ENT and Head & Neck Surgery

The first department to start functioning at Aster MIMS, the Institute of ENT and Head & Neck surgery offers the best care for all ENT-related and head and neck problems. It also boasts to be one of the best in the state offering the complete range of ENT services under one roof. The department also holds the record of having performed the first cochlear implant procedure in Kerala, in 2002. Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, experts at the centre have access to the full range of endoscopes, microdebriders, laryngeal shavers, facial nerve monitors and titanium plating sets. The department also has an advanced auditory verbal therapy unit that helps patients recover successfully from a cochlear implant procedure. Some of the services at the department include micro ear surgery for deafness, endoscopic sinus surgery and phonosurgery for voice disorders. The centre is staffed by highly qualified and experienced ENT surgeons, audiologists and auditory verbal therapists, who adopt an evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosing and healing patients. They are ably supported by a dedicated team of nurses, technicians and ancillary staff. It is the only private centre in Malabar that has a Diplomate of National Board training program in ENT.

Doctors

Dr. Ravi A

Senior Consultant & HOD

Dr. Ravi did his entire medical training at Medical College, Calicut, Kerala. After completing his MS in ENT surgery in 1993, he joined National Hospital, Calicut as an ENT specialist under Prof. K.C.Vijayaraghavan. He left this job in 1998 to form an independent Institute of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery in 1998, in partnership with two other ENT specialists.

Dr. Ravi A

Senior Consultant & HOD

Dr. Ravi did his entire medical training at Medical College, Calicut, Kerala. After completing his MS in ENT surgery in 1993, he joined National Hospital, Calicut as an ENT specialist under Prof. K.C.Vijayaraghavan. He left this job in 1998 to form an independent Institute of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery in 1998, in partnership with two other ENT specialists.

This became a bench mark institute in Kerala for treating ENT diseases. This team joined the newly formed Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences in 2001. Initially appointed as a senior consultant, he became the Head of the Department of The Institute of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery at MIMS in 2005. The Institute of ENT at MIMS is the only centre in Malabar in the private sector that has a Diplomate of National Board training program in ENT.

He is keenly interested in cochlear Implantation, micro-ear surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery and phonosurgery. He was involved in starting the first ever cochlear implantation programme in Kerala in 2002 at MIMS. Dr. Ravi performed the first surgery of Sruthitharangam(Govt funded Cochlear Implant program programin Kerala.) In addition to doing a large number of cases through this program at MIMS, he is also the mentor surgeon of the Sruthitharangam program at Calicut Medical College.

He was trained in cochlear implantation under Prof Gregorio Babighian at the University Hospital, Padova, Italy. He has also received advanced training in endoscopic sinus surgery under Prof. Heinz Stammberger in the University Hospital at Graz, Austria and in Voice pathology at Freiberg Institute of Medical Sciences, Germany.

Dr.Ravi has to his credit one of the largest series of endoscopic repair of CSF rhinorrhoea and optic nerve decompression, in Malabar.

He was the Secretary of Malabar Branch of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India for 3 years, from 1999 to 2001 and the President of the Association from 2011 to 2012.

He has co-authored a paper titled ‘Allograft dura in myringoplasty’ in the Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery, along with Prof. C.A.Kurian in December 1993. He was the recipient of the Dr.Ashok Kumar Gold Medal for the best paper among practicing ENT Surgeons in the AOI Malabar Branch, in 2000. He has conducted research on the prevalence of Allergic fungal sinusitis in Malabar and presented his observations at the SAARC ENT Conference in Sri Lanka in 2005.

Dr. Manoj Mathew

Consultant

Dr. Manoj completed his MBBS, and DLO from Calicut Medical College, in the year 1996, 2000 respectively and MS (ENT) and DNB (ENT) in 2001. Prior to joining us Dr. Manoj was working as Junior Consultant in Lourdes Hospital, Cochin. He had also worked as Senior Registrar in Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Manoj hails from Calicut and his wife is Dr. Beta Mary Mathew.

Dr. Manoj Mathew

Consultant

Dr. Manoj completed his MBBS, and DLO from Calicut Medical College, in the year 1996, 2000 respectively and MS (ENT) and DNB (ENT) in 2001. Prior to joining us Dr. Manoj was working as Junior Consultant in Lourdes Hospital, Cochin. He had also worked as Senior Registrar in Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Manoj hails from Calicut and his wife is Dr. Beta Mary Mathew.

Qualifications

DLO, MS(ENT), DNB(ENT)

Dr. Muneer M K

Senior Consultant

Dr. Muneer completed his DLO & MS in ENT surgery from Calivut medical College in 2000. He had training in Head & neck surgery from Amritha Instt., Ernakulam and in Laryngology from KIMS Instt., Trivandrum. He has previously worked as ENT surgeon in Damam, Saudi Arabia & Chest Hospital, Calicut. He has also had experience as Lecturer in General Surgery in Calicut Medical college.

Dr. Muneer M K

Senior Consultant

Dr. Muneer completed his DLO & MS in ENT surgery from Calivut medical College in 2000. He had training in Head & neck surgery from Amritha Instt., Ernakulam and in Laryngology from KIMS Instt., Trivandrum. He has previously worked as ENT surgeon in Damam, Saudi Arabia & Chest Hospital, Calicut. He has also had experience as Lecturer in General Surgery in Calicut Medical college.

Qualifications

DLO, MS(ENT)

Dr. Mary Abraham

Consultant

Dr. Mary completed her MBBS from Kottayam Medical College in the year 1985, DLO from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in 1990 and MS from the same institution in 1991. Dr. Mary has had extensive experience working in MOSCMM Hospital, Kolenchery. Prior to joining MIMS she was employed as Consultant in the E.N.T. department of Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode.

Dr. Mary Abraham

Consultant

Dr. Mary completed her MBBS from Kottayam Medical College in the year 1985, DLO from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in 1990 and MS from the same institution in 1991. Dr. Mary has had extensive experience working in MOSCMM Hospital, Kolenchery. Prior to joining MIMS she was employed as Consultant in the E.N.T. department of Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode.

Qualifications

MS, DLO

Facilities

Infrastructure

  • The department of Audiology is fully equipped with state of the art audiological equipments.
  • The full-fledged auditory verbal therapy unit re/habilitates and enables the cochlear implantees to join the normal hearing / speaking world.
  • Fully equipped exclusive operation theatre with entire range of Carl Zeiss Microscopes, Bien Air Drills, full range of Endoscopes, Microdebriders, Laryngeal Shavers, Facial Nerve Monitors and Titanium Plating Sets.
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Unique Features

  • ENT / Audiology / Auditory Verbal Therapy team under one roof, providing the best to clients. India’s third largest Cochlear implant center.
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Services

  • Micro Ear Surgery for Deafness
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Phonosurgery for Voice Disorders
  • Titanium implants for facial surgery and vocal cord medialisation.
  • Miniplating for Facio Maxillary Trauma
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Vertigo Clinic
  • Auditory Verbal Therapy
  • Pure tone / Speech / Free Field Audiometry
  • Tympanometry
  • Brain Stem Evoked Response Audiometry
  • Hearing Aid Trial, Prescription, Programming and Fitting
  • Digital Hearing Aids for the Hearing Impaired
  • Cochlear Implant Clinic
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