Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Department at Star Hospitals, led by the renowned Dr. Gopichand Mannam, is one of India's most accomplished teams. With over three decades of surgical experience and a remarkable record of over 30,000 heart surgeries, the team's success stories have created thousands of healthy and satisfied families. This multidisciplinary team is known for its prowess in advanced surgical procedures addressing ischemic, valvular, vascular, and thoracic diseases, attracting patients from all over the country, with large volumes being from the two Telugu speaking states.

Expert Team and Comprehensive Care

The team comprises highly experienced professionals, including cardiothoracic anesthetists, cardiothoracic intensivists, clinical perfusionists, surgical and intensive care nursing teams, respiratory and physical therapists, and dieticians. Their combined efforts are what result in exceptional outcomes and a multidimensional approach to patient care. 

Our dedicated Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units (CT - ICU) at Star Hospitals stands at the forefront of cardiac care excellence. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and manned by a team of skilled healthcare professionals, our 14 bedded CT-ICUs ensure round-the-clock monitoring and support for patients recovering from cardiac surgeries, thoracic procedures, and other related interventions. The primary focus is on delivering personalised care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Training and Innovation

A distinctive feature of the department is its commitment to knowledge sharing. Periodic training sessions, especially in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS), have been instrumental in upskilling cardiac surgeons from various parts of India. Over 30 surgeons have benefited from these programs, actively performing MICS procedures. At STAR Hospitals alone, we have performed a groundbreaking 1200 (MICS), keyhole surgeries, in the past decade.

Heart Failure and Future Directions

Recognising the underserved need for heart failure and mechanical circulatory support, the Star Cardiac Services team actively employs extracorporeal membrane oxygenators (ECMO) for critically ill patients. The department is working towards expanding its offerings, aiming to become a centre of excellence for heart failure therapies.

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Treatments and Procedures

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Multiple & Total Arterial Revascularization
  • Endoscopic conduit Harvest 
    (Vein/ Radial artery)
  • TAAA Repair
    Thoraco-abdominal aortic anuerysm repair 
  • Mechanical circulatory support
    ECMO (Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator)
  • Reoperative cardiac surgeries 
    (Redo/ second or more Redo)
  • Aortic surgery
    Aortic root replacement 
    Valve sparing Aortic root replacement
    Repair of Acute aortic dissection
  • Thoracic surgeries
    Mediastinal and thoracic tumour resections
  • CABG & Associated procedures
    Ischemic Mitral Repair 
    Surgical Ventricular Restoration
    Combined Carotid and Coronary Revascularisation,
    CABG with other non-cardiac sugeries
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)
    Mitral valve repairs and replacement
    Aortic valve replacement
    Double Valve replacement
    Tricuspid Valve procedures
    Aortic Root replacement (Modified Bentall procedure)
    ASD closure
    Excision of intracardiac tumours (Myxomas)

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