Every single day millions of people get diagnosed with heart diseases. Sedentary lifestyle, adulterated food, high stress levels, pollution and hereditary risks are some reasons for this upsurge. Having said that, at the time of crisis, we all would want the best doctor/ best cardiac surgeons to lay hands on our loved ones. Their magical touch is all we need to feel assured that our loved ones will come back to their full vigour soon.
In an effort to help you with the most accurate treatment, here’s a list of 10 highly renowned, skilled, experienced and highly trustworthy doctors/cardiac surgeons of India.
Top 10 Cardiac Surgeons of India
1) Devi Shetty – Bangalore
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty (born 8 May 1953) is one of the world renowned cardiac surgeons from India. He is the chairman and founder of Narayana Health (Narayana Hrudayalaya is now Narayana Health). Dr. Shetty has performed over 15,000 successful heart procedures making him a demi God in India. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004 and Padma Bhushan in 2012.
Qualifications: MBBS, Master of Surgery, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Average Cost of a bypass surgery – INR 90,000/-
2) Ramakanta Panda – Mumbai
Mr. Ramakanta Panda is trained in cardiac surgery from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He completed his fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic, USA, under Dr. Floyd Loop. After completing his fellowship he continued to work there for 2 years as an Associate Staff. Dr. Ramakanta Panda was engaged in a redo bypass operation on PM Manmohan Singh at AIIMS. The surgery lasted for 7-8 hours. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had blockage in three arteries.
Dr. Panda has performed over 20,000 cardiac surgeries including over 1,000 Redo Bypass Surgeries and over 3,000 high risk surgeries. He is one of the safest cardiac surgeons in the world with a 99.7% success rate in bypass surgery. Dr. Panda is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Asia Heart Institute – a speciality cardiac care hospital in Bandra Kurla Complex at Mumbai, India.
Average cost of a surgery – INR 2 to 2.5 lacs
3) Naresh Trehan – Gurgaon
Dr. Naresh Trehan is a renowned cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon in India. He founded the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre in 1988. Currently he is the Founder Chairman of Medanta – the largest multi speciality hospital in Gurgaon, India. Dr. Naresh Trehan has very safe hands and he has performed several highly complicated surgeries including that of The President of India in 1991.
He has been awarded the Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award. Dr. Trehan studied at King George Medical College in Lucknow, India after which he went to practice at New York University Medical Center in Manhattan, USA from 1971 to 1988.
4) Amit Mittal – Delhi
Dr. Mittal is currently a Consultant Cardiologist at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi. He completed his cardiology training from the G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi. After completing his training, he continued to serve as a Faculty – Asst. Professor in the institute before joining the Apollo Hospital Delhi. He has a very vast and wide clinical experience and has performed more than 15,000 cardiac procedures.
5) Dhiren Shah – Ahmedabad
Dr. Dhiren Shah is regarded as the foremost expert for cardiac surgical procedures in Gujarat as well as India. With one of the highest success rates across India, he is one of the most busiest cardiac surgeons in India. Dr. Shah has performed more than 6500 open heart surgeries. He has played an important role in developing patient education guides through booklets and mobile apps. These guide sheets include pre operative and post operative care and guidance.
6) T S Kler – Chandigarh
Dr. TS Kler pursued his MBBS from Patiala and MD in Medicine & DM in Cardiology from PGI Chandigarh. Thereafter he worked in Saudi Arabia for a few years, establishing a Cardiology unit in one of their tertiary care centers. Dr. Kler completed his MRCP from UK before returning to India and has been associated with Escorts Heart Institute & Research Center, New Delhi since then.
Dr. Kler is a highly skilled interventional cardiologist and has performed more than 3,500 coronary, renal & peripheral angioplasties. He is one of the very few cardiac surgeons who has a success rate of 99% in performing cardiac surgeries.
Dr. Kler is currently working as a Sr. Consultant Cardiology & Head of the Department, Cardiac Cath Lab & Cardiac Arrhythmia Services at Escorts Heart Institute & Research Center, New Delhi. He is also the Director of Escorts Heart Institute & Super Specialty Hospital, Amritsar.
Average cost of a surgery by Dr. T S Kler is INR-1,60,000/-
7) Surender Nath Khanna – Delhi
Dr. Surender Nath Khanna is a Consultant Cardiovascular Surgeon in South Delhi. He practices at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre in Okhla, Delhi.
He completed his MBBS from Lucknow University, Lucknow in 1986, MS (General Surgery) in 1990 from same University & MCh (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery) from Mumbai University, Mumbai in 1995.
Dr. Surender Nath Khanna has expertise in Cardiac Catheterization, Cardioversion, Cardiac MRI, Vascular Surgery and Complete Cardiac Rehabilitation etc. The operating success rate is over 99%.
8) Adil Sadiq – Bangalore
Dr. Adil Sadiq is probably one of the very few cardiac surgeons in South India trained for Robotic Cardiac surgery. He has extensive experience in performing minimally invasive cardiac surgeries including endoscopic approaches. Dr. Adil Sadiq also performs surgeries using the advanced technology called VATS – Video Assisted Thorascopic Surgery.
He is the Head in Adult Cardiothoracic surgery, Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore, India. Dr. Adil was a core team member which pioneered the clinical use of Percutaneous Transcatheter Implantation of an Aortic Valve (valve replacement via the groin). Having performed over 4500 Cardiac Surgeries, 1600 thoracic procedures and 65 Heart and Lung Transplants Dr Adil’s experience surely speaks volumes about his skills and high success rates in critical surgeries.
The success rate in performing cardiac surgeries is between 98 – 99%.
9) Virendra Sarwal – Mohali
Dr Virendar Sarwal, M.Ch is a world renowned Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon. In the last 3 years, he has operated 550 cases of open heart surgery. This skilled doctor has repaired hearts with birth defects with a success rate of 98%. The other complicated surgeries which Dr. Sarwal performs include CABG and Valve Replacement. Currently, he is associated with Max Super Hospital Group in Mohali, India.
10) Jose Chacko Periappuram – Kottayam, Kerela
Padmashri Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram MBBS, FRCS, FRCS, FRCS is an Indian Cardiac Surgeon who performed the first successful Heart Transplant in the state of Kerala, India. He is also accredited for performing the first ever successful Heart retransplant in the country. Dr. Periappuram has completed more than 15,000 successful heart surgeries and 10,000 independent surgeries.
His charitable trust The Heart Care Foundation provides financial help to the government medical colleges in Kerela. The project is aiming to 1000 patients to undergo heart surgeries over 10 years at various Government Hospitals in Kerala. Dr. Periappuram intends to provide for 100 heart surgeries every year.