Kerala's first superior capsular reconstruction surgery
Doctors at VPS Lakeshore Hospital perform the state's first superior capsular reconstruction surgery on a 60-year-old who was suffering from irreparable tear of shoulder rotator cuff. Dr. Jacob Varghese, Director – VPS Lakeshore Orthopedic Centre, led the medical team for the surgery.
Women's Only Blood Donation Camp
VPS Lakeshore Hospital in association with the Rotary Club of Cochin West is organising a Women's Only Blood Donation Camp today. The camp was inaugurated by Honourable High Court Justice Mrs. Mary Joseph.
Rotarian Ajith Kumar Gopinath – President Rotary Club of Cochin West, Rotarian Benny, Dr. H Ramesh – Director of Medical Service, Dr. Mohan Mathew- Chief of Staff, Dr. Shobha P, Dr. Marina Mathew and Dr. Betsy T. Sebastian were also present.
Kerala's first successful spine surgery using a 3D model
A 19-year-old B.Com student from Ochira, Kollam has become the first person in the state to undergo complex spine surgery using 3-D printing technology. The pioneering surgery was performed by a medical team headed by Dr. Krishnakumar, Consultant and Head of Spine Surgery division at VPS Lakeshore Hospital.
The patient was suffering from Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Tarda, a rare genetic disease that affects approximately one person per 2, 00,000 population. “Due to his geneti
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, CMD – VPS Lakeshore Hospital, along with Mr. S.K. Abdulla - CEO, meeting the press about the Union Cabinet's approval for proxy voting for NRIs in Indian elections. Dr. Shamsheer had spearheaded the campaign to affirm voting rights for Indians overseas.
Doctors at VPS Lakeshore Hospital removed a 3.5 cm sized stone from a kidney that has been dislocated inside the body of a 25 year old. Dr. George P. Abraham and Dr. Datson George P, from the department of Urology performed the surgery to remove the stone from the kidney that was shifted to the right side of the lungs due to a gap between the lower abdomen and lungs.
CME on Liver Surgery & Transplantation
The Department of GI Surgery conducted a CME on the topic 'Liver Surgery & Transplantation'. The CME was chaired by Dr. Roy J. Mukkada – HOD, Gastroenterology. Dr. H. Ramesh – Director & HOD, GI Surgery & Liver transplantation discussed the topic 'Liver Surgery @ Lakeshore: Challenging the Frontiers'. Dr. Abhishek Yadav, Dr. Jacob Mathew and Dr. Mahesh S. from the department of GI Surgery presented the topics 'Liver Transplantation today: Current statu
In connection with World Hepatitis Day 2017, the Gastroenterology Department will be conducting a free Hepatitis B / C detection camp for 100 patients at the Hospital on the 28th & 29th July, 2017 on first come first serve basis.
- Free registration & Consultation
- Free detection of Hepatitis B / C
Camp timings - 10 am to 1pm
VPS Healthcare launches country's first Mobile TV on health information
VPS Health TV, country’s first Mobile TV on health information, an initiative by VPS Healthcare, has been launched today by Mr. S. K. Abdulla, CEO – VPS Lakeshore. The Mobile TV will feature contents on healthcare in video format and this unique approach aims to educate public on health-related topics. Mr. M. M. Mathai and Dr. K. V. Johny, Directors of VPS Lakeshore were also present.
The VPS Health TV app has been developed in association and guidance of expert medical
Rare heart surgery performed at VPS Lakeshore to remove blood clots and blocks
Mohammed Ibrahim, 45, a native of Manjeswaram was brought to VPS Lakeshore Hospital with 4 blood clots and a block the size of a lemon in heart's main chamber, after suffering a heart attack in Saudi Arabia. A rare and complex 2 hours and 35 minutes surgery was performed on him by Dr. Moosa Kunhi – Senior Consultant and HOD, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, to remove the clots and blocks. The heart was kept in the heart lung machine for 4 hours and 15 minutes. The blood clot was
Rare heart surgery performed to remove blood clot and blocks from a 45-year-old man's heart
In a very rare surgery lasting seven hours, doctors at VPS Lakeshore successfully removed blood clot and blocks in the heart of a 45-year-old man after completely stopping and making his heart motionless for 2 hours and 35 minutes with the support of heart lung machine. The patient, Muhammed Ibrahim M., a native of Manjweswaram in Kasaragod district, is fast recovering and will be discharged within a few days.
The surgery was performed by a medical team headed by renowned heart surg
VPS Lakeshore Hospital & Research Centre Ltd. has been awarded the Green OT (Green Operation Theatre) Certification by Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt. Ltd.
The objective of the certification is to promote sustainable healthcare delivery using green and safe practices in operation theatres. The Green OT (Green Operation Theatre) Certification project is developed by Bureau Veritas in conjunction with Abbott India.
This unique certification ensures that the Operation Theatre
VPS Lakeshore Hospital in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Cochin West launched “Project Samaritan”, an orientation programme on Trauma & Emergency Care for school students. The inaugural session of the project was held at Bhavans Vidya Mandir School, Girinagar and was presided by Mr. Yatish Chandra IPS - Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kochi. Mr. S.K. Abdulla – CEO, VPS Lakeshore, released the project brochure and handed over the first copy to Mr. Yatish Chandra. A tra
As a gesture of goodwill, doctors at VPS Lakeshore Hospital raised money for cochlear implant surgery for a patient from an economically backward family. The team of doctors including Dr. Shawn T. Joseph, Dr. Antony Paul Chettupuzha, Dr. Shobha P. and Dr. Mahesh participated in a quiz programme in a channel and handed over the prize money to the patient. The surgery was performed by a medical team comprising of Dr. Idiculla K. Mathews – Head ENT Department, Dr. Jaya Susan Jacob and Dr
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at VPS Lakeshore Hospital conducted a CME on the Recent Advances in Nuclear Medicine. Dr.Senthil R, Dr. Arun Vaisakh R and Mr. Abin Mathew Babu discussed topics like Nuclear Medicine in every day pratice, PET/CET in Oncology and beyond, A Walkthrough in Nuclear Medicine Department and Targeted Radiocnuclear Therapy – An overview.
Thyroid Camp on May 25 as part of World Thyroid Day
The Department of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology at VPS Lakeshore is organizing a Thyroid Camp as part of the World Thyroid Day on May 25 to assess Cancerous and Non-Cancerous Thyroid Tumours.
Benefits for registrants include,
- Free registration & consultation
- 50% discount on tests like Thyroid Function test, Ultrasound of Neck, Videolaryngoscopy, Serum Calcium and Serum Electrolyes, as recommended by the doctor.
Nun donates kidney to her sibling nun
VPS Lakeshore becomes the centre for yet another unique Kidney Transplantation procedure, where a nun becomes the kidney donor for her elder sister who happens to be also a nun. The successful transplantation was performed by Dr. Abi Abraham M, Director of Department of Nephrology, Dr. Geroge P. Abraham, Head of Department of Urology & Kidney Transplantation along with Dr. Mohan A. Mathew, Chief of Anesthesia & Crtitical Care and their team.
World IBD Day Awareness Session
In connection with World IBD Day, the Gastroenterology team consisting of Dr. Abraham Koshi, Dr. Roy J. Mukkada, Dr. Anthony Chettupuzha and Dr. Jose Francis spoke about the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and answered the public's doubts about Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Gastro Medical Camp from May 18 to May 31, 2017
In connection with World IBD Day(May 19) and World Digestive Health Day(May 29), the Department of Gastroenterology will be conducting a Medical Camp from May 18 to 31, 2017, to assess,
-Alcohol related disease
-Early Cancer Screening
The Department of Spine Surgery at VPS Lakeshore organised a CME on the topic "Decision Making in Spinal Disorders - Basic and Beyond", at Hotel Holiday Inn, Kochi on 30th April 2017. At the event, a panel of expert doctors from various hospitals discussed the latest advancements in diagnosing spinal disorders.
The Department of Nephrology at VPS Lakeshore conducted a two day long transplant update for nephrologists and post graduate trainees at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Kochi on 29th and 30th April, 2017. The meeting was attended by nephrologists from the entire state and different parts of the country. Dignitaries who spoke included DR Vinay Sakhuja, former dean of PGI Chandigarh and Dr Santhosh Varghese, professor and head of nephrology at CMC Vellore.
WORLD HEALTH DAY programs conducted at VPS Lakeshore.
In connection with WORLD HEALTH DAY on April 7th 2017,The Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Clinical Nutrition at VPS Lakeshore jointly organized various programmes which was inaugurated by CEO Mr. S.K .Abdulla. Dr. Xavier.P.J ,Consultant Psychiatrist delivered a lecture on “ How to overcome Depression & various Mood Disorders”. Mrs. Usha Suresh Babu , Chief Dietician delivered talk on the Importance of Good Nutrition to Beat depressi
VPS Lakeshore opened pharmacy at Cochin International Airport
VPS Lakeshore opened its 24 hour pharmacy, VPS Lakeshore Medicals, at the Domestic Terminal of the Cochin International Airport on Tuesday. The pharmacy was inaugurated by Shri. V. J. Kurian IAS, Managing Director, Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), in function attended by the top delegates of CIAL and VPS Lakeshore. All essential medicines are available at the pharmacy and is accessible to the public round the clock.
In connection with World TB DAY - 2017, the Dept. of pulmonary medicine, microbiology and clinical nutrition at VPS Lakeshore hospital jointly organized various programmes on 24/03/2017. Dr. Hari Lakshmanan, consultant, Dept. of pulmonary medicine, delivered lectures on the various aspects of the disease to the public and good nebulization practice to staff nurses. The Dietary team
VPS Lakeshore introduces Orthokine therapy in Kerala for treating joint diseases
Kochi: Taking the lead, VPS Lakeshore Hospital introduced Orthokine, a modern method used for the treatment joint diseases and discogenic back pain, in Kerala and successfully applied it in many patients in the first month of its introduction. Orthokine therapy is used for treating osteoarthritis, degenerative changes of the joints and chronic aseptic inflammation and occupational diseases, related to excessive load on the musculoskeletal system, including athletes and those engaged in strenu
VPS Lakeshore doctors perform first ACL reconstruction using Ultrabutton in India
Kochi: Doctors at VPS Lakeshore successfully performed the first Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction using Ultrabutton Technology in India. According to doctors, the new technique helps in preserving remnants of the tissue, which in turn helps in preserving propioception and quicker healing.
AOSpine International, Switzerland, selects VPS doctor as international spine faculty representing Asia-Pacific
Kochi: Switzerland-based AOSpine International, an international organization of spine surgeons, has selected Dr. Krishnakumar R., Consultant Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi as an international spine faculty representing Asia-Pacific region. AOSpine is an international community of spine surgeons generating, disÂtribÂuting and exchanging knowledge to advance science and the spine care profession through research, education, and community development.
Ernakulam District Collector Sri.Mohammed.Y.Safirulla inaugurating the "Learning Friendly Ernakulam District" programme on 6/1/2017 which provides training for teachers on learning disability. The project is initiated by Child Care Centre and District Administration in association with VPS Lakeshore,
VPS Lakeshore to celebrate World Diabetes Day 2016.
A Diabetes Checkup camp is to be conducted from 14th November to 13th December 2016. Avail yourself a detailed checkup package worth Rs. 8000 now offered at a very subsidised rate of Rs. 2500 during this period on a first come first serve basis. ECG & TMT for the Heart, Ultra Sound Abdomen for Liver Check and Fundoscopy for eye checkup are also included in the detailed package. Consultations of a Diabetologist and Ophthalmologist will be made available. Consultation and checkup would be b
Media's should be the torch bearers of the people, and not their supporters, says Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil @ KUWJ State meeting- Kochi Oct 15
Honest journalism plays a humongous role in maintaining the common well-being of the society. And this should be always the principle of a true journalist. The reflection of professional journalism should always be honesty. And it should be their primary responsibility always.
Journalists should always be truth-seekers. Be it in Newspaper, TV or online Media, a journalist sho
The act of giving new life to a person is something close to divinity! "Sneha Sparsham" organised by VPSLakeshore was for uniting and sharing the experiences between 10 donors and 65 receivers along with their families.
SNEHA SPARSHAM : Honouring The Advent Of New Life From Selfless Sacrifice
Organ donation is a sensitive topic, subject to a lot of emotions. These emotions are usually very strong; as well they should be; because the act of giving new life to a person is something close to divinity. And more than often the recipients tend to develop a strong attachment to the donors and their family, so close in fact that they themselves feel like extended family. “SNEHA SPARSHAM” is a VPS Lakeshore initiative, it is a function organized to host a get-together for these
A 19 year old plus two student, Sarath P. S, hailing from Eramalloor suffered a serious injury in an accident when a car rammed into his bike and was shifted to VPS Lakeshore on deteriorating condition. He was declared brain dead and it was with a heavy heart that his family decided to donate his vital organs. The organs harvested includes two kidneys, liver, heart and corneas, thereby providing a new lease of life to six individuals, Selected from the Mrithasanjeevani Registry of State Gover
Award of Honour to Prof. Dr. H. Ramesh, Mch., FRCS, Director , VPS Lakeshore
Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology, Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital, Chennai has presented the Award of Honour to Prof. Dr. H. Ramesh, Mch., FRCS, Director , VPS Lakeshore. He has been chosen to deliver, Institute Day Oration for the year 2016 on Pancreatic Cancer: Who lives? Who dies?
Vishnu G Krishnan (25), a welder by profession was seriously injured in a road accident & moved to VPS Lakeshore as his condition started to deteriorate. He was declared brain dead last Monday. The family and siblings of Vishnu decided to donate his vital organs like Kidneys, Small Intestine, Liver, Corneas and Heart for giving a fresh lease of life for seven people.
Endoscopic Ultrasound guided coiling to stop bleeding from duodenal vessel due to Portal Hypertension
In a video presentation Dr. Roy J Mukkada,Head Dept. of Gastroenterology at VPS Lakeshore, presented at the Digestive Disease week Conference held in Santiago, USA, a video of the rare procedure where bleeding from duodenal vessel is stopped by endoscopic ultrasound guided coiling. In our hospital; we are doing EUS guided coiling for bleeding from gastric vessels and duodenal vessels with excellent results. This video is accepted for publication by Journal of Gastrointestinal endoscopy and av
12 year old Omani girl undergoes complex spine surgery for scoliosis correction in VPS Lakeshore
Kochi: Spine surgery department at VPS Lakeshore hospital,Kochi have successfully done a complicated scoliosis correction surgery on a 12 year old Omani girl student. The team led by Dr. Krishnakumar R, Consultant Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon has done a complex corrective surgery to straighten the 90 degree curved spine.
Mariyam, hailing from Sur, Oman was diagnosed to have scoliosis – a condition in which the spine or the back bone bends sideways associated with protrusion of th
Indias first 3 D Laparoscopic Appendix substitution of ureter Performed at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Cochin
Forty two year old male patient who had been suffering from right lower abdominal pain was undergoing treatment at various hospitals for 3months with no relief. He was then admitted to the urology department at VPS Lakeshore hospital. An MRI scan revealed a 34cm sized tumour in the right ureter (the tube which connects the kidney to the urinary bladder), which was also causing an obstruction in the right kidney. The patient had two options of either removing the whole right kidney along
In connection with Bone & Joint Day, the Orthopaedic Department of VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, is conducting a Foot and Ankle Camp, from 1st August to 6th August 2016. The highlights of the camp includes:
Free registration and Consultation for the first 250 patients who register for the camp.
Discounted rates for Radiology studies relating to Foot & Ankle for the camp registrants.
Oldest reported case of successful intracranial aneurysm clipping surgery world wide from VPS Lakeshore, Kochi
When 86 year old Padmakshy Amma reported in a critical state with extensive bleeding within the brain following repture of an abnormal blood vessel ( Aneurysm) no one expected that she would survive. Since the only treatment option was very major surgery with a very high risk ( due to age, cardiac problem and respiratory problem ) the patients relatives took the very bold decision. The surgery took 8 hours and was successfully done. She gradually made a steady recovery and after 1 month she h
Rare Artificial Skull Implant surgery Successfully performed in a Youth at VPS Lakeshore
A rare artificial skull implant surgery was performed successfully on a youth at VPS Lakeshore hospital in Kochi. 24 years old Deepak Mohan met with a devastating road accident 5 years ago where he sustained severe head injury and multiple fractures for which he had undergone a major brain surgery with evacuation of a large clot and repair of his brain followed by repair of his fractures.
“It was a great challenge to correct the skull defect, which involved his face and eyes. We
For the first time in Kerala, minimally invasive Spine Surgery performed at VPS Lakeshore
Kochi: For the first time in Kerala, minimally invasive or keyhole spine surgery was successfully performed on a 65-year old man, T G Varghese, hailing from Kollam, for treating fracture of the spine in VPS Lakeshore.
The surgery was performed by using the American technology, Viper 2 system, in which only 1-2cm long incisions were made to put specially designed titanium implants into the spine under image guidance to treat the fracture. It was the first minimally inv
On occasion of the World Brain Day July 22nd (Friday), a ‘Meet the Doctor’ educational programme was arranged at VPS lakeshore hospital auditorium for the public . CEO Mr. SK Abdulla inaugurated the programme in the presence of Dr Mohan Mathew - Chief of Staff and Dr H. Ramesh – Director of Medical Services.
Dr. Muralikrishna Menon, Dr. Prithvi Varghese, Dr. Arun Oommen and Dr. Bindu Varghese gave lectures and answered the questions of the public. Neurological proble
Bangladeshi patient gets new lease of life after 3 D Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy at VPS Lakeshore
Mr. SHAJAHAN, aged 42yr is a bangladesh resident, working in dubai for the past 4 years. He had been diagnosed with a small tumour( 1.5cm) in the left kidney 2 years back. He had been advised conservative management for the past 2 years for the renal tumour and was advised check up every year at various hospitals. In 2 years the tumour had grown to nearly 3 cm in size!!!.He was advised the usual treatment of complete removal of the left kidney for this small tumour at many hospitals. He was v
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy Successfully Performed for Oman Native at VPS Lakeshore, Kochi
Kochi: Doctors at VPS Lakeshore successfully performed Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) on a 24-year-old Oman native, who was finding it difficult to consume solid food for the past four years due to Achalasia, an esophageal motility disorder involving the smooth muscle layer of the esophagus.
The patient, Mohammed Khamis, left the hospital on the fourth day after the endoscopy on June 8, 2016, according to the hospital. “Muhammed Khamis can now consume food wi
10th IHPBA certificate course in Hepato - Pancreato - Biliary surgery held in VPS Lakeshore from June 22 to 26
Kochi: The 10th edition of the certificate course in Hepato – Pancreato-Biliary surgery conducted by the International Hepato – Pancreato Biliary Association’s (IHPBA) Indian Chapter conducted at VPS Lakeshore from June 22 to June 26, 2016.
The delegates addressed by more than 50 eminent faculties from across India. The course covered the entire gamut of problems pertaining to the liver, pancreas and biliary tract, including an extensive session on l
VPS Healthcare takes a shorter runway to enter Indian healthcare space by acquiring majority stake in Lakeshore Hospital
UAE-based healthcare conglomerate acquires majority stake in the 350-bedded Lakeshore Hospital & Research Center – one of the largest tertiary level super specialty hospitals in Kerala.
Kochi: In the past couple of years, healthcare delivery system marked the journey of the corporate healthcare industry in India with the steady growth of branded hospitals, advanced infrastructure and expert medical team. With an aim to set global benchmark in healthcare deli
910 Organ Transplants successfully Completed at VPS Lakeshore Hospital
Altogether 910 cases of Organ Transplantations have been done in VPS Lakeshore Hospital till date. Among these, 851 were Renal Transplants and 59 were Liver Transplants. Of the 851 Renal transplants, 59 patients underwent Cadaver Renal Transplantation. Of the 59 Liver Transplants, 33 patients underwent Cadaver Liver Transplantation. All the transplantations were done after getting clearance from Zonal Authorization Committee for Organ Transplantation and Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS
The VPS Lakeshore Heart Centre & Department of Neurology jointly conducted a CME on " Hearts & Stroke" on 6th March, 2016 at Ramada Resorts, Kochi. The meeting was a deliberation on Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke and Therapeutic Dilemmas in the usage and timing of Anti-Platelet & Anti-Coagulation. The CME Programme was inaugurated by Padma Shri Dr. Philip Augustine, Medical Director - VPS Lakeshore Hospital. Many eminent medical professionals took part in the CME Programme
The Thyroid Disease Management Group of VPS Lakeshore Hospital conducted the first session of Thyroid CME on 4th March 2016 at IMA Hall, Kochi. The main objective of the conference was to improve understanding of recent developments in the management of Thyroid Cancer and implementation of newly gained knowledge into clinical practise. Many eminent medical professionals took part in the CME, which was inaugurated by Padma Shri Dr. Philip Augustine, Medical Director - VPS Lakeshore Hospital.