Medical Nutrition

What conditions can a dietitian assist you?

Our dietitians are available for consultations for general healthy eating advice. We also prescribe medical nutritional therapy to manage a range of conditions including:

  • Weight loss or obesity
  • Diabetes, pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes
  • Gout
  • Anemia
  • High cholesterol, heart conditions and high blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal disease (diverticular disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease,irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Surgery impacting gastrointestinal function
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as chronic constipation, diarrhoea, vomiting and reflux
  • Long term /short term tube feeding
  • Cancer and related treatments
  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Childhood obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sport and fitness nutrition
Other Services
  • Providing internship training for Nutrition students from various colleges across the country.
  • Nutritional screening for all the inpatients as a part of initial assessment within 24 hours of admission.
  • Reassessment of the patient at regular intervals.
  • Counseling to patients/ family on nutritional therapy.
  • Education to patients/ family about diet and nutrition.
  • Diet planning / distribution at relevant timings.
  • Medical nutrition therapy for all inpatient.
  • Formulation of dietary advice for individual patients.
  • Monitoring and design of suitable feeding regimens for patients requiring nutritional support, i.e. enteral feeding
  • Professional staff education.
  • Inpatient and outpatient diet consultations.
  • Ward rounds to have a closer contact with patients on therapeutic diet.
  • Awareness programmes on nutrition among pregnant ladies, lactating mothers, rural school teachers and school
  • children are done by dietitians to educate them onproper and healthy dietary practices.
Obesity Clinic

Obesity Clinic was inaugurated on 14th October 2009. Obesity has a multitude of health hazards like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases, gout etc. Throughproper dietary modification, physical activity and life style modification, obesity can be treated well. A large number of people from Kerala especially theyounger generation from Malabar region are benefited greatly with the help of Obesity Clinic.

Referral process

You may self refer or be referred by your doctor or another health professional. Inpatients are able to meet dietitians during their routine visit or can request a referralthrough their nurse.

Doctors

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Prashanth Hails from Mannarkkad (palakkad Dist). He has done his Under graduation from Nagpur medical college . He later completed his post Graduation in General Medicine from Govt.Medical college, Thrissur and specialisation in Medical oncology from Cancer institute,Adyar,Chennai.

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Prashanth Hails from Mannarkkad (palakkad Dist). He has done his Under graduation from Nagpur medical college . He later completed his post Graduation in General Medicine from Govt.Medical college, Thrissur and specialisation in Medical oncology from Cancer institute,Adyar,Chennai.

Dr. Dileep Damodaran

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

He had completed his Surgical Oncology at Cancer Institute, Adyar in the field of cancer surgery since 2005. His Areas of Interest is PERITONECTOMY & HIPEC of ovarian & GI cancers, Limb savage surgery, MIE mega prosthesis for musculoskeltel tumour, Thoracic oncology –VATS, Mediastinoscopy and All major mediastinal resection, All head and nec surgery with reconstruction including skull base, Minimally invasive oncological surgery in GI & Gynaec cancer and Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery

Dr. Dileep Damodaran

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

He had completed his Surgical Oncology at Cancer Institute, Adyar in the field of cancer surgery since 2005. His Areas of Interest is PERITONECTOMY & HIPEC of ovarian & GI cancers, Limb savage surgery, MIE mega prosthesis for musculoskeltel tumour, Thoracic oncology –VATS, Mediastinoscopy and All major mediastinal resection, All head and nec surgery with reconstruction including skull base, Minimally invasive oncological surgery in GI & Gynaec cancer and Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery

Qualifications: MBBS, MS, DNB (Gen. Surgery), MCh (Surg. Oncology)​

Dr. Salim V P

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

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. Rijju G

Senior Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Rijju obtained his MBBS degree from Trivandrum Medical College. He started his Nuclear Medicine career from CMC, Vellore. He did his post graduation in Nuclear Medicine from TATA Memorial Hospital & BARC, Mumbai and obtained DNB from Hinduja National Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai. Prior to joining MIMS he was working as a consultant in Rugveda Health Care, Ahemedabad.

Dr. Rijju G

Senior Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Rijju obtained his MBBS degree from Trivandrum Medical College. He started his Nuclear Medicine career from CMC, Vellore. He did his post graduation in Nuclear Medicine from TATA Memorial Hospital & BARC, Mumbai and obtained DNB from Hinduja National Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai. Prior to joining MIMS he was working as a consultant in Rugveda Health Care, Ahemedabad.

He presented papers in the International Symposium of Nuclear Cardiology in Beijing and his papers were accepted in the World Conference of Nuclear Medicine Biology in Sandeigo in Chile. Participation in the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meetings in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and World Nuclear Cardiology Conference in Florence - Italy are to his credit.

Qualifications MBBS,DRM, DNB

Dr. Sathish Padmanabhan

Senior Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology

Dr Sathish Padmabhan has done MBBS from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu. After completion of MDRT from cancer institute, Aadyar, Chennai, he worked as Assistant professor, in the department of Radiation oncology at the cancer institute.

Dr. Sathish Padmanabhan

Senior Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology

Dr Sathish Padmabhan has done MBBS from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu. After completion of MDRT from cancer institute, Aadyar, Chennai, he worked as Assistant professor, in the department of Radiation oncology at the cancer institute.

Qualifications MBBS : from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu

MDRT: from cancer institute (WIA), adyar Chennai

Assiatant professor, radiation oncology: cancer institute (WIA) ,ADYAR CHENNAI.

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

Dr. Sellam Karunanithi

Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sellam, a university gold medalist, secured his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He pursued his MD in Nuclear Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi with a career span of 6 years of experience in PET/CT oncology. His areas of special interests are PET/CT (Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology), Nuclear Cardiology (MPI- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging), Radio- Iodine Therapy (I-131 for Cancer Thyroid, Graves disease, Toxic Nodular Goiter & AFTN), Bone Scan, and Renal Scans (DTPA & DMSA).

Dr. Sellam Karunanithi

Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sellam, a university gold medalist, secured his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He pursued his MD in Nuclear Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi with a career span of 6 years of experience in PET/CT oncology. His areas of special interests are PET/CT (Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology), Nuclear Cardiology (MPI- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging), Radio- Iodine Therapy (I-131 for Cancer Thyroid, Graves disease, Toxic Nodular Goiter & AFTN), Bone Scan, and Renal Scans (DTPA & DMSA).

Dr.Sellam has published about 95 research articles in various indexed international journals till date. He has been awarded the ‘AIIMS Excellence Award- 2012’ and the prestigious ‘Asian Young Investigator Award-2014’ by the ‘Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine’ for his contribution in the field of research at a very young age. He has also presented papers in international conferences conducted at Lyon, France and Osaka, Japan. Adding to his credits, he is one among the first five Indians and first twenty five young Asian Nuclear Medicine physicians to have been certified as a Fellow of the Asian Nuclear Medicine Board (FANMB).

Qualifications MBBS, MD (AIIMS, New Delhi), RSO 2 (BARC, Mumbai), FANMB (Japan)

Dr. Shanu M

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shanu M

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Roshnara Ashraf

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Roshnara Ashraf

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen Cholayil works as the Registrar in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College and an MD in Radiotherapy from JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Dr. Shamsudheen

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen Cholayil works as the Registrar in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College and an MD in Radiotherapy from JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Facilities

Techniques & Technologies

  • PCR & Gel Documentation Systems
  • HPLC Systems
  • Chemiluminescence - Microparticle Assay
  • Automated bacterial culture and identification systems
  • Capillary & Gel Electrophoresis
  • Photometry – Linear & Nom Linear Chemistries
  • Nephlometry
  • Frozen sections, Renal and Skin biopsies
  • Darkfield microscopy
  • Polarising microscopy
  • Indirect Immunoflurescence
  • Immunohistochemistry and Cytochemistry
  • Automated ESR & Coagulation studies
  • Automated ELISA using IIIrd & IVth generation kit
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Services Offered

  • Round the clock services for Laboratory Investigations and Blood Banking (whole blood and components) for outpatients and inpatients.
  • All kinds of routine as well as major specialized investigations are done in all the divisions.
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Infrastructure

  • All the major specialties like Histopathology, Cytology, Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Transplant Immunology are available for the time.
  • Lab Information System linked to Hospital Information System.
  • Follows strict quality control procedures under ISO, NABH, NABL guidelines.
  • Doctors and Technologists are highly qualified and experienced with exposure in India and abroad.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipments and cutting edge technologies.
  • The leader in the Malabar Region.
  • Almost all the systems are fully Automated.
  • Facility for receiving external samples directly and through satellite labs (in the offing).
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