Best Post Operative Care In Kerala, Top Health Care Hospital India

The Concept

A world-class quaternary care centre with one Multispeciality Hospital and eight separate Centres of Excellence, Aster Medcity combines the best of talent and technology to provide holistic treatment with a multidisciplinary approach.

Across the years, Aster Medcity aspires to evolve into a medical destination - one that 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.

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Aster Medcity

Set in a soothingly beautiful 40-acre waterfront campus, Aster Medcity is a 670-bed quaternary care facility with one Multispeciality Hospital and eight separate Centres of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Nephrology & Urology, Oncology, Women’s Health, Child & Adolescent Health and Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

The first quaternary care hospital in Kerala to achieve the coveted JCI (Joint Commission International) Accreditation – the gold standard in global healthcare, Aster Medcity also won the NABH Accreditation, first-ever NABH Award for Excellence in Nursing and Green OT (Green Operation Theatres) Certification by Bureau Veritas – all within one year of opening its door to the world.

One of the most advanced healthcare destinations in India, Aster Medcity offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic technology to facilitate efficient and accurate treatment.

We’ll Treat You Well

This is our promise, our philosophy and way of life. And we’ll strive to honour this promise, every day, every moment, by doing everything we can to ensure you high quality, personalised medical care.

World-Class Medical Team

Aster Medcity has an outstanding team of healthcare professionals comprising nationally and internationally trained doctors who are experts in their specialities, ACLS/BLS/ATLS/PALS certified nurses, dieticians, rehabilitation therapists and qualified technicians. Capable of handling the most complex cases, they provide optimal and evidence-based treatment to patients, with a multidisciplinary approach.


Aster Technology

For the first time in India

Automatic Drug Dispensing Pharmacy. Fully Automated Pharmacy Robot for faster and 100% precise dispensing of medicines

Aster Technology

For the first time in South India

Digital ICU/ E-ICU : Digitalized charting in ICUs, which is integrated to HIS for medications and to medical equipment like Ventilators, Patient Monitors, Syringe and Infusion Pumps to ensure unmatched efficiency in treatment. The ICUs have ceiling mounted Pendants to carry equipment, electricity and medical gases to facilitate easier patient care

Aster Technology

For the first time in Kerala

Robotic Surgery:Da Vinci Robot (Da Vinci IS3000 Series Single Console Surgery System), a robot for performing surgical procedures in Cardiology, Oncology, Gynaecology and Urology, with unmatched precision and accuracy.

ECMO: Takes over the function of the heart and lung temporarily in the event of heart failure

Aster Technology

World-class Imaging and Interventional Radiology

256-Slice Philips iCT- one of the fastest CT scanners with lowest radiation dose, rendering superior results for CT Angiography. Advantage of live CT Fluoroscopy for guided interventions. Wide-bore, 3 Tesla fully digital MRI with extremely low rate of claustrophobia, offers highest image quality in musculoskeletal, specialised neuro and cardiac applications. Large field, Bi-plane Flat panel detector Cath Lab with Angio-CT capability and live 3D road mapping - facilitates extremely accurate catheter navigation and device deployment in interventional neuroradiology and vascular interventional radiology. Digital Mammography and Tomosynthesis to detect even the smallest calcified lesion. IntelliSpace Portal - helps in exceptional collaborative workflow with real-time sharing for accurate diagnostic reporting and efficient treatment.

Aster Technology

Advanced Technical Support

  • Fully digitalised Anaesthesia care station. Digital Telemetry- A Patient Vitals Management System that enables transferring of Patients Vitals through Wireless transmission (patients wearing the vital monitoring transponder) for real-time recording, transmission and archiving; thereby ensuring zero loss chances of patients’ vitals
  • Pneumatic Chute- to avoid time lapse in medicine, sample dispensing

Location & Design

Kochi, Kerala, India

Kochi, Kerala, India

    India’s finest healthcare facility. And a location that’s beautifully perfect. Aster Medcity is located in Kochi – a city that’s a fascinating combination of nature and modern life. This green patch of peace, flanked by backwaters and beaches, is well connected by air, rail and road with an International Airport (Cochin International Airport) that’s just 30minutes away from Aster Medcity, two Railway Terminals – Ernakulam South and Ernakulam North and National Highway 47 & National Highway 17.

Aster Design

Unique design

    The design philosophy of Aster Medcity is simple - it’s all for the patient. Spaces that are actually spacious, rooms and waiting lounges that don’t make one claustrophobic, patient care areas that assure privacy and easy access to all facilities, an ambience that’s soothing to the eyes and mind, a place that’s peaceful and positive – everything is designed for the comfort and convenience of patients.

Aster Medcity Team

Dr. Harish Pillai

CEO - Aster Hospitals and Clinics, India

Dr. Harish Pillai

A doctor with exemplary leadership skills and many years of experience as a healthcare administrator in leading national and international hospitals, Dr. Harish Pillai was the CEO of Egypt’s biggest JCI accredited private tertiary care Hospital- As Salam International Hospital, Cairo, for 7 years before he took the reins of Aster Medcity as its CEO.

After completing his graduation in medicine, Dr. Harish Pillai obtained a Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) from Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, Hyderabad, India and an MBA in International Healthcare & Hospital Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany, where he was awarded the ‘Best Student ’ in recognition of his distinguished academic record. He was the Director of Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai, before moving to Cairo. An expert in commissioning green field hospitals and leading strategic restructuring of “sick” projects, he represents the new breed of professional healthcare executives who aspire to take medical care to the next level with focus on well being of the entire society.


Commander Jelson A Kavalakkat (Retd)

CEO – Aster Medcity

Commander Jelson A Kavalakkat (Retd)

​A leader par excellence, Commander Jelson A Kavalakkat (Retd) served the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy for 20 years, before joining the healthcare industry in 2011. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he has successfully carried out several challenging operations - both ashore and afloat - including the Command of a Warship.

​Commander Jelson A Kavalakkat (Retd) has held key positions in some of the top healthcare facilities across the country, including Fortis and Hiranandani Hospitals. An expert in planning, executing and commissioning of green field hospitals, he has an exceptional track record of establishing and implementing strong, sustainable plans that take quality of healthcare delivery and patient care to the next level. 

With a cumulative experience of more than 28 years in operations and management, Commander Jelson A Kavalakkat (Retd) believes in achieving organisational excellence through teamwork, attention to detail and talent development.

Prior to taking over as the Chief Executive Officer, Commander Jelson A Kavalakkat (Retd), was carrying out the duties of the Chief Operating Officer and Unit Head at Aster Medcity, Kochi since March 2018.


Dr. T R John

Chief Of Medical Services

Dr. T R John

A Psychiatrist with more than 22 years of experience, Dr. T R John is an expert in management of behavioral and mental disorders in both adults and children. His areas of special interest include management of mood disorders, suicide prevention in people with high stress levels, women’s mental health, wellness psychiatry and psychiatric aspects of organ transplantation.

Dr. T R John is also the Chief of Medical Services of Aster Medcity, Kochi


DNB in Psychiatry (National Board of Examinations) | MD in Psychiatry (Armed Forces Medical College) | MBBS (Armed Forces Medical College)


Expertise in stress management and implementing suicide prevention programmes in people high levels of stress.

Worked at various Hospitals of the Indian Armed Forces across India

Worked Associate Professor at the MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery

Postgraduate teacher in Psychiatry (Armed Forces as well as Kerala)

Executive committee member of IMA Kochi and Ernakulam Psychiatric Society

Published several research articles

Proficient in Malayalam, English and Hindi


​Dr. V. Narayanan Unni

Director of Academic Affairs

​Dr. V. Narayanan Unni

One of the most respected medical professionals in the region, Dr. V. Narayanan Unni is is a Nephrologist with more than 31 years of experience to his credit. A expert in management of complex kidney disorders, his areas of special interest include kidney transplantation and hemodialysis. A key opinion leader for kidney transplantation in the International Transplantation Society, he has played an instrumental role in creating awareness on organ transplantation in Kerala.

Dr. Narayanan Unni is the Director of Academic Affairs of Aster Medcity


FRCP (Glasgow, UK) | FISN|DM in Nephrology (PGIMER, Chandigarh) | DNB (National Board of Examinations, New Delhi) | MD in General Medicine (CMC, Vellore) | MBBS (Calicut Medical College)


Professor & Head of Nephrology - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Asst. Professor, Associate Professor, Professor & Head of Nephrology-Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Nephrologist, Dammam Central Hospital, K.S.A.

Awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow, UK)

Fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology

Key Opinion Leader in Kidney transplantation of the International Transplantation Society

Member of many national and international professional associations in Nephrology

Invited to deliver talks and guest lectures at national and international conferences.

President of Nephrology Association of Kerala

Published 54 articles in International and Indian Medical Journals

Fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology

Recipient of six Gold Medals for MBBS

Chapters in textbooks - Essentials of Nephrology and Urology, Renal Replacement therapy in Text Book of Medicine &Text book of Medicine

Examiner for DM in Nephrology at P.G.I.M.E.R Chandigarh,C.M.C. Hospital, Vellore , Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai & Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham University

Examiner for Nephrology in the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi


Mrs. Ajitha P S

Chief Nursing Officer

Mrs. Ajitha P S

A nursing professional with more than 25 years of clinical, managerial and academic experience, Mrs. Ajitha has held key positions in some of India’s leading medical institutions including AFMC Pune; School of Nursing Army Hospital (R&R), New Delhi; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon; Fortis Hospital, Mohali and Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune.

​An expert in healthcare accreditations including JCI and NABH, she an NABH Principal assessor since 2012. She also serves as the member of Appeals Committee of NABH and Nursing Task force of the Quality Council of India.

Prior to joining Aster Medcity, Ms. Ajitha was working as Chief Nursing Officer at Meitra Hospital, Calicut.​


Sunil Kumar

Finance Controller

Sunil Kumar

A post qualified Chartered Account with expertise in Management Information System (MIS) And Statutory Audit, Sunil Kumar, the Finance Controller of Aster Medcity was actively involved in implementation of Hospital Information System (HIS) and headed the Statutory Audit for 20 units of Narayana Hriduyalaya Private Limted, Bangalore for 2 years, as its Finance Manager.

He is an associate member of the Chartered Accountants of India.