Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery is the specialty concerned with the prevention,  diagnosis,  treatment,  with specific focus on surgical management,  and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the cardiovascular and pulmonary system as well as the other major organs in the thoracic cavity. The department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery was officially inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala,  Sri. Oommen Chandy,  on 10th November,  2012.










We offer the most advanced surgical techniques to treat cardiovascular and thoracic disorders and injuries. Our mission is to provide the most advanced technology to the poor and needy,   extending as a life line to every patient through innovative ways of management including the surgical procedures with positive results. This is flanged by a continued dedicated follow-up in a patient friendly approach. We aim to be a Centre of excellence in Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery,   through dedicated care of our patients and commitment to sound medical practices.


               Operaton Theatre                                                    ICU                                                      Post Operation Ward

Our team is lead by Dr Saji Radhakrishnan Nair, who has completed his MCh(CVTS) training from India’s prestigious institute (PGIMER, Chandigarh). He had his basic medical graduation from TD Medical College, Alappuzha (1987-1993). He did his postgraduation (MS Gen Surgery) from Govt Medical College, Kottayam (1997-2000). The superspeciality training (MCh CVTS) was done at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh (2001-2003).He has extensive experience in Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery and had started his career with Padmasree Dr KM Cherian at SGCVC, Parumala (Unit of KM Cherian Heart Foundation) in 2004. He had worked there till 2010. In 2010 he joined Bharath Cardiovascular Institute, Kottayam as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He has vast experience in all types of cardiothoracic surgeries including coronary surgeries (on pump and beating heart), valve surgeries, thoracic and vascular surgeries. His fields of special interest include Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) and valve surgeries. His future plan is to start Minimally Invasive cardiac surgery and transplant program.

Dr.Sujith Alexander Kurian,  working as chief consultant cardiac Anesthesiologist from November 2013. After completing fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesiology from Madras Medical Mission in 2011,  joined Amritha Institute of Medical Science, Kochi as Assistant Professor in Cardiac Anesthesia. Later was a consultant cardiac anesthesiologist under Dr. K.M  Cherian Heart Foundation in Parumala,  Pushpagiri and Chennai. Field of interest complex congenital cardiac surgeries,  post operative intensive care of both adult and pediatric cardiac cases.

30 member strong support team This includes a dedicated team consisting of theatre/ICU/Ward staff nurses,  cardiac perfusionists, physician assistants and theatre/anesthesia technicians,  handpicked from various reputed institutes across the country,  rendering 24 hour service at the highest level of quality. The department also has a full time cardio respiratory physiotherapist for post operative rehabilitation of all surgical patients. Our staff uses a patient centric approach to clinical practice and aim at bringing advanced form of medical health care to our patients, through high quality facilities, thus ensuring the best outcome to patient care. We value all our staff, and team work is what determines our future. The staff nurses in our department are dedicated to upholding the tradition of our institution, in providing the best nursing care. There is an open communication between the patients/relatives and staff members resulting in effective and timely action which benefits our patients.


  • Inpatient services

                           The department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery provides surgical solution to a wide spectrum of heart, vascular and lung ailments. The cardiovascular and pure vascular procedures involve the following:

  1. Coronary artery bypass grafting /revascularization surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass as well as on beating heart (Elective & emergency)  
  2.  Palliative and intra-cardiac surgeries for congenital heart diseases
  3. Valve replacement as well as reconstruction for valvular heart diseases
  4. Repair of aortic aneurysms arising from the ascending aorta till bifurcation of the aorta
  5. Repair of all forms of peripheral arterial aneurysms including the A-V fistula aneurysms
  6. In the chronic renal failure patients  Surgery for aorto-iliac diseases, femoro-popliteal diseases and the other peripheral
  7. Arterial occlusive diseases  
  8. Vascular injury repairs

With the increasing incidence of the mediastinal, pleural and the pulmonary diseases we are focusing on their interventions. These include,  

  1. Lobectomy/pneumonectomy for all forms of lung diseases whether infective or malignant
  2. Decortication for Empyema thoracis irrespective of the etiology
  3. Surgery for mediastinal tumors both benign and malignant
  4. Chest wall tumors with chest wall reconstructions
  5. Extended thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
  6. Tracheal reconstruction

 We also provide surgical support for other surgical disciplines in case of poly trauma and take care of the thoracic injuries in the emergency department.

  • Outpatient clinic

Services to non-emergency cases are run on all week days except Sundays and review patients are seen on Tuesdays. Outpatient clinic timing is flexible and is based on prior appointment. Regular OP starts by 10 A.M, after completion of the ICU and ward rounds. We also provide a 24x7 helpline and email address, for patients to directly contact our staff, for booking appointments, queries and health advice. This is unique to our department.

24 hour Helpline


+91-8281870837 / +91-484-3055837


The faculty of the department is actively involved in teaching the undergraduate and post graduate medical students. We are also involved in training of paramedical and nursing students,  with a batch of BPT students regularly posted in the department every month. Exhaustive theory classes in Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery is regularly taken for undergraduate medical students. General surgery postgraduate students are also regularly posted to this department as part of training.


  1. Actively participating in World Heart Day Celebrations on a yearly basis, with associated activities like   medical camps and health awareness programme.
  2. Actively participating in all institutional activities like Nurses day celebrations,  Doctors day celebrations,  Infection control programme.


  1. Start a viable and sustainable cardiac transplantation programme.
  2. Start VATS,  Robotic surgery and minimally access cardiac surgery.
  3. Start M.Ch (Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery) training programme.


  • Well equipped state-of-the art Cardio thoracic operation theatre

              We have a highly sophisticated and well equipped state-of-the art cardio thoracic operation theatre with advanced equipments such as Sarns 8000 Heart lung machine,  Datex Ohmeda’s Advanced anesthesia machine,  OT table with level sensor,  Steris LED overhead light, Philip’s echo machine,  IABP machine,  video laryngoscope, intubating bronchoscope,  Continuous cardiac output monitoring system,  central monitoring system and imported surgical micro instruments. The theatre also has laminar flow air conditioning system.

Our operating theatre is equipped for performing all types of complex cardiac and thoracic procedures including aortic aneurysm surgeries,  congenital heat surgeries and cardiac transplantation.

  •  Advanced and well equipped ICU

We have a fully equipped 7 bedded ICU for intense monitoring and care of immediate postoperative patients. The unit is equipped with 4 Servo ventilators,  modular multi channel monitors with central monitoring facility,  dedicated portable X-ray machine,  ABG machine, chest physiotherapy unit and patient warmers (Bair hugger). The ICU beds are high quality and fully automated.

  • Cardiac surgery ward

We also have a cardiac surgery ward which caters for both preoperative and postoperative cardiac surgical patients. This ward has been designed as a step down ICU,  with options for central monitoring and mechanical ventilation.
The ward has 8 air conditioned rooms with a patient friendly ambience and all modern amenities including television, intercom connection and internet connectivity. Each of these rooms has provision for medical oxygen,  for supporting mechanical ventilators,  crash carts for emergencies,  and advanced cardiac monitors with central monitoring option.