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Pediatric Heart Surgery

Department of Pediatric Heart Surgery

The Indiana Children’s Heart Center combines cutting edge technology and expertise with compassion in the management of Pediatric Cardiac Care. The complex congenital Heart disease requires medication or surgery. But lack of the surgical experience in this causes more than 50% death in neonate.

IHHI had started Heart surgery in 2013. But the growth of Heart surgery in IHHI has increased by 500%. Cardiac Surgery is one of the best performing departments at Indiana Hospital. The reason being that we could bring down the death rate after CABG to less than 1%. This result reflects the international standard of Cardiac surgery.

Beating Heart Surgery: Almost 95% of the surgeries are done on beating heart. Our team is led by Dr.Prashanth Vaijayanth, Dr.Anand K.T., Dr.Chethana & Dr.Smitha who perform most complex CABG which are of high risk and refused by other centers. This dedicated team comprises Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Pediatricians, Neonatologist, Anesthetists, Nurses, Perfusionists and Physiotherapists. The aim is to provide comprehensive care under one roof.
Minimal Invasive – CABG: We have conducted many MINIMAL INVASIVE -CABG at IHHI.
MI-CABG is A heart surgery performed through several small incisions instead of the traditional open-heart surgery.
MICS CABG is a beating-heart multi-vessel procedure. Advantages of Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery are less blood loss, reduced post-operative discomfort, quick healing and lowered risk of infections, as well as eliminating the possibility for deep sternal wound infection or sternal non-union. This procedure makes heart surgery possible for patients who were previously considered with high risk for traditional surgery due to age or medical history. Patients referred for this procedure may have Coronary Artery Disease (CAD); aortic, mitral or tricuspid valve diseases; or previous unsuccessful stenting.

Services / Procedure Available

  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Coarctation of Aorta repair (COA)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus ligation(PDA)
  • Glenn shunt
  • Arterial Septal defect and ventricular septal defect closures
  • Atrioventricular canal repair
  • Fontan procedure
  • Repair of anomalous pulmanary venous connection
  • Tetralogy of fallot (TOF)repair
  • Arterial Switch Operation
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous
  • Double Chamber Right Ventricle (DCRV) repair
  • Aorto Pulmonary Window Closed Heart repair
  • Closed Mitral Valvotomy (CMV)

Laproscopic Cabg

This is the future of CABG we are doing the research to develop laproscopic CABG. Recent advances in surgical technique and equipment allow the surgeon to perform coronary artery bypass surgery in a less traumatic way. These types of procedures are called “minimally invasive”. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) may include a smaller incision, avoidance of the heart-lung machine, or both.

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