Top cardiac surgeons/heart surgeons in India

Indian Cardiac surgeons have made major contributions in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, including cardiac imaging, valve repair and replacement, bypass surgery, pediatric procedures, device placement,
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Hyderabad, India ( October 2, 2012 - Indian Cardiac surgeons have made major contributions in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, including cardiac imaging, valve repair and replacement, bypass surgery, pediatric procedures, device placement, those who have made a difference to heart care in particular and healthcare in general. Most of them are trail-blazers having started a trend or a new surgical technique have done innumerable surgeries and have had the best outcomes. Practice has made these men perfect. Some have set up health cities.
Dr A.G.K.Gokhale,Hyderabad
Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale did many complicated surgeical procedures for the first time in Andhra pradesh and in India. He did the first successful heart transplantation in Andhra Pradesh in 2004, implanted left ventricular assist device(LVAD) as bridge to recovery for first time in July 2012 and did the first successful lung transplantation in September 2012.
There are not many cardiothoracic surgeons in India who have transplants to their credit. And he has had the rare distinction of successfully perfoming combined heart and kidney transplantation for the first time in India and also did successful heart transplantation on a 69 year old man- oldest man in India to undergo heart transplantation.He is one of the only two cardio-thoracic surgeons in India who did heart and lung transplantations successfully so far.
Dr K.M.Cherian, Chennai
Dr. K. M. Cherian Heart Foundation & the Frontier Lifeline that takes one to the heart of the matter. Gifted with compassion, passion, humanitarianism and an awesome sense of dedication, Padmashree Dr. K. M. Cherian leads a skilled and carefully orchestrated team to empower and resuscitate the core of life.
Pioneering pediatric cardiac surgery in India, this leading cardiac surgeon has held prestigious positions in India and abroad. Dr. K. M. Cherian has been the Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 1990 to 1993 and has performed more than 36,000 operations. With innate talent and a passion to save lives, he has also pioneered the first heart transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death, the first bilateral lung transplant, the first Pediatric Heart transplant, the first Auto transplant, and the first Heart and Lung transplant. With phenomenal experience and far-sightedness, he is the first and only Indian member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty,Bangalore
To most people, the words "Assembly line" conjure up images of a production plant. But for this doctor, it's just another day at work in the operation theatre of his brain child, Narayana Hrudayalaya at Bangalore, where he strives to reduce the cost of heart surgery. The person in question is Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty. The list of his achievements is mind-boggling - the first heart surgeon in India to venture into neo-natal open-heart surgery, the first doctor in the world to perform open-heart surgery to close a hole in the heart with the help of a microchip camera, the first user of an artificial heart in India, the list is endless. And the latest feather in his cap has been the appointing of Narayana Hrudayalaya as the biggest telemedicine center in the world, catering to some 19 countries.
Dr Naresh Trehan,Delhi
Not everyone has the capacity to start from scratch and create a world-class, state-of-the-art medical institute. And he has done it not once, but twice. First, with the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Delhi which he founded after giving up a lucrative private practice in the USA. And now again with Medanta--the MediCity at Gurgaon. In the course of his career, Dr. Naresh Trehan has conducted many complex surgeries that were a first in India - the myocardial total arterial revascularization, the trans-myocardial laser re-vascularization, and the robotically assisted cardiac surgery-- with excellent results. His pioneering work was acknowledged by the Government of India; he has been the recipient of the Padma Shree and the Padma Bhushan Awards. Dr. Trehan is now occupied with the setting up of MediCity, where he hopes to provide holistic therapy through a combination of traditional and modern medicine.
Dr Vivek Jawali,Bangalore
His is probably the only operating table on which you would be awake even if your heart was stopped! A pioneer in minimally invasive heart surgery in India, Dr. Vivek Jawali performed the World's first awake major Open Heart surgery (Aortic valve replacement with triple bypass) in 2004. The patient was fully awake and did not have ventilator support, even after the heart was stopped. Dr. Jawali has demonstrated newer techniques of bypass surgery at live surgical workshops in India and abroad. Senior cardiac surgeons from China visit India to train under him in the technique of Off-pump Bypass Surgery at the Fortis Hospital, Bangalore.
Dr Bhattacharya, Mumbai
Dr S Bhattacharya - is the head of cardiac surgery at Bombay Hospital. He is attatched to almost all major hospitals of Mumbai, Dr Bhattacharya is located at 41/42 White Hall, 143 A K Road, Kemps Corner ( Mumbai Maharashtra )
Dr M.R.Girinath, Apollo, Chennai
Dr. M R Girinath, Chief Cardiovascular Surgeon Apollo Hospital, Chennai, said, " At Apollo Hospitals, we continue to innovate and pioneer newer techniques. We train surgeons, cardiologists, anaesthetists and paramedical staff for the future. During the present decade, the excellent results both in short and medium term have convinced us that beating heart surgery is an excellent operation for the kind of patients that we see in India."
Dr Balakrishna, Chennai
Dr Anil Jain, Ahmedabad
Dr Yugal Misra, Escorts, Delhi


Tag Words: cardiac imaging, heart disease, pediatric procedures, bypass surgery, valve repair, device placement
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