Best Cardiac Surgeons in Chennai

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  • Dr Sandeep Attawar

    Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Director, 22 years of experience , MBBS, MS, MCh Global Hospitals, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr Sandeep Attawar is one of the most coveted surgeons in the field of heart transplant and cardiac surgery in India.
    • He has a thriving practise of over 22+ years & over 9000 surgeries to his credit.
    • Dr Attawar is widely recognized for his expertise in performing complex heart surgeries in patients ranging from neonates to octogenarians. 
    • He has been instrumental in successfully setting up 3 major heart centers in India & abroad.
    • He is considered among one of the finest cardiac surgeon for CABG or bypass surgery,  cardiac surgeon for pediatric heart surgery, cardiac surgeon for valve repair and replacement surgery, cardiac surgeon for heart hole closure surgery
    • Dr Attawar is an active member in international cardiothoracic forums such as the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS), International society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA).
    • His special interest are Heart Bypass Surgery or CABG, Valve Repair & Replacement Surgery,  Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Organ Transplant & Robotic Cardiac Surgery
    • He can be followed at LinkedIn https://in.linkedin.com/in/dr-sandeep-gangaya-attawar-9bb79b25.


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  • Dr. Robert Coelho

    Pediatric Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Director, 20 years of experience , MBBS, MS, MCh MIOT International, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Robert Coelho is a Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon of high acclaim, practicing successfully for more than 20 years.
    • He holds the record of performing 6000+ surgeries treating children with congenital and rheumatic heart diseases across 30 countries.
    • He is also known for first successful Norwood operation in India in 2003, as well as performing the country’s first successful Nikaidoh procedure for TGA / VSD / PS in 2005.
    • He is proficient in performing Neonatal Cardiac Surgery, repair of Complex Cardiac defects and minimally invasive Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.
    • He also takes interest in research and has several publications to his credit in noted national and international journals.
    • After graduating with MBBS, he pursued MS in General Surgery. Thereafter. He did MCh in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.
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  • Dr. Srinath Vijayasekharan

    Cardiac Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 21 years of experience , MBBS, MS, DNB MGM Healthcare, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Srinath Vijayasekharan is a well-known Cardiac Surgeon and has experience of more than 21 years.
    • He has expertise in Coronary artery disease (artery blockage), Valvular insufficiency (leaking or regurgitation), Valvular stenosis (blocked or narrowed valves), and Congestive heart failure (ineffective heart muscle).
    • His medical interest lies in adult cardiothoracic surgery & transplants, VAD implementation, and ECMO initiation and removal.​
    • Dr. Vijaysekharan is an active member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are Invasive Cardiac, Cardiac Pacing, Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty, TOF corrections, and Intra - Arterial Thrombolysis.
    • He has command over the treatment over the higher risk caused by preoperative low LVEF, Ischemic MR, Left Ventricular Aneurysm and Ventricular Septal Rupture Or Unstable Angina with Haemodynamic instability.
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  • Dr. Neville Solomon

    Pediatric Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 20 years of experience , MBBS, MS, MCh Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Neville Solomon is a consultant pediatric cardiac surgeon at Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
    • In his ten years of practice, Dr. Solomon has performed over 3000 cardiac surgeries on new born babies with complicated cardiac conditions as well as on adults with congenital heart disease.
    • He heads his own unit of cardiology at Apollo Hospital, Chennai since 2005.
    • He was the Registrar in cardiothoracic surgery at Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand in 2001.
    • Dr. Solomon along with his other fellow pediatric cardiologists runs the Save a Child’s Heart Initiative (SACHI) Program at Apollo Hospital.  
    • He is the chairman of Alfred Solomon Heart Foundation.
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  • Dr. Rahul Chandola

    Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience , MBBS, MS, MCh Global Hospitals, Chennai  Highlights
    • Currently associated as Senior Consultant with Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Global Hospitals, Chennai
    • Performed more than 100 successful heart transplants
    • Interests are Adult and Pediatric - Heart Transplants, VADS and Artificial Heart, Off-pump single as well as double lung transplantations, Bilateral lung transplantations through midline sternotomies, Ex-vivo lung perfusion techniques for donor lung preservation, Exvivo Perfusion for donor hearts and ECMO
    • Expertise in Heart Transplantation & Lung Transplantation


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  • Dr. Vijay Shankar S

    Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 30 years of experience , MBBS, MS, MCh, Fellowship Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Vijay Shankar S is a cardiothoracic surgeon with 30+ years of experience. 
    • He is a member of Tamil Nadu Medical Council and Fellow in Coronary Artery Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, USA. 
    • He has expertise in Invasive Cardiac, Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement, Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty and Cardiac Pacing.
    • Dr. Shankar has completed MBBS, MS and MCh from University of Madras.
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  • Dr. Robert Mao

    Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 25 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Robert Mao is a cardiologist with 25+ years of experience.
    • He is a member of Tamil Nadu Medical Council.
    • Dr. Mao has completed MBBS, MD and DM from Karnataka Medical University, followed by fellowship. 
    • The services provided by the doctor are Open Heart Surgery, Aortic Anuerysm Surgery/Endovascular Repair, PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Interventions), Vascular Surgery and Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement.
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  • Dr. Pramod Kumar

    Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 22 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Pramod Kumar is a cardiologist with 22+ years of experience. 
    • He completed MBBS from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal; MD from Global University and DM from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum.
    • He is a member of Tamil Nadu Medical Council.
    • Dr. Kumar holds expertise in Vascular Surgery, Aortic Anuerysm Surgery / Endovascular Repair, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA).
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  • Dr. Suresh Rao KG

    Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 28 years of experience , MBBS, MD MGM Healthcare, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Suresh Rao KG is a reputed cardiac Anesthesiologist and has experience of more than 28 years.
    • His medical interest lies in cardiac critical care, heart and lung transplantations, LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) implantation, ECMO initiation, management of congenital heart disease and post-operative patients and trans-oesophageal echocardiography cardiac critical care, management of congenital heart disease and post-operative patients and trans-oesophageal echocardiography.
    • He has many research publications in high ranking medical journals.
    • Dr. Rao has a professional membership association with the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA), Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS), and Paediatric Cardiology Society of India (PCSI).
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  • Dr. Prakash Chand Jain

    Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 20 years of experience , MBBS, MD, Diploma Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Prakash Chand Jain is a cardiologist with 20+ years of experience.
    • He is a member of Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Cardiology Society of India, Indian College of Cardiology and Karnataka Medical Council.
    • Dr. Chand has completed MBBS, MD and Diploma from Madras Medical College, Chennai.
    • He specializes in Permanent Pacemaker, Transesophageal Echocardiogram, Angioplasty and Atrial Fibrillation.
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Why Chennai is the preferred city for cardiac treatment?

Chennai happens to attract nearly 45% of international patients coming to India for their treatment. Chennai has been titled as the health capital of India. There are several multi-specialty and best hospitals for heart surgery in Chennai treating nearly 150 international patients per day. The doctors are highly skilled and hold vast experience in their respective fields. Other factors for Chennai being the preferred city are low costs, minimal waiting period and advancement in the infrastructure provided at the hospital.

What is a heart attack?

The sudden death of heart tissues due to arterial blockage leads to a heart attack. The most common symptoms associated with a heart attack are the pain in chest, arm and neck pain. Deposition of fats over the time leading to plaque formation in the arteries is the prime cause behind a heart attack.


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What is the cardiac rehabilitation programme?

The cardiac rehabilitation programme is designed by the cardiologists to increase the physical activity of the patient progressively under controlled conditions. This programme also provides educational counseling regarding the lifestyle changes needed for good health. Generally, people with the following conditions are recommended to join the cardiac rehabilitation programme.

  • Valvular heart disease

  • Angina pectoris

  • Abnormal stress test

  • Myocardial disease

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery

  • Heart transplant

  • Acute myocardial infarction

  • Angioplasty

What kind of dietary changes are required to reduce the risk of heart diseases?

To prevent cardiac diseases, the dietary changes should include cutting down total and LDL cholesterol and sugars from the food. The diet should include:

  • Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes.

  • Avoid taking trans fats.

  • Sources of protein such as chicken, fish, soy. Avoid taking red meat.

  • Eat complex carbohydrates like whole grain bread.

  • Exercise regularly


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