B.Sc ECMO & PERFUSION TECHNOLOGY

B.Sc ECMO & PERFUSION TECHNOLOGY

One of the major medical technological breakthroughs in the last 50 years is the development of Heart-Lung Machine. This was devised to maintain the human body in living condition, even when the heart and lungs are not functioning. The removal of carbon dioxide from and addition of oxygen to the blood takes place through it. This enables the surgeon to make necessary cardiac repairs. A perfusionist is a skilled allied health professional, trained and educated specifically as a member of an open-heart surgical team, responsible for the selection, setup and operation of a Heart-Lung Machine and other life support system like IABP, LVAD, RVAD and ECMO.

CARDIO VASCULAR & THORACIC SURGERY AT NIMS

The Department of cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery at NIMS Heart Foundation was started five years back with an Idea to undertake and perform open heart surgeries to provide advanced cardiac care to this particular segment of two states Kerala and Tamilnadu. The management of NIMS Medicity has liberally and conscientiously contributed to the organization of the department so as to achieve national and international standards for the theatres, Intensive care Nursing and provide State of the art ancillary facilities. The department is headed by the renowned Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr.Mahadevan, MBBS, MS (General Surgey), M Ch CVTS (SCTIMST) who has performed more than 5000 surgeries at NIMS. 0ur cardiac surgical team includes cardiac surgeons, cardiac Anesthetist, perfusionist, OT Nurses, ICU Nurses, Physiotherapists and other supporting staff. In the last 10 years they have successfully completed more than 900 open heart surgical procedure at nominal cost affordable to the common man. They have also performed lots of free surgeries in the “Heart to Heart” project. The cardiac surgery and other related procedures in NIMS are undertaken at an affordable cost which is aimed at helping the financially downtrodden patients in and around the District.

LUNG SURGERY (VATS) AT NIMS

VATS (Key Hole Surgery) – Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
ADVANTAGES

  • No rib fractures
  • Less pain and complications
  • Fewer blood transfusion
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Better cosmesis
  • Early return to work

SCOPE OF VATS
Diagnostics

  • Indeterminate pleural effusion (Benign vs Malignancy)
  • Tissue diagnosis of pleural masses
  • Lung biopsy-diffuse interstitial lung disease
  • Indeterminate peripheral pulmonary nodule
  • Mediastinal lymph node biopsy
  • Mediastinal mass biopsy

Therapeutic

  • Decortication for empyema
  • Pleurodesis – pleural effusion and pneumothorax
  • Bullous disease resection and pleurectomy
  • Wedge resection for early lung cancers
  • Metastasectomy
  • Lobectomy, segmentectomy and pneumonectomy for lung cancers, destroyed lung-tuberculosis, Aspergilioma bronchiectasis lung abscess
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma
  • Resection of benign mediastinal tumours
  • Resection of posterior mediastinal neurogenic masses
  • Excision of mediastinal cyst
  • Drainage of pericardial effusion
  • Chest trauma and chest wall tumours

DOCTORS

Dr. MAHADEVAN R

SPECIALITY: Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

QUALIFICATION: MBBS, MS(General Surgery)

MCh CVTS (SCTIMST)

Dr. ASHER ENNIS NAYAGAM

SPECIALITY: Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

QUALIFICATION: MBBS, DNB(General Surgery), DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Trained VATS Surgeon

Dr. ARUN

SPECIALITY: Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

QUALIFICATION: MBBS