The Center of Excellence in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Aster Medcity is the first independent facility of its kind in the region providing comprehensive medical and surgical care for various disorders in the gastrointestinal system which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver and biliary system. The Centre of Excellence (CoE) has two departments - Medical Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Surgical Gastroenterology, managed by Medical Gastroenterologists, Interventional Endoscopists, Hepatologists, Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons, Transplant Surgeons, Stoma Care Therapists and Ancillary Staff. The first facility in the state to offer Robotic Surgery, the CoE offers a wide range of medical and surgical services including basic and advanced Endoscopy, therapeutic ERCP, GI motility services, Minimal access surgery, Complex Gastro-intestinal surgery, Bariatric surgery and Transplant surgery. It provides specialised treatment for all GI problems like GI tumors and cancers, GI motility diseases, Peptic ulcer and Reflux diseases, GI bleeding, mal absorption and digestive problems, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohns disease and Ulcerative Colitis, liver diseases like hepatitis, tumors and cirrhosis, gallbladder and biliary problems – stones and tumors, pancreatic diseases – Cancers and pancreatitis and also Obesity. Multidisciplinary in approach, the CoE works closely with other specialities like Oncology, Paediatrics and Radiology to render optimum, evidence-based treatment to patients.
The Outpatient Department functions from 9am to 4pm, except on Sundays.
OP Registration: 8.30am to 3.30pm
DM in Gastroenterology (GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi) | MD in General Medicine (PGI, Chandigarh) | MBBS (JIPMER, Pondicherry)
Associate Director of the PVS Institute of Digestive Diseases, Kochi
Senior Consultant - Gastroenterology, Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi
Consultant - Gastroenterology, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi
Involved in academic programmes for DNB and postgraduate students
Fellow of the Society of GI Endoscopy
Vice President of the SGEI Active member of the API (Kerala) IMA (Cochin)
Life member of ISG Faculty member of ISG, INASL and SGEI
Founder convener of the Cochin Gut Club Published more than 15 research articles in national and international journals
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil
DM in Gastroenterology (PGIMER, Chandigarh) | MD in General Medicine (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | DNB in General Medicine (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Clinical Professor in Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kochi
Associate Professor in Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kochi
Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kochi
DM Senior Resident in Gastroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
Senior Resident in Gastroenterology, Amrita institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Senior House Officer in Medicine, Coventry General Hospital, Coventry, UK
Senior Resident, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi
Senior Resident In Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry
Expert in all diagnostic and therapeutic, upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies which include hemostatic measures like banding, clip application, heater probe application, Argon plasma coagulation, glue injection for gastric varices, polypectomies, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) and dissection, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG), metallic stent placement (esophageal, enteral and biliary) etc.
Experience in reporting capsule Endoscopy and high-resolution GI manometry.
Experience in managing post liver transplant biliary complications and therapeutic EUS like EUS guided FNAC/Biopsy, Cystogastrostomy, celiac ganglion block for chronic pancreatitis, choledochoduodenostomy.
Published research articles in peer reviewed journals
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
FMAS: Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery | AFSA (Attestation de Formation Specialisee Approfondie) at University of Pierre et Curie, Paris | MCh in Surgical Gastroenterology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MS in General Surgery (Medical College, Baroda) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)
Has performed more than 6000 GI surgeries
Performed the maximum number of laparoscopic colorectal resection in Kerala
The second to perform a laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy in Kerala
Chief of Gastrointestinal surgery, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi
Certificate course in training of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Kyungpook National University, Taegu, S. Korea
Resident, division of Hepatobiliary and Liver transplantation unit, Hospital Beaujon, Clichy, University of Paris
Workshop on hands-on training and animal lab in Micro Vascular surgery, Ethicon Training centre, Chennai
Published 22 research articles
Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam
AFSA (Post doctoral Fellowship in HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation (Hopiteaux Beaujon, Clichy, Paris) | MCh in Surgical Gastroenterology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MS in General Surgery (JIPMER, Pondicherry) | MBBS (Government Medical College, Thrissur)
Senior Consultant and Head of Department GI Surgery and Liver
Transplantation, Medical Trust Hospital Kochi
Senior Consultant GI Surgery, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi
Junior Consultant, GI Surgery, Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi
Senior Registrar, GI Surgery, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi
Published research articles
Proficient in English, Malayalam
DM in Gastroenterology (Kilpauk Medical College) | DNB in Paediatrics | MD in Paediatrics (Madras Medical College) | MBBS (Coimbatore Medical College)
Expert in all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including Esophageal balloon dilatation, savory dilatation, EVL, control of bleeding, colonoscopy, polypectomy, colonoscopic stricture dilatation, ERCP (diagnostic and therapeutic), PEG placement.
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam)| MD in General Medicine (SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa) | DM in Gastroenterology (CMC, Vellore)
Assistant Professor, CMC (Christian Medical College), Vellore, 2011-2013
Involved in training of MBBS, MD, DM- Gastroenterlogy & DM Hepatology Residents
Consultant Gastroenterologist at Caritas Hospital, Kottayam, 2013-2104
Expertise in Endoscopy
Diagnostic and Therapeutic upper & lower GI Endoscopy, single balloon & double balloon Endoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy
Therapeutic ERCP, Spy glass, Biliary Stenting
Diagnostic Endoscopic Ultrasound
High-resolution Manometry and Biofeedback Training
Life member of Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Life Member of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India
Published multiple articles in medical journals
Presented at the Indian Association of Pancreas Association
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Oriya & Bengali
FRCS (Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow) | MCh in SGE (Medical College, Trivandrum)| MS in Gen Surgery (Medical College, Kozhikode)| MBBS (Medical College, Kozhikode, India)
Worked at Asir Central Hospital and Medical College - Saudi Arabia
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS Trust, UK.
Trained in basic and advanced laparoscopic surgery from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Developed an innovative technique & instrument - which is being used by many surgeons in India - for easy Laparoscopic appendectomy.
Associate Professor at MCH, Trivandrum.
Instrumental in starting advanced minimal access surgery at Medical Colleges of Kerala.
Performed the first minimal access Esophagectomy in 2009
Got trained in minimal access Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery from Asia IRCAD, Taiwan.
Expert in management of vide spectra of clinical situations in SGE.
First to perform laparoscopic Splenectomy, laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy with IPAA, lap colorectal surgeries, Lap CBD exploration, duodenum preserving pancreatic head resection (DPPHR) for Chronic pancreatitis, etc at MCH, Trivandrum.
Conducted research studies on chronic pancreatitis, post pancreatectomy complications, minimal access esophagectomy.
Appointed as official reviewer of Indian Journal of Surgery (IJS).
Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery | DNB Surgical Gastroenterology (AIMS, Kochi)| MS General Surgery (Coimbatore Medical College)| MBBS (Coimbatore Medical College )
Professor in GI Surgery, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences
Assistant Professor, GI Surgery, AIMS, Kochi
Published 11 research papers
Proficient in English, Malayalam and Tamil
DM (CMC, Vellore)
MD (JIPMER, Pondicherry)
MBBS (JIPMER, Pondicherry)
Former Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, CMC Vellore
Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi and Tamil
MCh in GI Surgery (AIIMS, New Delhi) | MS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)
Published 3 research articles
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
Junior Consultant, Medical Trust Hospital Written a chapter in Practical Gastroenterology, 2nd edition Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
MS General Surgery (Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute) | MBBS (Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute)
Department of Plastic Surgery, PSG Medical College and Research Institute, Coimbatore,/p>
Department of Emergency Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
Department of Surgical Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, KochiPublished articles
Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
Aster Medcity, for the first time in Kerala, offers Minimal Access Robotic Surgery for esophageal cancer surgery, rectal cancer surgery, liver surgery, Obesity surgery, using high-precision da Vinci Robot