DEPARTMENT OF CTVS | K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA), Mangaluru






Dr. M. Gopalakrishnan

Professor & HOD

Fellow of the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons






Dr. Amith Kiran B

Associate Professor







Ms Purnima G, BPT

Chief Clinical Perfusionist

Mr. Godson Joseph


Department of CTVS was started in KSHEMA in December 2007 by Dr. M Gopalakrishnan, Cardiac Surgeon with an experience of more than 20 years in CTVS. Dr. Amith Kiran with an experience of more than 10 years in CTVS joined the department in October 2012. We perform all types of complex Cardiothoracic and vascular procedures. We are actively involved in the training of MS, general surgery post graduates. 

We are fortunate to have a very dedicated Cardiac Anesthesiology Department headed by Prof. Manjunath Kamath, who has got an experience of more than 10 years in Cardiac Anesthesia.

We have a team of highly dedicated cardiac operation theatre and intensive care unit nurses and technicians who are involved in the cardiac surgical and post operative care.



We have got the state of the art cardiac surgical and anaesthesia equipments as well as Cardiac Perfusion Equipments. We also got the most modern intra aortic balloon pumps which are useful as Cardiac Assist Devices. We have got six bedded cardiac ICU with 6 latest five channel monitors, central monitor, emergency light, ABG machine and 3 ventillators


We have performed all types of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic surgical procedures in this center. Most commonly done operation is CABG, followed by valve replacements, congenital cardiac surgeries, vascular and Thoracic procedures. We have maintained a steady success rate of 97-98% in our surgical results.


We are one of the leading centers of beating heart CABG in India. We have performed with success almost all types of complex aortic and mitral valve surgeries. We have been regularly doing very complex vascular and thoracic surgical procedures with extremely good results.

Dr. Gopalakrishnan has actively participated in the prestigious Cardiac Surgery workshop in GKNM, Coimbatore successively for the last 10 years. He is a fellow of the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons with more than 30 published papers in various aspects of Cardiac Surgery. He is actively involved in the deliberations of the IACTS for the last 20 years with numerous papers and posters presented in almost all the annual IACTS conferences for the last 20 years.

He has been trained at the Methodist Debakey Hospital in Houston, Texas in advanced aspects of Cardiac and Aortic surgeries. 

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Dr. M Gopalakrishnan & Dr. Amith Kiran have attended and presented papers in CTCON, Lucknow 2016 and CTCON Bengaluru 2017. We have conducted the 2nd Live video conference in association with Methodist Debakey Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA in January 2016 which was named as KSHEMA Vision 2016. It was a grand success with participation of many Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiologists from different parts of the country. Dr. Gopalakrishnan was chief orator in the cardiac surgery topics during various CME’s in KSHEMA in 2016 & 2017. Dr. M Gopalakrisnan has attended a workshop on TAVI at New Delhi 2016 January. We have conducted various CMEs and camps in various parts of Karnataka and Kerala as part of our outreach programme.

We are involved in regular teaching programs for MS surgery post graduates right from the beginning of post graduate programme in 2008. The department is well equipped for starting Mch programme in CTVS.

We have got papers published in various national and international journals of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery including prestigious European and American Journal of Cardio Thoracic Surgery.