Cardiothoracic surgery

At Smita Hospital, we take immense pride in being the first institution to establish a dedicated Cardio Thoracic Surgery Department in Idukki district. Our department stands as a beacon of hope and healing for patients with complex heart conditions, offering state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and a team of skilled and compassionate medical professionals.

Welcome to the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Smita Hospital – Pioneering Excellence in Heart Care in Idukki District!

Smita Hospital’s Cardio Thoracic Surgery Department has set unprecedented milestones in the field of heart care within Idukki district. We are proud to have successfully performed the first heart bypass surgery and valve surgery, marking monumental achievements that have transformed the landscape of cardiovascular care in our region. Our team’s relentless pursuit of excellence has not only brought innovative treatments to our doorstep but has also given new life and hope to countless individuals.

Services We Offer:

 Our department excels in performing CABG procedures, offering a lifeline to patients with severe coronary artery disease. Our skilled surgeons utilize advanced techniques to reroute blood flow around blocked arteries, restoring proper circulation and enhancing overall heart function.

We specialize in a wide range of valve surgeries, including repair and replacement of damaged heart valves. Our expertise ensures that patients receive the best possible care, enabling them to regain their quality of life.

Embracing the latest advancements, we prioritize minimally invasive approaches whenever suitable, resulting in shorter recovery times and reduced post-operative discomfort.

Beyond surgeries, our department provides comprehensive cardiac care, encompassing pre-operative evaluation, post-operative rehabilitation, and ongoing follow-up care to ensure the long-term well-being of our patients.

Our Team

The heart of our department is our team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals. Our surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and support staff work in harmony to provide personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. With a commitment to excellence and a patient-centric approach, our team strives to deliver the highest quality care and outcomes.


Dr. Simon Philipose is a renowned name in the field of cardio thoracic surgery, with an illustrious career spanning several decades. Formerly associated with Lisie Hospital in Kochi, Dr. Philipose has earned a reputation for his exemplary surgical skills, compassionate patient care, and unwavering dedication to advancing the field of cardiac surgery.

Dr. Simon Philipose

Cardio thoracic surgery

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