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Al Shifa Hospital

Al Shifa Hospital

Thiruvananthapuram, India

Ootty Road, Perintalmanna

Focus Area: Brain & Spine | Joint Replacement | Heart Center | Laproscopy

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Al Shifa Hospital

Medical Execellence and Quality Health Care........

A Multi Super Speciality Tertiary Level Referral Hospital, established in 1989 as a NRI venture having 450 beds, over 30 disciplines of various specialities and super specialities with more than 60 consultants of National reputation. Al Shifa is a complete hospital providing total health care at National/International standards in its true sense with its team of highly skilled & experienced medical professionals with support work force of over 750 employees. Al Shifa provides treatment services to more than 200-300 patients of foreign nationality every year.

We are an ISO 9001-2000 & ISO 14001-2004 certified hospital having one of the best Orthopaedic and trauma care centers in South India, also the first hospital in Kerala to perform Computer Navigated Joint Replacement Surgeries. Al Shifa is also a centre for Cochlear Implantation and Kidney Transplantation.

Al Shifa Hospital Pvt. Ltd. is also accredited by the National Board of Examinations-Govt. of India, for P.G studies in various disciplines.

QUALITY POLICY

"To our patients the best"  Signifies our commitment  
We focus on:-        

  • Providing best patient experience, safety and outcome.
  • Providing seamless health care service.
  • Providing treatment faster, better at affordable cost.

We pledge to enforce high standards and practices through continual improvement in the quality management system to assure that the services meet and exceed the expectations of our patients, client and the community.

Medical Specialities

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Gestrointology
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology
  • And alot more...

Surgical Specialities

  • Neuro-Surgery
  • Urology & Andrology
  • Orthopaedic & Trauma Care
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Anaesthesiology
  • And alot more...

Al Shifa Specialities

  • Brain & Spine
  • Joint Replacement Center
  • Heart Center
  • Laproscopy

Speciality Clinics  
Al Shifa Hospital provides treatment services in all major areas inluding specailized clinics such as:

  • Hypertension Clinic
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Asthma Clinic
  • Piles Clinic
  • Allergy Clinic
  • Headache Clinic
  • Epilepsy Clinic
  • Laser Clinic
  • Infertility Clinic
  • Back Pain Clinic
  • Stone Clinic

Serve and care in the best way by providing the best quality treatment at an affordable cost is our strategy. The world is our domain and ‘service to humanity’ is our slogan. Please Click Here to request more information about Al Shifa Hospital.

Details

International Patients  
The International Patients visiting the Al Shifa Hospital from countries outside India are provided with the most specialized and competent service. Our medical team including physicians, administrators, and international care liaisons – coordinate all aspects of each international patient’s visit to the hospital. From managing medical consultations and hospital admissions to travel and hotel arrangements, our staff is committed to making international patients and their families feel comfortable during their stay.

Al Shifa Hospital has a good infrastructure and is handling a steadily increasing flow of foreign patients to date.

Accommodation

The hospital will provide a private room for you and will allow one family member/escort to remain with you overnight. A cot will be provided for the guest

What to bring

Inpatient clothing: pajamas, nightgown, bathrobe, slippers. Each patient is provided a closet for accommodation of a limited quantity of personal articles. Please bring only those items necessary during your stay. Inpatient toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, etc Personal Items: eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids It is not advisable to bring valuables with you (jewelry, large sums of cash, credit cards).

Medical Updates

The patient care coordinator will keep your referring physician updated on your treatment progress while you are a patient at Al Shifa Hospital.  
 
Kidney Foundation 

Although the Charitable Trust is in the grooming stage, it has since inception conducted a lot of humanitarian activities which has sprout hopes of relief in many unfortunate people from the lower income group. A large number of patients suffering from Cataract had been given free surgery and glasses. About 30 patients are getting free or concessional dialysis of Rs.250/- and even 2 patients till now has undergone free Kidney Transplantation which otherwise will cost them about Rs.4.00 lacs. Some well wishers appraising the charity work have donated 2 Dialysis machine to the Trust and also provided commitment to give 10 Kidney Transplantation completely free from a generous man.

You may also contribute generously to the Trust and the Management is committed to fulfill the very sincere contributions to provide it to the apt candidate who really deserve it.
 
Health Care Management Division

The healthcare scenario has got ambitious plans in the management of healthcare services due to high health literacy of the state. Consequently, a large number of third party administrators (TPA) arrangements have now come up. In our continuous strive to serve better, we are affiliated to various TPA’s and Insurance companies. Our healthcare management division takes care of all managed health care needs providing health care credits.

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Treatments

Medical Speciality

Department of Interventional Cardiology  
A well versed medical expertise with state-of-the-art technology including Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory with interventional services providing round-the-clock service.  The Department of Cardiology works as two units headed by qualified and experienced Cardiologists, Dr.Anil Saleem, MD, DM (Cardio) Unit I, and Dr.Shafeeq Mattummal, MD, DM (Cardio) Unit II. 

Specialties and services includes:-

  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty with Stenting,
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty,
  • Temporary and Permanent Pacemaker insertion.
  • Biventricular pacing
  • Primary Angioplasty round the clock
  • Peripheral Angiogram & Angioplasty
  • Inferior Venacava filter implantation
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Electrophysiological studies.
  • The 10 bedded centrally air-conditioned Intensive Coronary Care Unit
  • Mechanical and Non-invasive Ventillators
  • Computerized central monitor

Manned with a consultant and highly trained professional nursing staffs to provide 24 hour care.

Department of Nephrology  
The department of Nephrology has all modern facilities for diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. The department is headed Dr. Pradeep Krishnan MD ( Gen Med ), DNB ( Gen Med ), DNB( Nephro ), assisted by well trained nurses and technicians.

Facilities & Services

  • Bicarbonate Heamodialysis procedures using reverse osmosis system of water purification using the latest series of Fresenius, Germany.
  • An 10 bedded Renal ICU which provides advanced treatment for seriously ill patients
  • Acute Peritoneal Dialysis
  • CAPD & Haemodialysis
  • A comprehensive Snake Bite Unit, with facilities for ASV Therapy & Ventilator and Dialysis back-up.
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy which includes CVVHD & SLED, for patients with acute renal failure.
  • Plasmapheresis facility for diseases such as HUS/TTP, Gullian Barre Syndrome and SLE
  • An approved centre for Kidney Transplantation
  • Dialysis and Haemoperfusion for treatment of poisoning/drug overdose
  • Special Clinic for Diabetic and Hypertensive Nephropathy Vasculature
  • Preventive Nephrology

The diagnostic procedures available include:-

  • Renal ultrasound,
  • USG  Guided renal Biopsy
  • Doppler studies of renal Vasculature.

Department of Gastroenterology  
The Department of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases of Al Shifa is the premier department of the District possessing the best diagnostic expertise including the Pentax 40 series Video Endoscope. The department is headed by Dr. Saju Xavier MD, DNB, DM (Gastro).

Specialities & Services

  • GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Duodenoscopy for diagnosis & Treatment of GI diseases.
  • ERCP, Stone Extraction and Metallic Stenting for biliary diseases, jaundice & Cancer of Biliary Tract.
  • Speciality clinic for Jaundice and other Liver Diseases.

The department of Gastroenterology along with its expert personnels, perform various endoscopic procedures for treatment of:-

  • GI Bleeding,
  • Endoscopic removal of intestinal polyps,
  • Dialation  of obstruction of Oesophagus,
  • Removal of foreign bodies.
  • Treatment of Pancreatic Stones & Strictures

Department of General Medicine  
The Department of General Medicine is functioning as two independent units headed by Dr. Madhav A. Joshi MD ( Gen Med ), DNB ( Gen Med ), and Dr. Jaffer C. P. MD (Gen Med ), MRCP, respectively, providing both inpatient and outpatient care and dealing with innumerable number of patients everyday. The Department offers treatment for all types of allergies, and provides round-the-clock service for critical care and also has advanced treatment facilities for respiratory ailments.

This discipline is also approved by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for training post graduate doctors (DNB)

The Specialities and Services are :

  • 12 bedded Medical Intensive Care Unit with Ventilator facilities
  • Diabetic clinic and Care centre
  • Specially trained treatment of all types of poisoning snakebite including organophosphorous, over
  • dosage of drugs etc.

Rheumatology Clinic :

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Various inflammatory Arthropathies
  • Systematic Vasculitis
  • Connective tissue diseases like SLE
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Haematology Clinic : Dealing with various acquired and conginetal haematological disorders.
 
Endocrinology Clinic : Dealing with Thyroid, Para Thyroid, Pituitary and other endocrinological disorders like evaluation hair growth in female and growth retardation.

DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRIC MEDICINE AND NEONATOLOGY  
Aptly described as "Baby Friendly Hospital" by the National Task Force, the Department of Paediatric Medicine is well equipped with Paediatric ICU facilitated wtih New Born an Paediatric Ventillators & Neonatal ICU with Incubator, Radiant Warmer and Photo therapy unit. This discipline functions as two separate units headed by Dr.Shaik Koya K.P. MD(Paed.), DCH and Dr.Binoy.K.George DCH, FCCP.

Besides, we are also actively participating in all the Government Health and Family Welfare Programmes like Integrated Child Development Programme, Polio Eradication Programme, Immunization Programme, Health Education, National Blind Control Programme etc.

Facilities and Services:-

  • Paediatric ICU facilitated with Newborn and Paediatric ventillators
  • Neonatal ICU with Incubator, Radiant Warmer and Photo therapy unit.

Among the various services:-

  • Surfactant Therapy
  • Photo Therapy
  • Exchange Transfusion
  • Antenatal Guidance Clinic
  • Well Baby Clinic
  • Immunisation Clinic
  • Paediatric Asthma Clinic
  • Adolescent health care and guidance centre
  • Treatment of Child Food Poisoning including snake bite

DEPARTMENT OF PULMUNOLOGY & ALLERGY CLINIC  
The Pulmonology & Allergy Department of Al Shifa treats suffering from various disorders of lungs like Bronchial asthma, COPD, Tuberculosis (TB), Pneumonia, Lung Cancer etc. The Department is headed by Dr. Kasim Kolakkadan. MD,MRCP.
 
Facilities and Services:-
 
Video Bronchoscopy and Biopsy procedures

  • Spirometry
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Stop Smoking Clinic
  • Invasive and Non Invasive Ventillators
  • Asthma Clinic
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation programme
  • Paediatric Pulmunology care
  • Comprehensive centre for Pulmonary Vasculitis

DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY,VENEROLOGY,DERMATOSURGERY & COSMETOLOGY  
The department is headed by Dr.K.T.Ashique. MBBS, DDVL. Apart from regular pediatric and adults dermatology consultations, various dermatosurgeries and cosmetic procedures are being carried out in his department regularly.

Services & Facilities:

  • Vitiligo surgeries ( punch grafting and blister grafting )
  • Surgical treatment of corns and colluses of the foot
  • Autologous serum testing & patch testing to diagnose chronic allergies
  • Intralesional injections
  • Formic puncture & surgical treatment of Warts
  • Chemical cautery, Electro cautery & radio frequency procedures
  • Cryotherapy for various diseases
  • Surgeries for acne scars
  • Spot & whole face chemical peeling
  • Skin biopsy
  • Camouflage treatments, tattooing etc

DEPARTMENT OF RADIO DIAGNOSIS & IMAGING  
The Department Radio Diagnosis and Imaging offers round the clock services under the expertise and guidance of Senior Consultants, Dr.Santhosh Kumar DMRD, MICR, and Dr.B.P.Johny MBBS, DMRD.
 
Adding to the bag of Laurels, ours is the only Scan Centre in Malabar recognized by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
 
Services:-
 
Whole body Multi Slice Helical CT Scanner(16 Slices/Rotation)

  • Ultrasonography
  • Color Doppler studies
  • All conventional radiological procedures
  • All image guided procedures
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Angiograms and Venograms
  • Stenting and Angioplasty
  • Therapeutic Embolisation
  • Uterine Artery Embolisation for Fibroids

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY & SEXUAL MEDICINE  
The department is headed by Dr. M.K. Dinesh Kumar MBBS, DPM, who has more than a decade of experience in the above mentioned aspects of psychiatry. The Neuro Psychiatry department of Al Shifa is completely set up with isolated Out Patient and In Patient facilities.
 
Services offered :-
 
General Psychiatry

  • Substance abuse and Dependence Treatment
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Reproductive Psychiatry
  • Suicide Prevention & Management
  • Consultation Liasion Psychiatry
  • Neuro Psychiatry
  • Drug Assisted Hypnosis for neurotic problems
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Marital & Premarital Counselling
  • Paediatric Psychiatry including counseling and behavioral guidance.

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGY  
The department of Medical Oncology headed by Dr.K.V.Ganagadharan MD(Med),DM(Oncology) provides medical expertise in multidisciplinary programmes for the treatment and prevention of solid tumours in adults. Facilities are available to undertake outpatient chemotherapies in a specialized day-care unit. Various surgical interventions are possible for the cancer like Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colectral Cancer, Gastric (stomach) Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer and Lung Cancer. In addition to routine chemotherapies, autologous and allogenic bone marrow transplantation services will be available in the near future.
  
Specialities & Services:

  • Chemotherapy (Out Patient & In Patient)
  • Through Peripheral Line
  • Via Portable Pump
  • Intrpertoneal, Intrathecal, Intravesical, & Immunotherapy and  Intra   Arterial Chemotherapy
  • Central line placement and its care
  • Ascitic fluid aspirations
  • Pleural Biopsies
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Platelets & Blood components
  • Paracentesis
  • Bone Marrow biopsy & Aspirat
  • Lumbar Puncture

Speciality Clinics:

  • Leukemia/Lymphoma Clinics
  • Breast Cancer

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION  
The department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is equipped with the expertise of a full time Consultant Physiatrist, Dr. Ruby P. MBBS, DPMR, specially trained professionals and all modern facilities including the latest Electro Therapy and Exercise Therapy equipments. This department performs all rehabilitative procedures for:

  • Nerve Injury & Neuropathy
  • Stroke
  • Spinal Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonolgy

Apart from rehabilitation procedures, treatment for acute and chronic pain and Muscoskeletal disorders is also provided.

Specialities:-

  • Low back ache clinic
  • Arthritis and Rheumatology clinic
  • Management of head and spinal cord injuries
  • Management of post traumatic stiffness
  • Management of Acute and Chronic Painful Disorders
  • Management of Spondylotic and Arthritic Conditions
  • Orthotic and Prosthotic Management
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine
  • Post Operative Rehabilitation in Microvascular Surgeries
  • Occupational therapy

The department is also an authorized training centre for various Universities in providing practical training to their Physiotherapy students.

DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY  
The department is headed by Dr. C.S.Raviprakash,MD(Path), DCP, who has immense experience as a Histopathologist and Pathologist both in India and abroad.
 
Round-the-clock services of laboratory medicine offers investigations in Histopathology, Cytopathology, Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Cytology including FNAC, Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Serology. Rapid tests for diagnosis of tuberculosis namely Hexagon TB is also performed. Other than the routine investigations, this department conducts the following special tests.

  • Immunological & Endocrinological Studies
  • Hormones
  • Hepatitis Markers
  • Tumor Markers
  • Hormones for Fertility
  • Thyroid Hormones & Torch Panels etc with the help of Axym 25 Immuno Analyzer.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSFUSION MEDICINE  
The Department of Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine with the facility of component Separation Unit occupies an area of 1800sq ft. Our Blood Bank is the first in the private sector in South Malabar. This department is headed by the Medical Officer-Blood Bank, Dr. Sujatha Mohankumar, MBBS
 
The Blood Bank is facilitated with :- 

  • Blood Bank Centrifuge
  • Deep Freezers maintaining -40 & -80 Degree Centigrade
  • Laminar Air Flow bench
  • Cryo bath
  • Elisa Reader

Services offered include :-

  • Whole Blood
  • Blood Component
  • Packed Red Cells
  • Platelet concentrate
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
  • Granulocyte concentrate
  • Cryo precipitate

DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS  
A separate Dietary Department is functioning under a qualified and experienced person in the field of Food & Nutrition, Miss. Soumya P.S  B.Sc., PG Diploma in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics.

The services offered are:-

  • Out patient and In patient diet Counseling
  • Planning in preparation of Therapeutic normal diets
  • Supervision of the standards of food production
  • Developing the menu pattern for different kinds of patients
  • Dietary advice for Diabetics
  • Dietary advice for treating Obesity and high Cholesterol and lipid level 

Surgical Speciality

DEPARTMENT OF NEURO SURGERY  
The advanced and sophisticated set up of this department claims to be comparable to any modern Neurosurgical Centers in India, where all sorts of cranial and spinal surgeries are being done, since 1997. This department is equipped with an exclusive 8 bedded Neuro Surgical Intensive Care Unit with Invasive & Non Invasive monitoring equipments. The department of Neuro surgery is headed by Dr. Praveen. K MS, M.Ch, DNB (Neuro Surgery).

Services offered are :-

  • 24 hrs Head injury & Spinal Trauma Care
  • Neuro Endoscopy  for Key Hole brain Surgery
  • Micro-Vascular Surgery for Aneurysms and Arterio-Venous Malformations.
  • Endoscopic Surgeries for Brain Tumor including posterior Fossa and Base of Skull
  • Surgery for Epilepsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Nerve Injuries.
  • Paediatric Neuro Surgery
  • Surgeries for Cervical & Lumbar Disc prolapse
  • Trans Sphenoidal Endoscopic Surgery for Pituitary Tumors

Specialities

  • 6 bedded Neuro-Surgical Intensive-Care Unit with Invasive and Non- Invasive Monitoring like
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring, Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement, Pulse Oximeter, Ventilators,
  • Volumetric Infusion Pumps etc.
  • Neuro-Surgical Operation Theatre equipped with Leica Operating Microscope, Midas Rex Drill System,
  • whole range of micro instruments for Micro-Vascular Surgery of Brain

DEPARTMENT OF UROLOGY & ANDROLOGY  
This department was established nine years before and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Headed by Dr. P. M. Murali, MS, MCh (Uro), the Department offers complete non-invasive treatment of stone diseases. Besides general urology services, reconstructive surgeries, uro-laparoscopy, andrology workup, paediatric urology and uro-gynaecologic surgeries are performed in the department on a regular stream.

Specialities & Services:-

  • Endourology
  • Cystourethro/resectoscope to diagnose and treat Stricture Urethra, BPH and Bladder Tumors
  • Ureterorenoscope and Lithoclast in the Management of Ureteric Calculus/Tumors.
  • Nephroscope/PCNL Set to remove Renal Stones in a minimally invasive manner.

Stone Clinic

  • ESWL for Non-Surgical treatment of stones.
  • Metabolic Evaluation and Stone Analysis for recurrent Urolithiasis.

Paediatric Urology

  • Paediatric Cystoscope, Resectoscope to diagnose and treat post- urethral valve.
  • Paediatric Ureteroscope, reconstructive surgeries for hypospadias and other congenitial abnormalities.

Andrology Services

  • Evaluation and Management of Erectile Dysfunction and Male Infertility Microscopic Varicocelectomy and Vasal Recanalisation.
  • Penile Prosthesis Implanation.

Neuro-Urologic Clinic

  • Evaluation and management of Cystocele, Stress Urinary Incontinence… TVT procedures for SUI.

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMA CARE  
The department of Orthopaedics is a Centre of excellence and the leading Orthopeadic centre in South India functioning in two independent units headed by Dr.E.G.Mohankumar MS(Ortho.) & Dr. T.M. Mubarak MS (Ortho.), Mch (UK.).  The Doctors in these two Units are experienced professionals and well known surgeons in India and Abroad. With world class facilities like Laminar Airflow theatre, Al Shifa is the second Hospital in India to introduce the most sophisticated Computer Navigated Joint Replacement (CNJR), Orthopilot III for Joint replacement surgeries.

Al Shifa is the first institution in Malabar to take up medico legal cases since 1993.Being the busiest Trauma-care Centre of the state, Al Shifa has experience in performing 50,000 Orthopaedic surgeries to its credit. With the service of twenty Orthopaedic surgeons round-the-clock and the recognition from the National  Board of Examination, Govt. of India for Post Graduate training (DNB) in Orthopaedics, Al Shifa offers A to Z in Orthopaedics.

The specialities and services are:-

  • Computer Navigated Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Shoulder Joint and Elbow Replacement etc.
  • Computer Navigated Keyhole surgeries for Knee.
  • Arthroscopy, Resurfacing and Reconstructive Surgeries.
  • Gamma Nailing, Interlock Nailing, Illizarov and Umex fixation.
  • Spinal surgeries including Microlumbar discectomy, Spinal Instrumentation, Trauma surgeries and Surgery for Scoliosis.
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Clinic for congenital deformities.

Sports injury clinic.

DEPARTMENT OF MICROVASCULAR & HAND SURGERY  
The Department of Reconstructive Hand and Micro Vascular surgery was established in the year 2001 and since then the Department functions as a main referral centre for complicated hand injuries. The department is headed by Dr. R. Sasikumar MBBS, D’Ortho. We have experience in managing more than 1000’s of mutilating hand injuries by Soft Tissue Bone Reconstructions and Microvascular Reconstructive procedures.

Procedures regularly carried out are:-

  • Micro vascular Re-implantations.
  • Groin flap for non healing Ulcers.
  • Cross finger laps for finger tip injuries.
  • Microscopic nerve blood vessels and Tendon repairs.

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL & LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY  
This department has two independent units functioning under Dr. Cherian Joseph, MS and Dr. Mathew George, MS respectively, and is a Center of Excellence for Gastro-Intestinal Surgery, especially laparoscopic surgery, pancreatic surgery, Paediatric & Neonatal Surgery and trauma-related surgeries.

Facilities and specialities :- 

  • All elective and emergency General Surgical procedures
  • Center of excellence for Day Care 3D Hernia repair
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Correction
  • Piles Clinic - Stapler Haemarrhoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Appendicectomy
  • Fully equipped Intensive Care Unit with Ventillator facility

Hospital Facility

Blood Bank

Cath Lab 
Al Shifa Hospital's Cath Lab render full service, providing complete cardiovascular care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Heart Center's cath lab offers our patients the most advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.

Diagnostic and interventional procedures performed in the laboratory include: hemodynamic cardiac catheterization and angiography, balloon valvuloplasty, atrial septostomy, embolization of vascular anomalies including patent ductus arteriosus, myocardial biopsy, endovascular stent placement, device closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects, vascular dilatation and vascular stenting.

The patient volume continues to grow for the Al Shifa Hospital cath lab along with the number of procedures available to patients and their families. The catheterization laboratory at Al Shifa takes great lengths to offer our patients the most advanced technology for cardiovascular treatment. We perform procedures that many hospitals do not.

Laboratory Medicine  
Department of Laboratory Medicine

The department of Laboratory Medicine at Al Shifa has achieved the remarkable position of 16th Rank, all over India in the annual External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for the year 2007, conducted by CMC Vellore in which more than 600 major institutions were participated.

Facilities

  • Vidas Immuno Analyser – Fully Automatic
  • A-25 Biosystem Analyser – Fully Automatic
  • M-248 Blood Gas Analyser
  • Stat Fax 3300 semi Auto Analyser
  • Merk 200 & 300 Semi Auto Analysers
  • 9180 AVLNa/K Analyser
  • 614 Chiron Na/K Analyser
  • IL Na/K/Cl Analyser
  • ABX Micros 60 Haematology Analyser
  • Diatron – Arcus Haemotology

Special Investigation In:

  • Biochemistry
  • Haemotology
  • Hepatitis Markers
  • Immune Antobodies/immunogl;oblins
  • Hormouns
  • Cancer Marker

Phaco Emulsification
A well equipped ophthalmology department is functioning in Al Shifa hospital. Al shifa hospital introduced the state of the art method of cataract removal using a phacoemulsifier for the first time in northern kerala. The department has facilities for managing all types of complicated Cataracts and paediatric cataracts. Phacoemulsification under topical anaesthesia with Multi Focal Foldable IOL implantation is performed routinely at Al Shifa.

Retinal laser Photocoagulation is the standard treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy. Retinal laser photocoagulation is routinely performed in the department of ophthalmology.

Also the department offers excellent services in the field of Low-vision care and various ailments.

Dialysis  
Al Shifa Hospital is a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Al Shifa staff rotates on an on-call schedule to provide emergent hemodialysis treatments for those patients who may come to the Emergency Room in fluid overload, electrolyte imbalance or other problems, which may require emergency treatment.

At Al Shifa Hospital, three types of kidney dialysis provides patients with life-saving treatments:

  • Haemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Nocturnal dialysis

During hemodialysis, an artificial kidney machine carries out the vital functions the kidneys can no longer perform. In this procedure, a person is connected to the machine by plastic tubing that attaches to special blood vessels in the arm or leg. The treatment can be at home or at a dialysis unit.

During peritoneal dialysis, waste products from the blood are flushed from the body with fluid instilled and drained through a catheter that has been surgically placed in the abdomen.

During nocturnal dialysis, patients undergo training to learn how to self-administer hemodialysis at night during sleep. Nocturnal dialysis typically occurs for six consecutive nights. With this prolonged dialysis, patients have no dietary restrictions; take fewer medications and are sometimes taken off blood pressure medication; have more energy and feel better; and have more free time for work or leisure activities during the day.

Mobile Intensive Care Unit
Al Shifa is equipped with an ultra modern ambulance which has all necessary features for a mobile intensive care unit.

The State of the art Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance is equipped with:

  • Portable Ventilator
  • Cardiac Monitor
  • Defibrillator
  • Resuscitation kit
  • Pulse Oxymeter
  • Suction machine
  • E.C.G
  • Oxygen
  • Emergency Medicines
  • Fully Air conditioned
  • Doctors and Trained Paramedics

Health Checkup

Executive Health Checkup 

  • Total WBC Count
  • Haemoglobin
  • PCV
  • Platelet Count
  • ESR
  • WBC Different Count
  • Blood grouping & Rh Typing
  • Urine routine + Bile pigment & salt
  • Motion routine + Occult blood
  • Blood sugar (Fasting & PP)
  • Blood Urea
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Serum Uric Acid
  • Electrolyte (Na & K)
  • Acid Phospate & Prostatic Acid Phosphate
  • Lipid Profile
  • Liver Profile
  • S.G.O.T
  • VDRL
  • HBsAg
  • X-ray Chest
  • ECG
  • TMT / Echo Colour Doppler
  • Ultra sound
  • Eye check-up
  • ENT check-up    
  • Dental check-up
  • Cardiology consultation
  • Urology consultation
  • Neurology consultation
  • General consultation
  • Gynaecology consultation (for women only)

Note: We also provide various Medi Check Schemes for Bank Employees. 

Master Health Checkup 

  • Total WBC Count
  • Haemoglobin
  • PCV
  • Platelet Count
  • ESR
  • WBC Differential Count
  • Blood grouping & Rh Typing
  • Urine routine + Bile pigment & salt
  • Motion routine + Occult blood
  • Blood sugur 9Fasting & PP) 

Comprehensive Heart Checkup  

  • Total WBC Count
  • Haemoglobin
  • WBC Differential Count
  • Urine routine + Bile pigment & salt
  • Blood sugar (fasting & PP)
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Electrolyte (Na & K) 
  • Lipid Profile
  • X-ray Chest
  • ECG
  • Echo Colour Dopplrer / TMT
  • Cardiology Consultation

Note: We also provide various Medi Check Schemes for Bank Employees.

Health Checkup for Women  

  • Total WBC Count
  • Haemoglobin
  • ESR
  • WBC Differential Count
  • Blood grouping & Rh Typing
  • Urine routine + Pigment & salt
  • Motion routine + Occult blood
  • Blood sugar (Fasting & PP) 

Health Checkup for Children  

  • Total WBC Count
  • Haemoglobin
  • ESR
  • WBC Differential Count
  • Blood grouping & Rh Typing
  • Urine routine analysis + Bile pigment & salt
  • Motion routine analysis + Occult blood

Comprehensive Diabetic Checkup  

  • Total WBC Count
  • Haemoglobin
  • WBC Differential Count
  • Urinne routine + Bile pigment & salt
  • Blood sugar (Fasting & PP)
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Serum Calcium
  • Electrolyte (Na & K)
  • X-ray Chest
  • ECG
  • Ultrasound Scan – Kidney
  • Eye check-up
  • General consultation

Routine Health Checkup  

  • Total WBC Count
  • Haemoglobin
  • ESR
  • WBC Differential Count
  • Blood grouping & Rh typing
  • Urine routine + Bile pigment & salt
  • Motion routine +Occult blood
  • Blood sugar (Fasting & PP) 

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Qualifications

Dr. E.G.Mohankumar MS Ortho.
Medical Superintendent & HOD-Ortho.

MEDICAL SPECIALITY 

Department of Interventional Cardiology
Unit I
Dr. Anil Saleem MD, DM ( Cardio )
Unit II
Dr. Shafeeq Mattummal MD, DM ( Cardio )

Department of Neurology
Dr. Sangeeth Cherian MD, DM ( Neuro )

Department of General Medicine
Unit I
Dr. Madhav A. Joshi MD ( Gen Med ), DNB ( Gen Med )
Dr. Kiran Madhukar Hirey MBBS, (DNB Resident)
Unit II
Dr. Jafer C. P. MD ( Gen Med ), MRCP

Department of Gastroenterology
Dr. Saju Xavier MD, DNB, DM (Gastro )

Department of Nephrology and Kidney Transplant
Dr. Pradeep Krishnan MD ( Gen Med ), DNB ( Gen Med ), DNB( Nephro ) 

Department of Oncology
Dr. K.V. Gangadharan MD (Med), DM (Oncology) 

Department of Pulmonary Medicine & Allergy Clinic
Dr. Kasim Kolakkadan MD,MRCP

Department of Paediatric Medicine & Neonatology
Unit I
Dr. Shaik Koya K.P. MD ( Paed ), DCH
Unit II
Dr. Binoy.K.George DCH, FCCP 

Department of Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy, Dermatosurgery & Cosmetology
Dr. Ashique K.T. MBBS, DDVL

Department of Psychiatry & Sexual Medicine 
Dr. M.K. Dinesh Kumar MBBS, DPM

Department of Physiatry 
Dr. Ruby P. MBBS, DPMR 

Casualty Medical Officers 
Dr. Shafi Gundluri, MBBS 
Dr. Ganesh Perumal, MBBS 
Dr. Nisha Sharma, MBBS 
Dr. Sunil Kumar,MBBS 
Dr. Sini A, MBBS 

Dr.Satheesh MBBS, DA
Chief Medical Officer. 

SURGICAL SPECIALITY 

Department of Neurosurgery
Dr. K.Praveen MS, Mch ( Neuro Surgery )

Department of Urology & Andrology
Dr. Murali P.M. MS, Mch ( Uro )

Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Infertility
Unit I
Dr. Nayantara MBBS, DGO
Dr. Kamna Krishnakumar, MBBS
Unit II
Dr. Valsa B. George MD, DGO

Department of General Surgery
Unit I
Dr. Cherian Joseph MS
Unit II
Dr. Mathew George MS

Department of Ophthalmology
Dr. Viji K.George MS ( Oph. ), DNB ( Oph. ), FRCS ( Glasgow ), FASMS
Dr. Teresa Joseph MBBS, DO

Department of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, Speech Pathology
Dr. Sharafudheen P.K. DLO, MS ( ENT )
Dr. Naveen Kumar MS ( ENT )
Dr. M.R Anuradha Varma MBBS DLO
Mr. Ajeesh George M.Sc ( Speech & Hearing )
Miss. Nair Shalini Unnikumar BASLP

Department of Othopaedics & Trauma Care
Unit I
Dr. E.G. Mohankumar MS ( Ortho)
Dr. D Shabir Ali, D’Ortho, DNB 
Dr. Ramanagouda Biradar D'Ortho, MS(Ortho) 
Dr. Mohammed Noorudheen MBBS, DNB 
Dr. Ahammed Sharif MBBS, DNB Resident 
Dr. Mahajan Yogesh Ashok MBBS, DNB Resident 
Dr. Kumthale Aravind Siddhanna MBBS, DNB Resident 
Unit II 
Dr. T.M. Mubarak MS ( Ortho), Mch ( UK.) 
Dr. Thomas Varghese D’Ortho 
Dr. Chandreshekar K.S. MBBS, DNB 
Dr. Shivakumar. S MBBS, DNB Resident 
Dr. S. Siva Kesavalu, MBBS, DNB Resident 

Department of Micro Vascular & Hand Surgery 
Dr. R. Sasikumar MBBS, D’Ortho 

Department of Dental, Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics & Orthodontics  
Dr.Mohammed Yahiya BDS,MDS(Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon) 
Dr. Ummer M. BDS, MDS (Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon) 
Dr. Tojan Chacko BDS, MDS (Consultant Orthodontist) 
Dr. Abdul Shameem BDS, MDS (Consultant Endodontist) 
Dr. Jaseena T., BDS ( Consultant Dental Surgeon) 

Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care 
Dr. E.K.M. Abdul Nazar, MBBS, DA 
Dr. N. Sajith MD, DA 
Dr. R. Satheesh MBBS, DA 
Dr. Sajan MBBS, DA 

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Destination

Medical Tourism  
The Corporate hospital sector in India now facilitates Medical tourism, whichcan be broadly defined as provision of 'cost effective' private medical care in collaboration with the tourism industry for patients needing surgical and other forms of specialized treatment. It is a joint venture by the medical and tourism sector. A broad spectrum of medical services is covered in Medical or Health tourism and it has become a common form of vacationing. Fun and relaxation are mixed together with wellness and healthcare.  Get away from your daily routine and come into a varied peaceful surrounding! Enjoy being close to the beach and the mountains at the same time receive medical attention that will help you improve your life in terms of health and general well being. Many people from the developed world come to India for the rejuvenation promised by yoga and Ayurvedic massage, but few consider it a destination for hip replacement or brain surgery. But now, a nice mix of top-class medical expertise at attractive prices is helping a growing number of foreign patients to consider India as a world-class center for health and well being.
  
The rapidly expanding Indian corporate hospital sector, high quality expertise of medical professionals, backed by the fast improving equipment and nursing facilities, and above all, the cost-effectiveness of the packages have led to India becoming a preferred medical destination. In addition to the increasingly top class medical care, a big draw for foreign patients is also the very minimal or hardly any waitlist as is common in European or American hospitals.

Facilities Available at Al Shifa

Indian corporate hospitals excel in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, transplants and urology to name a few. The various specialties covered are Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Neurology, Urology, Nephrology, Dermatology, Dentistry, Plastic Surgery, Gynecology, Pulmonology, Psychiatry, General Medicine & General Surgery.

The various facilities in India include full body pathology, comprehensive physical and gynecological examinations, dental checkup, eye checkup, diet consultation, audiometry, spirometry, stress & lifestyle management, pap smear, digital Chest X-ray, 12 lead ECG, 2D echo colour doppler, gold standard DXA bone densitometry, body fat analysis, coronary risk markers, cancer risk markers, carotid colour doppler, spiral CT scan and high strength MRI. Each test is carried out by professional M.D. physicians, and is comprehensive yet pain-free. There is also a gamut of services ranging from General Radiography, Ultra Sonography, Mammography to high end services like Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Digital Subtraction Angiography along with intervention procedures, Nuclear Imaging. The Laboratory services include biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, histopathology, transfusion medicine and RIA.
All medical investigations are conducted on the latest, technologically advanced diagnostic equipment. Stringent quality assurance exercises ensure reliable and high quality test results
 
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