Centres of Excellence

Centres of Excellence

Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery


                        The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at A.G.Padmavati’s Hospital has been the leader in surgical management of cardiothoracic diasease in the region for more than 10 years and takes pride in the excellence of the cardiac and thoracic surgeries. It strives to offer a patient centered comprehensive, compassionate, informative care with effective treatment options.

 The Department is comprised of four divisions: 

Adult Cardiac Surgery,

Pediatric Cardiac Sugrery,

Thoracic Surgery

 Vascular Surgery.

    The Adult Cardiac Surgery division has improved treatment of the most common heart diasease by using  minimally invasive technology and offers significant benefits to the patient in terms of enhanced safety and cosmesis reduced post operative pain and rapid recovery time.

    The pediatric  Cardiac Surgery division  handles  shunt lesions such atrial and ventricular septal defects and patent ductus  arteriosus apart from cyanotic heart diseases such as Tetralogy of Fallot.

    The Thoracic  surgery division handles surgical interventions of the chest wall and its cavity such as lung resections, decortication, mediastinal tumors, esophageal resections, minithoracotomy and cervical esophagoplasty. In addition, bronchoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy are also done. 

               The Department consist of Deivanai Achi Operation Theatre, VMS Pattayal Cardiothoracic Post Operative Intensive Care Unit, Stepdown Postoperative Ward, private and semiprivate wards, and Outpatient Department. The operation theatre is fitted with HEPA filter and its facilities include but not limited to positive pressure ventilation, electrohydraulic operation table, anesthesia  workstation, heart lung machines, adjustable cool ceiling lights, defibrillator with external and internal paddles, monopolar and bipolar electrosurgical units, harmonic scalpel, ACT monitor, blood gas analyser, thoracoscope, etc. The VMS Pattayal Postoperative intensive care unit is equipped with modern ventilators, defibrellators, bedwarming systems and multiparameter monitors.



                   Our Cardiothoracic Department of a team of highly skilled and competent cardiothoracic surgeons, nurses, perfusion technicians and is led by Prof. M. Nachiappan MS.,Mch.,FIACS.,Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon. The team is ably supported by the department of cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care headed by Dr.C.S Adhiganesh MB.,DA.,DNB., along with Dr.Kannan DA, DNB.

                    The supporting cardiac team is headed by Dr.Elangovan MD,DM, (Cardio)Senior interventional Cardiologist & Managing Director along with Dr. Sumathi Elangovan MD, DM,(Cardio) Senior Cardiologist& joint Managing Director.Our team  coordinate effectively with doctors in other specialities such as pulmonary medicine to improve patient’s health.


  •  Coronary artery revascularization- arterial, venous grafts
  •  Beating Heart Surgery
  •  Aortic , Mitral, Pulmonary valve repair and replacement
  •  Tricuspid valve repair
  •  Cardiac tumors
  •  Congentinal heart disease surgery
  •  Combination Surgeries
  •  Patent Ductus Arteriosus ligation, division suturing
  •  Atrial & Venticular  Septal Defect Closure
  •  Venticular Septal Defect Closure
  •  Sinus Venosus Defect Closure
  •  Tetrology of Fallot repair
  • Hiatus Hernia and Fundoplication 
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal structure
  • Pharyngoesophagoplasty with Myocutaneous flaps
  • Pnneumonectomy
  • Decortication
  • Pleurectomy
  • Thymectomy and tumors of mediastinum
  • Lodectomy
  • Minimal invasive bullectomy
  • Minimally invasive thoracic and lung surgery
  • Chest trauma care
  • Aortic Aneurysms repair
  • Aortic Dissection repair
  • Pulmonary thromboembolectomy
  • Arteriovenous fistula creation



Our Cardiathoracic Surgeons have perfomed more than 2000 coronary artery bypass and open heart surgeries, and more than 500 surgeries for diseases of lungs, esophagus and chest wall.

Every Year more than 2000 patients from Puducherry and various districts of Tamilnadu, & Andaman & Nichobar, and foreign countries such as France and the Gulf countries are being managed in our hospital.

So far, more than 100 hospitals including various medical colleges have referred their patients to us.