Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery - MMHRC

Experts in matters of the heart.

The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at MMHRC is one of the most advanced centers of excellence available to patients in need of heart surgery. The department is staffed by the finest cardiothoracic surgeons who perform on a daily basis procedures such as bypass surgery, open heart surgery, mitral valve replacement and more. They cater to patients with a variety of cardiothoracic diseases that range from valvular heart disease to congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation, mitral regurgitation and other related conditions.

Through incessant self-evaluation and course-correction guided by patient feedback the department has, over the years, greatly improved its efficiency and quality. We have a vision to perform heart transplantation surgeries and keyhole robotic cardiac surgeries in the near future.

The department features a state-of-the-art Operation theatre with a seamless stainless steel cladding of the walls, laminar airflow and a separate air-handling unit exclusively for its use. These facilities help reduce the infection rate to zero and make surgeries as safe as can be.

  • 10-bed ICU equipped with the latest technologies, counted among the most advanced in India
  • 3 Intra-aortic balloon pumps to save lives in cases of myocardial infarction in cardiogenic shock
  • One of the few centers in India featuring Endoscopic Tower for endoscopic vein harvesting at affordable costs

Valvular Heart Disease:

  • Apart from routine valve replacement, the department also undertakes valve repair and atrial fibrillation ablation (Maze Operation) procedures
  • Valve repairs by our experienced surgeons found to offer substantial advantage over replacements in terms of lowering valve-related complications; excellent outcomes observed in valve repair procedures
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) routinely performed by our cardiac anesthesiologists, who lend vital support to our cardiac surgery team and exhibit very positive results
  • Sizeable numbers of below poverty line patients regularly benefit from our services

Congenital Heart Surgery:

  • Operations like ASD, VSD and PDA routinely performed with excellent results
  • We also perform high-risk complex operations like Total Correction of Tetrology of Fallot
  • With the latest trends in surgery, minimally invasive techniques being increasingly applied

Thoracic and Vascular Surgeries:

  • The quality outcome of the department owes itself greatly to the commendable number of thoracic and vascular surgeries done here.
  • Successfully performed Pulmonary Thrombo-endarterectomy on a patient with chronic pulmonary thromboembolism for the first time in Southern Tamil Nadu; this fairly common problem in these parts is often misdiagnosed and ignored.

Dr. R. M. Krishnan

M.S, DNB., M.Ch(CTS),

Sr. Consultant & Head


Dr. M. Rajan

M.S, M.Ch (CTS)

Sr. Consultant



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