Dr. Rajesh T R
Specialties: Cardiology, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Hospital: Sparsh Yeswanthpur
Address: Sparsh Super Speciality Hospital, 4/1, Tumkur Road, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru 560022
Phone: 080 49108 000
Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Dr. Rajesh T R is a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, born and brought up in Karnataka. He did his MBBS from Government Medical college, Bellary, passing out in 1996 as the best outgoing male student in his batch. He did his post-graduation in General Surgery from Government Medical College, Mysore, bagging the Gold Medal from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in 2001. He also obtained a DNB degree in General Surgery from National Board of examination, New Delhi in 2002.
He later joined the prestigious and illustrious Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital at Mumbai to train to be a Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon. Guided by his teacher Prof. A M Patwardhan, he blossomed into a fine surgeon. During his residency he was involved in a lot of research activity, principal among them being his work in the surgical treatment of Atrial fibrillation, a disturbance of the rhythm of the heart. This has been published in International Journal.
After obtaining his MCh degree in CVTS in 2004 he moved to Bangalore and joined Dr. Devi Shetty at Narayana Hrudayalaya. The extensive and rich experience he gained working with Dr. Devi Shetty was instrumental in developing him into a mature surgeon at a young age. He was one of the most talented young surgeons at Narayana Hrudayalaya and was chosen to train additionally in Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices (Artificial Hearts), at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, considered as the Mecca of Cardiac Surgery.
After his return he set up the Artificial Heart Program at Naryana Hrudayalaya, in 2008, the first of its kind in the entire country. He has the credit of being the first to implant a latest 3rd generation Artificial Heart in a patient with terminal Heart failure, for the first time in entire Asia. He is credited with a mention of the same in the Limca Book of records. He was also a key member of the team that performed the first successful Heart Transplantation in Karnataka, in 2008, at Narayana Hrudayalaya.
During his nearly decade long, fruitful stay at Narayana Hrudayalaya he gained an exhaustive experience of nearly 5000 cardiac operations. He is adept at handling nearly the entire range of Cardiac surgeries, like Beating heart and onpump CABG, Coronary endarterectomies, Valve repairs and replacements, aortic root surgeries, aortic aneurysm surgeries, ventricular reconstructions, surgery for heart failure such as Transplants and Artificial heart implantation, surgery for congenital heart diseases such as ASD, VSD, Tetrology of Fallot, PDA, aortic co-arctation etc.
Along with his colleague Dr. Chiran Babu he was instrumental in developing the Minimally Invasive Cardiac surgical program (Key hole surgery) at Narayana Hrudayalaya.
He was honoured with a special award for excellence in cardiac surgery by the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Rosaiah, in 2010. He is also the youngest recipient of Vasavasiri, the highest title conferred in his Aryavysya community, to people with special accomplishments.
Affiliation: He is a life member of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeons.
He brings his rich experience to Sparsh Hospital which he joined along with his colleague Dr. Chiran Babu, in June 2014. Together they have set up the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery at Sparsh Hospital.