WHAT WE STAND FOR?
Mystery and myths are part of medicine. The feeling of helplessness and frustration is sometimes overwhelming when you don’t know what’s happening. It’s even worse when you are dealing with some heart disease and especially so when it involves a decision of heart surgery for you or your loved ones. Over years of cardiac surgical practice, I have closely known many patients preparing for heart surgery and seen them through the post-operative period and years of follow up. I have come across their relatives, friends and well wishers mostly keen and eager to get a clear picture about the patient's condition. Partial and wrong information cause confusion and lead to doubts about the treatment. Communication is vital in these situations. At this website, we aim to bring the facts about heart and aortic diseases, treatment options and complications to the common man. While trying to be simple and straight forward, every attempt is made to be authentic and scientific. The description and explanations are in our own words. This may not be an academic site for professionals. But some of the information will surely be helpful for physicians and general practitioners who deal with these conditions in their daily practice. We look forward to your valuable suggestions and comments to make this space more useful for wide range of people.
Dr. John - Senior Consultant and HOD, Cardiovascular Surgery, Sunrise Hospital, Kochi.
(Head of the Department, Department Of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sunrise Hospital, Kakkanad)
Dr. John graduated from the famous St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore (Batch of 1986). He pursued post graduate studies in General Surgery at N.H.L. Medical College and V.S. Hospital, Ahmedabad under Gujarat University and was conferred M.S. in 1997. He was selected for advanced training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the prestigious K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai under Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai University. He successfully completed DNB (Diplomat of National Board) in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in 1999. He was conferred the M.Ch degree from Mumbai University in 2000. He is also a Fellow of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
Field of Expertise:
Beating Heart Bypass Surgery (OPCAB)
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICAS and MIDCAB)
Valve Replacements and Repairs
AORTIC SURGERY – One of the very few experts in India in the field of Aortic Aneurysm, Dissection and Hybrid aortic procedures
Vascular Surgery – especially Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid bypass