Dr. V. V. Bashi

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Specialty: Lungs and respiratory – thoracic

Hospital: SIMS Hospital, Chennai

MS (General Surgery), MCh (Thoracic Surgery)
Director & Senior Consultant
Institute of Cardiac & Advanced Aortic Diseases
Cardithoracic and Vascular Surgery | Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery | Complex Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Over a span of 36 years, has performed more than 15,000 cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries. Pioneer in beating heart coronary bypass surgery and arterial grafting for coronary artery disease in India.
One of the most experienced surgeons in complex aortic aneurysm surgeries in India and has performed more than 1000 aneurysm surgeries. This includes more than 400 aortic root replacements, 150 aortic arch replacements, thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic operations, hybrid procedures of the aortic arch and thoraco-abdominal aorta.
Other surgical procedure experience includes more than 400 mitral valve repairs, 150 tricuspid valve procedures, double valve replacement operations, adult congenital heart surgeries, carotid endarterectomy, pulmonary operations, pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy, and heart transplant. Specialist in complex re-operations for aortic aneurysms, coronary bypass, and valve surgeries and has performed more than 300 of these procedures.

Honors and Awards:
• 2017 LIMRA Award, Tamil Nadu Medical Practitioners LIMRA Award for eminent medical personality
• 2013 AKMG Emirates Award, AKMG Emirates – Dubai chapter life time achievement award – 2013
• 2013 Indo-Australian Award, Indo-Australian award for meritorious service
• 2011 MGR University, Chennai – Lifetime achievement award from Tamilnadu MGR Medical University
• 2009 Rotary Club Marina, Madras – For the sake of the Honour award from Rotary Club Marina, Madras
• 2009 Lion’s Club, Chennai – Melvin Jones Worthy Person Award from Lion’s club, Chennai

• Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
• Aortic Arch Replacement
• Aortic Root Replacement
• Frozen Elephant trunk operation
• Aortic Dissection
• CABG ( both On & Off Pump)
• Valve Repair and Replacement
• Adult Congenital Heart Surgeries
• Redo Heart Surgeries
• Heart Transplant