Centre for Minimal Access Robotic Surgery

The Centre for Minimal Access Robotic Surgery at Aster MIMS is the first-of-its-kind in North Kerala. The centre boasts of the revolutionary minimal access surgical system, the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Robotic or robot-assisted surgery allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than the conventional techniques. The option of the Robotic Surgery is available in Urology, Gynaecology, Oncology, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Paediatric Surgery departments. With highly experienced surgeons trained in robotic surgery, we would be able to deliver superior treatment solutions for patients at an affordable cost. ​

The less invasive procedure gives fewer complications, less pain with minimal blood loss, smaller and less noticeable scars, and faster recovery. The robotic system helps in reaching organs and areas where human fingers cannot. The 3-dimensional, magnified HD view helps in preventing collateral damage to healthy tissues. Da Vinci systems are also equipped with a Firefly Fluorescence Imaging technology that helps identify targeted anatomy better.

da Vinci Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery is suggested when lifestyle changes and other medications do not help the colorectal condition. Some of the common colorectal conditions include: Diverticulitis Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome Colon Cancer Rectal Cancer.

Colectomy and Rectal Cancer Surgery are two surgical options: Colectomy to remove part or all of the colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery to remove whole or part of the affected rectum. Both Colectomy and Rectal Resection are done using the minimally invasive da Vinci System.

da Vinci Kidney Cancer Surgery (Nephrectomy)

Cancerous kidney tumours are usually removed using a surgery, called Nephrectomy. Depending on the severity of condition, the surgeon may suggest a partial or complete removal of the kidney. da Vinci Surgery uses the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach. Major benefits of da Vinci Nephrectomy include: Excellent clinical outcomes and cancer control Precise tumour removal and kidney reconstruction Excellent chance of preserving the kidney, where indicated.

da Vinci Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder surgery (Cholecystectomy) is performed to remove affected gallbladder. da Vinci surgery removes the gallbladder through one small incision in the belly button using its Single-site technology or a few small incisions. The surgery carries all the potential benefits of a da Vinci Surgery.

da Vinci Stomach Cancer Surgery

Gastrectomy is the procedure in which the cancerous tumour inside the stomach is removed. There are three common types of stomach cancer surgeries: endoscopic mucosal resection, subtotal gastrectomy & total gastrectomy. da Vinci Gastrectomy enables the surgeon to operate through a few small incisions.

Doctors

Dr Ravikumar Karunakaran

Senior Consultant & Head

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

Senior Consultant & Head

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

Dr. Abraham Mammen

Senior Consultant & HOD

Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Abraham Mammen completed his M.B.B.S. and M.S. (General Surgery) from Christian Medical College, Vellore and graduated with a gold medal in Clinical Surgery. Super-specialization in Paediatric Surgery was done at Institute of Maternal and Child health at Calicut Medical College, Kozhikode.

Dr. Abraham Mammen

Senior Consultant & HOD

Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Abraham Mammen completed his M.B.B.S. and M.S. (General Surgery) from Christian Medical College, Vellore and graduated with a gold medal in Clinical Surgery. Super-specialization in Paediatric Surgery was done at Institute of Maternal and Child health at Calicut Medical College, Kozhikode.

Following this, he underwent advanced Paediatric and Neonatal surgical training at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Here he gained valuable experience in Neonatal and Paediatric Surgical Laproscopic techniques including Neonatal / Paediatric Urology and Thoracic surgery, Paediatric endoscopies (esophageal, bronchial and urological), and in the non-operative management of paediatric intussusceptions. He started and developed a Department of Paediatric and Neonatal surgery at MIMS Hospital, which is a tertiary referral centre for neonatal and paediatric surgery in Malabar. He has various publications and presentations in national and international conferences to his credit

Qualifications MBBS, MS (Gen), MCh. (Paed. Surgery)

Dr. Salim V P

Senior Consultant

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Salim.V.P took his MBBS in 2001 from Calicut Medical College & MS (General Surgery) in 2006 from Govt medical college, Raipur (CG). He worked as asst professor in general surgery at KMCT medical college, Mukkom. He took his DNB (Surgical Oncology) in 2012 from Apollo Cancer Hospital , Chennai. His field of interest is Head and Neck , gynaec and GI malignancies.

Dr. Salim V P

Senior Consultant

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Salim.V.P took his MBBS in 2001 from Calicut Medical College & MS (General Surgery) in 2006 from Govt medical college, Raipur (CG). He worked as asst professor in general surgery at KMCT medical college, Mukkom. He took his DNB (Surgical Oncology) in 2012 from Apollo Cancer Hospital , Chennai. His field of interest is Head and Neck , gynaec and GI malignancies.

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

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.

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. 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. 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. 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.

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.

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. Nazer Thalamkandathil

Senior Consultant

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

MBBS,1991Calicut medical college MD ,1996 Calicut medical college MRCOG 2007 Royal college of Obstetricians gynecologist,London. Associate professor (OBG) DM WIMS DNB Coordinator (OBG)&Faculty

Dr. Nazer Thalamkandathil

Senior Consultant

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

MBBS,1991Calicut medical college MD ,1996 Calicut medical college MRCOG 2007 Royal college of Obstetricians gynecologist,London. Associate professor (OBG) DM WIMS DNB Coordinator (OBG)&Faculty

Qualifications

MBBS, DGO, MD, MRCOG

Specialized in fertility and gynae endoscopic surgery (hysteroscopy/ laparoscopy) more than 19 years of experience in obstetrics & gynecology