Gamechangers in MVT - Kovai Medical Center and Hospital

The KMCH Heart Institute has performed many complex procedures for the first time in Western Tamil Nadu

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KMCH Hospital, a multi-specialty tertiary care centre, is one of the pioneer institutions in India to perform the most advanced procedures including transplants, robotic surgery, radiation therapy and deep brain stimulation.

Sandip Kadam, a software professional, thought he wouldn’t live long to see his children grow. The 33-year-old had been suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). His heart’s pumping capacity reduced to 30%, where we expect more than 70% efficiency for an adult of his age. As the baseline issue was severe, most of the major hospitals in northern India had turned down on him and gave only a few days to months as potential life expectancy. That is when he reached KMCH and surgeons in the institute operated on him and put him on Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECHO) machine to support his lungs during its recovery phase for a couple of days. The machine provides support to both heart and lung by providing adequate gas exchange. The patient was discharged on a healthy state over a week’s time. The happiness of the patient and their family is given utmost importance at KMCH. The staff/ clinicians working at KMCH constantly strive to make a seamless journey for its patients and their family. The cost of treatment at KMCH is lower than any other hospitals in metro cities in India where as the quality and clinical outcomes are at par with international hospitals. Additionally, the location is cost effective for patients who need long-term treatment, especially for cancer therapy and neuro rehabilitation. The international patient service team provides concierge service to overseas patient helping them to get the right clinical opinion before they start from the country till they get back and beyond. The patients can connect with the doctors after they reach back to their country through the IT services.

The Heart Institute has performed many complex procedures for the first time in Western Tamil Nadu. The hospital’s location in a tier II city attracts patients residing at various locations in India and international patients for affordable and high-quality medical care.
The experienced team has accomplished many successes but to name a few, the Institute has done the first Heterotopic Cardiac Transplant in Asia (the recipient of the heart is surviving with two heart in his chest cavity), most critical Bilateral Pulmonary Thrombo Endartectomy for lung’s blood vessels which were blocked due to clots in more than 250
locations, advanced hybrid procedure to deploy stent grafts over the major vessels of the heart, most complex electrophysiological procedures to help patients with arrhythmias.

For any cardiac problem, immediate and effectual treatment is mandatory. KMCH Heart Institute has a highly efficient team of professionals from cardiology, cardio thoracic surgery, cardiac anesthesiology, critical care team and other support departments to deliver
quality cardiac care that is on par with the best heart centres in the world. KMCH has three state of the art interventional cath labs with the latest devices, which offer protection from unwanted radiations. There are separate cardiac medical and surgical intensive care
units and post-operative special suites to attend to the needs of the patients.