Cardiothoracic Surgery

A comparatively new stream, the cardiothoracic surgeon is a specialist who performs procedures affecting the thoracic region. These organs include the heart, the lungs and oesophagus. A cardiothoracic procedure is often lengthy and complex and depends on analysis and modern technology for treatment.

A few common cardiothoracic surgeries and procedures include angioplasty, stent placement, ablation and correcting abnormal heart rhythms with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The cardiothoracic surgeon also performs open-heart surgery, Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), Heart valve repair or replacement, Ventricular assist devices and heart transplants.

KIMS Heart Care has one of the largest, most experienced team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in the country. We have a proud history in extensive repair and replacement of heart valves in our patients. KIMS Heart Care has a strong tradition of innovation and advancement in cutting-edge heart surgeries in Kerala with a high survival rate. KIMS Heart Care deals with the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiologic abnormalities among other heart ailments. The doctors at KIMS are well-experienced in cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries. The panel of doctors at KIMS Heart Care is among the best cardiothoracic surgeons in Kerala.

The facilities at the hospital are top of the line and make use of the latest innovative and cutting-edge technology. These factors make KIMS one of the best hospitals for heart ailments in Kerala.

Facilities Available

  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • CABG and Beating Heart Bypass surgery
  • Emergency CABG
  • Redo Bypass surgery
  • Complex Mitral Valve and Aortic Valve surgeries
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ( ECMO)
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery ( VATS )
  • Hybrid Procedures
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Correction of Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Cardiac surgery in Elderly people
  • Mediastinoscopy

Our Doctors:

Dr. Shaji Palangdan, Kims Hospitals


Speciality : Cardiothoracic Surgery

Designation : Consultant – Cardio thoracic & Vascular surgery

Date and time : Mon - Sat : 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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Dr. Jacob John Theophilius

Speciality : Anaesthesiology

Designation : Sr. Consultant and Chief Co-Ordinator - Anaesthesiology

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Dr. Vijay Thomas Cherian

Speciality : Cardiothoracic Surgery

Designation : Assoc. Consultant

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Dr. M N Nandakumar

Speciality : Cardiothoracic Surgery

Designation : Anaesthetist

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Dr. S. Subash

Dr. S. Subash

Speciality : Anaesthesiology

Designation : Consultant Anaesthesia ( cardiac anaesthesia )

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