Medicover Hospitals

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

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Dr A.R. Krishna Prasad

Dr. A R Krishna Prasad

   MBBS, MS (Gen. Surg.), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (CTh ), MD (Manch)

   Director and Chief Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

   Experience: 20+ years

   Location: HITEC City, Hyderabad

Dr Rajeshwara Krishna Prasad Adluri is working as the Director and Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Medicover Hospitals, Hyderabad. He has extensive knowledge and wide years of experience.
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Dr Pramod Reddy

Dr Pramod Reddy

   FRCS(CTH); FIACS,M.CH(CVTS); DNB(CVTS);MS(Gen Surg);DNB(Gen Surg)

   Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon

   Experience: 22+ years

   Location: HITEC City, Hyderabad

Dr.Pramod Reddy is a surgeon with vast experience in Adult, Aortic and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Video-assisted thoracic surgery for thoracic and lung diseases. He has performed surgeries on Covid patients who have developed complications after covid. He is one of few surgeons in the world who has mastered Off-pump technique in cardiac surgery-Off pump CABG; Off-pump Glenn; Offpump Fontan; OFF pump Kawashima; Off-pump atrial septostomy. He also routinely performs Mitral and aortic valve repairs
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Dr Manish Puranik

Dr Manish Puranik

   MBBS, M.S, M.Ch(CVTS)

   Consultant Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon

   Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeon

   Experience: 12+ Years

   Location: Aurangabad

Dr Manish Puranik is a quick, conscientious, one of the most trustworthy leaders in his field. He has a long record of delivering the most challenging domains of cardiovascular and minimally invasive surgery. A patient listener with a keen interest in detail, he is known for his expertise in diagnosing and managing complex cardiac surgical patients. He has years of experience and has worked in institutes like Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital, Oriion Citicare Hospital, Manik Hospital and performed more than 3000 Cardiovascular and Thoracic procedures and more than 150 keyhole cardiac surgeries (MICS) over the last twelve years.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is cardiovascular surgery?

Cardiovascular surgery is a type of surgery that includes the heart and the blood arteries that deliver blood to and from it. Patients who have had a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot frequently undergo these operations.

What is cardiothoracic surgery?

Cardiothoracic surgery is the medical speciality concerned with the surgical treatment of organs located within the thoracic cavity. It is compromised of cardiovascular surgery and pulmonary surgery. This is used to diagnose and treat heart and lung illnesses as well as traumatic injuries to the trachea and oesophagus.

What kind of surgery does a cardiothoracic surgeon do?

A cardiothoracic surgeon is specialized in operating the heart, lungs and other thoracic organs. There are various types of surgery that cardiothoracic surgeons may perform:

  • Angioplasty
  • Stent placement
  • Ablation
  • Pacemakers
  • Open heart surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting

What is the difference between cardiologists and cardiac surgeons?

Cardiologists are specialist in the cardiovascular disease who treats conditions like extreme hypertension, high cholesterol and issues related to heart rhythm. Cardiac surgeons are specialists in surgical procedures of heart, esophagus and other issues related to the chest.

Is CABG considered open-heart surgery?

Any sort of surgery in which the chest is cut open and surgery on the heart's muscles, valves, or arteries is performed is known as open-heart surgery. To perform a CABG, open-heart surgery may be required. People with coronary heart disease may require a coronary artery bypass graft.

Which graft is used in CABG?

The most common bypass grafts are internal thoracic arteries also called ITA grafts. They are the gold standard of treatment, and every patient undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass surgery should have these arteries.

How serious is aortic aneurysm surgery?

Heart issues, swelling or infections at the surgical site, and respiratory or urinary infections are all possible complications after typical aneurysm surgery. More serious issues are uncommon, although they can include intestinal issues, kidney issues, or, even more rarely, paralysis.

Is minimally invasive surgery safe?

Minimally invasive surgery is less invasive than standard surgery because it uses tiny surgical incisions. However, even with minimally invasive surgery, there is a risk of anaesthetic, bleeding, and infection issues.

How painful is thoracic surgery?

Post-thoracotomy pain, or neuropathic pain following thoracic surgery, is prevalent and can be severe. Burning, shooting, shocking, pressure-like, and agonising sensations are all common symptoms associated with chronic pain.

What is pediatric cardiac surgery?

Pediatric heart surgeons usually take extra precautions when treating children with congenital and acquired heart abnormalities. The surgeons have extensive experience treating complicated congenital cardiac abnormalities in babies, children, adolescents, and adults.