|| Following his specialist training at Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, he also worked in high volume cardiac centers such as the Manipal Heart Foundation Hospital and founding Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore, where he got opportunity to work with Dr. Devi Shetty.
Since 1998, he had participated in over 10,000 open and closed heart surgical procedures, all of which are diverse in both the complexity of the defect and the age of the patient.
In his 14 years of experience, he has done over 5500 multivessel CABG’s (Coronary artery bypass), largely OP-CABG (Beating heart coronary artery bypass) using left ITA’s (Internal mammary artery), free left and bilateral radial arteries, the use of a pedicled Rt GEPA (gastro epiploic artery as a vascular substitute for coronary artery bypass in over 50 cases), and over 150 reoperative CABG’s (Redo heart surgery).
He had also performed a series of surgical coronary ostial reconstruction for isolated left mainstem disease, surgical remodeling of the failing heart, also known as the Dor procedure, CABG with concomitant valve repairs/replacements and post infarct VSR (Ventricular septal rupture) repairs, root and arch replacements for ascending and arch aneurysms, Abdominal aortic aneurysms and aorto bi-femoral bypass.
He is trained pediatric cardiac surgeon too and a significant percentage of his practice has involved treating neonates and children with complex heart disease, having operated over 400 neonates and approximately 3500 children with congenital heart defects, with procedures ranging from systemic to PA shunts, VSD closures, TAPVC repairs, Aorto pulmonary window, tetralogy corrections, conduit repairs for Pulmonary atresia, the Ross procedure in children and adults, interrupted aortic arch repairs and the arterial switch operation for D-TGA and Taussig Bing heart.
He has proficiency in multiple valve replacements in children, including mitral and aortic valve repairs, and have performed over a dozen Ross procedures in patients as young as 5 years of age. Corrective surgeries for congenital heart defects in infancy form a significant part of his repertoire.