What you see – The huge hospital building and a row of ambulances parked on the premises were the first things to catch our attention at Vikram Hospitals and Heart Care. The vision of the hospital – To minimize the incidence of sickness and death due to disease and pave the way for a long and healthy life to as many in humanity as possible - is reflected in the professional approach of the hospital staff.
What you get – Vikram Hospitals and Heart Care offers expertise and facilities for heart treatment. The hospital is the brainchild of Dr. S Narayana Setty a qualified chest physician, and his two sons Dr. S Bhaskar and Dr. S N Rajeshwar. His grandson Dr. S B Vikram brought in modern technology and upgraded the hospital to its present standard.
The hospital provides advanced remedies in preventive cardiology. It is centrally air-conditioned, has 60 beds and four operation theatres, a digital cardiac catheterization laboratory and 25 critical care beds providing intensive care to patients after surgery, angioplasty and during emergency admissions. Other amenities comprise an in-house diet kitchen, mechanized laundry, water treatment plants, dust-free rooms and climate-controlled wards. Its facilities also include a blood bank as well as radiology and imaging equipment.
Mysore’s first super specialty hospital, it offers treatment in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, urology/nephrology, gastroenterology, pathology, pulmonary medicine, internal medicine and anesthesiology. The department of cardiology is one of the best in the state and the cardiologists are also greatly experienced. The hospital has a 14 bed, fully equipped Coronary Care Unit with Siemens SC 7000 series bedside monitors for recording the heart rate, automatic non-invasive blood pressure, respiratory rate and blood oxygen saturation. The department has to its credit the implantation of Karnataka’s first drug-coated stent; they have also performed over 300 coronary angioplasties within the first calendar year and on an average perform 75 coronary angiograms per month.
The types of cardiovascular surgeries performed here are open heart surgery, coronary bypass procedures, valve replacement and repair, ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) and VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect) closure and congenital intrfs cardiac repair, closed heart surgery, beating heart surgery, aortic and peripheral vascular and carotid artery surgeries. The hospital has a well-equipped urology department and has also successfully undertaken complex organ reconstruction procedures for advanced genitourinary tuberculosis and cancer. They have recently opened a diagnostic center in Kuvempunagar.
They offer a package for medical check ups at affordable prices. The packages offered are – Basic Health Check up (Rs. 500), Senior Citizen’s Health Check (Rs. 2,400), Master Health Check up (Rs. 1,000) with an optional stress test (Rs. 650) and Comprehensive Health & Cardiac Evaluation (Rs. 4,000).
Our verdict – Vikram Hospitals and Heart Care offers state–of–the art facilities for heart care. The infrastructure and facilities seem impressive. They also have an in-house drug store. Another important feature is the ample parking space offered by the hospital.