Frequently Asked Questions

1) Where is your hospital located?

Sunrise Hospital is located at Seaport-Airport Road, Kakkanad, close to the collectorate building in Ernakulam and is well-connected by road, rail and air.

From Cochin International Airport - 25 KM

From Ernakulam Town Railway Station – 9 km

From Ernakulam Junction – South Railway Station – 10 KM

2) What is Laparoscopy/Key-hole surgery?

As the name suggests ‘Laparo’ means abdomen ‘scopy’ means vision. The surgeon visualizes inner parts of the patients body through the laparoscope put through the small incision on the abdomen. The magnified (up to 20 times larger) vision of the interior parts through the small incision (5-10mm) is quite different from the traditional open surgery. Due to the small incision inflicted on the patients, it is also known as Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Band-aid surgery and key-hole surgery

    3) What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgery for patients?

  • It is performed through tiny incision, hence less pain
  • It reduces blood loss, compared to traditional open surgery
  • Rapid recovery after surgery
  • Needs shorter hospital stay
  • Excellent cosmetic result
  • Early return to normal and routine activities

    4) What is laparoscopic surgery used for?

  • All kind of gynecological disorders like uterus removal, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic repairs etc
  • Infertility treatment
  • Hernia repair, appendicitis, cholecystectomy
  • Bariatric (Anti obesity) surgery
  • Cancer surgery

    5) Why do doctors prefer laparoscopy?

  • Laparoscopy enables doctors for better diagnosis with high precision
  • Reduced level of rate of infections and adhesions etc
  • Enhances quality of surgery
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Effective for infertility treatment

6)What is obesity? Do you have any special treatment for weight reduction?

Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that health may be negatively affected. It is commonly defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 KG/M2 or higher.

BMI > 25 over weight

BMI > 30 obese

BMI > 40 Morbidity obese

Yes. We do have special treatment for weight reduction surgeries. We perform Bariatric (weight loss) surgery through laparoscopic procedure. Compared to open surgery, laparoscopic surgery for treating obesity is highly effective simple and safe.

7) Why is your hospital called “Asia’s apex centre for key-hole surgery”?

In a short time-frame, Sunrise hospital has become the preferred destination for patients from India and abroad requiring laparoscopic surgery. The hospital is headed by Dr Hafeez Rahman chief gynecologist and laparoscopist & infertility specialist. The department of surgery is headed by Dr Padmakumar, a renowned laparoscopic surgeon trained in ivy-league institutions, specializing in surgery for cancer, obesity, hernia, gallbladder surgery and other surgeries in general. Patients from India and abroad who enjoyed our hospitality and excellent operative results have been our best testimonial and advertisement.

8) What is your OP timings ?

General OP timings: Morning : 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening : 5 to 7 p.m.

However, you may contact our appointments desk for exact timings of the specified department

9) What are the contact numbers for emergency and appointment system?

For appointments : 99460-01005

For emergency : 99460-00911

10) Do you have a cardiac ambulance?

Yes. The cardiac ambulances are available round the clock. Mobile cardiac ICU equipped with ventilator, cardiac monitor, defibrillator and dedicated emergency team.

    11) What are the special facilities available at Sunrise?

  • State-of-the-art operation theatres with laminar flow & HEPA filters
  • Round the clock advanced trauma care
  • Advanced laparoscopic & cancer surgery
  • Obesity surgery
  • Infertility Unit with IVF/ICSI
  • Amniopatch
  • Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
  • Dialysis 24 hrs
  • Spine surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint replacement
  • Painless endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Whole Body CT scan
  • Cathlab
  • Angiogram
  • Angioplasty
  • High risk heart surgery
  • Beating heart surgeries
  • Pediatric heart surgery
  • ESWL
  • NICU/PICU/MICU/SICU, CICU
  • Cosmetology
  • Advanced Neuro Lab
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Dental Implantation
  • Diabetology
  • Phaco Emulsiification
  • Adult & neonatal transport ventilators
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