The Department of Urology offers comprehensive facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary problems in adults and children. A highly qualified and experienced team of dedicated urologists and resident surgeons are available 24 hours a day. The latest state-of-the-art technology and equipment are available. The faculty subspecialises in the fields of Paediatric Urology, Uro-oncology, Laparoscopic Urology, Endourology, Andrology, Female Urology, Neuro-urology and Reconstructive Urology. Along with the support of the Nephrology services, more than 100 renal transplantation operations have been successfully performed.
Surgeries like laparoscopic and open radical nephrectomies are the mainstay of treatment in kidney cancer. Complicated surgeries that require IVC exploration in locally extensive kidney cancers, open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomies (nephron sparing surgeries), and immunotherapy for advanced renal cancers are regularly done.
After 3 years of age they are no longer needed. Adenoids generally reach their maximum size when your child is between three to five years of age and then begin to shrink by age seven and can hardly be seen in the late teens. Due to infections, adenoids swell up and block the nose which can sometimes lead to breathing problems during sleep. It can also be a major cause of snoring.
ECMO is a high-end rescue therapy for heart & lung failure patients who are neurologically intact; LVAD is an alternative treatment option for end-stage heart failure patients, and Heart transplant is a long-term strategy for heart failure patients.
Renal transplantation is routinely performed once or twice a week with a dedicated transplant ICU. Laparoscopic kidney retrieval, vascular access and fistula creation are also done routinely. The hospital is involved in cadaveric multiorgan retrieval and transplantation program in association with SORT (Society for Organ Retrieval and Transplantation), a voluntary NGO in Kerala.
Endoscopic treatment of stones and diseases of the kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate and urethra is performed through natural openings in the body avoiding the pain associated with open operations.
Key - hole surgery to remove and reconstruct urinary organs avoiding pain and long bed rest associated with open surgery. Nephrectomy, radical and partial nephrectomy, stone extraction, correction of hydronephrosis due to PUJ obstruction and re-implantation of the ureters are performed. More than 50 laparoscopic live donor nephrectomies and over 80 (the largest Indian experience) laparoscopic adrenalectomies have been successfully performed. We are one of the few centers in India who performs laparoscopic radical prostatectomy regularly for organ confined prostatic cancer.
The Department of Urology has a separate division for urological malignancies. The cancers of kidney, bladder, prostate, ureters, adrenals, testis and penis are taken care by this section. A subspecialty clinic in Uro-oncology is a unique venture in India. Being a research institute with state-of-the-art infrastructure, we have highly focused team for the care of urological cancers. >
Stones in the kidney, ureter, bladder, common diseases of the urethra (stricture), prostate (cancer, enlargement) and bladder are routinely treated. All the advanced treatment options for stones in the kidney and other parts of the urinary tract are available. The latest machine is available for the most effective crushing of stones without surgery.