Thoracic Procedures are speciﬁcally targeted towards Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Broncho Pleural Fistula, Bullectomies, Unilateral and Bilateral Bronchiectasis, Non Resolving Pneumonia, Decortication, Pleurectomy, Lung Biopsy in the treatment of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Esophageal disorders and Chest Trauma. Other common procedures include palliative surgery for effusion from any cause - Liver Cirrhosis, Chylothorax, Breast, GI and Lung Malignancy, Curative Surgeries - (Hemoptysis, Cavity, Abscess, MDRTB, Aspergilloma). Excision of all types of Mediastinal Tumours and Surgery for Myasthenia Gravis.
Mediastinoscopy is used to diagnose lymph nodes and masses in the entire Mediastinum (Central portion of Chest) with 100% accuracy. Useful in Lymphoma, Sarcoidosis, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Staging of Lung Cancer.
Surgery for Empyema, Congenital Cystic Adenamatoid Malformation, Congenital Lobar Emphysema, Foreign body removal. etc are routinely performed.
Rigid as well as ﬁber-optic Bronchoscopy along with Rigid Oesophagoscopy, are also available. Facility for AFB Culture and Drug Sensitivity Testing especially in MDRTB and Frozen Section are available which ensures immediate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
The Department is supported by an expert team of Consultants in Surgery, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Anesthesia, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Respiratiory Therapy, Microbiology, Pathology and Psychology.
An active patient support group allays the fears and doubts in the minds of patients. Smooth running of the Department is ensured by the Patient Co-ordinator.
Thus we are able to provide services on par with the best centers in the world.
Dr.Nasser Yusuf qualiﬁed as Cardiothoracic Surgeon from K.M.C, Manipal and was awarded the Gold Medal. Thereafter he secured a position in Ireland and subsequently in the UK, where he spent 8 years in the speciality. He is an adjunct faculty to Manipal University (University of Eminence).
He is the ﬁrst to start Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Malabar at Fathima Hospital in 1998 and also has exposure to Heart Transplantation. In 1999, he pioneered Keyhole Surgery of Chest (Thoracoscopy) and Mediastinoscopy in Kerala for the treatment of Chest Diseases. He has the unique distinction of having performed surgery on a 5 day old baby with pus surrounding the heart and also on a 105 year man with a burst lung. To his credit, Dr Yusuf has successfully removed one of the largest tumors ever reported in the world weighing 2.5 kg (size of a newborn baby) from the Chest of a 50 year old lady.
He isthe ﬁrst to start Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Malabar at Fathima Hospital in 1998 and has exposure to Heart Transplantation.In 1999, he pioneered Keyhole Surgery of Chest (Thoracoscopy) and Mediastinoscopy in Kerala for treatment of Chest Diseases. He has the unique distinction of having performed surgery on a 5 day old baby with pus surrounding the heart and also on a 105 year man with a burst lung. To his credit, Dr Yusuf has successfully removed one of the largest tumors ever reported in the world weighing 2.5 kg (size of a newborn baby) from the Chest of a 50 year old lady.
In 2010, Dr. Yusuf was invited to conduct the ﬁrst ever successful live Thoracoscopy workshop in India at the National Conference in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He conducted the first Workshop on Keyhole Surgery of the Chest (VATCON) in Kerala in 2014. He is the Organising Chairman (Workshop) for the National Conference of Chest Physicians in 2019 as well as the Chairman for the All India Conference of Interventional Pulmonologists in 2021.
Dr Yusuf has over 30 publications in indexed journals and is a much sought after National and International Speaker.
Patient referrals to Dr Yusuf come from both across India and abroad on complicated and challenging thoracic issues.
MBBS from TD Medical College Alappuzha, MD(General Medicine) and DM(Cardiology) from Medical College Tiruvananthapuram. Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission Chennai. 21 years experience in field of Cardiology. Formerly HOD Cardiology in Lourdes Hospital Kochi.
Dr. Jithin Jose completed MBBS from Government Medical College, Calicut . He underwent three year training in emergencies Critical Care Medicine from Vinayaka Missions University,Salem. He is well trained in tackling all types of emergencies and providing definitive care in the ICUs.
Dr Vineeth Alexander MBBS, MD (Pulmonary Medicine) finished his graduation from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and done his post graduation in Pulmonary Medicine in Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry which has affiliations to many International universities including University of Glasgow and Harvard University. He has worked as a Senior Resident and later as an Assistant professor in the same institute and served as a Consultant in Rajagiri hospital, Aluva before joining this prestigious hospital. Have presented papers in national conferences and have published an original study on cardiac comorbidities in COPD in an International journal.
Dr. Shaji P. G. is currently serving with Sunrise Hospital as Senior Consultant Anesthesiologist since March 2010, shouldering multiple responsibilities to manage the Department of Anesthesia. Looking into his professional carrier, he had worked as Consultant Anesthesiologist at Indo American Hospital Brain and spine center, Vaikom for more than 12 years. Also worked as an Anesthesiologist at Lissie Hospital for more than 4 years. He successfully completed his M.B.B.S. from Calicut medical college in 1988 and finished his MD from BJMC, Ahmedabad in 1993.
He had achieved M.B.B.S (1993) from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University and MD (Radiology) in 2000 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Looking through his professional experience, he has a total of 18 years of radiology experience. He worked as a tutor and then as a Senior Lecturer at Christian Medical College, Vellore for 2Years. Also, as Consultant Radiologist in Lissie Hospital, Kerala for 4 years. Thereafter, as head of the department CT, MRI division of Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi for 2 years. He had also worked as a senior consultant Radiologist in a multimodality center attached to Mission Hospital for 7 years.
Completed her Bachelor Degree of Physiotherapy from School of Medical Education, MG University,Medical Trust Hospital as the centre. She has been working in Sunrise Hospital since 2006. She is trained in Myofascial Release, Trigger point release techniques and Taping techniques. Treats variety of cases referring from different departments.