Dr. Avinash Dal

Sr. Consultant – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon
MBBS, MS (Gen Surg), MCh (CTVS)(SCTIMST)
Department – Cardiothoracic Surgery

Summary

Dr Avinash Dal has 25 years’ experience in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. 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: Autotransplantation of heart (bench cardiac surgery) 1997, Batista operation (reduction cardiomyoplasty), CONCAB (conscious CABG IN awake patient), Robotic cardiac surgery (valve replacement and closure of birth defects), EVAR (endovascular Aneurysm repair) for aortic aneurysms and TAVR (Trans aortic valve replacement), Performed more than 9500 cardiac, thoracic and Vascular surgical procedures . Dr Avinash has established the VATS program in 2000. He is adept of VATS(Thoracoscopy), Minimal access Cardiac Surgery. 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. He was awarded the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award (2011) and Rajiv Shiromani Award (2012) for his excellence in Medical Care. He is a Life Member of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of India, Life Member of Vascular Society of India, Life Member of Indian Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs.

Education

  • MBBS – University of Pune, 1985
  • MS – General Surgery – University of Pune, 1989
  • MCh – Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery – Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum, 1994

Awards and Recognitions

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

Memberships

  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of India
  • University of Pune
  • Indian Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs
  • Fellow, College of Chest Physicians of India [CTS]
  • Life member, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine

Experience

  • 2007 – 2016 Senior Consultant In Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery at Apollo Health City
  • 2006 – 2007 Chief Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgeon at Sigma Hospital
  • 2003 – 2010 Honorary Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgeon at Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital
  • 2002 – 2005 Chief Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgeon at Image Hospitals
  • 1999 – 2002 Chief Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgeon at Kamineni Hospitals
  • 1995 – 1999 Assistant Professor at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute For Medical Sciences And Technology

Research and 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

Achievements

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. Some important landmarks in his career include
  • Autotransplantation of heart (bench cardiac surgery) 1997
  • Batista operation (reduction cardiomyoplasty)
  • CONCAB ( conscious CABG) in awake patient
  • Robotic cardiac surgery (valve replacement and closure of birth defects)
  • EVAR (endovascular Aneurysm repair) for aortic aneurysms and TAVR (trans aortic aortic valve replacement)

Registration No

  • 78464 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 2013
  • 57247 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1986

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