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Dr. Suresh Rao

Director, Children's Heart Centre and Consultant, Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgeon
MBBS, MS (Gen.Surg), MCh (CVT Surgery), Dip. N B (CT Surgery), FIACS


Indian Association of CardioVascular & Thoracic Surgeons Fellow of the College of Physician and Surgeons


Paediatric Cardiology, Neonatal Congenital Heart Surgery, Complex Congenital Heart Surgery and Newer Techniques in Paediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Services Offered

Pulmonary artery Banding, PDA interruptions, Coarctation repairs, Shunts, Pacemaker Implantations, Arterial switch operations, Aortic arch and left ventricular outflow tract repairs, Coarctation corrections with VSD closure, Obstructed Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous connections, Truncus Arteriosus, Norwood operations , Root translocations, Correction of complete Atrioventricular Canals, Tetralogy of Fallot, Double Outlet Ventricles , Senning operation, Closure of all kinds of VSD / ASD, Double switch operations, Glenn shunts and , Fontan operations

Languages spoken

Hindi, English, Marathi

Dr. Suresh Rao heads the Children Heart Centre at Kokilaben Hospital. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Paediatrics & Congenital Heart Surgery and has performed more than 12,000 surgeries.

Dr. Rao got his training of CVT Surgery from Sree Chitra Institute Trivandrum, and then joined Madras Medical Mission (MMM) at Chennai. Thereafter worked at New Zealand, Australia and USA to get trained in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.

Dr. Rao has pioneered in India the practice of Modified Ultrafiltration after Congenital Heart Surgery. Special skills include Congenital Heart Surgery in neonates, infants, children and adults for simple and complex heart defects, cosmetic approaches and valve repairs.

Associations/Professional Membership:

  • President, Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons- 2015-16
  • President, Paediatric Cardiac Society of India- 2009-11
  • Life member, Indian Associations Of CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Life Member, Pediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • Member, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons


Have authored / co- authored 37 publications in peer reviewed international journals.

  • Jason Fernandes, Dubai

    The staff and team are wonderful and well organized and well supportive team with Dr. Suresh, Dr. Snehal, Dr. Silvia, Dr. Mohanty, Dr Garima, Dr. Bipin and Dr. Tanuja. Very hard working nurses at the ECG/Echo department very friendly and polite. The nurses at my ward too were very approachable. All these great facts make the hospital outstanding.

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