Dr. Rajesh T R | Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery | Kauvery Hospital
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Dr. Rajesh T R

Senior Consultant - Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery




Kauvery Hospital - Electronic City

Kauvery Hospital - Marathahalli

Brief Profile

Dr. Rajesh T R is highly regarded among Cardio thoracic & Vascular Surgeons in Bengaluru with 20 years’ experience. He has performed over 8000 cardiac surgeries. He was the first in Asia to implant a third-generation artificial heart in a patient with terminal heart failure. He has won several prestigious awards towards his excellent service.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS, VIMS Bellary
  • DNB(General Surgery), NBE, New Delhi
  • MS (General Surgery), Mysore Medical College, Mysore
  • MCh (CTVS ), GSMC, Mumbai


20 years

  • Consultant - Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, HCG, Bengaluru
  • Consultant - Cardiac and Vascular Surgery,  Narayana Hrudayala, Bengaluru
  • Consultant - Cardiac and Vascular Surgery,  Sparsh, Bengaluru


  • MICS -
    • Mini Sternotomy and Mini Thoracotomy CABG
    • Valve repairs and replacements
    • ASD closures
    • Excision of Cardiac Tumours
  • Complex and Total Arterial Offpump CABG, Coronary Endarterectomy, MICS
  • Cardiac Surgery in Heart Failure
  • LVAD ( Artificial Heart ) Implantations, ECMOs, Heart Transplants
  • Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Interventional Procedures
  • Peripheral vascular surgeries and Interventions
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery


  • First in Asia to implant the third generation Artificial Heart in a patient with terminal Heart failure
  • Performed nearly 8000 cardiac surgeries

Honors & Awards

  • Gold Medal in MS-General Surgery, awarded by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences,
  • Special award for excellence in Cardiac surgery by the Chief Minister of AP, Sri Rosaiah
  • Limca Book of Records -first to Implant a third generation artificial heart in India.
  • Bharata Vikaasa Ratna Rashtra Prashasthi, by Bharata Ratna Sir M V Engineering
  • Award for excellence in Surgery by Samartha Saahitya Mattu Sanskruthika Prathistaana
  • Youngest recipient of Vasavasiri, the highest title conferred in the Aryavysya community, to people with special accomplishments

Research & Publications

  • Efficacy of three different ablative procedures to treat atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular heart disease: a randomised trial. Heart Lung Circ. 2008 Jun;17(3):232-40.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Indian Association Of Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
  • Indian Medical Association

Special Training

  • Focus area: Heart failure, Transplants, and Ventricular Assist Devices (Artificial hearts)-  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Focus area: MICS - Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany.
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