The Vattikuti Foundation

Aster Medcity, Kochi

Vattikuti Fellowship in Robotic Urologic Surgery

Aster Medcity, set in a soothingly beautiful 40-acre waterfront campus, is a 670-bed quaternary care facility & one of the best hospital in Kochi, Kerala. Fulfilling the vision and dream of Dr. Azad Moopen, its beloved chairman, the center has been delivering quality healthcare at affordable cost through its Centres of Excellence and a multi-specialty hospital since 2013. It is the first JCI accredited quaternary care multispecialty hospital in the state and combines the best of talent and technology to provide holistic treatment with a multidisciplinary approach.

Across the years, Aster Medcity has evolved into a medical destination - one that attracts not just thousands of patients across the world; but also attracts and nurtures the best talent, keeps upgrading technology as well as fosters research, education and a distinctive work culture that is ethically and socially relevant.

Kerala’s first quaternary care hospital, Aster Medcity has also been accredited by NABH, received NABH certification for Nursing Excellence, Green OT (Green Operation Theatres) Certification by Bureau Veritas all within a year of opening its door to the world.

One of the most advanced urology & nephrology hospital in Kerala for comprehensive kidney and genitourinary care, the Centre of Excellence in Nephrology & Urology at Aster Medcity offers specialised nephrology, urology, andrology, kidney transplant and minimal access robotic surgery services to patients of all ages.

The first facility of its kind in Kerala to offer high-precision robotic kidney and urology surgery, this centre offers a wide range of therapeutic technology/ support including haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. What sets this centre apart is the outstanding team of doctors comprising highly experienced nephrologists, urologists, renal transplant surgeons, anaesthetists, critical care experts and renal pathologists. Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide optimal, evidence-based treatment to patients with the support of an award winning team of nurses, renal dieticians, rehabilitation experts and qualified technicians.

The first facility in Kerala to offer robotic surgery using high-precision da Vinci surgery system, the centre also offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and clinical support including South Asia’s first OR1 Karlstorz Fusion Integrated Surgical Suites, India’s fisrt Flat Panel Biplane Vascular Hybrid Cath Lab, South India’s first IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia (ICCA) ICUs and Kerala’s first PET-CT Scan with Time Of Flight Technology

Fellowship Director