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 Specialist

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.