Blood Diseases, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cancer Immunotherapy
The Centre for Blood Diseases, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cancer Immunotherapy provides specialized care for all kinds of cancers and blood disorders. The department offers advanced treatments in the field of systemic therapy for cancers like immunotherapy and targeted therapy apart from chemotherapy. In the field of Hematology, the department is equipped to fight complex diseases for patients with acute and chronic blood disorders. With a state-of-the art Bone Marrow Transplant Program, the department serves as one of the most preferred destinations for blood diseases or related complexities in the region and abroad. The department is backed by expert doctors trained from leading institutes and nursing staff specialized in the care of cancer and BMT patients, sophisticated intensive care units and allied medical/surgical departments for holistic patient care.

Dr. Murali P Vettath

Sr Consultant, Lung Onco Surgery

Dr. Murali P. Vettath is a new generation coronary surgeon – one of the handful of surgeons in the world, performing 100% of his coronary surgeries on beating heart without the use of a Heart Lung Machine. He has been a pioneer and protagonist of this ‘cutting edge technology’ and has trained numerous surgeons and anaesthesiologists in this field of cardiac surgery around the world.

He has 26 years of post MCh experience in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, including 18 years as Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He has performed more than 7000 open heart surgeries with more than 4500 of them on beating heart for coronary artery bypass surgery with a mortality of less than 0.5%. He has only one conversion to the pump in the last 3500 odd OPCAB (Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass) surgeries. He performed the first MICS (minimally invasive cardiac surgery) in Kerala in July 2002.

He performed the first MICS (minimally invasive cardiac surgery) in Kerala in July 2002. Right anterior mini thoracotomy for closure of ASD and ever since have been performing MICS for Mitral and aortic valve surgeries as well.

His inventions include Vettath’s Anastomotic Obturator- A proximal anastomotic device and SIMS (Simple Indian made stabilizer) out of which the former is patented in 2004. He is the first to perform heart transplantation in North Kerala in 2015. He has operated and demonstrated his technique of OPCAB across nationally and internationally.



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