The Department of Orthopaedics, under the management of Dr. Mrinal Raghavan, MBBS, D Ortho , (D N B Ortho ) , MCh Ortho attracts a number of patients. Dr. Mrinal is well-trained and experienced in a number of areas such as regular trauma and fractures, joint replacement surgeries of hip and knee, arthroscopic surgeries of knee and shoulder and spine surgeries. In fact, he was the first to introduce a few pioneering surgical techniques in Kasargod.
Minimally invasive lumbar discectomy This is a treatment of choice for acute lumbar disc prolapse. The advantage of this surgery is that the size of the surgical incision is only around 2-3 cm only and the patient can be mobilised the next day after surgery. This is one of the operations Dr. Mrinal routinely conducts at Krishna Hospital.
Posterior lumbar interbody fusion A spinal surgery for degenerative lumbar disc disease.
Knee and hip arthroplasty These were landmark procedures in the region, performed for the first time in Kasargod. A bilateral total knee replacement was done with oxinium knee prosthesis, and surface replacement for avascular necrosis of head of femur was also performed.
Hip revision arthroplasty Hip revision arthroplasty using smith and nephew implants along with accord plate and cables was done at Krishna Hospital, marking a first for the whole of Kerala.
Dermatology and Cosmetology
A key department at Krishna Hospital, it is headed by Chief Consultant, Dr. Shilpa Mrinal. Having specialised in dermatology, she underwent further training in cosmetic dermatology. She is the founding force and inspiration behind the hospital’s Radiance Laser Skin Clinic. Equipped with the best technology in the field, the clinic has earned a reputation for excellence. The technology at the clinic includes the painless hair removal technology from alma laser, Q Switched Nd Yag laser from alma laser, erbium yag laser from alma lasers, radiofrequency, electrofrequency. It is equipped for microdermabrasion, chemical peeling, botox and dermal fillers.
Radiance Laser Skin Clinic1st Floor, Krishna Hospital | Vidyanagar, Kasaragod
Pin: 671 123 | Kerala | India.
Phone: +91 (0) 4994 253400 | Cell: +91 (0) 808 666 7777 | Fax: +91 (0) 4994 255993
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
In 1982, when the hospital came into being, this was the first specialty to be offered as Dr. T K Yeshoda, the founder, was a notable figure in this field. The obstetrics wing has seen and celebrated the birth of countless babies and is widely reckoned to be among the best in the area. Dr. Yeshoda’s involvement in this department is hands on and ensures continued excellence. Early on, the department began conducting advanced laparascopic procedures for its gynaecological patients, giving them access to better technology and easier recuperation.
Department of General Medicine
Begun under the close supervision of Dr. Santosh Raj Kollampare, today it is helmed by Dr. Ramakrishna. Trained and experienced in internal medicine, under his direction, it is closely concerned with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. It often provides primary care or prescribes early interventions to prevent diseases from worsening. The department also is effective in treating people with multiple health issues.
ICU management is also a key function of this department.
Our team of paediatricians, under the able leadership of Dr. Rajagopal Sharma, operate a full-fledged division Paediatric department. The hospital also has a specialist neo natal section to care for newborns and deal with any challenges they may face early on.
The Paediatric Department deals with routine children’s infections, as well as more serious ailments, and chronic illness. Immunisations are carried out too.
The hospital is also a referral centre for other practising paediatricians who often avail of the in-patient care for their paediatric patients.
General and Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr. Keshav Prasad is the main surgeon who conducts regular OPDs on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Laparoscopic appendectomies, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomies along with other conventional surgeries are done regularly at the hospital. Many other visiting consultants also get their surgical cases and avail of the advanced facilities we offer.