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Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthi Nilayam

The Super Speciality Hospital (Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences) was setup at Prasanthi Gram (about 9 kms. from Prasanthi Nilayam) under the auspices of the Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust in the year 1991 to demonstrate that medical care of the highest quality even in highly specialised fields can be provided totally free of cost. The aim of the Trust is to ensure that ailing persons receive the best treatment, irrespective of their caste, creed, or social status.

Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital at Prasanthi Nilayam and Sri Sathya Sai Hospital at Whitefield, Bangalore extend the secondary health care and the Super-Speciality Hospitals at PrasanthiGram and Whitefield act as the tertiary link in the chain of total health care.

Some of the interesting surgeries performed in the Cardiology Department are :

  • Mobile left atrial clot with Rheumatic mitral stenosis.

  • Left ventricle to aorta tunnel.

  • Anomalous left coronary artery arising from pulmonary artery.

  • Arterial switch.

  • Aortopulmonary window.

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting with Radical Rt. Hemicolectomy and Cholecystectomy, Left ventricular myxoma.

  • Combined aortic root.

  • Ascending aorta and arch replacement for chronic dissecting aneurysm.

  • Repair of a huge ascending aorta aneurysm that had eroded the chest wall.

  • Closure of ventricular septal defect in a baby weighing 4.5 kgs.

Department of Urology
Inaugurated by Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India on 22nd November 1992.

The Urology department is well-equipped for almost bloodless removal of enlarged prostate, early cancer of the urinary bladder and uretric calculi.

Department of Ophthalmology

Inaugurated by Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on 22nd November 1994. The objective is to offer a complete spectrum of comprehensive and advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities for all disorders of the eye. The department offers the following services:

  • General Ophthalmology & Ophthalmic trauma

  • Cornea Service

  • Lens Service

  • Glaucoma Service

  • Vitreo Retinal Service.

The following special investigations are done in the OPD at SSSIHMS:

  • Corneal Topography

  • Specular Microscopy

  • Ocular Ultrasonography & Axial Biometry

  • Automated Visual Field Analysis

  • Fundus Fluorescein Angiography

All kinds of procedures ranging from corneal transplantation, cataract extraction, intraocular lens implantation, cyclocropexy scleral buckling vitrectomy, vitrectomy with associated procedures using SF6, C3F8, LPFC and Silicon oil, Lid surgery and strabismus surgery, laser surgery including Argon and Diode laser photocoagulation and Endophotocoagulation are done routinely.

The department has a modern Operation Theatre Complex with three Operation theatres and 6 bedded ICU. It has 30-bedded ward and an up to date Laser unit. All the areas are equipped with necessary patient-care equipment.

The Department is actively engaged in making the surrounding areas as Cataract Free Zones.

The Blood Bank

The Blood Bank attached to the hospital provides blood to all the patients undergoing surgery by taking blood from voluntary donors. Each unit of blood is tested as required by law. Most of the donors are devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba coming from all parts of India and abroad.

Post Doctoral Examination

The National Board of Examinations (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), New Delhi approved accreditation of Superspecialities in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Urology and anaesthesia for imparting training for two years for the post doctoral examination equivalent to DM and MCh conducted by them twice every year. They also approved accreditation of Ophthalmology (Broad speciality) from July, 1997 for imparting training for 3 years for the post graduate examination equivalent to M.S (Ophthalmology) conducted by the Board twice every year.

The best of equipment available in the world has been acquired through a well coordinated international effort to ensure that every department is provided with the most modern tools to render the highest standard of medical care that can match similar facilities anywhere else in the world.