Associate Specialties

Fortis Malar Hospital believes in offering complete care to all its patients. This is why we have a host of associate specialties as well.


The best clinicians in the country head the Department of Anaesthesia at Fortis Malar Hospital. Known for their high efficiency, the department is well equipped with the latest infrastructure and equipment to handle all kinds of high risk patients undergoing any major surgery/treatment. Our anaesthetic techniques, in addition to our timely and efficient care, are engineered in ways that focus on the individual needs of the patient.

Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine

The Fortis Malar Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Service Laboratory is the first NABH accredited Blood Bank in Chennai. It provides standard and specialised procedures for blood transfusion, compatibility testing for recipients, and diagnostic testing to evaluate immune haemolytic anaemia, transfusion reactions and alloimmunisation to red cell, platelet, or white blood cell antigens.

Critical Care Medicine

The Department of Critical Care Medicine offers treatment procedure that manages the medical and surgical intensive care programs. Our mission is to offer not just cost effective but also quality clinical service, to ensure a better life. Patients from different specialties such as cardiology, neurology, vascular surgery and urology receive treatment here.

Dental Care

The Dental Care Centre at Fortis Malar Hospital has delivered millions of smiles over a decade. With a highly experienced team of skilled doctors, hygienists, and assistants armed with the latest equipment, this Centre offers treatment across the diverse field of dentistry. The Centre handles all forms of dental care including implants, smile corrections, and single sitting root canal treatments. The unit caters to out-patients as well as in-patients and is supported by a panel of specialists that offers care for both adult and paediatric patients. The department has successfully proved its efficiency with millions of satisfied national and international patients.


Excellence in skin care diagnostics and treatment is what the Department of Dermatology at Fortis Malar Hospital strives to provide. We offer a wide variety of speciality services in paediatric, surgical, medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Diabetology and Endocrinology

A highly qualified and experienced team of medical professionals heads the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Fortis Malar Hospital. Well equipped to undertake management of diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, we also treat complex lipid disorders, obesity and nutritional problems. The Centre is also equipped to deal with disorders related to the pituitary, adrenal, para-medical thyroid and reproductive endocrinology, especially complex secondary and tertiary care, adult and adolescent diabetes management, insulin pump therapy, gestational diabetes management and lipid and metabolic disorders.

Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Medicine Department plays a primary role in the hospitals healthcare system. In the event of emergencies, we deploy our team of doctors, emergency resuscitation units, anaesthesiologists and qualified surgeons to facilitate treatment in the shortest possible amount of time. Our primary goal is to reduce mortal risks and ensure the sustainability of life for continued medical treatments.

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)

The Centre of Excellence for ENT at Fortis Malar Hospital is known to be one of the Best ENT Centres in the city. We believe in keeping pace with the changing technology in the world of ENT, across the world. Our experts use the latest methods such as headlamp examination in the OPD, tonsillectomy and tympanoplasty and are equipped to carry out complex surgeries like robotic endoscopic surgery of the skull base as well.

Foetal Medicine

The Foetal Medicine Department at Fortis Malar helps in making the birthing experience of mothers stress free and memorable. We are equipped with imaging techniques that accurately diagnose possible birth defects in babies prenatally. Our experts also help in planning the route and time of delivery.

General Medicine

The General Medicine Department at Fortis Malar focuses on providing preventive health care to reduce the chances of the patient being afflicted by any illness. Our healthcare team is composed of Board Certified physicians of internal medicine, geriatrics and paediatrics, nursing practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, medical assistants, and skilled support staff.

The General Medicine Department provides comprehensive primary care services to adults along with providing care to hospitalised patients suffering from a broad range of ailments. The department is well equipped to manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, treat acute illness like respiratory infections and joint pain.

General and Minimal Access Surgery

At the Department of General and Minimal Access Surgery, our patients receive highly specialised assessments, newest treatments – including clinical trials for new medications, and coordinated follow-up for their care.

Our team of surgical specialists have the expertise to carry out the surgeries involving abdomen, skin, breast, soft tissues, or endocrine system, which includes the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts, among other organs. Our general surgeons hold advanced fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery, minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, surgical critical care, trauma and acute care, emergency general surgery, and bariatric surgery. We are also recognised for outstanding clinical post-operative care, research, and innovation.


The Geriatric Department at Fortis Malar has the expertise to carry out all kind of comprehensive geriatric evaluations for elderly patients. Our aim is to maintain the physical as well as mental well-being of the elderly population, imparting a sense of comfort for the caregivers and family members.


The Haematology Department has an expert team for diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases. Our haematologists evaluate and treat patients with various conditions such as anaemia, increased or reduced white cells, increased or decreased platelets, enlarged lymph nodes or spleen, bleeding and clotting disorders. The department experts also treat blood cancer, including conditions of leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other disorders.

Maxillofacial Surgery

The talents and resources at Fortis Malar enable us to incorporate the latest technologies and scientific evidence available, to help our patients recover with the least trauma possible. Our team of experienced professionals practice minimally invasive methods and treatment.

We provide varied surgical treatments including orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery), removal of wisdom teeth, trauma care, cancer treatment and treatment for lesions (growths) of the face and jaw, placement of dental implants, treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and orofacial pain, repair of congenital (present at birth) defects and anomalies, and facial reconstruction as well.

Medical Oncology

The oncology programme at Fortis Malar is focused on the research and treatment of cancers afflicting both infants, adults, and children as well. We provide the latest in chemotherapy and post treatment recovery modules, offering treatment for leukaemia as well sarcoma.


The Ophthalmology Department has the expertise to treat all kind of eye related problems ranging from routine eye examination to other conditions of the eye and the surrounding structures. Our team of ophthalmologists is fully equipped with state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic equipments for treating glaucoma, cataracts, corneal and external diseases, aesthetics, paediatric ophthalmic diseases and disorders.


The Department of Paediatrics comprises well qualified and experienced team of doctors. We offer out-patient, in-patient and intensive care services, assisted by trained intensivists and nurses in respective sub-specialties, making us one of the best Paediatric Departments in the coutntry.

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

The Physiotherapy Department is responsible for providing pre and post operative physiotherapeutic intervention to out-patients and in-patients. The team also provides highly specialised physical rehabilitation programmes for patients with disabilities arising from age related illnesses. We have a comprehensively equipped fitness centre available for exercise and rehabilitation of our patients.

Plastic/ Cosmetic Surgery

The Department of Plastic Surgery strives to provide excellence in skin care diagnostics and treatment. We offer a wide variety of speciality services in paediatric, surgical, medical and cosmetic dermatology. The department has the expertise to treat all forms of disfigurements including skin cancers and melanoma to acne and skincare.

Preventive Care

Our integrated Preventive Care Centre comprises a comprehensive care under one roof. Our constant endeavour lies in early detection of functional and physiological disabilities in patients with primary and secondary prevention in place.


Fortis Malar Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to providing the highest level of comprehensive care to those who seek respite from stress and inter-personal problems. The department boasts of the proverbial best in neurobehavioral and neurocognitive resolution methods. Apart from providing medical and mental support to those ill-suited to everyday life, we also provide comprehensive guidance to those who have area specific mental shortcomings.


At Fortis Malar we have been tending to the mental health of adults and children alike. Our experienced team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses understand the wide-reaching impact of a behavioural disorder, emotional problem or psychiatric disease, and we endure to give you and your family the support to manage any unique situation that you may be faced with.

Pulmonology/ Respiratory Medicine

The Pulmonology Department offers bronchoscopy services, both flexible and rigid. Our work in interventional bronchoscopy, especially Trans-Bronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA)/ biopsies, endobronchial electrosurgery procedures, balloon bronchoplasty and stenting have been well appreciated, the world over.

Pleuroscopy and video assisted thoracoscopic procedures is another field of expertise that the department boasts of. The unit is also equipped with the Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) facility.

Radiology Services

The Radiology Department is supported by qualified and well experienced radiologists who render their service round the clock throughout the year.

Rheumatology and Immunology Services

The Department for Rheumatology and Immunology manages various rheumatologic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, SLE (Lupus), vasculitis, gout, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. We offer the latest and most cutting-edge treatments and therapies to our patients.

Vascular Surgery

The Department of Vascular Surgery offers a range of treatments which includes endovascular or open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic aneurysms, and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, including fenestrated and branched stent grafts, and a lot more, in all vascular areas. Our experience and expertise, coupled with our team approach and research prowess enables us to deliver successful treatments.