God's Grace at Thiruvalla

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."




Our centre has state of the art facilities for diagnosis, medical and endoscopic management of diseases of esophagus, stomach, small bowel, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and large bowel. Our team of highly experienced doctors provide compassionate, comprehensive care for complex GI and liver diseases. Our unit is well supported by experienced GI surgeons, GI radiologists, GI pathologists, GI oncologists, intensivists, anaesthetists, GI nurses and well trained paramedical staff who work as a team providing healing touch for patients from all walks of life. 


The BRIGHT surgical team is committed to achieving the best results for each and every person under its care. Compassion and empathy are as important as surgical skills. Operations and hospital stay can be daunting, but BRIGHT aims to heal with the Lord’s blessings.

The surgical team includes Dr. Sujith Philip and Dr. Vinod Pillai, besides an experienced group of Anesthetists, Intensivists, Radiologists, Pathologists, and Operation Theatre staff, Nurses, Technicians, Physiotherapists, and Dietitians.

BRIGHT is supported by the best hospital infrastructure in the region, including Class I modular operation theaters, state of the art sterilization systems such as Plasma Sterilization, advanced energy devices such as Harmonic Scalpel and Ligasure, operating microscopes as well as the latest generation laparoscopic equipment.

The whole spectrum of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery procedures are performed by BRIGHT. Laparoscopic procedures performed in the past one year include cholecystectomy, appendicectomy, inguinal hernia, ventral and incisional hernias, hemicolectomy, CBD exploration, pancreatectomy, bowel perforation repair, hiatus hernia repair, gastrectomy, anterior resection etc.

Video  Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), Bariatric Surgery for weight loss, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and hybrid procedures such as combined cholecystectomy plus ERCP, and intraoperative enteroscopy are also performed. 

A variety of open surgical procedures including radical gastrectomy, Whipple’s surgery, hepaticojejunostomy, major liver resections, small and large bowel resections, splenectomy, abdominoperineal resection etc. are also performed, with minimum complication rates.

Cancers of the Gastrointestinal system including liver and pancreas are regularly being treated by open and laparoscopic procedures as appropriate. Decisions regarding the best modality of treatment for the individual patient is taken after a Multidisciplinary Tumour Board meeting which includes the Medical and Radiation oncologist,  Gastrointestinal surgeon, Radiologists among others.

Liver Transplantation is expected to begin shortly.

Surgical excellence in the 21st century depends on a combination of experienced surgeons, well trained healthcare personnel, adhering to international standards of treatment, advanced technology and a humane approach. BRIGHT aspires to provide all these factors to every patient.


  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy (on site anaesthesia services for painless colonoscopy)
  • Esophageal variceal ligation (EVL)
  • Glue injection for gastric varices
  • Endoclipping, Heater probe for ulcer bleed
  • Argon plasma coagulation to control bleeding lesions
  • Polypectomy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver abscess drainage
  • Intraoperative enteroscopy
  • ERCP for biliary and pancreatic diseases
  • Endoscopic ultrasound - Linear and Radial systems
  • PEG (Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Dilation of esophageal/small bowel/colonic strictures
  • Balloon dilation for achalasia cardia
  • Palliative stenting for esophageal/gastric/colon cancer
  • Fibroscan for early diagnosis of liver cirrhosis
  • 24 x 7 GI bleed care
  • GI Radiology services
  • GI Oncology services
  • GI Pathology services

Out Patient Department Timings


08:00 am to 4:30 pm

Files can be taken out at the reception from 06:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Advance booking can be done, except on Saturdays.


08:00 am to 01:00 pm

Walk in from 06:00am onwards


NO OPD (24X7 Emergency Services)

Telephone Extension

+91-469- 3023100 *1241

Our Doctors

A) Medical Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Prof. Dr. George Chandy Matteethra
Prof. Dr. George Chandy Matteethra MD, DM (Gastro), PGDHA, FRCP, FIHS View Profile
Dr. Rony Thomas
Dr. Rony Thomas MD, DM, DNB, MRCP, Cert. Gastro RCP (UK) View Profile
Dr. Deepak K Johnson
Dr. Deepak K Johnson MD, DM (Gastro) View Profile
Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Dr. Sujith Philip
Dr. Sujith Philip MS, DNB (GI Surgery), MNAMS (GI Surgery) View Profile
Dr. Vinod Pillai
Dr. Vinod Pillai MS, FMAS (minimal access surgery) View Profile

Awards & Accreditation

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