We provide a comprehensive range of clinical services, including peri-operative anaesthesia services, neuro-anaesthesia and organ transplant anaesthesia. The Department of Anaesthesiology of the hospital has achieved excellence for general and regional anaesthesia. The foundation of this department is the clinical skill of our anaesthesiologists who have received training and accomplishments from the best institutes around the world. We have a dedicated team of senior anaesthetists who along with their associates & junior staff provide round the clock service. The anaesthetists are helped by the state-of-the-art anaesthetic equipment. Services provided also include preoperative check-ups and post-operative pain management.
Types of anaesthesia provided depend on the patient’s medical status and type of procedure –
General Anaesthesia – Patient is not conscious
Regional anaesthesia – Local anaesthetic is injected by anaesthesiologist to provide numbness in certain part of body. This could be used for pain control during/after procedure.
MAC (Monitored Anaesthesia Care) – Monitoring care of vitals during a procedure, may involve sedation if necessary.
The anaesthesiologist will meet the patient prior to the surgery and discuss the medical history, lab results and anaesthesia plan to take informed consent of the procedure to be performed. In the O.T a member of the anaesthesia care will be with the patient throughout the procedure. After th procedure patient will be moved to the recovery room and a nurse will monitor the patient and provide medication to minimize pain, nausea and vomiting as needed. Then the patient will be transfered from Recovery room on advice by anaesthetist when he is stable and comfortable. Supported with Three Full time Anaesthesiologist the department is fully equipped with hi-tech anaesthesia trolleys and Multipara monitors with dual IBP and ETCO2. Anaesthesiologists are available round the clock for the OT need and patient requirements.
Kasturba Hospital, Valsad is a pioneer of modern-day emergency care in entire Valsad district and operates one of the best Accident & Emergency Centre in South-Gujarat, providing services for trauma and non-trauma medical and surgical emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergency room is one of the most critical areas in the hospital. The quality of medical services provided in the emergency room is of paramount importance and often have a direct bearing on the morbidity and mortality of a patient. Emergency & Trauma Centre is equipped with 12 beds and a minor OT conveniently located in ground floor of the hospital with a separate entrance. The fully equipped centre is staffed with full-time experienced Emergency physicians, Emergency paramedics and nurses, who are specialized in all areas of Emergency Medicine. The Centre provides a range of state-of-the-art equipments and technology for emergency management and support, as well as emergency access to other sub-specialties and physicians.
Apart from the medical services, a touch of humanity, concern for the patient’s family and minimal procedural protocols help in presenting a better image of the hospital. The equipment, systems and protocols for these emergency rooms have been standardized for application across the system. This unit has facilities for providing ambulances which are fully air-conditioned, well equipped with monitors & ventilators with qualified doctor & paramedic staff.
It is the policy of Kasturba hospital, to treat the emergency patients first even if they don't have capacity to pay the bill. At Kasturba hospital, many such cases are treated on daily basis and that is the reason Kasturba caries a legendary and ray of hope to the poor and needy in all peripheral areas of Gujarat and Maharastra.
Laboratories Services at Kasturba Hospital Headed by Dr. Zankhana Mistry, Ahmedabad have been established with a view to provide wide range of Laboratory investigations necessary for patient care. It consists of disciplines of Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Immunology, Microbiology & Serology, Infectious Diseases, Histopathology, Cytopathology. All these disciplines provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological materials such as blood, serum or plasma, tissue, urine, stool, CSF etc to support clinicians in the practice of medicine.
The greatest emphasis has been given to ensure accuracy, precision, reproducibility and speedy reporting. The laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipments. To operate these sophisticated gadgets, the laboratories have a team of efficient, motivated, knowledgeable and qualified doctors and technical staff who are constantly involved in producing world-class results and upholding quality assurance. The laboratories at Kasturba Hospital provide round the clock service i.e. 24 hrs a day, 365 days in a year, to the patients.
The Dental department at Kasturba Hospital houses the most advanced dental equipment the medical world has to offer. This coupled with the expertise of our dentists who understand the importance of good dental and oral health. Supported with full time Dentist and Various Visiting dentists of Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry – Crown & Bridge, Prosthodontics – Implant Dentistry, Endodontic – Root Canal, Orthodontics – Fix Braces, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics – Gum Therapy, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Mouth, Jaw & Face Preventive Dentistry and Tooth Implant.
At a stage there was no facility available nearby, for the treatment of Kidney Diseases. Considering the Ratio of renal failure patients, A State-of-the-art Dialysis Centre was required the most. We have started Dialysis unit in April-2000 at the cost of Rs.40 lakhs, which is centrally air conditioned and well equipped with 6 latest American Ultra Touch-1000 model Dialysis Machine which is today reached on 13 dialysis equipment with the investment of another Rs. 35 lacks, R.O. + DM Water Treatment Plant, Gas Analyzer and Electrolyte Analyzer, Monitors etc. This unit is the only of its kind in Bulsar (Valsad) district. Dialysis to the patient is done at Affordable rates of only Rs.500/- per dialysis against the cost of Rs.1100/- per Dialysis. At present about 1200+ Dialysis per month are being performed in this unit. The patients for Dialysis are increasing day by day and this is the only centre where HbsAg +ve and HCV+ve patients are being Dialyzed 2 such equipments allotted for performing the Dialysis to such Patients.
Kasturba Hospital, Valsad offers high quality care and treatment for various medical illnesses and infectious diseases. The department of Internal Medicine at Kasturba Hospital is a group of specialist doctors and allied health staff who are dedicated in providing patient-centred, evidence-based medical care in a clinical environment. We have highly advance ventilators and excellent medical backup. High frequency oscillatory ventilator was used successfully on critically ill patients during recent pendamic crises of Covid 19. Bedside ultrasound, other modalities like dialysis, cardiac pacing etc are also available in case of need. Transport Ventilators are available to transfer patients of any severity from different hospitals and within hospital. Medical Intensive Care Unit is being managed by team of senior consultants and registrars round the clock.
The Department is headed by Dr. Samir R Desai who has been practicing in Valsad as a Consultant Internal Medicine since last 10+ years and has vivid, extensive experience across assorted spheres of medicine with distinctive focus towards critical care, Diabetes, Hypertension, Ventilator therapy and non-invasive cardiology. The hospital has identified the need for well-equipped Intensive Care units managed by dedicated and skilled Critical Care Specialists. The medical team will be ably supported by highly trained nursing staff in critical care. 12 Bedded ICU comprising with central monitoring station, equipped with the following state-of-the-art equipment:
Being pregnant is indeed a wonderful experience and most pregnant mothers want to have the best possible care for themselves and their babies. Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Kasturba Hospital, vlasad is committed to give the highest standard of care to mothers and new-borns. An excellent healthcare system, a vast pool of competent medical professionals, and the availability of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities are all factors which have made Kasturba Hospital the pre-eminent centre for women’s healthcare in this part of the world.
From routine gynaecological checks to treatment for period abnormalities, pelvic infection, ovarian cysts, fibroids. prolapse, sterilisation or hysterectomy, to name just a few, our doctors will give clear, careful and empathetic advice, always taking into consideration of our patients' personal views and preferences.
The Department is headed by Dr. Harsha Tandel who has been practicing in valsad as a Consultant Gynaecologist since last 10+ years and has vivid, extensive experience across assorted spheres of medicine with distinctive focus towards Obstetrics and Gynaecology and laparoscopy surgeries related to the gynaecology. 1500+ deliveries are being done every year that includes normal, forceps delivery and C section deliveries. She is also practicing infertility, family planning and other Gynaecological disorders.
Headed by Dr. Pritesh Desai, who undergone training from a prestigeous institute, Mumbai is taking care of this department. He is well versed with implanting Foldable Lenses and performs various other surgeries including Glaucoma Pterygium, Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), Eye Lid Surgeries and Ocular Trauma Cases.
Headed by Dr. Hiren A Patel the department of Orthopaedics is equipped with most modern state-of-art equipment for treatment of various trauma and disorders of the musculo-skeletal system.
We treat all kinds of musculo-skeletal problems ranging from arthritis to sports injuries, complex fractures, bone tumours and childhood conditions like scoliosis. The department specializes in latest techniques and treatments such as minimally invasive surgery, Arthritis, Back and spine problems, Fractures and Trauma, Poly Trauma, Hip Replacement, Infections and Osteomyelitis, Osteoporosis and other bone diseases, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation and physiotherapy, Sports Medicine.
The centre is well known for joint replacement surgeries in knee, hip and shoulder for variety of conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fractures and other diseases. It has state of the art operation theatres with laminar airflow system and highly trained surgeons supported by physiotherapy back up. Physiotherapy services after replacement operations are a value-added service to help full recovery in shorter time. We have special interest in young patients who require special techniques and implants for joint replacement.
Headed by Dr. Pramit Mistry, Paediatrics Department provides variety of health-related services ranging from preventive services, anticipatory guidance, assessment of well-being, treatment of illnesses covering minor to most complicated and life threatening to all age groups (foetus, new-born, infant, toddler, preschool, school age and adolescent). All these age groups have unique health requirements.
All C-Section deliveries are being conducted in presence of expert neonatologist. No child is allowed to suffer at birth. The most modern equipment is available to perform immediate resuscitation. Neonatal care is given as per most recent recommendations. The neonate is screened for common disorders. We have the most advanced equipment to deal with critical situations and state of art tertiary level NICU/PICU.
Our NICU with 14 neonatal trolleys and Peadiatric ICU with 5 beds are equipped with latest and modern facilities.
Patients with paralysis, stroke, trauma, cancer, heart disease, surgery etc. Can be left with some disability, which can be in the form of physical, psychological, or social disability. A structured multi-disciplinary approach can help such patients get back to normal. This centre offers support to such patients by maximizing the ability of the person to function optimally within the limitations placed upon them by a disease process.
Rehabilitation of sensory and cognitive function typically involves methods for retraining neural pathways or training new neural pathways to regain or improve neurocognitive functioning that has been diminished by disease or traumatic injury. For various orthopaedic disorders like fractures, sprains, strains, arthritis, pre & post-surgical care and acute & chronic pain management. For various neurological disorders such as stroke, brain tumours, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, neurosurgical conditions as well as neuromuscular diseases. Provides education and training helping patients regain independence in their daily activities. Assess and treat patients with developmental impairments.
Became South Gujarat’s First hospital having fully digital Radiology department in all modalities, Imaging Sciences plays a crucial role in determining the accuracy of diagnosis and the subsequent planning of treatment. The Radiology & Imaging Sciences help doctors and surgeons plan every aspect of surgery in advance. The diagnosis of various diseases at the earliest stages of development plays a very important role in being cured. The department is Headed by Dr. Hetal H Patel, who has 8+ Years of experience and the department is benefitted with her extensive experiences and expertise in this field.
Digital X-Ray System with Digital DR system - a flowless imaging and low dose radiation to the patient along with quick image printing are the advantage.
Full Flagged Digital Mammography System – first on entire South-Gujarat’s full-flagged Digital Mammography System is being installed at this hospital, which is equipped with lowest dose and quick scan features.
Digitized Ultrasound system – Fully digital ultra sound gives an easy and quick scan and the accurate diagnosis to the disease 2 such equipments are installed in this hospital.
128 Slice Computed Tomography Scanner (Aquilion 64) – is a single source 128 slice CT scanner that integrates innovative technologies designed to cover routine imaging to advanced applications in Trauma, Cardiac and Neurovascular imaging, unique low dose feature called SAFIRE (Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction), which is also the world’s first raw-data based iterative reconstruction that helps achieve dose reduction of up to 60% for all organs and all types of patients.
Family Planning Centre is working to promote Government Family Planning Activities. All types of Immunization and Vaccinations like: BCG, Oral Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid A & B, Vitamin-A, Cholera are provided free of cost. Tubectomy & vasectomy operation are done free of cost. Contraceptive pills & protective contraceptives are also issued free of cost daily.
Kasturba Hospital opening new doors towards the comprehensive cancer treatment at our own city, A department of Cancer treatment have been started under prodigious supervision of Dr. Kailash Ch. Mishra, he is carrying an extensive experience of treating more than 5.5 lacks patients of his 17 years of career by far. Facility for Chemotherapy, Centre for Breast Health and Preventive Oncology is now available full time at Kasturba Hospital, valsad.
Department also has a separate inpatient oncology ward with oncology nurses and doctors in all shifts to take care of the immuno-compromised patients and other complex cancer cases. Separate ward helps to ensure that there is no cross infection from other hospitalized patients.
Department is supported by surgeons specializing region wise i.e. separate surgeons for cancers of head & neck region, gastrointestinal or abdominal cancers, breast cancer, gynaecological cancers, genitourinary cancers etc. Operation theaters and other facilities are of international standards. Most surgeons are also either trained abroad or in premier institutes of India.
Other facilities include Pain Management Clinic to take care of severe cancer pain with tools not easily available in most hospitals. We also have programs for screening, awareness, tobacco cessation clinic, support for patients and survivors for rehabilitation.
Headed by Dr. Nirav Desai the department is benefitted with his widespread and unequal 10+ years of experience, which keeps the department forecourt in the entire district to provide consistent and quality surgical care to the patients, the department is well armed with Latest Digital, High Definition, GI Endoscopy from Olympus FULL HD Medical Graded Monitors with inbuilt FICE, facility for Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP etc. Attached ultramodern digital Quality software to record Endoscopy video & images to enclose in final reports.
What used to be General Surgery has now become a highly specialized department that offers latest technology, operation techniques and management protocols for some of the commonest diseases of mankind. Diseases range from simple surgery for appendicitis to advanced surgeries like laparoscopic gastric bypass, ileo-anal pouches, thymectomy etc. Between this range lies evidence-based treatment for gall bladder stones, hernias, ano-rectal diseases.
The department has 9 bedded stat-of-the-art well-armed SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT which is comprised with the highly skilled and trained staff to offer the proper and quality care to the required post-surgical cases. The department is equipped with Olympus FULL HD Medical Graded Monitors with inbuilt FICE, State-of-the-art Johnson & Johnson Harmonic Scalpel to facilitate Advance Laparoscopy & Minimal Access Surgery, High Tech Anaesthesia Trolleys, Multipara Monitors with Dual IBP & Etco2 and Central Medical Gas Facility.
The department of Urology at Kastruba hospital is dedicated to provide state-of-art medical and surgical care in all aspects of adult and paediatric urology. We provide patient oriented management of cancer and benign urological diseases by integrating and leveraging our combined expertise.
Our urology department is headed by Dr. Sumit Mhaskar, a highly skilled surgeon with 10+ years of experiences in treating various challenging urological diseases including kidney stones surgeries - PCNL URL, Bladder Stones, Surgery for prostate - TURP, Surgery for Bladder Tumors, Pediatric Urology and Male infertility.
We also offer comprehensive Urological care for congenital disorders, stone disease, urological cancers, incontinence, infertility, erectile dysfunction etc. Comprehensive Urological services in the form of Lithotripsy, Endo-urology, TURP and laparoscopic urological surgeries are routinely performed.
The Urology speciality has all the necessary equipments including machine, lithotripsy, Laser machine, flexible laproscopic instruments etc.
Renal stone or calculus or lithiasis is one of the most common diseases of the urinary tract. It occurs more frequently in men than in women.. It shows a familial predisposition. Urinary calculus is a stone-like body composed of urinary salts bound together by a colloid marix of organic materials. It consists of a nucleus around which concentric layers of urinary salts are deposited. When a stone causes no symptoms, watchful waiting is a valid option. For symptomatic stones, pain control is usually the first measure, using medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids. More severe cases may require surgical intervention. For example, some stones can be shattered into smaller fragments using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Some cases require more invasive forms of surgery.
Examples of these are cystoscopic procedures such as laser lithotripsy or percutaneous techniques such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Sometimes, a tube (ureteral stent) may be placed in the ureter to bypass the obstruction and alleviate the symptoms, as well as to prevent ureteral stricture after ureteroscopic stone removal.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), benign enlargement of the prostate (BEP), adenofibromyomatous hyperplasia and incorrectly referred to benign prostatic hypertrophy, is an increase in size of the prostate. When sufficiently large, the nodules compress the urethral canal to cause partial, or sometimes virtually complete, obstruction of the urethra, which interferes with the normal flow of urine. It leads to symptoms of urinary hesitancy, frequent urination, dysuria (painful urination), increased risk of urinary tract infections, and urinary retention. Although prostate specific antigen levels may be elevated in these patients because of increased organ volume and inflammation due to urinary tract infections, BPH does not lead to cancer or increase the risk of cancer.
A medico-legal case is one where besides the medical treatment investigations by law enforcing agencies, are essential to fix the responsibility regarding the present state / condition of the patient.