Cardiac Surgery - Adult

Cardiac Surgery at Narayana Health specializes in all streams that include cardiac surgery and is world renowned in dealing with complex heart problems. We have with us renowned cardiac specialists perform amongst the world's largest number of heart surgeries and interventional treatment. Innovative techniques and multiple specialists give patients (adult and children including newborns), the advantage of superior therapies and preventive care for disorders of the heart and vascular system (blood vessels).

The expertise of our cardiac surgeons extends to surgery for Heart Failure, Aneurysms & Pulmonary Embolisms, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting as well as Ross and Homograft Procedures. Narayana Health has carved a niche in addressing Complex Valve Repair surgeries too. The success rate in cardiac surgeries is among the highest in India and comparable with the best healthcare institutions anywhere in the world.

Key Procedures


At Narayana Health, a significant number of surgeries carried out are Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Having carried out over 13,000 Coronary Bypass Grafting and Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting operations, the team of experts at NH are the most experienced in the country.

Ross Procedure

The Ross Procedure, also known as Pulmonary Valve Translocation uses the patient’s own pulmonary valve along with a part of the main pulmonary artery as a unit to replace the aortic valve and ascending aorta. NH surgeons have expertise in successful valve replacements using homografts and Ross operations, having performed over 100 such procedures with excellent results. These operations are being done at very few centres in the country. Workshops to teach other cardiac surgeons are regularly conducted. We also have some of the most experienced surgeons in the World, who can perform operations like Bental Procedure for Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Arch replacement surgery for dissecting Aneurysm of Aorta. 

Pulmonary Endarterectomy

A particularly unique procedure performed at NH is Pulmonary Endarterectomy (PEA). It is a complex surgery to remove blood clots from the pulmonary arteries in the lungs (chronic pulmonary embolism, a condition which is particularly prevalent in India). This procedure has significant benefits and the results are superior to other treatments; many patients no longer suffer from shortness of breath, have a better quality of life and enjoy longer life expectancies. Narayana Health’s hospitals are among the few in the country performing this potentially life-changing procedure and having performed over 500 surgeries, is among the most experienced

Left Ventricular Assisted Device (LVAD)

Due to a cardiac seizure, the heart becomes weak and can't maintain adequate blood flow to meet an individual’s body requirement. Usually, the affected patient can barely walk, talk or even lie down flat. Patients who have reached the terminal stages are recommended to undergo an LVAD implantation. Narayana Health was among the first to offer this implant in the country. Once implanted it takes over the entire blood pumping function of the heart and the patient gets a new lease of life, along with a few lifestyle restrictions. It can be used either as a "Bridge to transplant”, that is, to keep the patient well until a heart is available for transplantation. It can also be used as "Destination therapy", making it a permanent solution for patients who are not suitable for transplants.