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Dr. K. R. Balakrishnan

Specialist:      Cardiac Surgeon
Experience:   39+ years of experience
Hospital:        MGM Healthcare, Chennai

Brief about doctor:

  • Dr K R Balakrishnan is a renowned and reputed Cardio-thoracic surgeon at MGM Healthcare, Chennai.
  • He is one of the leading Cardiothoracic Surgeons of India with extensive experience of 39+years.
  • He has performed several first cardiac surgeries in India which includes the first pediatric heart transplant on a 2 year old Russian kid.

Education & Awards:

  • MBBS- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry 1976
  • MS – All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi1980
  • MCh in Cardiothoracic Surgery King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Mumbai 1982
  • Awarded a distinction in M.Ch which was first ever awarded by Bombay University in Cardio Thoracic Speciality.
  • Hiralal gold medal in surgery, awarded by AIIMS, New Delhi, India in 1980.
  • Awarded as First at the University of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the year 1976 by the University of Madras.

Special areas of interest:

  • End-stage heart failure management (Heart Transplant & VAD implant)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Lung Transplant

List of treatment procedures:

  • Angiography
  • Heart Transplant
  • Neonatal and Infant cardiac surgeries
  • Complex congenital heart surgeries
  • TAPVC – Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Repair Arterial Switch

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