Nephrology & Urology

The Centre of Excellence for Nephrology & Urology at Aster Medcity is a highly advanced and dedicated facility providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages with kidney and Genitourinary diseases. Equipped with the state-of-the-art technical support, it is the first facility in Kerala to offer Robotic Surgery using da Vinci Surgical Robot. The CoE has the finest team of Nephrologists and Urologists who have many years of experience in all treatment modalities, including advanced procedures like renal transplantation and minimally invasive robotic surgery. Supported by trained Nurses, Renal Dieticians and Technicians, the medical team here provides high-quality treatment to patients, with an optimal, evidence-based approach.

The Outpatient Department (Nephrology & Urology) functions from 9am to 5pm, except on Sundays.
Outpatient Registration- 8.30am to 3.30pm

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Dr. V. Narayanan Unni
Senior Consultant
Dr. V. Narayanan Unni

Dr. V. Narayanan Unni is Senior Consultant, Nephrology, CoE Nephrology and Urology. Rated among the best Nephrologists, he has more than 28 years of experience in treating patients of all ages with kidney diseases An expert in hypertension and kidney transplantation and his area of special interest is hemodialysis. Former Professor and Head of Nephrology, AIMS, Kochi and key opinion leader in kidney transplantation of the International Transplantation Society, he is also the Chief of Medical Services (CMS) of Aster Medcity.

Qualifications

FRCP (Glasgow, UK) | FISN|DM in Nephrology (PGIMER, Chandigarh) | DNB (National Board of Examinations, New Delhi) | MD in General Medicine (CMC, Vellore) | MBBS (Calicut Medical College)

Achievements

Professor & Head of Nephrology - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Asst. Professor, Associate Professor, Professor & Head of Nephrology-Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Nephrologist, Dammam Central Hospital, K.S.A.

Awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow, UK)

Fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology

Key Opinion Leader in Kidney transplantation of the International Transplantation Society

Member of many national and international professional associations in Nephrology

Invited to deliver talks and guest lectures at national and international conferences.

President of Nephrology Association of Kerala

Published 54 articles in International and Indian Medical Journals

Fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology

Recipient of six Gold Medals for MBBS

Chapters in textbooks - Essentials of Nephrology and Urology, Renal Replacement therapy in Text Book of Medicine &Text book of Medicine

Examiner for DM in Nephrology at P.G.I.M.E.R Chandigarh,C.M.C. Hospital, Vellore , Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai & Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham University

Examiner for Nephrology in the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Dr. Jojo Pullockara
Senior Consultant
Dr. Jojo Pullockara

A highly trained Nephrologist, Dr. Jojo Pullockara has more than 19 years of experience in management of kidney diseases in both adults and children. His areas of special interest are Critical Care Nephrology and Transplant.

Qualifications

DM in Nephrology (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | DNB in Nephrology | MD in Internal Medicine (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS ((Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Asst. Professor, Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Teaching Post Graduates - DM/DNB Nephrology

Consultant, Little Flower Hospital

Proficient in Malayalam, Hindi, English

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Dr. Kishore T.A
Consultant
Dr. Kishore T.A

Dr. Kishore T.A is Consultant, CoE Nephrology and Urology. An Urologist with more than 9 years of experience and three Fellowships including Robotic Urology Surgery, he was trained extensively at the finest hospitals in in USA and India. With surgical skills that are exceptionally brilliant, he is the first surgeon in India to perform NOTES assisted Vaginal Donor Nephrectomy and the first in Kerala to do Single Incision Donor Nephrectomy. He is also an expert in Robotic Surgery, Renal Transplantation, Urological Oncology and Endourology.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Robotic Surgery (Columbia University division of Urology, Miami)| Fellowship- Urologic Oncology (University of Miami & Accredited by Society Urologic Oncology)| Fellowship in Endo urology (University of Minnesota & Accredited by Endo Urological Society)| MCh Urology (Government Medical College, Kottayam)| Board certified in General Surgery (DNB) India| Board Certified in Urology (DNB) India| MRCS (Edinburgh) | M.S. General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur|

Achievements

First in India to perform NOTES assisted Vaginal Donor Nephrectomy

First in the State of Kerala to do Single Incision Donor Nephrectomy- the second largest in the world

The first to use da Vinci Surgical Robot in the State, at Aster Medcity

Expertise in Laparoscopic single site donor Nephrectomy, NOTES Donor Nephrectomy, Ablation procedures (RFA, Cryotherapy), Robotic surgery (Robotic Prostatectomy /Cystectomy, Partial Nephrectomy), Laproscopy(Partial Nephrectomy ,Radical Nephrectomy ,Donor Nephrectomy), Endo urology (Flexible Uteroscopy ,PCNL,TURF,TURBT), Oncology (Laproscopic /robotic prostatectomy ,Cystectomy, Neobladder),Renal Transplantation & Buccal Mucosal Urethroplasty.

Associate Urologist, MS Ramaiah Hospital and Medical College, Bangalore, India



Assistant Professor of Urology, Amala Cancer Centre and Medical College, Thrissur

Teaching Instructor in Oncology and Sexual rehabilitation, Department of Urology, University of Miami

Consultant Urologist and Transplant surgeon, Department of Urology, Medical Trust Hospital, Cochin, Kerala, India

Performed more than 250 laproscopic donor nephrectomies & renal transplantations in the last two and a half years

Best paper award in the Annual Association of Surgeons of India

Best outgoing student for M.S. General Surgery – University of Calicut 2001

“Komaranchath” prize for the best publication by Urological Association of Kerala

Corporate Sponsored Fellowship by Endourological Society for the year

SS Bapat prize for the Best innovation in Urology in USICON 2014

Member, Editorial Board- International Journal of Urology and Nephrology,
 Asian Network for Scientific Information, Open Urology and Nephrology Journal
, Open Prostate Cancer Journal

Reviewer
- Journal of Endourology
, Urology, Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology, European Urology, British Journal of Urology, Advances in Urology, International Journal of Urology and Nephrology, BMC Urology,
 International Journal of Urogynecology,
 International Journal of Nephrology and Urology,
 Urotoday International,
 Urology Journal

Publications

Published 27 articles

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Dr. Vinod Kumar K
Senior Specialist
Dr. Vinod Kumar K

Dr. Vinod Kumar K is Senior Specialist, Nephrology. He specialises in General Nephrology and his areas of special interest are critical care nephrology and renal transplantation. He is former Assistant Professor of General Medicine at Kannur Medical College.

Qualifications

DNB in Nephrology (St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore)| MD (KIMS , Hubli) | MBBS (JSS Medical College ,Mysore)

Achievements

Asst. professor, General Medicine, Kannur medical College

Senior Resident, Department of Nephrology, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore

BMH Care Hospital

Published multiple articles in national and international journals

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi & Kannada

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Dr. Bipi PK
Senior Specialist
Dr. Bipi PK

A Nephrologist, Dr. Bipi PK is trained in critical care nephrology, paediatric nephrology and renal transplantation. He is also a trained General Physician.

Qualifications

DM in Nephrology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MD (Govt. Medical College, Chennai) | MBBS (TD Medical College, Alappuzha)

Achievements

Department of Paediatric Nephrology, SAT hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

Lecturer in Nephrology, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Consultant Physician, Co-operative Hospital, Thodupuzha

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam andTamil

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Dr. Vishnu R
Senior Specialist
Dr. Vishnu R

An Urologist trained in management of genitourinary problems, Dr. Vishnu’s ares of special interest include urologic oncology, stone disease and endourology.

Qualifications

MCh in Urology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MS in General Surgery (JIPMER, Pondicherry) | MBBS (TD Medical College, Alappuzha)

Achievements

Senior Resident, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram Registrar, KIMS

Part of World Health Organisation’s Filariasis Research Unit Published research articles

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil

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Dr. Ramprasad M.K
Senior Specialist
Dr. Ramprasad M.K

Dr. Ramparasad M.K is Senior Specialist, Urology, with more than 1 year of experience in Surgery. He specialises in Genitourinary Surgery and has special interest in Endourology, Stone management, RIRS & HOLEP. He is into research on DJ Stents for ureteric & renal stones - the ongoing research being Encrustations on DJ Sents FTIR Analysis.

Qualifications

Mch in Urology (Govt. Medical College,Kottayam) ||MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College,Thrissur)

Achievements

Trained in Endourology and Stone Surgery

Ongoing Research on encrustations on DJ Stent FTIR Analysis

Numerous presentations made at general Surgery Conferences

Published multiple articles

Proficient in English & Malayalam

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Nephrology Facilities
Outpatient Division
Outpatient Division
  • Outpatient Consultation for patients of all ages.
  • Measures to detect, prevent and stop progression of kidney diseases
  • Close follow-up and advice on management of different forms kidney diseases (along with the team of social workers, nurses and renal dieticians).
Inpatient Services
Inpatient Services

Haemodialysis Unit (for treatment of patients with kidney failure)

  • Conventional Haemodialysis
  • Continuous Haemodialysis
  • Slow low efficiency Dialysis
  • Haemofiltration
  • Haemoperfusion
  • Plasmapheresis

Peritoneal Dialysis unit (for management of patients with renal failure)

  • Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Continuous Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Transplantation

Live related donor kidney transplantation (performed by a team of Nephrologists, Urologists and Anaesthesiologists)

Urology Facilities
Outpatient & Day care Division
Outpatient & Day care Division
  • Outpatient Consultation for patients of all ages
  • Extracorporeal shock wave Lithotripsy for renal and ureteric stones
  • Flexible Cystoscopy for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Transrectal Ultrasound guided prostrate biopsy
  • Minor procedures like urethral dilatation, suture removal, BCG installation
Inpatient Services
Inpatient Services

Laparoscopy

  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
  • Radical Nephrectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Varicocele Surgery

Robotic Surgery

  • Minimally invasive Robotic Surgery using high-precision da Vinci Surgical Robot - Radical Prostatectomy, Donor Nephrectomy and other surgical procedures

Laser Surgery

  • Laser therapy for treatment of stones (PCNL, RIRS)
  • Treatment of bladder obstruction by prostate (HoLEP
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