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SAMARITAN
22
Sep

As a part of the initiative to offer advanced trauma and emergency first aid provider training for school students, VPS Lakeshore in co-ordination with Rotary Club of Cochin West and Kochi City Police conducted a training programme on 23rd September,2017 at VPS Lakeshore Auditorium. The session was initiated by the Trauma Team of VPS Lakeshore headed by Dr. Lazar Chandy – Sr.Consultant, Orthopedics & Traumatology – VPS Lakeshore. Dr.Mohan A Mathew, Chief of staff – VPS Lakeshore, inaugurated the session.

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States first Actifit meniscal replacement surgery performs at VPS Lakeshore
09
Sep

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Kochi: The state's first Actifit meniscal replacement performed at VPS Lakeshore. The surgery was performed on Thaiseer, a 24 year old patient from Thrissur. The surgery was performed by a medical team headed by Dr. Jacob Varghese.

According to doctors, Thaiseer was admitted into the hospital with anterior cruciate ligament tear and complete complex tear of the medial meniscus which was irreparable.

The absence of meniscus will predispose the patient to early osteoarthrosis is the medium term. With increasing sporting activities damaged meniscus is a major cause of early arthritis. Repair of meniscus is possible only for the peripheral (rim) tears which have blood supply. Actifit meniscal implant was used to replace the torn medial meniscus for the first time in the State and Second time in the country”, said Dr. Varughese. In a few months the Actifit implant will get replaced by the patient’s own tissue which acts as a scaffold and has been shown to reduce the grade of osteoarthrosis and facilitate the joint preservation. He added that the other option would be to use cadaveric meniscal transplant for which the size and availability is an issue in India at present. Actifit can be trimmed to the size of the defect and can be directly imported by the patient at present.



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National Nutrition
08
Sep

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VPS Lakeshore family celebrated Onam 2017
26
Aug

VPS Lakeshore family celebrated Onam 2017 with Cine Artist Lena as Chief Guest.

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Visit of Director General of International Trade and Investments
23
Aug

Dr. Catherine Raines, Director General of International Trade and Investment visited VPS Lakeshore Hospital and ahd a discussion with Mr. S.K. Abdulla, CEO and team. Dr. Catherine was accompanied by Mr. Bharath Joshi, Deputy High Commissioner British Embassy & Mr. Shijoy Thomas, Regional Advisor.

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Kerala's first superior capsular reconstruction surgery
16
Aug

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.

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Women's Only Blood Donation Camp
09
Aug

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.

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Kerala's first successful spine surgery using a 3D model
07
Aug

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 genetic condition, the patient had abnormal spinal bone growth and structure leading to incomplete formation of peg like bone in the second cervical vertebral bone, which corresponds to the upper part of the neck” said Dr. Krishnakumar.

“This condition caused dislocation of the neck bones (Atlanto axial Instability) causing spinal cord compression and difficulty in walking. The complex abnormal shapes of the bones and blood vessels of the upper spine warranted a 3-D printed spine model for planning the complex surgery”, he added.

Using the patient’s CT- scan and special software, exact replica of his spine with blood vessels was made by using 3-D printing technology, which took 32 hours for printing. The Atlanto Axial Instability was reduced and fixed by C1 –C2 transarticular screws. “The 3-D printing technology will greatly benefit in understanding complex abnormal anatomy and surgical planning resulting in better patient care” added Dr. Krishnakumar. The medical team for the surgery also included Dr. Mallie Abraham and Dr. Jay

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CMD's press meet on voting rights of NRIs
03
Aug

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.

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Visit of Ambassador of India to the UAE
03
Aug

Dr.Shamsheer Vayalil, CMD – VPS Lakeshore Hospital and team receiving His Excellency Navdeep Singh Suri, Ambassador of India to UAE and his wife Mrs. Mani, during his visit to the hospital.

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VPS Lakeshore Hospital - Preferred destination for Multi Organ Transplantation.
02
Aug

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Doctors remove stone from dislocated kidney
29
Jul

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.

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CME on Liver Surgery & Transplantation
29
Jul

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 status, controversies and myths' and 'Liver Surgery and transplantation: The way forward'.

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Hepatitis B / C Detection Camp on July 28 & 29
27
Jul

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

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VPS Healthcare launches country's first Mobile TV on health information
22
Jul

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 professionals at VPS Lakeshore Hospital and includes short explanatory videos on different ailments and their treatments by doctors from across specialities.

Commenting on the launch, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Lakeshore said, “VPS Health TV will be of great help for general public as it will aid in understanding health and health-related topics on their own from the videos without the confusions of complex medical terms.” Mr. S. K. Abdulla, remarked that this unique initiative will ensure continuous flow of new information about healthcare to the public and the content will also be a reference material for the medical fraternity.

This facility can be made use of by downloading “VPSHealthtv” app from Google Play Store free of cost, and can be accessed from across the globe.

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Rare heart surgery performed at VPS Lakeshore to remove blood clots and blocks
17
Jul

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 completely removed in the operation and four bypass operations were also done.The patient has been fast recovering and will be discharged in a few days.

“Developing blood clot inside the heart is a very rare complication and it is seen only in less than one per cent of heart attack cases. It is a grave situation as the blood clot can break away from the heart at any time and move straight into the brain. This can make him a lifetime coma patient. So the patient was rushed to VPS Lakeshore for bypass surgery and removed the blood clot,” said Dr. Moosa Kunhi. Removing blood clot from heart chamber is difficult and it is very rarely done, he said, adding that this operation is a lifetime heart surgery of a heart surgeon as it is a very rare case.

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Rare heart surgery performed to remove blood clot and blocks from a 45-year-old man's heart
15
Jul

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 surgeon Dr. M. K. Moosa Kunhi, Senior Consultant and HoD, Cardiac Surgery and Heart Transplantation, VPS Lakeshore. Muhammed Ibrahim, who was working in Saudi Arabia, was admitted into a hospital there after he suffered heart attack. He was later brought to India and admitted into a hospital in Mangalore. The angiogram performed on him at the hospital showed a blood clot of a lemon size in heart’s main chamber and four other blocks. He was then referred to Dr. Moosa Kunhi and brought to VPS Lakeshore.

“Developing blood clot inside the heart is a very rare complication and it is seen only in less than one per cent of heart attack cases. It is a grave situation as the blood clot can broke away from the heart at any time and move straight into the brain. This can make him a lifetime coma patient. So the patinet was rushed to VPS Lakeshore for bypass surgery and removed the blood clot,” Dr. Moosa Kunhi. Removing blood clot from heart chamber is difficult and it is very rarely done, he said, adding that this operation is a lifetime heart surgery of a heart surgeon

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Green OT Accreditation
07
Jul

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 of this hospital adhere to use of environmental friendly anaesthesia techniques, infection control practices, staff training and safety awareness and good waste disposal system.

Commenting on the certification, S K Abdulla, CEO VPS Lakeshore Hospital said, our endower to ensure safe and environment friendly operation theatre is being recognized.



 



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VPS Lakeshore launches Project Samaritan
06
Jul

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 trauma kit was handed over to the School Principal from VPS Lakeshore. 



 

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Doctors raise money for cochlear implant surgery
04
Jul

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. Shwetha Shenoy. The remaining amount for surgery was raised by the patient's friends, while the cost of medicines and other expenses were met by the hospital.


 


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