General Surgery

Capt. Dr. Somanathan Nair

This department is headed by Capt. Dr. Somanathan Nair MS.

Capt. Dr. Somanathan Nair served in the Armed Forces before joining St. Thomas Hospital. An association he has maintained for 25 years.
Dr. P. John Mathew MS., Dip. Lap, Dr. John Mathew is the Laparoscopic Surgeon.

Consultations are done every Saturdays and OPD timings 8:30 am to 1pm - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Dr Mini Issac MBBS, DNB

Graduated from Kottayam Medical College in 1991, DNB general Surgery in 2007. Worked in tribal & remote settings of Rajasthan, Bihar and Tamil Nadu in mission hospitals. Then worked in Gokulam Medical College for years (Dept. of Surgery)


The general surgery department takes care of both outpatient and inpatient care. The department has a resident surgeon. The team is well trained to handle any of the following procedures:

  • All surgical procedures – both elective and emergency
  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Emergency trauma care
  • ICU care
  • Day care surgery
  • Diabetic foot clinic
Surgical Team

Dr. Arun, Mr. Binu, Mr. Johnson, Dr. Carlie, Dr. Mathew, Mrs. Smitha
and Mrs. Shobha