Cardio Thoracic & Vascular SurgeryThe department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at BMH provides surgical solutions to conditions related to heart, lung and blood vessels.

Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery

Comprehensive Cardiothoracic & Vascular (CTVS) Surgery is offered at BMH Heart Centre that involves the treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the chest (heart, lungs & major blood vessels). The centre aims at giving excellent surgical care while minimizing the pain, cost and inconvenience for the patients thereby completely restoring their health and well‐being.

A wide range of complex heart problems are managed with advanced surgical care, with the help of full‐fledged cardiac OT suites equipped with latest technologies. Giving importance to patient’s comfort, the operation theatres and other facilities are arranged in a patient‐friendly manner. The advanced CTVS ICU is well‐equipped to offer 24‐hour pre and post‐operative care for critically ill patients. The panel of doctors at the surgery department consists of well‐qualified experienced surgeons to assure perfect care during and after the surgical treatments. IABP (Intra‐Aortic Balloon Pump) and ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) are used to support the lives of critically ill patients with respiratory and/or heart failures. The procedure requires skilled professionals and the assistance of latest technologies, which BMH assures to the patients.

Panel of Doctors

Panel of Doctors
Dr. Harilal V. Nambiar MS, MCh (CTVS), FIACS ( Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon )

Dr. Harilal, Chief of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, has more than 18 years of vast experience in the field. He has training and experience in paediatric and adult cardiac surgeries which include complex congenital cardiac surgeries, beating heart CABG, LV Aneurysm repairs, Aortic arch repairs and cardiac transplants. Also, he has extensive experience in various complex valve repairs, valve replacements and LV assist devices. His current areas of interest are Beating heart CABG with Endoscopic vessel harvesting, Valve repairs and Video assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS), Pediatric Cardiac surgery, Major Aortic and Peripheral Vascular surgery and Myesthenia Gravis (Thymectomy) surgeries.

Dr. Harilal is a graduate of Government Medical College Kottayam (1989), He obtained Postgraduate Degree in General Surgery from Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai (1994) and subsequently he completed MCh in Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery from Government Medical College, Calicut (1997).

Work Experience

Dr. Harilal joined in BMH in March 2013 as Senior Consultant in Department of CTVS. Previously, he was the Director and Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon in Lakshmi Institute of Heart and Lung Surgery from February 2010 to February 2013. Prior to that he was the Chief CT surgeon at the Silver oaks Superspecialty hospital in Chandigarh from 2008 to 2010. He was the Medical Director and Head of the Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery team, right from the time of inception, at KMCH Speciality Hospital, Erode, Tamilnadu.

He worked as teaching faculty and consultant in various institutions. After obtaining his MCh degree, he worked as an Assistant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at KMCH Coimbatore till 2000. He joined prestigious Sri Ramachandra Medical Center, Chennai as Assistant professor in the department of CTVS under Prof. K. R. Balakrishnan and worked there till 2004. He joined back in KMCH Coimbatore as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in 2004.

In his career, he has performed independently more than 3000 major Cardiac Operations, compromising of Beating Heart CABG, Valve repairs and replacements and complex paediatric cardiac surgeries. He has performed more than 1000 General Thoracic Surgeries which includes Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy, Thoracoplasty, Mediastinal tumors, Diaphragmatic and Oesophageal operations. He got extensive experience of more than 5000 Bronchoscopies, Oesophagoscopies (FOB & RIGID), Mediastinoscopies and Thoracoscopies. He also has competence in handling various vascular procedures like Aortic aneurysm repair, Carotid endarterectomy and Aorto-Bi femoral surgeries.

OP Days and Timings
Mon 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Tue 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Wed 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Thu 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Fri 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Sat 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Dr. Vineeth Abraham MS (GEN SUR), M Ch (CTVS) ( Director­Business Dev. & Strategic Planning and Consultant )

Dr. Vineeth is a consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon with special interest in Beating Heart Off-Pump CABG, Valve replacements and valve repair, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and Peripheral Vascular surgery. He is passionate about developing the “Heart Team” concept of treatment and care of patients with Cardiovascular diseases.

  • M.B.B.S from Medical College, Trivandrum 2006.
  • MS (General Surgery) from J.J.M Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka 2011.
  • MCh (CTVS) from Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Bangalore, Karnataka 2014.
Work Experience
  • Currently working in Baby Memorial Hospital as Director – Business Development & Strategy and also a Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Life Member of Indian Association Cardiovascular – Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS),
  • Member of European Association for Cardio­Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

Services & Facilities

Services & Facilities
  • Three full fledged Cardiac OT suites
  • Advanced Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit with High Dependency
  • Unit and of Isolation ICU with Dialysis facility.
  • IABP
  • ECMO
  • Open Heart Operations
  • Beating heart bypass surgery
  • Redo bypass surgery
  • Left ventricular aneurysm - reconstruction
  • Maze procedure
  • Paediatric open heart surgeries ASD, VSD, TOF & PS
  • Multiple Valve Replacements/Repairs
  • Closed Heart Operations
  • Closed Mitral Valvotomy
  • PDA
  • Coarctation of Aorta
  • Pericadiectomy
  • BT shunt
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Femoro Popleteal Bypass
  • Endo Vascular Repair (Stenting)
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Pleurodesis
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Decortication
  • Tumour staging
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Pneumonectomy / Lobectomy
  • Decortication
  • Bronchoscopy/ Oesophagoscopy
  • Foreign body removal (Adult/Paediatric)
  • Oesophgeal / Diaphragmatic Operation
  • Thoracic & Vascular Trauma Surgery
  • Radical Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis (Awake Surgery)
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