A gastroenterologist is a physician that has unique training and experience in the management of liver and gastrointestinal diseases. In a Gastroenterology Consultation, the doctor will examine the patient’s abdomen, possibly do an endoscopic procedure, order appropriate investigations on the patient’s and formulate or review the patient's treatment plan.

General Surgery 3 procedures

Adrenalectomy

This is the surgical excision of one or both the suprarenal glands. It can be performed as laparoscopic or as an open procedure. It is commonly performed on patients with adrenal cancers.

Appendectomy

This is the surgical removal of the appendix. It is performed after a patient suffering from acute appendicitis. It can be performed as laparoscopic or as an open procedure.

Breast Lumpectomy

This is a procedure done to remove a breast tumor. The tumor and a portion of its surrounding (usually a margin of about 2 cm). It is a form of breast-conserving surgery or breast preservation procedure. It is technically a partial mastectomy procedure.

Gynecology 3 procedures

Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

This is a fluid-filled cyst (swelling) of the Bartholin gland. Treatment involves surgical drainage, warm baths, and antibiotics. Marsupialization can often be done to deal with the problem permanently.

Breast Biopsy

This is a procedure used to obtain a sample of a tumor in the breast for purposes of laboratory and histological analysis. Various breast sampling techniques are available, e.g., FNA, incisional biopsy, excisional biopsy, and core biopsy.

Breast Exam

This is the clinical examination of one's breasts by medical practitioners to check them for any abnormalities. The physical exam is done by the health professional during one's routine medical checkup or when someone has complications related to breast. The exam should only be carried out by a professional trained in breast exam techniques. The results will be complemented either by mammograms or breast ultrasound.

Maxillofacial Surgery 3 procedures

Facial Paralysis Treatment

This treatment aims to improve the function and reduce damages to the facial nerve. The paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve leads to Bell’s palsy. Facial nerve paralysis is managed medically using corticosteroids, antivirals or a combination of both.

Facial Tumor Removal

The growth and removal of these tumors (whether malignant or benign) can affect the bones and soft tissues of ones face thereby altering its shape. The surgical methods available to remove these tumors depend on the type of tumor, site, and size. The tumors can be removed by curettage, surgical excision, and cryotherapy. It is normally performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons can come in to improve the cosmetic outcome of the procedures.

Jaw Fracture Treatment

The treatment of fractures of the jaw is often surgical, though this depends on the extent of the injuries. Clean jaws normally heal on their own if properly immobilized. Surgical repair is always needed to manage multiple fractures of the jaw bone. Closed reduction in dentate patients is achieved using Eric arch bars, bridle wire or ivy loop. Open reductions using compression screw, plate fixation or wire osteosynthesis are available.

Neurology 3 procedures

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

This is the evaluation of a patient suffering from dementia and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The doctor will assess the patient and prepares an appropriate treatment plan and inform the guardian on hoe w the patient should be cared for, the prognosis and booking future reviews.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

This is the evaluation of a patient who has ALS. The doctor will assess the patient and formulate an appropriate treatment plan and inform the guardian on hoe w the patient should be cared for, and advise on of follow up.

Epilepsy Treatment

Epilepsy is recurrent seizes in one’s brain. The management of epilepsy can be done by drugs, and sometimes devices, dietary changes or surgery. Anticonvulsants are the main stray of treatment. This is however influenced by the type of epilepsy, the age of patient, pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Neurosurgery 3 procedures

Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment

An operation to correct brachial plexus injuries should be performed within 6-7 months the injury as, beyond this period, the prognosis is poor. Teat such as MRI, CT, nerve conduction studies and electromyogram are usually done to determine the extent of the injury. Treatment can either be surgically or non-surgical, i.e., occupational therapy or physiotherapy or splinting /orthosis.

Brain Aneurysm Repair

This is an endovascular surgical procedure. A catheter is usually guided via a small cut in one's groin to an artery and then passed through the vessel to the brain where an aneurysm is situated. Alternatively, the surgery can be performed alongside open craniotomy.

Brain Tumor Surgery

Surgery is the common modality for managing many malignant and most benign tumors. The operation is performed by a neurosurgeon. It helps relieve seizures, remove tumors, take biopsies and enable chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Common techniques used include craniotomy, craniotomy, partial or complete removal, shunting, transsphenoidal surgery, LITT, etc.

Oncology 3 procedures

Acute Leukemia Treatment

The statement of acute leukemia depends on the subtype of leukemia. Treatment empathizes long-term cemetery with antineoplastic drugs. Various combination of chemotherapeutic agents has been developed for various leukemias. Oncologist use chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy and stem cell transplant.

Bladder Cancer Treatment

Medical and surgical modalities are used treatment of bladder cancer. The surgery done is either partial or complete Cystectomy. This involves partial or complete removal of the bladder. Medical therapy includes chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Breast Cancer Treatment

Treatment of breast cancer depends on the stage. The treatment may involve radiotherapy, surgery or medications. The types of surgeries used included mastectomy (radical mastectomy or simple mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, patery modified radical mastectomy), breast-conserving surgery, lumpectomy and lymph node dissection. Medical therapy involves chemotherapy for breast cancer or systemic hormonal therapy like tamoxifen.

Ophthalmology 3 procedures

Cataract Surgery

This is a procedure where the lens in one’s eye that has become cloudy (cataract) is removed and replaced with an artificial Len (called IOL or intraocular Len). Cataract is a condition that leads to loss of vision by clouding of one’s natural eye Len that lies behind the pupil and iris. It is performed by an ophthalmologist.

Cornea Transplant

This is corneal grafting. It is a surgical procedure where a person’s diseased or damaged cornea is replaced by a corneal tissue that is donated.

Detached Retina Treatment

The retinal detachment is an emergency condition where the pulls from the bold vessel that supply it with nutrients and oxygen. It’s accompanied by floaters (cobwebs or specks) and flashes in one's vision. If not fixed leads to blindness. The condition can be managed via various treatment modalities by an ophthalmologist. The notable procedures include vitrectomy, pneumatic retinopexy and scleral buckle procedure.

Orthopedics 3 procedures

Achilles Tendon Rupture

This is a complete tear through the tendon, usually about two inches from the calcaneal (heel) bone. The tendon it vital to activities like jumping, walking or running. The rupture is common in those suffering from Achilles tendinitis, illnesses like diabetes or on drugs like steroids and antibiotics. Surgery is essential for faster healing. However, a cast can be used to allow the leg heal naturally but will take quite long.

Ankle Arthroscopy

Its an ankle replacement surgery done to replace damaged joint articular surfaces with prosthetic implants. It is currently a more preferred option than arthrodesis.

Ankle Fracture Treatment

Ankle fractures can be treated surgically or non-surgically. The method will depend on the degree of injury and the patient’s choice. The non-surgical options include casting and splinting.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 3 procedures

Bone and Joint Screening

These are tests done to detect bone and joint diseases like cancers earlier. The test is commonly done when a patient present with bone and joint complains like pain. A bone screening test is widely used to diagnose osteoporosis. This is done by carrion out a bone mineral test.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This is a technique used to help increase the flow of lymph. The increased flow helps improve the immune function and remove harmful substances from tissues which are then neutralized in the lymph nodes. Apart from this, the procedure helps improve healing after surgery, improves breastfeeding, and relax a patient. Manual lymph drainage is the commonly used technique.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

An Orthopedic Rehabilitation program has many components, including occupational and physical therapy, sports injury rehabilitation, specialized pediatric services and minimally invasive procedures. The therapy aims to treat several conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. The program restores the strength, motion, and activity after injury.

Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine 3 procedures

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment

COPD is a lung disease that encompasses chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The condition is incurable, but treatment can help. It is thus a lifelong disease. Treatment starts with smoking cessation. Drugs such as bronchodilators, steroids, phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors, theophylline, and antibiotics are used. Lung therapies include oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation. Surgical solutions available included lung transplant, bullectomy, and lung volume reduction surgeries.

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary condition that causes damage to the digestive system, lungs and other parts of the human body. It commonly affects the cell that produces sweat, digestive juices, and mucus. Though currently, it has no cure, the conditions can be controlled to prevent complication and improved the patient quality of life. Specialists in cystic fibrosis will prepare a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient. Medications commonly used include antibiotics, the medications that make mucus thinner, ivacaftor, bronchodilators, and steroids. The patient is also taught maneuvers on how to deal with the condition.

Lung Biopsy

This is an interventional procedure that is done to diagnose pathologies of the lungs by obtaining samples that are then examined in histology or cytology under a microscope.

Rheumatology 3 procedures

Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread muscle pain and tenderness accompanied by sleep, mood, fatigue and memory issues. There is no cure, but proper medications and regular physical activity can help patient condition to improve. The condition is managed by a combination of exercise, education, psychotherapy and relaxation techniques. The pain medications and antidepressants help to control the fatigue, anxiety, depression, and pain.

Lupus Erythematosus Treatment

Lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system confuses body tissues as foreign and attacks them. Its management will depend on its manifestations and severity. The treatment may include antimalarial drugs, corticosteroids, steroid creams for rashes, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, immunosuppressants like cyclophosphamide and anti-inflammatory medication like NSAIDs.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Consultation

This is a visit to a consultant physician rheumatologist. The doctor will assess the patient condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan the book them for follow up.

Spinal Surgery 3 procedures

Artificial Disc Replacement

Sometimes also called total disc replacement or total disc arthroplasty. The procedure involves replacing a painful damaged disc with an artificial disc. The procedure can be performed on the neck (cervical spine) or lumbar spine (lower back). The procedure helps preserve motion in the intervertebral discs. It is performed in patients with damaged discs, e.g., due to disease or cervical disc herniation unresponsive to non-surgical management.

Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

The management of this condition involves rehabilitative programs like occupational therapy, physical therapy, and recreational therapy. Surgery is advised when neurologic deficits progress, when there is documented spinal cord or cervical nerve root compression and when the pain becomes intractable.

Corpectomy

This is a surgical operation that involves removing part or all a vertebral body usually as a mean of decompressing the nerves and spinal cord. It is sometimes performed in association with discectomy. It is commonly done in a patient with spinal stenosis due to osteophytes.

Urology 3 procedures

Circumcision

This is the removal of the penile foreskin. It is the most commonly performed procedure in the world. In it, the foreskin is opened. Then adhesions removed before being separated from the glans and cut. The penis is then sutured. A recent study indicated that it lowers one's risk of contracting HIV by60%.

Cystoscopy

This is the endoscopic examination of the bladder. During the procedure, an endoscopic tube with a light and camera at the end is inserted into one's urethra, and into your bladder to visualize the inside of the bladder.

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Erectile Dysfunction is the inability of a man to keep or get an erection firm to have sexual intercourse. It is commonly described as important. The condition can be managed medically. 1st the patient has to be evaluated for a treatment plan is made, the plan may incorporate assistive devices like pumps or medications.

Vascular Medicine 3 procedures

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

An Aneurysm is a dilated section of an artery. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm occurs when the Abdominal Aorta enlarges and balloons outward at this point. The repair of AAA is achieved in two ways, i.e., endovascular Aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open repair.

Angiography

This is a medical imaging modality that is used to view the lumen or inside of organs and vessels in the body with a special interest in veins, arteries, and chambers of the heart. It helps reveal areas of blockage or areas with pathology. They include arteriogram, venograms, CT angiography, MR angiography. Examples microangiography, coronary angiography, etc.

Angioplasty

Sometimes referred to as percutaneous transluminal Angioplasty or balloon Angioplasty.it is a minimally y invasive procedure that is done to widen obstructed or narrowed veins and arteries typically to manage atherosclerosis. A balloon catheter is passed over a guided wire to the narrowed vessel which is then inflated. A stent is sometimes inserted during the ballooning phase to ensure that the vessel will remain open after the balloon is deflated and removed. It has several used, i.e., Coronary Angioplasty, carotid Angioplasty and Peripheral Angioplasty.

Allergology 2 procedures

Allergology Consultation

This is a hospital visit by a suspected allergy patient like asthmatics or request for review by allergy specialists. It is important for continuous monitoring of an allergic patient. It involves the evaluation and treatment of immune and allergy diseases. Allergy tests like skin prick testing will be done to identify the causes of allergic reactions in a patient and proper medications administered to the patient. The patient will be counseled on how to avoid potential allergens.

Allergy Testing

This is a test that involves having blood tests or skin tests to establish if an allergen or a subsistence can trigger an allergic reaction in the patient.

General Medicine 2 procedures

Medical Examination

This is the process by which physicians assess the body of a patient for sings disease. In medical practice, it is terms used commonly to refer to is included a clinical examination or physical examination. It is done after a comprehensive history of a patient has been taken. It thus helps in diagnosis and formulating the treatment plan.

Vaccination

This is the administration of a vaccine to a person to stimulate their immune system thereby developing adaptive immunity against the target pathogen.

Nephrology 2 procedures

Kidney Dialysis

This is a procedure done to manage patients with acute kidney injury or those with end-stage kidney disease. It is needed when one's kidneys are no longer able to meet the body’s needs. It performs normal kidney functions like the removal of wastes. There are two types of dialysis, i.e., peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis.

Nephrology Consultation

This is a hospital checkup and review by a qualified nephrologist. It involves patient assessment, treatment planning, diagnosis and interventions such as permanent catheter insertion. Patients with acute or chronic kidney disease will require a frequent check-up by a nephrologist. The doctor will also monitor patients undergoing dialysis.

Immunology 1 procedures

Immunology Consultation

This is a patient review by a qualified immunologist. It includes tests done to diagnose or rule out a suspected immunological diseases. If present, a proper treatment plan including follow-up will be discussed with the patient.

Specialists

Specialists working with Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala

Dr. Anil Kumar R Cardiology

  • Dr. Anil Kumar played the pivotal role in establishing Aster Medcity as the first centre in Kerala for MRCP (UK) PACES Examinations
  • One of the most respected Interventional Cardiologists in South India, Dr. Anil Kumar has more than 25 years of experience in management of complex heart conditions and diseases in adults
  • His areas of special interest include advanced management of heart failure and preventive cardiology

Dr. Manoj P Nair Cardiology

  • A veteran Cardiac Surgeon with 20 years of experience and over 5700 surgeries to his credit
  • He is trained to perform all Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery procedures – a talent, unmatched
  • He is former Professor of CVTS and pioneered Hybrid Aortic Aneurysm Surgery in Kerala

Dr. Jem Kalathil Oncology

  • An internationally acclaimed Surgical Oncologist with more than 25 years of experience
  • Dr. Jem Kalathil is an expert in radio-guided surgeries including sentinel node techniques, complex sarcoma surgeries, organ preserving surgeries and management of GI malignancies
  • Trained at some of the finest centres in the United Kingdom, Italy and India, he is one of the most experienced oncoplastic and reconstructive breast cancer surgeons in India

Dr. Ramaswamy N V Oncology

  • A Hematologist with more than 18 years of experience
  • Dr. Ramaswamy is an expert in management of malignant and non-malignant diseases of the blood, in patients of all ages
  • His areas of special interest are hemato oncology and stem cell transplant

Dr. Benjamin Joseph Orthopedics

  • One of the most respected Paediatric Orthopaedicians in the country
  • Dr. Benjamin Joseph has more than 36 years of experience to his credit
  • Trained in some of the finest hospitals in India and the UK, he is an expert in management of congenital anomalies including deformities of the upper and lower limbs, hip, knee, ankle and foot problems, cerebral palsy and paralytic problems in children

Dr. Bobby Jacob Orthopedics

  • An Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than 15 years of experience
  • Dr. Bobby Jacob is an expert in advanced arthroscopic management of degenerative conditions/ sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow; multi-ligament injuries of the knee; complex poly trauma and pelvic/ acetabulum fractures and Ilizarov technique

Dr. Dilip Panikar Neurosurgery

  • An exceptionally talented Neurosurgeon with more than 26 years of experience to his credit
  • Dr. Dilip Panikar is one of the most respected doctors in the country
  • An expert in micro neurosurgery, Dr. Dilip Panikar’s skills in performing highly advanced and unique neurosurgical procedures are unparalleled
  • His areas of special interest include neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and skull base surgery, reconstructive surgery for craniofacial deformities, functional neurosurgery and neurovascular surgery

Dr. Mathew Abraham Neurosurgery

  • A veteran Neurologist with more than 32 years of experience
  • Dr. Mathew Abraham is an expert in management of neurological diseases and disorders
  • His fields of special interest include headache, dementia and Parkinson’s disease

Dr. V. Narayanan Unni Nephrology

  • One of the most respected medical professionals in the region, Dr. V. Narayanan Unni is is a Nephrologist with more than 31 years of experience to his credit
  • A expert in management of complex kidney disorders, his areas of special interest include kidney transplantation and hemodialysis
  • A key opinion leader for kidney transplantation in the International Transplantation Society, he has played an instrumental role in creating awareness on organ transplantation in Kerala
  • Dr. Narayanan Unni is the Director of Academic Affairs of Aster Medcity

Dr. Kishore T.A Urology

  • One of the top Urologists in the region, Dr. Kishore T A has more than 13 years of experience in comprehensive management of complex genitourinary diseases
  • Trained at some of the finest medical institutes in the United States and India, he is an expert in robotic surgery, renal transplantation, urological oncology, advanced endourology and laparoscopic urology
  • Dr. Kishore is the first Urologist to perform NOTES assisted vaginal donor nephrectomy, robotic assisted radical nephrectomy and IVC thrombectomy in India
  • the third in the world to perform Transvaginal Assisted Robotic Renal Transplantation
  • the fourth in world to complete 50 robotic renal transplantation surgeries and first in south India to perform Robotic Assisted Renal transplantation

Dr. Sherley Mathen Gynecology

  • An Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with more than 26 years of experience, Dr. Sherly Mathen is one of the most respected medical professionals in the state
  • Trained in all aspects of women’s health, she is an expert in laparoscopic, conventional and robotic gynaecological surgeries and management of high-risk pregnancies

Dr. S. Mayadevi Kurup Gynecology

  • An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with more than 22 years of experience, Dr. S. Mayadevi Kurup is an expert in all aspects of women’s health
  • Her areas of specialization include management of high-risk obstetrics, maternal medicine, gynae-oncology and critical care in obstetrics
  • Trained at some of the finest hospitals in the United Kingdom and United States, Dr. Mayadevi is one among the few surgeons in the region with expertise in complex robotic gynae surgeries

Location

Kuttisahib Road, Near P.O, Cheranelloor, Kothad Bridge, South Chittoor, Kerala 682027 Kochi, India


Accreditations

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)
Joint Commission International (JCI)

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