About Dr.R.Ravi Kumar

Dr R Ravi Kumar graduated from Stanley Medical College and obtained the FRCS from Edinburgh. He worked at the Harefield Hospital, UK, under Sir Magdi Yacoub involving himself with adult cardiac surgery including heart and lung transplant and aortic homografts. Dr Ravi Kumar then underwent surgical residency in Boston, MA, USA. Following this he worked with Dr Albert Starr in Portland, Oregon. He pursued his cardiothoracic residency at the University of Texas, South Western Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. He continued at the same institution as an advanced fellow in Heart & Lung Transplant and is UNOS (United Nations Organ Sharing), certifiable for Heart & Lung Transplant.

Dr R Ravi Kumar is a pioneer in Robotic Heart Surgery. He has done varied robotic heart surgical procedures like:  Robotic Mitral Valve Repair/ Replacement, Adult ASD closures, Aortic Valve Replacement, Double Valve Replacement and CABG.  His areas of special interest are, all types of Adult heart surgery, Robotic Assisted Heart Surgery, Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy for chronic pulmonary thrombo embolic disease, Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Surgery for Cardiac Failure, Heart & Lung Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device.

A surgeon with American Board Certification in General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery who is also UNOS (United Nations Organ Sharing) certifiable for heart and lung transplantation and ventricular assist devices. Dr.Ravikumar’s surgical team has, over the past six years outperformed the outcomes of both, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons of America. His crude mortality rate is 1.4% for all comers in cardiac surgery as opposed to the above mentioned societies risk adjusted mortality rates of 2.25%.  In our patient population there were sicker patients (complicated aneurysm surgery, triple valve replacements, cases with severe cardiac dysfunction, combined heart operations, etc. If we risk adjust, then our outcomes will be far superior).

He has been instrumental in starting 3 cardiac programs, which has grown to a robust stature.

Dr R Ravi Kumar’s Achievements:

  •  World’s first Robotic Double Valve Replacement, 2011.
  •  World’s first Robotic combined Mitral Valve Replacement and CABG, 2011.
  •  India’s first Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement, 2010.
  •  India’s first Robotic Mitral Valve Replacement, 2006.
  •  Largest series of Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement.

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