Alleviating human suffering has been a part of dedicated
services of Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanams to the mankind. To
provide the most advanced medical technology to the needy, the
T.T.D. has launched a monument, a blessing from the Lord by
opening Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, a
sophisticated super specialty hospital at Tirupati.
SVIMS was conceived in the year 1986 on the lines of AIIMS, New
Delhi and the foundation stone was laid on 18.4.86 by Late
Sri.N.T.Rama Rao, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
in the world famous pilgrim town Tirupati. It was established
with a view to providing Super Specialty facilities with nominal
cost to the poor.
The hospital started functioning from 26.2.93. by an Act of A.P.
State Legislature. This Institute became a University in 1995
within a short time of establishment. The Present Director is
S. Ravikumar, M.S.,FACS, FRCS(C), FRCS(Ed).
The healing touch of SVIMS has covered most of Andhra Pradesh
and the neighbouring states. The major objectives of SVIMS
includes service, training and education in advanced medical
sciences and technology. Latest technology in diagnostic wing
and total computer automation of patient care has been
implemented in this institution for the first time in our
Country. The computer centre is equipped with medical literature
analysis and retrieval system on line (MEDLINE) to get the
information available from standard medical journals in the
entire world. SVIMS also introduced "MEDLARS" awareness
programme, which is a boon for all the students and medical
personnel. Both inpatients & outpatients have increased by 75%
to 100% in recent years.
The following departments are rendering their services for the
Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, C.T.Surgery, Cardiology,
Endocrinology, Gyanecology & Obstetrics, General Surgery,
Hematology, Medical Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology,
Medicine, Microbiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery,
Nuclear Medicine , Pathology, Physiology, Radiology, Radiation
Oncology, Surgical Gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology ,
Transfusion Medicine and Urology.
The Department of Cardiology possesses the state-of-the art
biomedical equipment and a set of dedicated doctors and
paramedical staff to provide a high quality treatment to its
patients. It has an intensive coronary care unit with facilities
for invasive haemodynamic monitoring, an echo-cardiography
machine having biplane transoesophageal probe (along with
facilities for colour flow mapping), several computerised ECG
machines, a computerised treadmill machine, Cardiac
catheterization and angiography, temporary pacemaker
implantation, permanent pacemaker implantation and balloon
atrial septostomy in neonates, have been done. The department is
regularly doing coronary angioplasty and various valvuloplasty
procedures. Radio frequency ablation procedures are the recent
addition in catheterization laboratory. The Department of Cardio
Thoracic Surgery the state-of-the art biomedical equipment and a
set of dedicated doctors and paramedical staff to provide a high
quality treatment to its patients. The major achievements of C.
T. Surgery department ever since its inception in SVIMS. is the
versatility of operations being done here. The entire spectrum
of surgical diseases of Chest are being attended to this
institution. This includes Complex Cardiac Surgery, Simple
Cardiac Surgery all forms of Thoracic Surgery, Chest trauma and
all forms of Thoracic Endoscopies. The post operative management
always received consultants level care. In Cardiac Surgery -
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery, all forms of valve surgery
and all forms of complex congenital heart surgery in the very
early months of life are being under taken. Many of the cases we
have taken up are redo operations and are very sick ones some
times denied of surgery in peer institutions. In that sense, for
a new institution we have not shirked away from high risk cases
as far as any form of Cardiac Surgery is concerned. We have also
been actively involved in making our institute a model teaching
institution. We have been co-operating actively with sister
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams brings one of the holiest of
offerings ever Pranadanam - a scheme blessed by everything the
Lord Himself stands for Sri Venkateswara Pranadana Trust aims at
providing succor to the needy and suffering by offering them
free and the best medical care at the T.T.D. run hospitals. The
pranadanam scheme is aims at to providing free medical
facilities to the poor patients affected with life threatening
diseases of the Hear, Kidney, Brain and Cancer etc. The
pranadanam Trust is launched by Sri.N. Chandarababu Naidu,
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the month of Sept.
2001. So far we have successfully carried out 225 surgeries /
treatment to the poor & needy patients in and around Rayalaseema
Region with 100% free of cost under this Pranadanam Scheme.
The Institute is offering donations from the public Income Tax
exemption under Section 80(G) to meet the expenditure under the
noble cause of Pranadanam Scheme.
The Institute is offering the services of expert surgeons of
Dept.of Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Neuro Surgery,
Nephrology and Oncology to perform the surgeries of the poor
patients with free of cost in the name of Lord Venkateswara
during your visit to Tirumala aiming with Manavasevae
Objectives of the Institute
To create a centre of excellence for providing medical care,
educational and research facilities of a higher order in the
field of medical sciences in the existing super specialties and
such other super specialties as may develop in future, including
continuing medical education and hospital administration.
To develop patterns of teaching in post-graduate level and in
super specialties so as to set a high standard of medical
To provide for training in para-medical and allied fields,
particularly in relating to super specialties.
To function as a referral hospital.
To provide for post-graduate teaching and conduct of research in
the relevant disciplines of modern medicine and other allied
sciences, including inter-disciplinary fields of Physical and