Best Cardiac Surgeons in Chennai

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  • Dr Sathyamurthy I

    Interventional Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Director, 37 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr Sathyamurthy I, or Dr. Immaneni Sathyamurthy, is a renowned Interventional Cardiologist. He has 37+ years of experience in the field of Interventional Cardiology. 
    • He was honored with fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri; Dr. B C Roy National Award; TANSA Award for Medical Sciences and Best Doctor Award. 
    •  With expertise in interventional cardiology, Dr. Sathyamurthy is member of Tamil Nadu Medical Council.
    • He completed his MBBS and MD from Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marathwada University; DM from University of Delhi; Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC), USA; Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Edinburgh; Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Glasgow and DSc. (Honoris Causa) Dr. M G R Medical University. 
    • He has more than 230 publications under his name and some of these publications have been prescribed as text for medical courses.
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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 Cardiology 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 centres in India & abroad.
    • He is considered among one of the finest cardiac surgeon for CABG or bypass surgery,  cardiac surgeon for paediatric 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. Girinath M R

    Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 45 years of experience , MBBS Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Currently associated as Cardiothoracic surgeon with Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
    • Prior work experience of 45 years includes- 3 years of working in Auckland.
    • Head of Cardiac surgery unit of Apollo hospitals, Chennai since 1984.
    • Under his guidance unit has done 40,000 heart operations of which 29,000 have been coronary bypass operations including 14,000 on a beating heart
    • Pioneered congenital heart surgery and heart valve surgery in India.
    • Trained 30 heart surgeons in India.
    • He has performed over 25,000 open heart surgeries in the last 16 years.
    • One of the first surgeons to receive MCh degree in India.
    • a pioneer in cardiac surgery for infants, coronary bypass surgery, multivalve replacement and cardiac transplantation.
    • Presented over 275 papers at national and international conferences and made around 20 orations including the Subroto Memorial Oration and the Sadasivan Oration.
    • Participated in the first multi-organ transplant in India (Heart, Liver, Kidneys and Cornea).
    • First surgeon to repair a complex congenital heart defect in a child below one year. First to apply heart, lung machine-supported Coronary Angioplasty in India.
    • Member of various prestigious groups- FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne. F.L.A.C.S. - Fellow of the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
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  • Dr. Y Vijayachandra Reddy

    Interventional Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 23 years of experience , MBBS, MD, DM Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Y Vijayachandra Reddy is an interventional cardiologist with 23+ years of experience.
    • He has received Best Doctor Award & Outstanding Researcher Award Versatile; Outstanding Researcher Award; Best Doctor Award for Cardiology in 2011; LIMRA Professional Excellence award for Cardiology and 17 Gold medals during MBBS.
    • Dr. Reddy’s work experience includes more than 7000 PCIs, 30000 invasive procedures, 550 PCIs in cardiogenic shock, 700 Cardiac devices, 400 PTMCs and several EVAR and TEVAR procedures.
    • He has published a plethora of studies and research papers over the years.
    • He is a member of FACC (Fellow of American College of Cardiology); FICC (Fellow of Indian College of Cardiology); FCSI (Fellow of Cardiological Society of India); FISC (Fellow of Indian Society of Cardiology) and British Commonwealth Scholar.
    • His expertise lies in pacemaker implantations, pediatric interventions, ICDs, CRTs, endovascular repairs and more.
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  • Dr. Sengottuvelu G

    Interventional Cardiologist, Chennai, India

    Senior Consultant, 25 years of experience , MBBS, DM, DNB, Fellowship Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Sengottuvelu G, or Dr. G Sengottuvelu, is an interventional cardiologist with 25+ years of experience.
    • He has won many awards, including Young Interventionalist Award in AICT; Best Doctor Award Best Case presentation; CRT Young Leader Award; Award for Excellence in Clinical Innovation Award for excellence for outstanding accomplishments & contributions and Award for Clinical Excellence.
    • He has done 1st successful Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic valve stenosis in Tamil Nadu; 1st in South India to use Clearway catheter in primary angioplasty in Acute MI; 1st in Chennai to use M guard Stent Technology; 1st in South India to use Minvasys Dedicated Bifurcation stent system and more.
    • Dr. Sengottuvelu has done more than 20,000 procedures including Rotablations Left Main Bifurcations, complex PCI, etc. 
    • He is a member of Cardiological Society of India, Indian Medical Association, British Cardiovascular Society, Advisory Board member, Indian Academy of Echocardiography and Board Member of Asia Pacific Society of Interventional cardiac (APSIC).
    • He has more than 90 publications and his work has been published in many journals. Additionally, he has delivered more than 200 guest lectures at International and National conferences.
    • Dr. Sengottuvelu has completed his MBBS from Madras Medical College, followed by DM and DNB in Cardiology. He did his fellowship in interventional cardiology in Paris, France under renowned Dr. Marie Claude Morice.
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  • Dr. Sridhar L F

    Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Chennai, India

    Consultant, 27 years of experience , MBBS, MNAMS Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai  Highlights
    • Dr. Sridhar LF is a cardiothoracic surgeon with 27+ years of experience.
    • He has performed more than 7,000 cardiac operations including more than 5,500 beating heart coronary artery, bypass surgeries and more than 100 redo beating heart.
    • He is a member of National Academy of Medical Sciences and Tamil Nadu Medical Council.
    • Dr. Sridhar has completed MBBS, CTVS and MNAMS.
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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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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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