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Bannerghatta Road 154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opp: IIM-B, Bangalore - 560 076. Tel: +91 80 6621 4444 / 2254 4444

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Seshadripuram #65, 1st Main Road, Seshadripuram, Bangalore - 560 020 Tel: +91 80 4020 0000-98 / 2356 3600

Marathahalli Specialty Clinic S1-S2, Spice Garden Compound, Marathahalli, Airport -Whitefield Road, Bangalore - 560 037 Tel: +91 80 6598 2915 / 6532 4444





Heart Care Cardiac services at Fortis Hospitals comprises of a full range of care for heart-related diseases and conditions. From preventive medicine to performing complex interventional procedures to life saving heart surgeries, Fortis Hospitals offers world class comprehensive cardiac care in the area of cardiology - adult & pediatric, electrophysiology and cardiac surgery - adult and pediatric. At Fortis we combine latest technology with best clinical team to offer quality outcomes. We are also amongst the few hospitals in the country that offer specialized treatment in the field of Pediatric Cardiology and Electrophysiology (department for the treatment of heart rhythm disturbances). Our ICU Network is managed and monitored round-the-clock by our cardiologists, backed by a board of American board certified critical care specialists and intensivist supported by a highly trained paramedical and nursing team to ensure timely care in cardiac emergencies. The hospital also offers excellent cardiac rehab and preventive care programmes, which focus on post-operative care of cardiac patients, lifestyle modification for youngsters etc. At the heart of Fortis lies its patient - friendly approach, which goes beyond textbook diagnosis and treatment and gives you solutions that work for you the best.



Cardiology Fortis Hospitals offers comprehensive treatment and solutions in cardiology from simple assessment to the most complex cardiac interventions with a holistic approach. We have a dedicated team of cardiologists providing heart care services across the spectrum of adult and congenital heart care, electrophysiology, non-coronary and peripheral vascular diseases, and device therapies with success rate on par with any world class cardiac hospitals. Fortis hospital specialists perform the following procedures in interventional cardiology: Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty (both femoral & radial approach) Angiogram & Angioplasty of arteries of neck, leg , arm, kidney Permanent pacemaker (single & double chamber) Valvuloplasty EP study - diagnostic & ablation Pediatric Cardiology - ASD, VSD, PDA device closure Endovascular aortic & peripheral aneurysm repair


Pediatric Cardiology The entire gamut of cardiac diseases from newborn to adolescent dedicated operating rooms and post- operative ICU's with state-ofthe-art equipment and experienced staff round the clock to provide continuous, excellent care. Procedures like Closed heart surgeries like BT shunt, PDA interception, BD Glenn Shunt Simple open heart surgeries, like ASD closure and VSD closure Complex open heart surgeries, like intra cardiac repairs, Arterial switch operation, double switch operation, Rastelli operation, etc Valve repairs, replacements, ROSS procedure ECMO facility.


Electrophysiology Fortis Arrhythmia Clinic Fortis Arrhythmia Clinic has cardiologists specialized in the field of electrophysiology (Electro physiologist), well trained in performing complex ablations and implanting ICDs, biventricular devices and pacemakers, anesthetists specialized in interventional cardiology and nurses specially trained in electrophysiology. The clinic is equipped with state of the art technology including 3D mapping system. It will also feature 3D mapping (Ensite) system. This system will enable the electro physiologist to simultaneously create a detailed cardiac model and electrical map using multiple catheters and electrodes, which allow him to collect and display more relevant electrical information of the heart in a shorter amount of time. The other services offered at the centre are? Electrophysiology study and radiofrequency ablation (EPS & RFA) ? Complex Arrhythmia ablation (Atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia) ? Implantation of Pacemakers , Defibrillators (AICD), Biventricular pacemakers (CRT/CRT-D), Loop recorders (ILR) ? Holter/Event Recorders ? Head up Tilt table test ? Pacemaker and Heart failure Clinics and others


Cardiac Surgery Fortis Heart Care provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care by combining latest technology with best clinical expertise to bring in new and innovative approaches for heart care. Our uniquely strong combination of committed staff to clinical excellence has made Fortis Heart Care a leading provider in heart care to those requiring cardiac surgical intervention. At Fortis Heart care we believe in continually refining our acumen from routine cardiac procedures to minimally invasive surgery, awake bypass surgeries to beating heart surgeries, our cardiac surgeons are consistently developing and testing innovative new approaches, offering patients access to the most advanced treatments available. Surgical specialties offered within Fortis Cardiac Surgery include: Adult Cardiac Surgery Pediatric Cardiac Surgery


Adult Surgery Fortis Heart Care offers a full range of cardiac surgical services including coronary artery bypass graft surgery, valve replacement and repair, and aneurysm and aortic dissection and repair as well as innovative minimally invasive approaches. Fortis Hospitals Heart Care also offers a multidisciplinary care for patients with cardiac disorder. The center aims to provide comprehensive, individualized treatment strategies for patients by using state-of-the-art technology and offering expert surgical care. Fortis Hospitals’ has pioneered in many novel surgeries like it is the first hospital in Australasia to surgically repair a minimally invasive heart surgery, world’s first awake multi-vessel bypass surgery with valve replacement performed without general anesthesia or ventilator support, first to surgically correct a primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the heart. Our cardiac surgeons also perform minimally invasive surgeries for various procedures like Closure of ASD, PDA, VSD, Mitral Valve repair / replacement, Maze procedures. It also has to its credit for some path-breaking procedures, be it the first-ever conscious Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Awake Heart Surgery in India.


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery The department of Paediatric Cardiac Care at Fortis Hospitals offers you a team-based specialized approach that provides the best care for the tender hearts. Our Paediatric cardiac surgery team includes multi-disciplinary professionals like paediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, critical care specialists and other superspecialists from gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, etc who are specially trained in the special needs of infants and children. In addition to the multi-disciplinary specialized team, the sophisticated operating rooms and post-operative ICCUs with high-end technological support provide us the infrastructural backup that is required to deliver superlative care. At Fortis Hospitals, our Paediatric cardiac specialists focus on longterm results. The Paediatric cardiovascular service at Fortis Hospitals offers you the pre-eminent and comprehensive cardiac surgery programs to address congenital abnormalities, trauma and other complex conditions requiring intervention. We are proud to be one of the finest hospitals in India who have created a history of developing innovative surgical treatments, offering the best operative skills and post-operative care and thus, setting high standards in Paediatric cardiac surgery.


Doctor’s Profile

painting, and student leadership. He acquired his MS from JJMMC, Davangere, MCh in CVT Surgery from KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai.

Our Cardiac Surgeons Dr. Vivek Jawali MS, DNB, MCh Chief Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Vivek Jawali is a pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India. He is the founder of two premier heart institutions in Bangalore – the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology and the Wockhardt Hospital and Heart Institute. The establishment of these two institutes encouraged many more to follow suit, changing Bangalore into a preferred healthcare destination. Dr. Jawali has performed over 16,000 surgeries and has been the president of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS). He is the founder member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons (ISMICS) and is the only Indian on the editorial board of its journal - Innovations in Cardiac Surgery. He is also the council member of the Asian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He has been the Vice President of the Indian College of Cardiology. He is on the editorial board of the journal of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (IACTS), journal of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTSNET (a comprehensive global website of cardiac surgeons around the world). He is the founder and the web administrator of the iacts.orgia (a website of the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons).

Dr. Jawali has several papers, publications, and awards to his credit. He has 11 indexed publications and is the most experienced in the world on ‘awake’ open heart surgery. He has presented more than 200 scientific papers and conducted demonstrations of new techniques in heart surgery at various hospitals in India and abroad. Dr. Jawali has given lectures in many institutions and universities in USA and Europe, and has been featured in prominent media like Time, Guardian, New York Times, Parismatch, Stern, etc. He is the recipient of the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, the Dr. B C Roy Award for Medical Excellence, the Kempegowda Award for Outstanding Citizen by the Bangalore City Corporation, and the Citizen Extraordinaire Award by the Giant’s International. He has also received the Harvard University Lifetime Achievement Award for medical excellence in India in 2006. Expertise In 1992, he pioneered the Off-Pump (beating heart) Coronary Bypass surgery (OPCAB) in India and his relentless campaign stimulated the growth of this practice in India. Today, India conducts the highest number of OPCABs in the world. He has also performed India’s first minimally invasive bypass surgery in September 1994, and has ever since been very actively involved in the growth of this form of surgery. Minimally invasive heart surgery is defined as surgery without the heart-lung machine, on a beating heart and/ or surgery through smaller incisions or key holes. In February 2000, he performed India’s first awake bypass surgery on a fully conscious patient without general anaesthesia or ventilator, using the technique of continuous high thoracic epidural analgesia. In July 2002, he performed the world’s first awake open heart surgery, which involved an aortic valve replacement with a triple bypass on a 74-year-old patient, with the heart completely stopped and the patient awake and without ventilator.

Professional Qualifications Dr. Jawali completed his MBBS from M R Medical College. Gulbarga, Karnataka, in 1974. He stood first in Karnataka University and also won the award for the ‘best all-round outgoing student’ for his participation in various extracurricular activities such as debating, writing,



Dr. Mohammed Rehan Sayeed MD (US), MD (Cleav), FRCS (Edin), DNB (Gen. Surgery), DNB (Cardiothoracic surgery) Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Rehan is a renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, who has practiced extensively in India and abroad. He has performed over 6000 cardiac and 2500 thoracic surgeries.He has earlier worked at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai and Bangalore. He brings to Fortis Hospitals extensive experience in both adult and paediatric cardiac surgery. Professional Qualification After completing his MBBS from Madras Medical College in 1994, Dr. Rehan went on to finish his DNB in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He then successfully completed his MD in adult cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery from Boston University Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Thereafter he finished his MD in heart failure surgery, mechanical assist devices and cardiac transplantation from The Kaufmann Center for Heart Failure and Transplantation at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Besides, he is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), of Edinburgh. Dr. Rehan also has many first to his credit like The first endoscopic closure of a complex congenital heart defect in the world, The first endoscopic closure of Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) in south India, The largest single surgeon series of Mini Bypass surgery in the world and, The largest single surgeon series of minimal access cardiac surgery in India. Dr. Rehan, apart from having a vast research experience in the many facets of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, has presented many papers at various national and international conferences. Besides, he has also authored chapters on valve surgery in major cardiac surgery text books. In addition to all this, Dr. Rehan is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the Cleveland Clinic Alumni. He is also a much sought after speaker at many scientific gatherings.

Dr. Joseph Xavier MS, M Ch Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Xavier brings to Fortis Hospitals more than 18 years of experience in adult and paediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Professional Qualifications Dr. Xavier is an alumnus of St. John’s medical College, Bangalore; after which he further completed his MS in general surgery from Kottayam Medical College, Kottayam. He finished his M Ch (cardiothoracic and vascular surgery) from Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, Trivandrum. During the course of his practice, he has worked with leading cardiac surgeons from USA, Australia, UK and Germany and has been the head of the department of cardiac surgery. Dr. Xavier has published multiple scientific papers in national and international journals. He is also associated with Needy Hearty Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that supports surgeries for children with heart defects. Expertise Dr. Xavier specialises in paediatric cardiac surgery. He has performed many heart operations on children. Besides, his expertise in operating complex congenital cardiac defects ranges from newborns to adults. He also specialises in redo operations and adult minimally invasive heart surgeries.

Expertise Dr. Rehan is an expert in minimally invasive and endoscopic cardiac surgery includes valve repair surgery and CABG, heart failure surgery, artificial heart and devices and heart transplantation, aortic aneurysm surgery, thoracic oncology and tracheal reconstructive surgery. 14


Our Cardiologists Dr. Venkatesh S MD, DM Consultant Cardiologist

Dr. Deepak is a renowned cardiologist with years of experience to his credit. He has earlier worked at Sri Sathya Sai Hospital and Apollo Hospitals,Bangalore.

Dr. Venkatesh S is a consultant cardiologist with over eight years of clinical excellence to his credit. He combines a high academic record with a profound understanding of cardiac diseases and their management. A highly skilled interventionist, Dr. Venkatesh has performed numerous coronary angioplasties, including primary and complex angioplasties. He has worked as an interventional cardiologist at several renowned hospitals before joining Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore.

Professional Qualifications Dr. Deepak is a gold medalist and a university topper in MBBS from J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore. He completed his MD in general medicine in 2003 from Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur and then went on to finish his DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in Cardiology in 2006. He has been awarded the Dr. Wasir gold medal in Cardiology at the national level in 2007. During his DNB he has extensively trained in non-invasive and interventional cardiology at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences.

Professional Qualifications He is a topper and medal-holder in MD and DM from PGI. Expertise Dr. Venkatesh is exceptionally skilled in peripheral interventions and percutaneous valvuloplasties. His area of special interest is in percutaneous management of acute coronary syndromes.


Dr. Deepak K MD (General Medicine), DNB (Cardiology) Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Expertise Dr. Deepak is an expert in adult, paediatric and interventional cardiology with special interest in evidence based management of acute coronary syndrome and heart failure.



Dr. Gopi A MD (Medicine), DNB (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), FSCAI (USA) Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Keshava R MD (Internal Medicine), DNB (Internal Medicine), DNB (Cardiology) Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Gopi is an eminent cardiologist with over 15 years of experience. He has close to 10, 000 diagnostic and 1700 interventional procedures to his credit. He has earlier worked at Apollo Hospital in Bangalore.

Dr. Keshava is a renowned cardiologist with extensive experience in many percutaneous coronary interventions and implantation procedures. He also holds the distinction of pioneering the ECG-madesimple-for-family-physicians programme for detecting cardiac abnormalities in Karnataka and South India. Dr. Keshava has earlier worked at Vivus Health Centre in Bangalore.

Professional Qualifications After finishing his MD in medicine from BMC, Bangalore, Dr. Gopi completed his DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in medicine. He then went on to complete DM in cardiology from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology. He is also a Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (FSCAI), USA and has rendered valuable service at many prestigious hospitals.

Professional Qualification After finishing his MD in internal medicine from Bangalore Medical College (BMC), Bangalore, Dr. Keshava went on to complete his DNB in internal medicine and cardiology. He has also undergone advanced training in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) from Stanford University, Los Angeles, California and electro-physiology from University of Laribosiere, Paris.

Apart from being a member of many national and international professional associations, he has many publications and abstracts to his credit as well.

Dr. Keshava has many publications and abstracts in the field of cardiology to his credit. He is also a life member of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI).

Expertise Dr. Gopi is an expert in diagnostic and interventional cardiology.

Expertise As a cardiologist, Dr. Keshava is an expert in Primary angioplasties and pacemaker/ ICD implantations.


Dr. Sreekanth B Shetty MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Cardiology) Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Shetty is well known interventional cardiologist with nearly a decade of experience in cardiology. He has earlier worked at Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Heart Centre/ VIVUS, Bangalore and Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Bangalore. Professional Qualification He has an excellent academic record. Dr Shetty completed his MD (internal medicine) from the prestigious KEM Hospital and Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai with a Gold Medal in Medicine for the year 2000. Thereafter, he completed his DM (Cardiology) from Sir J J Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai. He is a proud recipient of many awards and citations from the Mumbai University. Dr. Shetty is a life member of the Cardiological Society (CSI) of India. Expertise Dr. Shetty is an expert in complex coronary angioplasties, primary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction, acute stroke intervention, prevention of heart disease, brady and tachy pacemaker device implantation, heart failure device (CRT) implantation, congenital heart disease intervention, carotid and peripheral vascular interventions.

Our Electrophysiologists Dr. Shashidhar MD (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology), Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology(Australia) Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist Dr. Shashidhar is an eminent cardiologist and electrophysiologist with extensive experience in complex arrhythmia ablation with 3D mapping systems. He also holds the distinction of performing the first home monitoring device - Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device (CRTD) - implantation in South India. He has earlier worked at Narayana Hrudayalaya and Manipal Heart Institute, Bangalore. Professional Qualifications After finishing his MD in general medicine from Government Medical College, Mysore, Dr. Shashidhar went on to complete his DM in cardiology from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. He completed his Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology (FCE) over a period of two years from Australia and an Observership in Cardiac Electrophysiology (OCE) over a period of 3 months from France. He has many publications and abstracts to his credit in the field of cardiology. Dr. Shashidhar is also a member of many international and domestic associations in his related field. Expertise As a cardiologist, Dr. Shashidhar is an expert in coronary interventions and electrophysiology. His special areas of interest include atrial fibrillation ablation, ventricular arrhythmia ablation and cardiac defibrillator/ biventricular device implantation.



Bone & Joint Care Fortis Bone & Joint care offers a range of hi-end solutions that are backed by years of expertise and state-of-the-art facilities and clinical expertise. The centre provides cutting edge diagnostic facilities and treatment in orthopedics. It offers excellence in joint replacement surgeries, hip resurfacing and is equipped to treat all types of musculo-skeletal problems, ranging from minimally invasive Arthroscopic surgeries to complex trauma services. A leading team of full-time orthopedic surgeons, highly experienced in complex trauma cases and high velocity trauma care, is backed by the most advanced medical equipment required for emergency care.

Procedures performed at the centre are Hip Resurfacing & Total Hip Replacement Total Knee Replacement surgery Shoulder Replacement Neck & Elbow replacement

Arthroscopic surgery Pediatric bone & joint surgeries Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Fortis Custom Fit Knee Replacement Fortis Hospitals Custom Fit Knee Replacement Surgery is the next big step in bone and joint are, where we don’t just replace the knee but literally create a new knee as per the anatomy of the patient.



Doctor’s Profile

Dr. Srinivas J V MS (Orthopaedics) Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Pai MS (Orthopaedics) Chief Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Pai has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1991 and a member of the faculty in several renowned institutions across India. He has earned recognition for performing various types of complex orthopaedic surgeries. Professional Qualifications After completing his MS in Orthopaedics from Bombay University, Dr. Sanjay Pai earned fellowships in Basic and Advanced Trauma Course in Davos by AO and in Advanced Pelvic Trauma Course from Mumbai by AO. He has been trained in Total Knee Replacement in New York; Hip and Knee Surgery at Napean Centre, Sydney, Australia, and Minimal Open Knee Surgery in Australia. Expertise With a vast variety of joint replacements to his credit, Dr. Sanjay Pai has a keen interest in primary/ revision of hip and knee.


Dr. Srinivas J V started the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry. He is especially interested in primary and revised total joint replacement of the knee, hip, and shoulder. Professional Qualifications Dr. Srinivas graduated from Bangalore Medical College in 1997. He was awarded a gold medal by Bangalore University for excelling in the field of surgery. Completing his MS in Orthopaedics from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Dr. Srinivas did his fellowship in joint replacement surgery and arthroscopy from Germany. He trained in computer-assisted surgery for total knee replacement and minimally invasive uni-compartmental replacement from Australia. He has made 11 paper presentations in national conferences and one paper presentation in an international conference. He is responsible for a number of publications, the recent one being on ‘Clavicle fracture associated with subclavian artery and vein injury’ for the Journal of Trauma, US 2008. He has also written a chapter on ‘Osteoarthritis’ in the text book of Geriatric Medicine published by Help Age India. Expertise Dr. Srinivas is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with vast experience in trauma. He is highly experienced in performing surface replacement and metal-on-metal hip replacement surgeries. His expertise is in Primary and Revision Joint Replacement Surgeries of hip and knee, primary shoulder and elbow replacements, and Resurfacing Arthoplasty of hip. He is also adept at complex joint trauma, knee arthroscopy, and spine surgeries.


Dr. Manish Samson D. Ortho, MS (Ortho), M.Ch Ortho (UK) Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr. Manish Samson is renowned for performing numerous surgeries in complicated primary hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow joint replacement, revision hip and knee replacement as well as in routine orthopaedic trauma. Professional Qualification With a post graduation in orthopaedics, Dr. Manish Samson proceeded to a MCh in orthopaedics from the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. A Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction followed from Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. He has also undergone speciality training in Computer Navigated Surgeries for Hip and Knee from St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Expertise Dr. Manish Samson is an expert in adult joint reconstruction, with additional training in computer-assisted navigated surgery. He has worked as a consultant in orthopaedics since 1998 and as a joint replacement surgeon since 2002 at various reputed institutes in India. Apart from hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow joint replacement, Dr. Manish Samson also has a keen interest in Illizarov surgeries for multiple applications like management of infected non-unions. His expertise also extends to correction of deformity with Illizarov external fixaters and Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS) in joint replacement surgeries.



Brain & Spine Care

Our Neurology department under the Brain & Spine care offers the following programs – Epilepsy Support Program Stroke Support Program Parkinsonism Support Program Headache Support Program

Fortis Brain & Spine care provides advanced micro-surgical techniques to treat complex Brain & Spine disorders. This super specialty center is amongst the few in Asia equipped with most advanced Neuro-navigation and Endoscopic facilities to perform complex brain and spine neurosurgeries.

Neuro surgeries performed at the centre are – Skull Base Surgery Endoscopic Neurosurgery Key Hole Approach Surgery Minimally Invasive Tailored Surgeries Stereotacic and Functional Neurosurgery Intraventricular surgery with ventriculoscopes Neurovascular surgery Benign and Malignant Brain Tumors Neuroendocrine Pitutary Disorder Developmental Pediatric brain disorders Brain Trauma Stroke Aneurysms and AVMs Spinal disorders Peripheral Nerve Disorder

Fortis Brain & Spine Care has a vastly experienced team of Neurosurgeons and Neurologists, backed by the most comprehensive neuro-diagnostic and imaging facilities, positions the hospital among the best in the region. Neurological services extend to the very latest in diagnostic equipment such as EEG, ENMG, and Video-monitoring, 1.5 Tesla MRI and 64-Slice CT Scan. Our dedicated state-of-the-art Neurosurgery operation theaters have semi-robotic microscopes, the neuro-navigation facility, cranial and spinal endoscopy, MRI and CT compatible stereotaxy for functional neurosurgery assist our doctors in attaining precision while conducting complex neurosurgeries. Minimal invasive techniques, being developed for complex brain and spine surgeons, make the center among the few to offer such cutting-edge facilities in India. The centre offers multi-disciplinary approach to the care of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system, as well as other neurological complications. 28

PHYSIOTHERAPY Physiotherapy Services has specialized programs to meet the needs of patients -- from the treatment of acute injuries through physical therapy. Our specialized programs for brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke enable patients to reach their maximum potential. 29

Doctor’s Profile Our Neuro Surgeons Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar M.Ch Consultant Neurosurgeon With a keen interest in brain tumours and expertise in minimal access surgeries of the brain and spine, Dr. D V Rajakumar figures among the very few doctors to conduct Endoscopic Brain Tumour Removals. He is renowned for endoscopic approaches to complex surgeries, and has presented papers on related subjects in international forums. Dr. D V Rajakumar has been a member of various organisations such as Neurological Society of India, Bangalore Neurological Society, Skull Base Society of India, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Japan, and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA. He has presented and published papers on endoscopic approach to the skull base at the International Congress of Skull Base at San Diego and on several approaches to the brain and spine. Professional Qualifications After completing his MCh from NIMHANS, Dr. D V Rajakumar underwent a clinical fellowship in Skull Base Surgery at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA, in 1996. Expertise Dr. D V Rajakumar has vast experience as a Neurosurgeon, specialising in minimal access surgeries of the brain and spine. He also has an illustrious track record of teaching at eminent hospitals. His areas of interest have been brain tumours (including skull base tumours), cerebrovascular diseases, and spine. He is currently developing new endoscopic approaches to brain and spine diseases.


Bangalore’s first neurosurgeon to perform pedicle screw fixation for spine injuries, Dr. D V Rajakumar helped develop the cadaver laboratory at the Harper Hospital, carrying out many dissections of the human skull and brain.

Professor Dr. K N Krishna MCh Consultant Neurosurgeon Professor Dr.K.N.Krishna is a well known neurosurgeon who has established clinical departments of modern Brain & Spine microsurgery in various medical colleges & hospitals in the city of Bangalore over the past two decades. He has performed vast number of brain tumors & spine surgeries in paediatric & geriatric age groups. Professional Qualifications Professor Dr.K.N.Krishna is a graduate of Government Medical college Mysore & went to obtain MCh in Neurosurgery from the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram . He also underwent training in Minimally Invasive Brain & Spine surgery at University of Mainz, Germany. During his illustrious career he has to his credit over 50 scientific presentations and publications on microsurgery of brain tumors and spine at the national and international level. He has been a guest faculty at various Neurosurgical & spine forums. He has won many honours & awards that include The Emerk Gold Medal, awarded by the Neurological Society of India for his work on Experimental Subrarchnoid Hemorrhage. The Diplomat of Merit by the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, which was presented at Nogoya Japan for his paper on, “Surgical Management Strategy for Cranioveterbral Junction Tuberculosis”. The Best Scientific Paper Award for working on “Anterior Cervical surgery for disc disease” by Surgical Society, Bangalore. Best paper award by Karnataka Orthopaedic Association for his work on ‘Global Decompression for degenerative Spondylotic Disease’. Expertise Minimal access brain tumor surgery, Transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, Microsurgery for cerebral Aneurysm and AVMS, Management of Trigeminal neuralgia, Microlumbar & cervical discectomies, Spine fusions, Disc replacement surgeries, Degenerative cervical & lumbar spondylosis management. 31

Our Neurologists

Dr. Suresha Kodapala MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology), CCST (Clinical Neurophysiology) Consultant Neurologist

Dr. Chandran Gnanamuthu MD, DM Consultant Neurologist

Dr. Suresha Kodapala, in the course of his medical career, has rendered invaluable service at many prestigious medical institutions, both in India and abroad.

Dr. Chandran has over 35 years of clinical experience in the field of Neurology. He was a Professor of Neurology and head of the department of Neurological Sciences at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India for many years.

Though his special focus is Neurology and Neurophysiology, he is an authority in general diagnostics as well. He has conducted many classes, seminars, and conferences, and authored many medical publications including a thesis on multiple diseases. He is also a member of many national and international organisations.

He has made major contributions to Medical Education in India and in the higher-speciality training programme for Neurologists. He was a visiting International Scholar at the Clevaland Clinic, Ohio for a post-doctoral fellowship-training programme. He has over 50 publications in peer-viewed journals and has presented papers of original work in several National and International conferences.

Professional Qualifications Dr. Suresha Kodapala completed his MBBS from Gulbarga University, Karnataka, and then went on to complete his MD (Internal Medicine) from Dharwad, DM (Neurology) from Bombay University, and Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Clinical Neurophysiology from Royal Hallamshire Hospital, UK. Apart from these, he has many scholastic achievements and merits to his credit. Expertise Dr. Suresha Kodapala is a leading specialist in the field of epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, and clinical neurophysiology.



Digestive Care The Digestive Care department at Fortis Hospitals offers full consultative services in the field of medical & surgical gastroenetrology. This department provides services in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases and provides a full range of GI procedures. The digestive care department performs surgeries using the Minimal Access technique so that patients enjoy faster recovery and fewer post-surgical. Minimal access surgery results in less complication, minimum surgical trauma, pain and blood loss. The patient's hospital stay is shortened and his or her post-surgery aesthetics improved. The department aims to provide outstanding Gastroenterology care that meets the needs of the patient, referring physicians and community. Highlights of the digestive care department. SILS – Single incision Laparoscopic surgery, VATS & Single port surgery.



Doctor’s Profile Dr. Shabeer Ahmed MS, FRCS (UK), MMAS (Masters in Minimal Access Surgery, Scotland) Consultant Gastrointestinal & Laparoscopic Surgeon As a Consultant in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology, Dr. Shabeer Ahmed has over 20 years of international experience. He is a renowned senior surgeon in the field of gastroenterology, laparoscopy, and colorectal procedures. He is also a widely respected teacher and mentor in the field. He was chosen as mentor for laparoscopic colorectal surgery by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgery (ALS), UK. Professional Qualifications Dr. Shabeer Ahmed has trained to be surgeon, for 11 years in the Republic of Ireland, and worked as consultant surgeon in Scotland and UK for nine years. The other feathers in his cap include a full year of research in laparoscopic handles; worthy stints as consultant colorectal surgeon in Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, Scotland; establishing a laparoscopic centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, with 240 cases of colorectal cancers laparoscopies; adeptness in colon cancer screening and prevention, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), teaching medicine, and clinical medical ethics at Dundee. Expertise His expertise lies in the field of advanced laparoscopic surgery especially for gastro-intestinal ailments. He is passionate about Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), metabolic and bariatric surgery, and robotic surgery.


Dr. Ramcharan Thiagarajan FACS Consultant Gastrointestinal & Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Ramcharan Thiagarajan is an eminent consultant in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology and Hepato-Biliary Pancreatic Surgery. Professional Qualifications Dr. Ramcharan completed his MBBS and initial rotating internship from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He then pursued his surgical residency at Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington. He further went on to specialise in hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery and multi-organ transplantation at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. He started his career in India with Manipal Hospital Bangalore. He then worked as an associate professor of surgery at Lousiana State University Health Sciences. He was also a clinical instructor on living liver and paediatric liver transplant, liver transplant division, Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Egleston in Atlanta, USA. He has many articles to his credit and is a sought after speaker as well. He is also a member of many prestigious medical organisations. Expertise Dr. Ramcharan Thiagarajan brings with him a vast experience in complex abdominal, liver, pancreas and intestinal surgery along with muli-organ transplant.


Dr. Aashish R Shah MS, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow) Consultant Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Anil S Mehta MS, FRCS (Edinburgh, UK) Consultant General/ Gastrointestinal/ Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Aashish Shah is a leading gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgeon. He has been a lap trainer at various courses and in the local lap surgical training programme.

Dr. Anil Mehta is a leading gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgeon.

Professional Qualification Dr. Shah has completed his Masters in General Surgery from Grant Medical College, Mumbai. After qualifying for FRCS, he trained in GI and Lap Surgery in the United Kingdom. He has received his Advanced Lap Surgical training from the European Institute of Tele-Surgery in Strasbourg, France. Expertise Dr. Shah has been performing advanced lap surgeries and thoracoscopies for the last 10 years. He has pioneered the Single Incision Lap Surgery (SILS) at Fortis Hospitals.


Professional Qualification Having completed his training in Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery in the United Kingdom, Dr. Mehta is additionally trained in surgical oncology at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. Expertise Dr. Mehta has been performing a wide range of general and laparoscopic surgeries employing a variety of new gadgets. He has vast experience in conducting complicated and high-risk surgeries.


Dr. K S Poorna Chandra MD, DM Consultant Gastroenterology Dr. K S Poorna Chandra is a renowned Gastroentrologist. He has immense experience in the treatment of gastrointestinal and liver related disorders. Professional Qualification Dr. Chandra completed his MD and DM in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. Expertise Dr.Chandra is an expert in hepato-pancreatic disorders, therapeutic endoscopy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). He is adept in handling gastrointestinal (GI) emergencies like gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatitis, liver failure and cirrhosis.




Women Care Women care at Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore is a an exclusively dedicated to Women care with consultation suites, delivery rooms, operating rooms, dedicated to obstetrics, a 12-bed neo-natal ICU & a nursery. Our Women health care programmes, besides minimal access gynecological services, also include preventive clinics (early diagnosis of breast, uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer), Infertility clinics & Menopausal clinics. Fortis Hospitals Bannerghatta has a birthing suite called as –The Nest Birthing Suit for Birthing and delivery. The services offered are as followsLDRP birthing suites, Private deluxe, Twin-deluxe and multi-bed Painless deliveries Management of high risk pregnancies/Late pregnancies The Lamaze Classes Ante-natal classes

Woman care specialty Clinics are Menopause Clinic Infertility Clinic Adolescent Clinic Minimal Access Gynecological Surgeries done at Fortis are – Laparoscopic hysterectomy Laparoscopic tubectomy Laparoscopic overectomy Operative Gynecological Surgeries Hysterectomy Ovarian cysts Malignancies Surgeries on the fallopian tube Removal of fibroids

The Nest offers you superlative care in a homely and caring environment. The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Privilege Package is tailored to make your long wait special. Our ante-natal program prepares you and your spouse both physically and emotionally for the birth of the baby. Our LDRP and elegant birthing suites are designed to make your stay during delivery memorable. Our Nest Birthing Program emphasize on natural birthing and provide you support services like Lamaze and ante-natal classes. We give you the option of comfortable natural birthing with painless delivery techniques. The boutiquelike comfort comes to you with the quality and safety standards of the Fortis Healthcare Group.



Doctor’s Profile

Dr. Geetha Belliappa MD Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr. Gayathri D Kamath MD, DGO, F.C.P.S. Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr. Geetha Belliappa has been associated with Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore since its inception. She is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

Dr. Gayathri D Kamath, apart from being a reputed obstetrician and gynaecologist has also taught in many eminent medical institutions in Bangalore. She has been with Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore since its inception.

Professional Qualifications Dr. Geetha completed her MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. D.r Geetha worked in Bangalore Assisted Conception Hospital and has been trained in Hysteroscopy, Laproscopy, artificial insemination, and In-Vitro Fertilization.

Professional Qualifications Dr. Gayathri completed her MD from the prestigious Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai. She trained as a clinical assistant at the Gunasheela Institute of Research and Reproduction, one of the premier facilities for infertility treatment. She also gained extensive experience in infertility and other procedural techniques at this institution.

Expertise Her area of special interest includes advanced technologies in laparoscopic and vaginal surgeries, sterilization techniques, and Oncology-related surgeries. She is skilled in conducting deliveries under analgesia (painless deliveries), high-risk pregnancies, infertility, and gynaecological oncology.

Expertise Dr. Gayathri is an expert in gynaecological oncology, colposcopy and high-risk pregnancy.



Dr Anu Sridhar MD Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr. Mangala Ramachandra MD, DGO Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr. Anu Sridhar has 12 years of experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and is proficient in all the procedures of OBG. She has been a faculty for various CMEs conducted by the Bangalore Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and has a rich teaching experience.

Dr. Mangala has over 20 years of experience in her fields of expertise. She also had a stint as a teacher in eminent hospitals in Mangalore and Bangalore and has conducted several workshops and CMEs for budding gynaecologists. She has also attended the Grand Rounds, the Morbidity and Mortality meetings at the LA County-USC hospital, one of the leading hospitals in the USA. Her significant exposure has endowed her with an acute understanding of the protocols of management.

Professional Qualifications She has had a special training in the field of Gynaecology and Oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. Expertise Besides general Obstetrics and Gynaecology, her area of interest includes Colposcopy and Gynaec Oncology.

Professional Qualification Dr. Mangala Ramachandra received her MD from Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore, with a brilliant academic record. She topped the University in Internal Medicine in her final year medical examination, and secured the first rank in the University for her MD. Her paper on ‘Gestational Diabetes in India’ was highly appreciated. It was published in the prestigious International Journal of Diabetes. Expertise Dr. Mangala’s areas of special interest lie in high-risk obstetrics, minimal access procedures in gynaecology, woman counselling, and adolescent gynaecology.



Associate Specialties Apart from being a centre of excellence in Heart care, Bone and Joint, Brain and Spine along with Minimal Access Surgery, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore has a host of associate specialties like Anesthesiology Endocrinology Urology Emergency Medicine Dermatology Cosmetic Surgery Diabetology ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Nephrology Oncology General and Vascular Surgery Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Care


Pediatrics Pediatric Surgery Plastic Surgery Opthalmology Gastroenterology Psychiatry Psychology Radiology Services Preventive health check Rehabilitative & Preventive care Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Fetal Medicine


Fortis Emergency Care Network E-ONE (Ambulance) Service In an emergency such as accident-trauma, stroke, cardiac arrest, the battle to save a life is really a battle against time. E-ONE, Fortis Emergency care service is a fully equipped ICU on wheels (ambulance), which has unique features to benefit the victims in a life death situation. It has all the equipment and expertise needed to treatany emergency situation. Fortis emergency network number is 105711 Treatment to the patient starts right from the time the patient calls EONE service. Once the patient is picked-up, an attempt is made by the doctor to stabilize the patient in the vehicle, even before reaching the hospital. The doctor in the ambulance is in constant touch with the specialist at Fortis Hospitals. E-ONE is backed by a team of dedicated specialist and ICU beds across the Fortis Hospitals network (Bannerghatta, Cunningham, Nagarbhavi, Seshadripuram and Rajajinagar) and guided by a team of American Board Certified specialists in critical care.



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