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Doctor Profile

Dr. K R Balakrishnan

Dr. K R Balakrishnan, M.Ch

30+ Years Of Experience

Director - Cardiac Sciences | Chief Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon Fortis Malar Hospital, Adyar

Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

OPD Schedule - +91 44 4289 2222

  • Mon

    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • Tue

    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • Wed

    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • Thu

    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • Fri

    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • Sat

    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM


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Dr. K R Balakrishnan is an acknowledged expert in the management of end-stage heart failure and credited with India’s First LVAD and HVAD pump implant as destination therapy. He is instrumental in starting India’s First Comprehensive Centre for Heart Failure Management at Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai. He is also actively engaged with various institutions to develop Pulsatile and continuous flow LVADs (Left Ventricular Assist Device) and molecular biology of ventricular hypertrophy.

Apart from this, he has an extensive expertise in treating complex Congenital Heart Disease like switches in infancy, repair of TAPVR, common AV Canal and in use of homograft conduits arterial. He also performs other routine cardiac surgeries such as Valvular Heart procedures including repair & replacement, aortic root replacement and Ross procedure.

Testimonials

Heart Transplant, Cardiac Surgery; Dr. K.R. Balakrishnan; Fortis Malar, Chennai, India