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Interventional Radiologist in Kerala

Dr Vijay Jayakrishnan

Senior Consultant – Interventional Radiology & Neuroradiology

MD (Radio Diagnosis), PDCC (Neuro Vascular Radiology), FRCR(Royal College of Radiology, UK), MSc (Neuro Vascular Radiology), CCT (UK)

An expert in interventional neuroradiology, endovascular neurosurgery and general Interventional radiology, Dr. Vijay Jayakrishnan has nearly three decades of experience in performing diagnostic and advanced interventional procedures. Trained at some of the finest hospitals in India and the UK, his areas of specialisation include non-invasive treatment of brain aneurysms and vascular malformations using coils, stents and onyx and current intra-arterial clot extraction treatment for acute stroke.

He has performed more than 1000 neurovascular procedures, mostly brain aneurysm treatments, arterio- venous malformations and fistulae in the brain and spine, Carotid and Vertebral artery stenting, Intracranial angioplasty and stenting, brain and spine tumour embolization, embolization of facial haemangiomas and similar vascular lesions and several cases of clot retraction (mechanical thrombectomy) in acute stroke. Dr Jayakrishnan is a post graduate trainer for higher specialty training in Interventional Neuroradiology, recognised by the Royal College of Radiologists and has trained several current consultants leading the practising in the UK and India. He was instrumental in starting the first DNB program in Interventional Radiology in Kerala at Aster Medcity, Kochi.

Dr. Vijay Jayakrishnan is also currently associated with Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom as a Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist. He is a member of the British society of Neuroradiologists and the United Kingdom Neurovascular group.

Area of expertise
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Interventional radiology
  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Endovascular neurosurgery 
Awards and recognitions
  • UKNG Travel Grant 2001 - From the United Kingdom Neurovascular group towards undertaking a two week attachment to observe the use of liquid embolic agents in intracranial aneurysms, in Prof. Jacque Moret’s unit at Foundation Rothschild hospital, Paris.
  • Kodak Prize 2000 - From the Scottish Radiological society for the best scientific paper (Treatment of benign oesophageal strictures in children – endoscopic bouginage vs. flouroscopic balloon dilatation) presented at the annual meeting.
  • SANS Travel Grant 1999 – From the Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences towards undertaking the International MSc. in Neurovascular diseases.


  • Moorthy S; Jayakrishnan VK; Potty NS: Sonographic findings in infantile bacterial meningitis. Indian journal of Radiology and Imaging 1992; 2:111
  • Beevi R; Jayakrishnan VK et al. Fetus in Fetu detected antenatally. Indian journal of Radiology and Imaging 1992; 2:129-131
  • Jayakrishnan VK; Moorthy S; Potty NS: Cranial sonographic findings in patients with meningomyeloceles. Indian journal of Radiology and Imaging 1993; 3:9-13
  • Jayakrishnan VK; Moorthy S; Potty NS: Ultrasound of the chest. Indian Paediatrics 1993; 30(2): 281-7
  • Jayakrishnan VK, Teasdale E: Torticollis due to atlanto-axial rotatory fixation following general anaesthesia. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2000; 14:583-585
  • Jayakrishnan VK, Wilkinson AG: Treatment of oesophageal strictures in children: a comparison of flouroscopically guided balloon dilatation with surgical bouginage. Pediatric Radiology 2001;31:98-101
  • Jayakrishnan VK, Rodesch G, Alvarez H, Lasjaunias P: A case of multiple intracranial aneurysms with unruptured associated aneurysm and newly developing ruptured aneurysm. Interventional Neuroradiology 2001; 7:259-262
  • Jayakrishnan VK, White PM, Teasdale EM et al:Subtraction CT angiography of intra and extracranial vessels:technical considerations and preliminary experience.American Journal of Neuroradiology 2003;24:451-455
  • Thammaroj J, Jayakrishnan VK, Lamin S et al. MTI (dendron) variable detachable coils- preliminary clinical experience in cerebral aneurysms in Glasgow. Interventional Neuroradiology 2003;9:47-52
  • M. K. Varma, K. Price, V. Jayakrishnan V, B. Manickam and G. Kessell : Anaesthetic considerations for interventional neuroradiology. BJA 2007 99(1):75-85
  • D. Butteriss, V.Jayakrishnan: Acute spinal cord compression. BJR 2007;80,686-689
  • D. Butteriss, A.Gholkar, D.Mitra, D.Birchall, and V.Jayakrishnan: Single centre experience of Cerecyte coils in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms: Initial experience and early follow up results. AJNR 2007;October
  • C.M. Lee, V. Jayakrishnan: Malignant transformation arising in association with a posterior meningocele in an adult: an unusual case. Clin Radiol 63(7):829-32, 2007 Nov 26
  • C Barrett, V Jayakrishnan, A Gholkar, N Todd: Coil embolisation of intercostal artery for operative localisation of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae BJNS June 2009
  • K Lobotesis, V Jayakrishnan et al : Use of intravenous aspirin in endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Abstracts American Society of Neuroradiology 2009.
  • K Lobotesis, A Gholkar , V Jayakrishnan : Early migration of a self expanding intracranial stent: Neurosurgery 2010;67(2):E516-E517
  • D. Mitra, B. Gregson, V.Jayakrishnan, A.Gholkar et al: Treatment of Poor grade Subarachnoid haemorrhage Trial. AJNR 2014; 10.3174/ajnr.A4061
  • Chinchure, V. Jayakrishnan, D. Krishnaprasad : Endovascular strategies for management of intradural vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms , Neurology India 2018, 66 (1) 83-89
  • B V Maramattam, V. Jayakrishnan et al : False localizing oculomotor nerve palsy after endovascular coiling of a posterior communicating artery aneurysm. Neurology India 2018, 66(3) 830-832

Fellow / Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Fellow, Royal College of Radiologists, UK
  • Member, British society of Neuro-radiologists
  • Member, UK Neurovascular group
  • Member, European society of minimally invasive neurological therapy
  • Executive member, North-East cancer network.
  • Life member, Indian medical association
  • Life member Indian Radiology and Imaging association.

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