Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery at NIMS Heart Foundation was started 5 years back with an idea to undertake and do open heart surgeries to provide advanced cardiac care to this particular segment of 2 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. Our cardiac surgical team includes Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiac Anesthetist, Perfusionist, OT Nurses, ICU Nurses, Physiotherapists and other supporting staff.

In the last 5 years we have successfully completed more than 900 open heart surgical procedure at nominal cost affordable to the common man. We have also done lot of free surgeries in the Heart to Heart programme . The cardiac surgery team is headed by Dr. Mahadevan. R MS. MCH who was trained at Amrita Institute of Medical Science Cochin and has the experience of performing more than 5000 open heart surgeries independently. We would like to solicit your active and whole hearted co operation in referring patients for the benefits provided by this hospital. It is needless to point out that us most care and ardent sincerity will form the basis of our approach to the cardiac problems in the patients referred to us.

We wish to assure that the cardiac surgery and other related procedures will be undertaken at an affordable cost which will be a great help to the patients in this region. We expect your whole hearted co-operation and are happy to place our unstiated services to the patients in this region.

The division of Thoracic surgery is concerned with the surgical management of Lung Disease. Chest Trauma, Chest wall Tumours and Mediastinal Tumours. Most of our work is done by minimally invasive.


  1. Open Thoracotomy
    • 15cm long incision, muscles cut, ribs spreading causes fractures
    • More blood transfusion
    • More post-operative pain
    • Longer Hospital stay
    • 2-3 months recovery time
  2. VATS(Key-Hole Surgery)- Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
    • No rib fractures
    • Less pain and complications
    • Fewer blood transfusion
    • Shorter hospital stay
    • Better cosmesis
    • Easy return to work


  1. Diagnostic
    • Indeterminate pleural effusion
      (Bening vs malignancy)
    • Tissue diagnosis of pleural masses
    • Lung biopsy-diffuse interstitial lung disease.
    • Indeterminate peripheral pulmonary nodule.
    • Mediastinal lymph node biopsy.
    • Mediastinal mass biopsy
  2. 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, Aspergilloma, bronchiectasis, lung abscess.
    • Lung volume reduction surgery
    • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma.
    • Resection of posterior mediastinal neurogenic masses
    • Excision of mediastinal cyst.
    • Drainage of pericardial effusion.
    • Chest trauma and chest wall Tumours.


We wish to offer the best possible surgical treatment for chest disease with using state of the art technology at an affordable cost to all our patients.

Dr. Mahadevan R
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), M Ch (Cardiothoracic Surgery), CVTS(SCTIMST)
MON to SAT 10:30 am 2:00 pm
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Dr. E Asher Ennis Nayagam
MBBS, DNB(Cardiothoracic Surgery), DNB(General Surgery)
MON to SAT 9:30 am 4:00 pm
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