Dr. Anvay Mulay
S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim
Cardiac Surgery/ Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery
A renowned cardio-thoracic and vascular surgeon, Dr. Anvay Mulay is Head of the department of Cardiac Surgery and Heart Transplant program.
Dr. Anvay Mulay has worked in US and UK before settling in India. Dr. Anvay Mulay has done pioneering work in adult Cardiac Surgery, especially in the field of Coronary Bypass Artery Graft Surgery (CABG). He has the largest series of beating heart coronary bypass surgeries done. He has over 29 years of experience and more than 4000 successful beating heart bypass surgeries to his credit.
He spearheaded many new techniques in cardiac surgery, from complex surgeries such as ‘beating-heart bypass’ and ‘valve replacement’(first of its kind in Pune), use of mammary artery as an alternative to radial artery for grafts, to the patient-friendly minimally invasive surgeries, that aided faster recovery. He pioneered implantation of Left Ventricle Assist Device(LVAD) for Western and Central India, in a lifesaving surgery on a 49 yr old patient.
In 2015, Dr Mulay created medical history by performing a lifesaving heart transplant in the state, 47yrs from the first attempt. With success of the first transplant, Dr Mulay ushered in a new era in clinical medicine, offering hope to patients and their families. In just over 2yrs, over 60 heart transplants have been conducted in Mumbai, of which, 50 have been conducted by Dr Mulay, on recipients as young as 7yrs to 62yrs of age. This clinical milestone, catalyzed mindset change amongst the medical and nonmedical community, sensitizing them to curb organ wastage.