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Cardiac Surgeon



Chennai, India

45 years of experience

About Dr. Girinath M R

  • 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.

Location Location

Chennai, India

Special Interest

Congenital Heart Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery Coronary Bypass Surgery, Multivalve Replacement, Cardiac Transplantation Coronary Angioplasty, Pacemaker Implantation

List Of Treatments

  • Off Pump beating CABG LV restoration
  • surgery
  • Valve Repair Replacement
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Ross Procedure
  • Cardiac Tumour Treatment
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Treatment
  • Aortic Dissection Repair Surgery
  • Minimal access surgeries for valves
  • ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) Closure
  • Aortofemoral Bypass Surgery
  • PTE - Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy

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Dr. Girinath M R's

  • MBBS

Recipient of many national awards including the Padma Bhushan in 1998 and Dr. B C Roy National Award - 1997, LIFE TIME Achievement Award Indian Association Cardiovasular Thoracic Surgeons

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dr. Girinath M R

Dr. Girinath M R practices at Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai

Dr. Girinath M R specialty is Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Girinath M R is Cardiac Surgeon with 45 years of experience.

More About Cardiac Surgeon

A cardiac surgeon is a specialist who operates on the heart, lungs and other thoracic (chest) organs and they also diagnose and treat diseases of these organs.

The typicals symptoms include Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, chest discomfort Shortness of breath associated with Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in the legs or arms.

Investigations like blood reports, Chest x ray, Electrocardiogram, Pulmonary function test, Carotid Dopping, Vein mapping, Trans-esphogeal echocardiogram, Heart Catheterization, and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging would be required.

Cardiologist perform procedures in cath lab like Balloon angioplasty, Coronary and left ventricular digital angiography, Right and left heart catheterization, Rotational artherectomy, Stent implantation etc whereas a Cardiac surgeon perform surgery of the heart and chest.

Stay in the hospital is usually for 7 – 10 days

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