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Advanced Stroke and Neuro Speciality Hospital in Thanjavur, India
Dr.Vanchilingam Hospital is one of the most distinguished speciality neurology hospital with a dedicated team of experienced and skilled physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals led by Dr.Somesh Vanchilingam, the first Interventional Neurologist of Tamilnadu.

With an unhindered vision and never-ending devotion towards delivering better and easily accessible health-care for people in and around the district, our founder Dr.Vanchilingam started KSDC (Karthik scan and Diagnostics Center) in the year 1996, in Thanjavur, providing patients with the latest diagnostic facilities available then.

With an existence that has spanned almost twenty years of expertise in treating patients from all around India and overseas, the center has grown into a distinguished speciality neurology hospital.
Ever since its inception, it has been a well-known fact that Dr.Vanchilingam hospital always sets the benchmark in the quality of patient care by providing rapid assessment, intervention and treatment for numerous common and complex neurological conditions. Furthermore, we are the first to provide complete neuro diagnosis and treatment under one roof within 24 hours of consultation.

Our founder Dr.Vanchilingam's emphasis on furnishing this hospital with state-of-the-art technology has allowed us to speed up diagnosis, increase accuracy and strive for the very best care for our patients

Today, Dr.Vanchilingam hospital is a 50-bedded tertiary care center which boasts of 16 bedded ICU dedicated for speciality Stroke and neurology care and the first hospital in the district to have an MRI scanner and a cath lab.

We achieve our success through the professionalism and commitment of our excellent staff. Our staff are not just skilled workers but also a team who ensure that our patients and their family and friends are given the best care and attention possible. We are extremely proud of what we have managed to achieve with this dedicated team and are looking forward to achieving more.

Experience that speaks for itself

  • Founded in the year 1996, we have the privilege to be able to provide the best patient health care for 25+ years.
  • We have had the experience of having treated around a million patients till now.
  • We run a busy emergency care and clinic with close to 100 walk-ins daily and an average of 3-4 admissions everyday for various kinds of conditions

These are a few reasons among many others as to why we are the leading providers of health care in the state.

  • We are first in all of the southern districts to set up a Neuro-ICU.
  • We are the first single specialty neuro tertiary level hospital in south Tamilnadu.
  • We are the first to and one of the few to have a dedicated Neuro Cath Lab.
  • We are the first to perform procedures like IV Thrombolysis and IA Thrombolysis in the district.
  • We are the first to perform mechanical thrombectomy, Plasma exchange and provide I.V.I.G in the district.
  • We performed the first Carotid Angioplasty and Aneurysm Coiling.
  • We are the first in the district to provide advanced radio imaging facilities like MRI and CT
  • We are first and only single speciality hospital for neurology with a neuro ICU

Mission statement
We resolve to deliver high quality and cost-effective healthcare to each and every patient we serve. And this is what that has driven us to provide care and improvement to human life. The following credo helps us deliver outstanding healthcare:

  • Treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.
  • Aid our patients to return to their healthy lives quickly.
  • Recognise and affirm the unique and inseparable value of each individual.
  • Provide the best standards of speciality care based on best clinical practice.

Prof. Dr.S. Vanchilingam, MD, DM (Late)
With over two and a half decades of experience in practicing in the field of neurology, our founder Late Prof. Dr.S. Vanchilingam MD DM was a retired professor of neurology and a well respected senior neurologist in the country. 

He was the founder and president of the Tamil Nadu Association of Neurologists and also an integral part of many other medical groups in India. His goal was to provide affordable and top quality healthcare to those in need.

About Dr.Somesh Vanchilingam
Dr.Somesh Vanchilingam MD, DM is one of the state's first and finest interventional neurologist, renowned for his expertise in the neuro-interventional treatment of stroke. He worked as a senior research fellow to India's leading interventional neurologist, Dr.Shakir Husain, in the department of Neuroendovascular Therapy at the prestigious Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.

Dr.Somesh is also an experienced neurology specialist who has on numerous occasions performed complex neuro-interventional procedures to treat acute stroke. He has committed his life to cure countless patients reported with various kinds of stroke and neurological conditions. His professional affiliations include Indian Association of Neurology, Indian Stroke Association and American Academy of Neurology.


Authored By Dr Somesh Vanchilingam - Neuro Specialist, Thanjavur

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