PLASTIC, VASCULAR & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Repair, Restore, Improve

The centre for plastic, vascular and reconstructive surgery at Aster MIMS is dedicated to providing highest quality medical and surgical services by integrating specialised programs that focus on enhancing the appearance and improving the quality of life of people. With all the advanced facilities and highly skills team of professionals, we offer innovative treatments to people facing the need for reconstructive surgery due to a congenital, or as an aftereffect of surgery or trauma. Whether it is an issue aroused after the treatment of cancer, traumatic head injuries or conditions like cleft lip or palate, our specialists can help improve the function, mobility and overall quality of life. Our surgeons are also specialised in the most advanced reconstructive procedures, including arm, hand and face defects.

Being specialists dealing with burn injuries to aesthetic enhancements, from peripheral nerve injuries to congenital deformity corrections- they are at the forefront of their profession, pioneering different techniques of the industry and applying latest and most innovative approaches to their areas of surgery. With over 15 years of remarkable experience, the expert team has set a benchmark for plastic surgery in the region and striving to set the goals of patient care and comfort at the forefront.

Doctors

Dr Krishnakumar K S

Senior Consultant & Head

Dr Krishna Kumar serves as the Senior Consultant and HOD at the Department of Plastic, Vascular and Reconstructive Surgery. He is an expert in most advanced reconstructive procedures that include arm, hand and face defects. He deals with burn injuries to aesthetic enhancements and peripheral nerve injuries to congenital deformity corrections.

Dr Krishnakumar K S

Senior Consultant & Head

Dr Krishna Kumar serves as the Senior Consultant and HOD at the Department of Plastic, Vascular and Reconstructive Surgery. He is an expert in most advanced reconstructive procedures that include arm, hand and face defects. He deals with burn injuries to aesthetic enhancements and peripheral nerve injuries to congenital deformity corrections.

Dr Krishna Kumar is the Regional lead for Smile Train in North Kerala, which provides free cleft surgeries. He has presented and published extensively in national and international conferences. He has also been presented with numerous international awards including “Best Paper of the Conference” award from New Zealand Plastic Surgeons Association Annual Conference, Auckland.

Prior to joining Aster MIMS, Dr Krishna Kumar was working as Consultant Plastic & Micro Vascular Surgeon at Baby Memorial Hospital. He was an examiner and trainer for MRCS for the Edinburgh and Glasgow colleges.

He has obtained M.B.B.S from Trivandrum Medical College and M.S in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College Mangalore. He has secured his FRCS from Edinburgh, Glasgow and MCh in Plastic Surgery from Trivandrum Medical College. Dr Krishna Kumar also holds a FRCS and CCT in Plastic Surgery from British Association of Plastic Surgeons. He was Fellow in Micro surgery and Hand surgery at Christine M Kleinert Institute, Louisville, USA.

Qualification: MBBS, M.S (Gen.Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow), MCh (Plastic Surgery), FRCS (Plastic Surgery), CCT in Plastic Surgery – UK, Fellow – Christine M Kleinert Institute, USA Examiner & Trainer MRCS (RCSEd)

Dr Saju Narayanan

Consultant

Qualification: MBBS, MS, MCh

Dr Saju Narayanan works as Consultant at the department of Plastic, Vascular and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a specialist in performing various procedures including hand surgeries, reconstructive and microsurgery, cosmetic surgery and burns.

Dr Saju Narayanan

Consultant

Qualification: MBBS, MS, MCh

Dr Saju Narayanan works as Consultant at the department of Plastic, Vascular and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a specialist in performing various procedures including hand surgeries, reconstructive and microsurgery, cosmetic surgery and burns.

Dr Saju has completed M.B.B.S from Government Medical College, Calicut and obtained his M.S and MCh in Plastic Surgery from Medical College, Trivandrum. Prior to joining Aster MIMS, Dr Saju was working as Junior Consultant at Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut.

Dr Ajith Kumar Pathi

Consultant

Qualification: MBBS, MS, MCh

Dr Ajit Kumar Pati serves as Consultant at Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr Ajit is specialized in Trauma associated procedures, hand surgeries, onco reconstruction, routine reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures.

Dr Ajith Kumar Pathi

Consultant

Qualification: MBBS, MS, MCh

Dr Ajit Kumar Pati serves as Consultant at Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr Ajit is specialized in Trauma associated procedures, hand surgeries, onco reconstruction, routine reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures.

He also deals with burn management and burn surgery, cleft lip, palate surgery and brachial plexus surgery.

Dr Ajit Kumar has completed MBBS, M.S and M.Ch from Medical College, Utkal University.

Dr Bibilash

Jr.Consultant

Qualifications: MBBS, MS

Dr Bibilash BS serves as Consultant at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is specialized in microsurgery, hand reconstructive lower extremity surgery, breast, head and neck reconstruction, cleft and craniofacial surgery and aesthetic surgery.

Dr Bibilash

Jr.Consultant

Qualifications: MBBS, MS

Dr Bibilash BS serves as Consultant at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is specialized in microsurgery, hand reconstructive lower extremity surgery, breast, head and neck reconstruction, cleft and craniofacial surgery and aesthetic surgery.

Prior to joining Aster MIMS, he was working as Consultant Plastic Surgeon in PKDIMS, Palakkad.Dr Bibilash has completed his MBBS from Medical College, Trivandrum in 2007, M.S from Thrissur Medical College and M.Ch in Plastic Surgery from Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research. He won JSS Awards 2015-2016 for the Best Paper on Innovations.

Facilities

Dedicated OT Facility

2 OTs with state-of-the-art facilities including high-end microscope for round-the-clock service, dedicated and well-experienced staff for best care.

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Inpatient Services

• Dedicated staff

• Proper preoperative counseling and planned surgery

• Dedicated post-operative ICU

• Specialist physiotherapy

• Early rehabilitation and discharge

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24/7 Emergency Services

• 24-hour round the clock services for trauma accident patients
• 24/7 availability of senior consultant
• Highly trained medics and paramedics to handle emergency cares
• All major complex trauma care of limbs requiring vascular repair
• Limb/digit replantation or revascularization
• Acute burn management

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Day Care Procedure

• Facial injury (soft tissue) repair – muscle, tendon, nerve injury repair

• Nail bed Injury

• Smaller skin lesions

• Finger tip injury and simple hand injury

• AV Fistula for chronic dialysis patient

• Small area of alopecia cloud of hair for hair transplantation

• Minor cosmetic surgery procedures

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Vascular Clinic

The clinic is dedicated to provide reconstructive plastic surgery procedures for vascular anomalies in children and adults

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Diabetic Foot Clinic

Chronic wounds resulting from diabetes that might require plastic surgery are managed under diabetic foot clinic.

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Head and Neck Clinic

The clinic focuses on procedures like reconstruction or restoration of the head and neck area resulted from cancers, trauma and other congenital or post-surgical deformities.

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Breast Clinic

The clinic offers plastic and reconstructive procedures to restore shape, look and functioning of the breasts.

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Burns and Rehabilitation

• Dedicated unit for burn patients

• Separate units for male and female

• One to one care

• Complex early surgical intervention for early recovery, minimal hospital stay and minimal post burn deformities

• Regular psychological counselling of the patient

• Post OP long-term care with specially designed pressure garment, splints and physiotherapy

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Hand Clinic

• Day care facility for hand injury problems
• Complex hand injury as well as various congenital anomalies of children
• Dedicated physiotherapy for proper and quick recovery of hand function

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Brachial Plexus Clinic

• Complex nerve repair

• Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy

• Secondary procedures such as free functioning muscle transfer, shoulder arthrodesis

• Pre and post surgical psychological for crippling condition

• One to one physiotherapy and nerve stimulation for better individual care

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Cosmetic Clinic

• Facility for most of the cosmetic procedure, carried out at an affordable price

• Patient’s convenience, comfort and privacy are taken care of at every step

Facilities

• Tummy Tuck

• Liposuction

• Gynaecomastia

• Breast reduction, correction & augmentation

• Rhinoplasty

• Face lift, Arm lift

• Blepharoplasty

• Vaginoplasty, Labioplasty

• Lip reduction

• Hair transplantation

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Cleft Clinic

• Smile train affiliated centre

• Free of cost repair of cleft lip, cleft palate deformity and associated surgeries like rhinoplasty and alveolar bone grafting

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Outpatient Services

• Consultation

• Specialty clinics

• Day-care procedure facility

• Pre and post surgery counselling

• Physical rehabilitation

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Other Surgeries

• Chronic ulcers (e.g. Post radiation and diabetic)
• Chest wall and abdominal defects
• Brachial plexus injury
• Oculoplastic surgery
• Lymphoedema
• Facial reanimation

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Breast and Other Cancers

Cancers may affect the shape, look and functioning of breast and other body parts where they develop. The reconstructive plastic surgery aims at restoring the shape and functioning of the parts affected by cancer.

• Oncoplastic breast reconstructions

• Conventional breast reconstructions

• Microsurgical breast reconstructions

• Reconstruction after ablation of soft tissue tumors

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Head and Neck Oncology

The centre with surgical, medical and radiation oncologists joined by speech pathologists offers patient-centered care and also focuses exclusively on treating cancers of the head and neck. Reconstruction after cancer surgery tries to preserve or restore both the appearance and function of the involved area.

• Tumors of lip, nose and eye lids

• Intra oral tumors

• Tumors of maxilla and mandible

• Skull base Surgery

• Complex tumor resection and reconstruction

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Cutaneous Surgery

Cutaneous surgeries include all surgical procedures involving the removal of skin lesions and correction of scars. Usually, cutaneous surgery is considered when it is required to remove certain lesions or attenuate abnormal or unsightly scars. Day care treatment facilities are also provided to minimise the cost.

• Excision of cutaneous lesions

• Scar revision

• Repair of facial wounds

• Dermabrasion

• Skin cancers

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Limb Trauma

If patients have suffered a ‘high energy injury’ such as a major trauma to their upper and lower limbs caused by a road traffic accident, particularly open fractures, they will have to have a limb reconstruction surgery. We coordinate with other relevant specialties to provide all the necessary care at the earliest.

• Soft tissue cover

• Nerve, tendon repairs

• Revascularisation

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Post Burn Deformities

We have a team of Psychiatrists and Psychologists who offer support to patients and family members in tackling the mental agony after a burn accident.

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Upper Limb Surgery

Upper limb surgery or hand surgery can treat diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. This includes procedures such as:

• Nail bed repair and tip plasty

• Fracture fixations

• Tendon and nerve repair

• Revascularisation

• Soft tissue management

• Congenital anomalies

• Tumours

• Trigger finger

• Ganglions

• De quervian’s

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

• Cubital tunnel syndrome

• Dupuytrens disease

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Microvascular Surgery

Microvascular surgery is a complex procedure done by reconnecting the small blood vessels, thus restoring circulation.

• Replantations

• Revascularisations

• Free tissue transfer for post traumatic defects

• Free tissue transfer for post ablative defects

• Free functional muscle tranfers

• Vascularised bone transfer

• Peripheral vascular disease

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Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery

The cleft and craniofacial surgery treats patients with a wide variety of congenital or acquired craniofacial conditions. The surgeries aims at achieving optimal appearance, speech, hearing and psychosocial development at the earliest possible age. Most of the procedures are provided costless.

• Cleft lip and palate

• Cleft lip-nose

• Pharyngoplasty

• Complex craniofacial anomalies

• Orbital and cranial reconstruction

• Maxillofacial trauma

• Orthognathic surgery

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Burns Reconstruction

The primary focus of this specialty is to use modern plastic surgery services that correct dysfunction and deformities related to burn injury. Basic concerns for burns reconstruction procedures are appearance, comfort, and function of the patient.

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Trauma Care

Addresses both acute and secondary complex facial injuries and micro vascular reconstructive needs of complex extremity and other wounds. We offer our patients a comprehensive approach to achieving a normal appearance after a serious injury and to restore function.

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Cosmetics Surgery

The major goal of cosmetic surgeries is to improve a person’s appearance and, thus,self-esteem by changing the way she or he looks. Cosmetic surgery is elective as treated areas function properly. Unlike plastic surgery, cosmetic surgeries entirely focus on a person’s appearance.

Cosmetic surgeries involves advanced and intricate procedures. Our team of cosmetic surgeons provide extensive preoperative counselling as well as best treatment while taking care of patient’s comfort and privacy.

• Hair restorations

• Otoplasty

• Blepharoplasty

• Face lift (rhytidectomy)

• Rhinoplasty

• Abdominoplasty and body contouring

• Liposuction

• Breast augmentation

• Breast reduction

• Gynaecomastia (Male breast reduction)

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Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is performed to treat structures of the body affected aesthetically or functionally by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma,infection, tumours, or other diseases. From the top of the head to tip of the toe, and from newborn babies to the very elderly, reconstructive surgery is used to treat a wide range of conditions.

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services

  • Cutaneous Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Burns and Rehabilitation
  • Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Lower Limb Trauma
  • Micro vascular Surgery
  • Head & Neck Oncology
  • Breast and Other Cancers
  • Miscellaneous
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