Multi Organ Transplant

Multi-organ transplant programme at Aster MIMS is empowered by a highly skilled team of medical professionals with technical expertise, performing different transplants including heart-liver, liver-kidney, heart-kidney and heart-lung-liver. Surgeons remove the diseased, failing organ with a healthy one using different transplant surgical procedures assisted by innovative techniques. These techniques have been the result of years of research and help reduce immunosuppressant usage, create synthesis transplants and advance stem cells, ensuring better patient care. Backed by state-of-the-art facilities such as dedicated Intensive Care Units, sophisticated diagnostic and radiology facilities and advanced operating theatres, the transplant centre is one of the best in the country. The centre also boasts tools required for safe surgery, including, ultrasonic blood vessel sealing systems, surgical aspirators and laser coagulators and a specialty blood bank.


Liver Transplant Programme

A life-saving surgical procedure for many a people, liver transplantation is the second most commonly performed organ tranplantation, which shows the predominance of liver conditions. Liver, being the largest internal organ, performs many important functions including preventing infections, toxin removal from the blood, immune control, processing nutrients, medications and hormones, and so on. A healthy liver, when damaged, can generate most of its own cells. If not healthy, it may lead to acute or chronic liver failure which may necessiate a liver tranplant for the survival of the victim. A liver transplantation is often advised for patients with conditions such as chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, biliary cholangitis and alcoholic fatty liver. The procedure involves removal of the diseased liver and replacing it with a healthy liver from a donor. The transplant is recommended only after assessing the medical condition of the patient.
Our expert team comprising multi-organ transplant surgeons, hepatologists, anaesthesiologists, critcal care experts, diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, infection control physicians, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists supported by many other medical personnel together are trained extensively on liver transplantation. At Aster MIMS, we make sure the patient is given adequate pre- and post-operative care keeping in mind all the potential post-operative complications.​

Doctors (Liver Transplant Program)

Dr. Anish Kumar

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

Completed MBBS from Calicut Medical College, MD (Gen. Medicine) from Coimbatore Medical College and DM (Gastro) from Govt. Stanley Medical College, Madras. After DM, he has worked as specialist in Gastroenterology in AIMS, Cochin and later as Junior Consultant at Digestive disease centre, PVS Memorial Hospital, Ernakulam. He was working as Consultant in Gastroenterology at Moulana Hospital, Perinthalmanna for last two years before joining MIMS. His area of interest includes therapeutic endoscopy & hepatology.

Dr. Anish Kumar

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

Completed MBBS from Calicut Medical College, MD (Gen. Medicine) from Coimbatore Medical College and DM (Gastro) from Govt. Stanley Medical College, Madras. After DM, he has worked as specialist in Gastroenterology in AIMS, Cochin and later as Junior Consultant at Digestive disease centre, PVS Memorial Hospital, Ernakulam. He was working as Consultant in Gastroenterology at Moulana Hospital, Perinthalmanna for last two years before joining MIMS. His area of interest includes therapeutic endoscopy & hepatology.

Dr. Sajeesh Sahadevan

Senior Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr.Sajeesh completed his MBBS, and MS (Gen.Surgery), from Calicut Medical College, in the year 1995, and 1999 respectively, and MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) from Trivandrum Medical College in the year 2004. Prior to joining us he was working as Consultant GI Surgeon in PVS hospital Calicut. Dr.Sajeesh hails from Calicut

Dr. Sajeesh Sahadevan

Senior Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr.Sajeesh completed his MBBS, and MS (Gen.Surgery), from Calicut Medical College, in the year 1995, and 1999 respectively, and MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) from Trivandrum Medical College in the year 2004. Prior to joining us he was working as Consultant GI Surgeon in PVS hospital Calicut. Dr.Sajeesh hails from Calicut

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, MCh

Dr. Rajesh Nambiar

Senior Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Rajesh Nambiar, completed MBBS in 1996 from Calicut Medical College, MS. in General Surgery in 2001 from Coimbatore Medical College and DNB in 2007 in GI Surgery from Meenakshi Missionl Hospital, Madurai. Dr. Rajesh possess post MS experience of 8 years in various hospitals including Medical College, Calicut & CMC, Vellore. Since Jan. 2008 he was working with EMS Memorial Hospital, Perinthalmanna.

Dr. Rajesh Nambiar

Senior Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Rajesh Nambiar, completed MBBS in 1996 from Calicut Medical College, MS. in General Surgery in 2001 from Coimbatore Medical College and DNB in 2007 in GI Surgery from Meenakshi Missionl Hospital, Madurai. Dr. Rajesh possess post MS experience of 8 years in various hospitals including Medical College, Calicut & CMC, Vellore. Since Jan. 2008 he was working with EMS Memorial Hospital, Perinthalmanna.

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, DNB (GI Surgery)

Dr. Tony Jose

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr. Tony Jose has completed his MBBS, MD (General Medicine) and DM(Gastroenterology) from Calicut Medical College in the year 1998, 2003 and 2007 respectively. Prior to joining in MIMS, Dr. Tony Jose was working as Sr. Lecturer in Calicut Medical College. He has got more than 20 publications in national and international journals. Dr. Tony Jose hails from Kannur.

Dr. Tony Jose

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr. Tony Jose has completed his MBBS, MD (General Medicine) and DM(Gastroenterology) from Calicut Medical College in the year 1998, 2003 and 2007 respectively. Prior to joining in MIMS, Dr. Tony Jose was working as Sr. Lecturer in Calicut Medical College. He has got more than 20 publications in national and international journals. Dr. Tony Jose hails from Kannur.

Dr. Rajneesh A R

Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr.Rajneesh A R MD, DM as consultant in the department of Gastroenterology. Dr.Rajneesh had his MBBS from Thrissur Medical College, MD (Internal Medicine) from PGIMER, Chandigarh, and DM (Gastroenterology) from Calicut Medical College. Prior to joining MIMS he was working at the Govt. Medical College, Calicut.

Dr. Rajneesh A R

Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr.Rajneesh A R MD, DM as consultant in the department of Gastroenterology. Dr.Rajneesh had his MBBS from Thrissur Medical College, MD (Internal Medicine) from PGIMER, Chandigarh, and DM (Gastroenterology) from Calicut Medical College. Prior to joining MIMS he was working at the Govt. Medical College, Calicut.

Dr. Rohit Ravindran

Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Rohith completed his MBBS and MS from Calicut medical college in the year 2000 and 2006 respectively. He completed his DNB from GEM Hospital Coimbatore which is know as one of best laparoscopic surgical

Dr. Rohit Ravindran

Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Rohith completed his MBBS and MS from Calicut medical college in the year 2000 and 2006 respectively. He completed his DNB from GEM Hospital Coimbatore which is know as one of best laparoscopic surgical

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, DNB,MNAMS,(DNB-GI Surgical)

Dr Harikrishnan S

Jr.Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr Harikrishnan S serves as Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology. He is specialized in Endoscopic intervention, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography) and EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound).

Dr Harikrishnan S

Jr.Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr Harikrishnan S serves as Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology. He is specialized in Endoscopic intervention, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography) and EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound).

Qualifications:

Dr Harikrishnan has completed his MBBS from Trivandrum Medical College, MD from PGIMER Chandigarh and DM – Gastroenterology from AIIMS in New Delhi.

Dr. Seetha Lekshmy N

Staff Surgeon

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

calicut medical college in 2005. She also has been trained Lakeshore Hospital Kochin, know far its Gastroenterology unit.

Dr. Seetha Lekshmy N

Staff Surgeon

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

calicut medical college in 2005. She also has been trained Lakeshore Hospital Kochin, know far its Gastroenterology unit.

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, DNB, MNAMS

Dr. Kishore Kanianchalil

Senior Consultant

Anesthesiology

Dr Kishore completed MBBS & MD from Calicut Medical College. He worked in various hospitals in UK.

Dr. Kishore Kanianchalil

Senior Consultant

Anesthesiology

Dr Kishore completed MBBS & MD from Calicut Medical College. He worked in various hospitals in UK.

Qualifications : DA, MD, FCARCSI

Dr Kishore completed MBBS & MD from Calicut Medical College. He worked in various hospitals in UK. He is a member of Royal College of Anaesthetists London. He is a fellow of Faculty of Anaesthetists of Royal College of Surgeons Ireland His special areas of interest are Intensive Care, Resuscitation and Trauma, Vascular Surgery. Dr. Kishore has completed two and a half years of service with us.


Kidney Transplant Programme

As kidneys become diseased, they lose their ability to function resulting in a condition called end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. Kidney transplant is one among the few recommended treatment options that offers the best prospects, given that the transplanted kidney functions successfully. It is advised when the damage cannot be managed medically anymore. The diseased kidney is replaced with a healthy one received from either a living or non-living donor. During the operation, the kidney is placed in the patient’s pelvis rather than the usual kidney location in the back. The artery that carries blood to the kidney and the vein that removes blood from it are surgically connected to two blood vessels in the pelvis. The ureter, or tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, is transplanted through an incision in the bladder. ​

The process, from evaluation to organ transplantation, at Aster MIMS is initiated by team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, case managers and other clinicians and is well managed at every stage helping the patient return to a full and productive life. On completion of the implantation, the person will be advised to take immunosuppressant medicine every day for a period of time to prevent rejection of the kidney.

Doctors (Kidney Transplant program)

Dr. Sajith Narayanan

Senior Consultant

Nephrology

Dr. Sajith completed his MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry, in the year 1995, MD (Internal Medicine) and DM (Nephrology) from PGIMER, Chandigarh in the year 1998 and 2001 respectively. Prior to joining us, Dr. Sajith was working as Consultant Nephrologist in Moulana Hospital, Perinthalmanna. He had also worked as Consultant Nephrologist in AKG Hospital, Kannur. Dr. Sajith hails from Calicut.

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Dr. Sajith completed his MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry, in the year 1995, MD (Internal Medicine) and DM (Nephrology) from PGIMER, Chandigarh in the year 1998 and 2001 respectively. Prior to joining us, Dr. Sajith was working as Consultant Nephrologist in Moulana Hospital, Perinthalmanna. He had also worked as Consultant Nephrologist in AKG Hospital, Kannur. Dr. Sajith hails from Calicut.

Qualifications MD (Internal Med.), DM (Nephro.)

Dr Ravikumar Karunakaran

Senior Consultant & HOD

Urology

Dr Ravikumar Karunakaran serves as HOD and Senior Consultant in the Department of Urology. His areas of interest are Endourology and Uro-oncology. Being an eminent urologist and transplant surgeon, he has extensive experience in the field and has done over 350 successful transplants till time.

Dr Ravikumar Karunakaran

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Dr Ravikumar Karunakaran serves as HOD and Senior Consultant in the Department of Urology. His areas of interest are Endourology and Uro-oncology. Being an eminent urologist and transplant surgeon, he has extensive experience in the field and has done over 350 successful transplants till time.

He has qualified his MBBS from Madras University, MS in General Surgery from Mangalore University and DNB in General Surgery as well as Urology. Dr Ravikumas has been the Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences and also holds a Diploma in Laparoscopy.

Prior to joining Aster MIMS, he was working as Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon at Medical Trust Hospital, Ernakulum.

Qualifications: MBBS, MS in General Surgery, DNB in General Surgery and Urology, MCh in Urology, MNAMS

Dr. Ismail N.A

Consultant

Nephrology

Dr. Ismail completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College in the year 1995, MD from LT Municipal Medical College Mumbai in the year 2000, and DM, DNB in Nephrology from King Edward Memorial Hopsital, Mumbai in the year 2003. Completed a fellowship in Adult Nephrology from University of Toronto, Canada (2005- 2008). Dr. Ismail hails from Cochin.

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Dr. Ismail completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College in the year 1995, MD from LT Municipal Medical College Mumbai in the year 2000, and DM, DNB in Nephrology from King Edward Memorial Hopsital, Mumbai in the year 2003. Completed a fellowship in Adult Nephrology from University of Toronto, Canada (2005- 2008). Dr. Ismail hails from Cochin.

Qualifications

MBBS, MD, DM, DNB (Nephrology) Fellowship in Adult Nephrology (U of Toronto)

Dr. Benil Hafeeq

Consultant

Nephrology

Dr.Benil Hafeeq completed his MBBS from Trivandrum Medical College in the year 1996, MD (Gen. Med) and DNB Training in the year 2001 and DM (Nephrology) from Calicut Medical College in the year 2006.

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Dr.Benil Hafeeq completed his MBBS from Trivandrum Medical College in the year 1996, MD (Gen. Med) and DNB Training in the year 2001 and DM (Nephrology) from Calicut Medical College in the year 2006.

Qualifications

MD, DM

Dr. Feroz Aziz

Consultant

Nephrology

Dr Feroz Aziz is the transplant physician at Aster MIMS and In charge of Transplant Immunology Laboratory. He has completed MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum and MD in General Medicine from NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Feroz Aziz

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Dr Feroz Aziz is the transplant physician at Aster MIMS and In charge of Transplant Immunology Laboratory. He has completed MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum and MD in General Medicine from NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad.

After his DM (Nephrology) from Institute of Kidney Disease& Research Center, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, he has done Clinical Fellowship in Transplant Nephrology & Transplant Immunology from Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon USA. His areas of interest is Transplant Immunology (Tissue typing and Histocompatibility)

Qualifications

MD (Internal Med.), DM (Nephro.)

Dr. Abhay Anand

Consultant

Urology

Dr Abhay Anand completed his MBBS(2002), MS in General Surgery(2007), DNB in General Surgery (2007) and MCh in Urology (2011) from Government Medical College, Calicut. He obtained Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 2011. He completed Fellowship in Laparoscopic Urology from Lakeshore/PVS Hospitals, Kochi ( Affiliated to Aesculap Academy,Germany) in 2016.

Dr. Abhay Anand

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Dr Abhay Anand completed his MBBS(2002), MS in General Surgery(2007), DNB in General Surgery (2007) and MCh in Urology (2011) from Government Medical College, Calicut. He obtained Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 2011. He completed Fellowship in Laparoscopic Urology from Lakeshore/PVS Hospitals, Kochi ( Affiliated to Aesculap Academy,Germany) in 2016.

Qualifications : MBBS, MS (Gen. Surg) DNB (Gen. Surg) MCh (Urology) MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship in Laproscopic Urology

Post MCh , he worked as Consultant Urologist and Andrologist at Malabar Hospitals & Urology Centre, Calicut. Prior to joining Aster MIMS in 2014, he was employed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology, Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur. His areas of interest are basic and advanced Laparoscopic Urology Procedures, Laser Urology procedures, Urooncology and Renal transplant. Dr Abhay hails from Calicut.

Dr Surdas R

Consultant

Urology

Dr Surdas R serves as Consultant in the Department of Urology. He is specialized in Endourology and Uro-oncology. He has completed his MBBS from Thrissur Medical College, MS in General Surgery from Government Medical College, Goa and MCh in Urology from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow.

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Dr Surdas R serves as Consultant in the Department of Urology. He is specialized in Endourology and Uro-oncology. He has completed his MBBS from Thrissur Medical College, MS in General Surgery from Government Medical College, Goa and MCh in Urology from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow.

Prior to joining Aster MIMS, Dr Surdas was working as Consultant in Daya Hospital, Thrissur.

Qualifications: MBBS, MS-General Surgery, MCh-Urology

Dr. Khurshid Ahamed

Staff Surgeon

Urology

Dr. Khurshid Ahmed is a Urology staff surgeon at Aster MIMS, specializing in Urolithiasis, Endourology, Transplant and Oncosurgery. He secured MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Assam Medical College followed by DNB in Urology from Baby Memorial Hospital. He has also worked as Senior Resident in Urology at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.

Dr. Khurshid Ahamed

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Dr. Khurshid Ahmed is a Urology staff surgeon at Aster MIMS, specializing in Urolithiasis, Endourology, Transplant and Oncosurgery. He secured MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Assam Medical College followed by DNB in Urology from Baby Memorial Hospital. He has also worked as Senior Resident in Urology at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.


Heart-lung Transplant Programme

Heart-lung transplantion, also referred to as cardiopulmonary transplantation, is a major but rare surgical procedure involving the simultaneous replacement of a patient’s diseased heart and lungs with those of a recently deceased donor. The procedure is performed on patients with end-stage cardiopulmonary failures ranging from congenital cardiac anomalies to pulmonary hypertension, and to treat cystic fibrosis occasionally. The procedure is recommended after an in-depth assessment of the patient’s physical and mental health. A heart-lung transplant is not recommended for aged, those with cancer, alcohol or drug addicts, obese or if the patient has a persisting mental health condition.​

At Aster MIMS, we have a team of specialists who perform heart-lung transplantations in both adults and children through a multidisciplinary approach. Backed by advanced technologies, they ensure a speedy recovery of patients and help them return to a normal life with an increased quality of life.

Doctors (Heart Transplant program)

Dr. Murali P Vettath

Chief Cardiac Surgeon & Sr Consultant

Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Murali P Vettath has received international-level training from Holland and Paris in minimally invasive cardiac surgery- Beating Heart Surgery (OPCABS Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery). He went to Dhaka, Bangladesh to transfer knowledge and technology to the doctors in the nation and worked as Clinical Director and Chief Cardiac Surgeon in a reputed private medical college and hospital in Dhaka for 3 years.

Dr. Murali P Vettath

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Dr. Murali P Vettath has received international-level training from Holland and Paris in minimally invasive cardiac surgery- Beating Heart Surgery (OPCABS Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery). He went to Dhaka, Bangladesh to transfer knowledge and technology to the doctors in the nation and worked as Clinical Director and Chief Cardiac Surgeon in a reputed private medical college and hospital in Dhaka for 3 years.

He performed beating heart surgery for the first time in Bangladesh, also played a leading role in bringing down the mortality rate of coronary artery surgeries from 20 percent to less than 1 percent. He had also established two cardiac centers in Bangladesh, which are still functioning. After joining Aster MIMS family, Dr Murali has performed more than 800 coronary artery bypass surgeries in less than three years. He was at the forefront to lead more than 3500 open heart procedures with 1300 CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) on beating heart with less than 0.5% mortality. By utilizing his brain skills, he has also invented a Proximal Anastomotic device named VETTATH ANASTOMOTIC OBTURATOR. This is used in the anastomosis of the top end of vein graft in CABGS without using the conventional side clamp to isolate the Aorta. This has reduced the incidence of stroke in bypass patients to zero percent. It has been accepted in the US & Australia, where this paper was presented and published in International journals. His name has been listed in the 8th Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, for his invention, which has been published from New Jersey, USA, which is a rare distinction for any one from India. His name has also been included in 23rd edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World featuring nearly 45 thousand global leaders in every significant field of endeavor. These books are maintained as reference books in more than 2000 libraries around the world. (This includes Havard University, Smithsonian Institution, Bank of Italy, Business Week & thousand others). He has developed his own Intracoronary Shunt and Blower Mixter for use in off pump coronary artery bypass surgery (Beating Heart Surgery). The doctor has also developed his own technique of performing coronary anastomosis on diffusely diseased coronary arteries on Beating Heart which is well accepted. He has been awarded the ‘Sarvshri’ title and gold medal in cardiac surgery for the year 2003. And The knight of the Millennium conferred the title Sir and awarded GOLD MEDAL IN CARDIAC SURGERY FOR THE YEAR 2004 by the Indian Council of Management Executives, Special Executive Magistrates Society, Mumbai. He has chaired a number of national and international conferences and has numerous publications to his credit both in national and international Journals. He is included in the category of – ‘Learn from the Masters’ session of 51st Cardio Thoracic Congress 2005 among ten other eminent surgeons from the rest of the world. He was also an invited faculty for the first Heart Summit of Emergent Countries held at Lahore, Pakistan, also delivered two lectures and chaired two sessions in the fifth Biennial International Conference to deliver two lectures and chair two sessions.

He is presently the Member of Academic Council - Faculty of Medicine – Calicut University. He also monitors examinations by serving as Inspector & Examiner National Board of Examinations, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, New Delhi. He is also the charter member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, USA. He is a full-time member of the Australasian Society of Cardiac Surgery and a life member of the Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of India. He also presented and published numerous papers in National and International forums and journals about Vettath’s Anastamotic Obturator (VAO) - An Indigenous Proximal Anastamotic Device. Ever since coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was performed, for the past five decades, the top end of the vein graft has been anastamosed on to the aorta using a side clamp. Side clamping of the aorta was not a great problem when Heart Lung Machine was used to perform open heart surgery. But with the advent of Beating Heart surgery off pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) this became a sole cause for neurological deficit after CABG. Hence, various proximal anastamotic devices came up in the market in the US which was prohibitively expensive. The existing devices would run to a tune of five hundred US $ for one use. The invention of VAO has come as a boon to surgeons in the third world countries that it costs less than ten dollars to make and is reusable. This instrument is in the process of being patented. It has been presented at the IX Cardiothoracic Techniques and Technologies Held in March 19, 2003 at Miami, USA where new devices and inventions are presented. This has been well accepted by the international cardio thoracic fraternity and was published as: VETTATH’S ANASTOMOTIC OBTURATOR: A SIMPLE PROXIMAL ANASTOMOTIC DEVICE (#2003-73305) THE HEART SURGERY FORUM #2003-73305 6 (5), 2003 this is published from USA. Online address: www.hsforum.com/vol6/issue5/2003-73305.html. This device and its follow up and our experience was presented at The Annual Conference of Australasian College of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Noosa, Brisbane, Australia October 2003 and was published as: Vettath’s Anastamotic Obturatorour Experience Of 269 Proximal Anastomoses © 2004 Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published Elsevier Inc1443-9506/04/$30.00 doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2004.02.019 (Heart Lung and Circulation 2004; 13:288290) This issue of Heart Lung And Circulation also had a EDITORIAL on this article, highlighting the fact that this device has shown to reduce the incidence of stroke in CABG patients. This is the invention which was identified by the publishers of MARQUIS - WHO IS WHO IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, and published in their 8th Edition December 2004.

Qualifications

DNB, MCh.

Dr. Anil Jose

Senior Consultant

Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery

He has joined us in 2014 from the NHS,UK to expand our cardiac surgical division. He has excellent track record including more than 11 years Experience in Cardiac surgery . Before going to UK for 5 years Fellowship he was a senior lecturer in Government Medical College, Kottayam . Previously Asst Professor at Amrita Institute of medical sciences,Kochi and has served as consultant surgeon in various mission hospitals in Kerala, thus having a total of about 17 years experience in surgery.

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He has joined us in 2014 from the NHS,UK to expand our cardiac surgical division. He has excellent track record including more than 11 years Experience in Cardiac surgery . Before going to UK for 5 years Fellowship he was a senior lecturer in Government Medical College, Kottayam . Previously Asst Professor at Amrita Institute of medical sciences,Kochi and has served as consultant surgeon in various mission hospitals in Kerala, thus having a total of about 17 years experience in surgery.

Educational Classification
MBBS - Government Medical College, Kozhikode 1990 Batch
MS- Government Medical College, Kottayam 1998 batch
MCh - Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram 2004 batch
MRCS Ed (UK) - Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh, UK

Academic

Ethicon Travelling fellowship in cardiac surgery , 2007, GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore.

Adult Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, King’s College hospital, London, UK , 2009-2011.

Cardiac surgical Senior Fellowship, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, UK, 2011-2014

Special Interests

Adult Cardiac surgery

Thoracic Surgery.

Peripheral vascular diseases.

Minimally Invasive cardiac surgery

AF Ablation surgery

TAVI

Dr. Salman Salahuddin

Consultant

Cardiology

Dr Salman Salahuddin completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College, and MD in Internal Medicine from MGM Medical College, Indore. He pursued his training in Cardiology- DM Cardiology from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

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Dr Salman Salahuddin completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College, and MD in Internal Medicine from MGM Medical College, Indore. He pursued his training in Cardiology- DM Cardiology from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

He was working in the AIIMS, New Delhi, prior to joining MIMS in 2012. He is also a Member of the Royal College Physicians, United Kingdom. He has several publications in national and international journals to his credit, and has also co-authored the national monogram on smokeless tobacco by the Government of India. His areas of interest are coronary and peripheral interventions, and in particular cardiovascular imaging including cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. He is now working as Consultant Cardiologist in MIMS. Dr. Salman hails from Thalassery, Kannur district.

Qualifications

MD, DM, MRCP(UK)

Dr. Bijoy K

Consultant

Cardiology

Dr. Bijoy completed his MBBS & MD [General Medicine] from Calicut Medical College in 1995 & 2001 respectively & DNB [Cardiology] from MIMS Institute of Cardiac Sciences in the year 2011. He joined MIMS in 2011 as Cardiologist. He has keen interest in coronary and peripheral interventions. Dr. Bijoy hails from Calicut.

Dr. Bijoy K

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Dr. Bijoy completed his MBBS & MD [General Medicine] from Calicut Medical College in 1995 & 2001 respectively & DNB [Cardiology] from MIMS Institute of Cardiac Sciences in the year 2011. He joined MIMS in 2011 as Cardiologist. He has keen interest in coronary and peripheral interventions. Dr. Bijoy hails from Calicut.

Qualifications

MBBS, MD, DNB

Dr. Sudeep Koshy Kurien

Consultant

Cardiology

He is interested in coronary and peripheral intra vasculars Dr.koshy hails from Calicut district

Dr. Sudeep Koshy Kurien

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He is interested in coronary and peripheral intra vasculars Dr.koshy hails from Calicut district

Completed MBBS -1998 from Bangalore university

Completed DNB 2005

Christian fellowship hospital oddanchalram

Cmc vellore

DNB(cardiology) :2012 malabar institute of medical science,Calicut Working as cardiologist in department of cardiology since 2012

Qualifications

MBBS, DNB (Med), DNB (Cardio), MNAMS

Dr. Kannan A V

Senior Consultant

Cardiac Anaesthesiology

20 years of experience in Anesthesiology. More than 18 years in Cardiac Anesthesia. Expert in the management of high risk cases like patients with low ejection fraction, renal problems, lung diseases

Dr. Kannan A V

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20 years of experience in Anesthesiology. More than 18 years in Cardiac Anesthesia. Expert in the management of high risk cases like patients with low ejection fraction, renal problems, lung diseases

Qualifications : MBBS, MD, FCACC, FIACS

Areas of Interest:

  • Anesthesia for off pump CABG
  • Anesthesia for thoracic surgeries
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Non invasive ventilation after cardiac surgery

Bone Marrow Transplant Programme

A non-surgical procedure unlike other implantations, bone marrow transplant is performed to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow stem cells. Bone marrow transplant is advised for patients with conditions such as leukaemia, aplastic anaemia and other immune system or genetic diseases. The diseased stem cells are removed completely through a conditioning therapy via high doses of radiation or chemotherapy. The patient will be infused with healthy stem cells obtained from the donor and they multiply their own, promoting the growth of new bone marrow. The engraftment of stem cells may take from 10 to 28 days.​

At Aster MIMS, specialists from many specialties come together to perform bone marrow transplantation. From evaluation to the process and post transplantation, they ensure the best possible transplant outcome with the patient’s return to the wellness.

Doctors (Bone Marrow Transplant program)

Dr. Vineetha Rijju

Consultant

Palliative Oncology

Graduated in 2002 from KMC, Manipal .Worked elsewhere until 2007, then joined Department of Medical Oncology as the General Duty Medical Officer. In 2010 - completed National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine and thereafter BCCPM from The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut .

Dr. Vineetha Rijju

Consultant

Palliative Oncology

Graduated in 2002 from KMC, Manipal .Worked elsewhere until 2007, then joined Department of Medical Oncology as the General Duty Medical Officer. In 2010 - completed National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine and thereafter BCCPM from The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut .

In 2012- commenced a Pain and Palliative clinic in MIMS Oncology Center as the Pain and Palliative Physician.Been an integral part of various cancer screening camps and have worked for cancer support organizations for the benefit of cancer patients and survivors. Commenced MIMS Home Care services, CSR initiative of MIMS in 2013.In 2014 ,started a lymphoedema clinic for the benefit of patients suffering from secondary lymphoedema due to cancer/ cancer treatment. Currently pursuing M Sc in Palliative medicine , Cardiff University (U.K.).Visiting faculty for Palliative Medicine teaching courses for doctors and nurses ,at The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut.​

Qualifications
MBBS, FPM, BCCPM, Dip. Pall. Med (U.K)


Cornea Transplant Programme

Often referred to as Keratoplasty, the cornea transplantation involves the removal of all or a part of a damaged cornea and replacing it with healthy donor tissue. The transplantation is often advised to improve vision, relieve pain or treat acute eye infection or damage. Transplantation is recommended when vision cannot be corrected satisfactorily with eyeglasses or contact lenses or if medications will not help anymore.​

The experts at Aster MIMS make sure the donor cornea tissue is free from different malicious viruses. The cornea is also checked for clarity. The implantation is done with utmost accuracy at state-of-the-art facilities by an outstanding team of specialists with a multidisciplinary approach. An outpatient procedure, the surgical procedure usually takes only an hour or two mostly. The patient may be recommended to spend additional one or two hours in the recovery room.

Doctors (Cornea Transplant program)

Dr. Indira Varma

Senior Consultant

Former professor medical college Calicut

Dr. Indira Varma

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Former professor medical college Calicut

Areas of interest
Medical ophthalmology,ROP

Dr Sujith V Nayanar

Senior Consultant

Dr. Sujith V Nayanar is a senior consultant in Ophthalmology at Aster MIMS, and focuses on cataract surgery, advanced corneal transplantation surgery, artificial cornea implantation surgery, limbal stem cell transplant, and advanced keratoconus management, medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Dr Sujith V Nayanar

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Dr. Sujith V Nayanar is a senior consultant in Ophthalmology at Aster MIMS, and focuses on cataract surgery, advanced corneal transplantation surgery, artificial cornea implantation surgery, limbal stem cell transplant, and advanced keratoconus management, medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Dr. Sujith completed his clinical training from Calicut Medical College, MD in Ophthalmology from AIIMS, New Delhi followed by FRCS from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and later, FICO from International Council of Ophthalmology. He has worked with various hospitals such as Vasan Eye Clinic and AIIMS, New Delhi before joining MIMS.

Dr. Lakshmi K. P.

Senior Consultant

Dr. Lakshmi K.P. serves as the Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at Aster MIMS. Her core areas of focus are Oculoplasty, Orbit, Ocular Trauma, and Aesthetics and Ocular Oncology. She completed her MBBS from Calicut Medical College, followed by a Diploma and MS in Ophthalmology from Trivandrum Medical College. She has immense experience in working with hospitals such as Sankara Netralaya, Vasan Eye Care and Comtrust Eye Hospital.

Dr. Lakshmi K. P.

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Dr. Lakshmi K.P. serves as the Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at Aster MIMS. Her core areas of focus are Oculoplasty, Orbit, Ocular Trauma, and Aesthetics and Ocular Oncology. She completed her MBBS from Calicut Medical College, followed by a Diploma and MS in Ophthalmology from Trivandrum Medical College. She has immense experience in working with hospitals such as Sankara Netralaya, Vasan Eye Care and Comtrust Eye Hospital.

Dr. Shermila M.V

Senior Consultant

Dr Shermila MV serves as Senior Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology. She is an eminent ophthalmologist specialized in Diabetic Retinopathy.

Dr. Shermila M.V

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Dr Shermila MV serves as Senior Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology. She is an eminent ophthalmologist specialized in Diabetic Retinopathy.

Prior to joining Aster MIMS, Dr Shermila was working as Medical Officer in Retina Clinic, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli. She has qualified PSG Institute of Medical Science, Coimbatore, D.O from Govt Stanley Medical College Madras and DNB from Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli. She holds a fellowship in Retina and Vitreous from Aravind Eye Hospital Madurai.

Qualifications: MBBS, D.O, DNB