Varma S.K

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



Experience 21 years of post qualification experience in of all aspects of Cardiothoracic Surgery.Has previously held distingushed faculty positions at the Christian Medical College Hospital,Vellore, India, overseas training fellowships at the Royal Liverpool Childrens Hospital, Liverpool,England, Townsville General Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, Southampton GeneralHospital, Southampton, England and Senior Consultant positions at GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore,India. Has been Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon at KG Hospital, Coimbatore, India from 2008 till date.Career Highlights Has a large experience in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery. Has performed morethan 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 CABGfor 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 Stem cell therapy for heart failure Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Postoperative continuous cardiac output monitoring Publications, Presentations, Research Has written two dissertations describing his research work during general surgical and cardiothoracic surgical training at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. Has 14 Publications in indexed medical journals Has been invited speaker for many national and regional and local conferences. Has been a coinvestigator in clinical trials Teaching , Training Experience Teaching cardiothoracic surgical trainees from 1993 Incharge of KG Hospitals DNB Cardiothoracic Surgical Training Program (one seat per year). Candidate have successfully completed their training and have been awarded the Diplomate of the National Board in Cardiothroracic surgery Examiner (Dr MGR Medical University) for Perfusion Technology courses Membership of Professional Bodies Fellow Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Member European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery Member International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Member Paediatric Cardiac Society of India Life Member Indian Medical Association

Languages Known

Tamil, English, Malayalam, Hindi

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