The dermatology Department at
Devi Hospital has been functioning for the last 15 years.
The Dermatologists here works as a team with other
specialists, dedicated junior doctors and skilled
nurses. Tripunithura being an industrial town, we see
and manage many Dermatoses. We give expert advice on problems
in pregnancy and neonatology. The department has specialised
interest in Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Sun-induced
problems and skin infections. We also treat Leprosy and
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Skin Biopsy and Electrocautery are done here. The skin
scrapings are examined for fungus and scabies. The
Microbiology, Clinical Pathology, and Biochemistry
laboratories are well equipped. Histopathology, Hormonal, and
Immunologic studies are done with the support of the local
referal laboratory. Specail Baths, Wet Dressings, Compressions
and Paintings are routinely done by trained staff.
Allergy skin testing, Cryotherapy, Chemical peeling,
Dermabrasion, PUVA therapy, and Narrow band UV treatment are
routinely done with the help of a local centre.
The Head of the Department, DR. P V Mathew,
M.B,B.S., D.D.Sc (UK)., has more
than 20 years experience in Dermatology and Allied Specialties
and have served both in India and abroad. He was trained as
Dermatologist by Prof. Ronald Marks of Welsh National School
of Medicine, UK. His clinical interest ranges to a wide
spectrum of Dermatological disorders and is a regular speaker
in seminars, gives training to junior doctors, and is
associated with Research. He is the present President of the
Dermatology Club, Cochin and is the Organising Secretary of
the 30th National Conference of Indian Association of
Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists.
The Department of Ear,
Nose, and Throat is headed by
Dr. Isaiah, M.B,B.S., DLO. Dr. Isaiah has more than 20 years of post-qualification experience
in large hospitals of repute like Lisie, Port Trust and City
Hospitals in Cochin. He is quite versatile in doing various
surgeries in Ear, Nose and Throat, including modern procedures
like Micro Ear Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy and Surgery, etc.