Dr Avinash Dal

Dr Avinash Dal

MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), M Ch (CTVS)

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Head Dept. of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery


Dr Avinash has 23 years experience in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. After training from the prestigious Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute (SCTIMST) and serving there as a faculty, he migrated to Hyderabad. He has extensive experience in off pump coronary artery bypass (beating heart technique), minimal access cardiac surgery, VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery) and surgical and interventional management of aneurysms of the great vessels. Some important landmarks in his career include

  1. Autotransplantation of heart (bench cardiac surgery) 1997
  2. Batista operation (reduction cardiomyoplasty)
  3. CONCAB ( conscious CABG IN awake patient
  4. Robotic cardiac surgery (valve replacement and closure of birth defects)
  5. EVAR (endovascular Aneurysm repair) for aortic aneurysms and TAVR (trans aortic aortic valve replacement)
  6. Performed more than 9500 cardiac, thoracic and Vascular surgical procedures


MBBS, from University of Pune , Pune, India passed in 1985
MS [Master of Surgery](in Surgery in General) passed from University of Pune, Pune India in 1989
M Ch [Magister Chirurgae], (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery) from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India passed in 1994


Dr Avinash’ main achievements are in the fields of minimal access cardiac surgery and in thoracic surgery. He established the VATS program in 2000. He has trained many students in the field. He leads the team of surgeons at Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad. The unit and hospital are focussed on offering the latest modalities of treatment to the patient. The introduction of minimal access surgery gives faster recovery, less bleeding and less pain and a very small incision. This helps in improving the patients return back to normal life.

Authorship/Editorship/Reviewer/Co-Author of Chapters

  • Has 8 international publications and 35 presentations in national conferences
  • One book published on "Simple Meditation: techniques to speed up your progress"
  • Teaching experience at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram from 1995 to 1999
  • Recognised as postgraduate guide for the Diplomate of National Board in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery from 2012

Honours Awards

  1. Awarded the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for excellence in Medical Care in 2011
  2. Awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award for excellence in Medical care in 2012


Life Member, Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of India
Life Member, Vascular Society of India
Life Member, Indian Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs
FellowCollege of Chest Physicians [CTS Chapter] India