Varma S.K

MBBS, MS (Genl. Surgery), DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery), FRCS (Ed.)



  • MBBS – 1985 Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India
  • MS (General Surgery) – 1990 Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India
  • Mch (Cardiothoracic Surgery) – 1993 Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India
  • DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery) – 1995 National Board of Examinations – New Delhi, India
  • FRCS(Ed.) – 2000 Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK


  • 24 years of post qualification experience in all aspects of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Has previously held distinguished faculty positions at the Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India.
  • overseas training fellowships at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, England.
  • Townsville General Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton.

Career Highlights

  • Has a large experience in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Has performed more than 8500 major procedures till date.

Experience in Adult Cardiac Surgery includes

  • Total arterial revascularisation CABG (LIMA RIMA Y grafts, LIMA Radial Y grafts), off pump CABG, high risk CABG for severe LV dysfunction and diffuse CAD.
  • Valve repair and replacement procedures.
  • Minimally invasive (hemisternotomy, minithoracotomy).
  • Cardiac surgical procedures (Mitral Valve Repair / Replacements, Aortic Valve Replacements).
  • Surgical Ventricular Restoration for LV aneurysms and chronic heart failure.
  • Combined CABG and valve repair/replacements.
  • CABG with free wall rupture repair, CABG with venricular septal rupture repair procedures.

Experience in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery includes

  • Surgical correction for all simple congenital anomalies (ASD, VSD, PDA, Coarctation of Aorta)
  • Surgical correction for complex anomalies (Tetralogy of Fallot, Tricuspid Atresia, A-V Canal defects, Transposition of Great Arteries etc)
  • Minimally invasive surgery for correction of congenital anomalies (ASD, Closure, Mitral Valve Repair).

Experience in General Thoracic Surgery includes

  • All types of Lung Resections (Pneumonectomy, Lobectomy, Segmentectomy)
  • Emergency surgery for chest trauma
  • Tracheal and broncial reconstructions, sleeve resections
  • Thoracoscopic surgery

Experience in Vascular Surgery includes

  • Surgery for aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Bypass Procedures

Initiated the following at KG Hospital

  • Total Arterial Revascularisation CABG
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Postoperative continuous cardiac output monitoring

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