Hospital 0481 2592001  
Casualty 2592475


Dept. Head :Dr. Jyothish L S
OP Days & Time:Tuesday & Friday
Online booking:Nil
Ward No:25
Specialty Clinics:Nil

About Us

Department of Neurosurgery was established in 1968 at Kottayam Medical College under Dr KM John, one of the pioneer Neurosurgeons in Kerala who was trained in the Premier Institution of Neurosurgery CMC Vellore under Prof. Jacob Chandy. . The postgraduate course was started in 1998 with 2 seats per year and was enhanced to 4 per year in 2022. This is one of the largest neurosurgical treatment and postgraduate training centers in Kerala, catering to the neurosurgical needs of 5 districts in central Kerala, namely Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Ernakulam.
The department office is situated in Ward 25. Patients are admitted to Neurosurgery ICU in Ward 25, Trauma ICU, Ward 25, Ward 7 and Ward 10(Trauma ward). Elective surgeries are done in Main Operation Theater complex and emergency cases are done in the Casualty theater.
The HDS – Neurosurgery project, started in 2017 enabled neurosurgery operation theater to work 6 days a week. A total of more than 1500 surgeries are done per year.


  • Patient Care
  • Latest Neurosurgical equipment:
    • Operating Microscopes
    • Neuronavigation System
    • Intraoperative Nerve Monitor
    • High-end C-Arm
    • Neuroendoscopy system
    • Minimally Invasive Spine surgery system
    • Nasal endoscopy for Skull base surgery.
    • Intraoperative Doppler
    • Intraoperative Fluorescein Angiography
    • High-Speed Neurosurgical Drills
    • High end Anesthesia Workstation
  • Intensive Care Units
    • 24 x 7 neurocritical care facility
    • Latest ICU cots
    • ICU ventilators
    • Skilled and trained staff
    • Physiotherapist
    • Multiparameter monitors with Central Monitoring system
    • DVT prevention Ankle motion devices
    • Sequential Compression devices
  • Academics, Research and Training:
    • 4 senior resident posts per year
    • Regular teaching sessions
    • Hands own training in basic brain and spine surgery
    • Publications in various neurosurgical journals
    • Comprehensive department library
    • Research Projects:Prognostic biomarkers in head injury
  • Procedures done:
    • Head Injury
    • Intra and extra axial brain tumours
    • Navigation based frameless stereotactic biopsy.
    • Awake craniotomy
    • C-P Angle and other posterior fossa tumours
    • Intraoperative Nerve and neuromonitoring
    • Pituitary Surgeries -Transcranial and endoscopic trans-nasal
    • Paediatric Neurosurgeries including those for Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida occulta & aperta, Paediatric cranial & spinal Tumours, Encephalocele etc, apart from head injuries.
    • Craniovertebral junction anomalies including trauma
    • Vascular neurosurgery including Aneurysm clipping, AVM surgeries, Intracerebral hematomas
    • Endoscopic brain surgery including third ventriculostomy, ventricular tumours excision
    • Spine surgeries including fixation of spine fractures — cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral, Spinal cord tumours, surgeries for prolapsed intervertebral disc and other spondylotic conditions, Spondylolisthesis
    • MIS (keyhole surgery) for degenerative disc diseases
    • Spine Deformity Surgeries including Scoliosis
    • Burrhole evacuations
    • Peripheral Nerve surgeries
    • We are also part of the stroke unit which is much established in our hospital and we provide the latest neurovascular surgical procedures for these patients.

Teaching Staff

1Dr. Jyothish L SAssociate Professor & HOD(I/C)
2Dr Shaju MathewAssistant Professor(Associate Professor CAP)
3Dr Vinu.V. GopalAssistant Professor
(Professor CAP)
Dr. Tinu Ravi AbrahamAssistant Professor
(Associate Professor CAP )
5Dr Philip IssacAssistant Professor
(Associate Professor CAP)

Non-Teaching Staff

1DR. Haris T.P.Senior Resident (Non-Academic)
2DR. Vala Parth Prakash BhaiSenior Resident (Non-Academic)
6DR.ANAND P NAIRSenior Resident
8DR.KRANTHIRAJSenior Resident
9DR.SREEHARI K PSenior Resident
11DR.ARCHITH P KSenior Resident
12DR.SHARON DASSenior Resident

HDS Staff

1Dr.Ravish KujurAnaesthesiologist
2Dr.Princy ChandranAnaesthesiologist
3Sathya SPhysiotherapist
4Priya EmmanuelStaff Nurse
5Priyenka prasadStaff Nurse
6Janumol P LStaff Nurse
7Jayalakshmi BabyStaff Nurse
8Rakhi T AAnaesthesia Technician
9Sibin BabuAnaesthesia Technician
10Prasad P TTheatre Helper
11Bindhu STheatre Helper
12Rejan P KData Entry Operator


1More than 1500 cases per year
2Best outgoing postgraduates at university level
3Successfully running HDS- Neurosurgery project
4Acquisition of latest operation theater equipment
5Zonal Hands Own Spine Work Shop -2023,Organized by Board of Education,Neurological society Of India on 10 th and 11 th Feb at Kottayam.
6Public awareness program on role of Neurorehabilitation in Traumatic spinal cord injury


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