Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Overview

The department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is a cutting edge, tertiary referral centre for patients suffering from cardiac diseases needing surgical management. This centre of excellence has been serving the people since 1974 and has performed more than 25000 open heart procedures till date. It handles the entire spectrum of cardiac surgery, from surgery on newborn to cardiac transplants and mechanical circulatory support. The centre is equipped with the latest state at the art infrastructure manned by a very highly skilled group of doctors and ancillary staff. The standard of care provided and outcomes are comparable to the best in the world.

  • The Department has centers of excellence within its fold like Aortic surgery
  • Paediatric heart surgery
  • Valve repair
  • Heart failure and Transplantation

The Center is recognized by the National Board for training and is one of the most sought after for cardiac surgical resident program. The Department is a part of many international studies and is monitored by several quality control programs. The unit has been conducting a live workshops for the past 18 years and it is considered as one of the best meetings in the country. The center performs high quality procedures at affordable cost keeping in theme with the GKNM's vision and mission statement.

Dr. P. Chandrasekar

MS, DNB, DNB, MBA, FACS, FIACS
Chairman Cardiothoracic Surgery & Director Cardiac Transplant Services

Dr. S. Muralidharan

MS, M.Ch FACS, FIACS
Professor and Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. R. Sundar Ramanathan

MS, M.Ch FRCS, FRCS
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. B. Madhava Rao

MS, M.Ch
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. R. Vijayakumar

MS, MCH
Director Center for Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease