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Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

The heart is an incredible muscular organ and the lifeline of human body. Our mere existence depends on its functioning and how it aids other vital organs in the absorption of nutrients, flushing out wastes, even as it pumps us with oxygen.

But do you know that a lot happens between the contractions and relaxations of heart? It plays a pivotal role in the physiology of the human existence.

In these days and times of hectic and unhealthy lifestyle and poor habits, we are putting the heart under tremendous stress, pressure. Cardiovascular diseases among the youth have become quite common, with medical fraternity across the globe voicing its strong concerns over growing instances of untimely deaths.

Unfortunately, cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of deaths across the world, often caused due to stroke and coronary artery disease. And to effectively treat these conditions like coronary artery disease, leaking heart valves, blockages in the heart valve the patients would require the expertise of Cardiothoracic surgeons, Cardiac Anesthetists, Cardiac Intensivists, besides extensively trained paramedical staff including nurses, dieticians, rehabilitationists and more.

Besides issues related to the heart, Cardiothoracic surgeons offer various invasive or surgical procedures involving lungs, mediastinum, thymus etc. based on their specialty.

The Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (CVTS) at Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai offers outstanding care and treatment facilities to various conditions related to heart and lung. Our exceptionally trained doctors deal with complex cardiac cases like advanced heart failure, which would require surgical intervention.

The team of dedicated and compassionate Cardiovascular and Thoracic specialists backed by several years of hands-on experience work-in-tandem with other specialty departments including pulmonary medicine, cardiology, endocrinologists and Intensivists, providing complete heart and lung care.

We at Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai strongly believe that preventive health-checkups, right diagnosis and advanced medical care are the key to avert or treat the worst health conditions.

To know more about our services, treatments and procedures, please read on…

The Department of CVTS at Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai comprises a widely experienced, efficient and dedicated team of professionals, experts in multi-specialties that deal with the physiology and structure of the heart. Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Cardiac Anesthetists, Cardiac Intensivists, well-trained paramedical staff including nurses, rehabilitation specialists, dieticians work relentlessly towards aiding the patients, to gain back their quality of life.

The department houses the best infrastructure facilities and offers a wide range of treatments and procedures to effectively tackle heart and lung related maladies, including highly critical conditions like advanced heart failure, which would require a major surgery and advanced life support systems like ECMO, Ventricular assist devices, IABP, Inhaled Nitric Oxide etc.

We at the Department of CVTS work in close tandem with other departments including cardiology, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, hepatology and others, to manage the patient holistically and, decide upon the preventive and treatment measures.

Treatments & Procedures

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Aortic Valve Replacements/ Repair

Mitral Valve Surgery

Redo Sternotomy/Redo Cardiac & Thoracic Procedures

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Valve Sparing or Valve Repairing Surgery

Bentall Procedure

Lung Resection

Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgeries (VATS


Thoracic Trauma Surgery

Mediastinal Tumours

Atrial Septal and Ventricular Septal Defects Closure

PDA Ligation

Pacemaker Insertion & Battery Change

Maze Procedure

Pulmonary Endarterectomy

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Infrastructure & Technology

Infrastructure & Technology

Our Experts

Dr. A. S. Hariharan

Dr. A. S. Hariharan

Visiting Consultant
Dr. Mohan R

Dr. Mohan R

Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead Cardiothoracic Surgery / Heart and Lung Transplantation
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