Dr. Vidyadhar Lad - Cardiac Specialists in Mumbai

Dr. Vidyadhar Lad

Consultant, Adult Cardiac Surgery

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery & Heart Transplantation


  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 25 years
  • GENDER: Male
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi
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My Mantra

The service of India means the service of millions who suffer. To treat those who suffer is an area of incessant striving and failure is not an option. It is the smile of my patients that keeps me going.


Adult Cardiac Surgery


Over 13000 surgeries


CABG (Beating Heart), Valve replacement & repair, Aortic aneurysm & dissection surgery, Maze surgery, Heart Transplant/VAD/ECMO, HOCM Surgery, Minimal Access Surgery


    • MBBS, KEM Hospital & Seth G. S. Medical College, University of Mumbai
    • MS(General Surgery), Tata Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai
    • MCh (CVTS)- KEM Hospital & Seth G. S. Medical College, University of Mumbai
    • DNB(CVTS), National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
    • FRCS(Edinburgh), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


    • Toronto General Hospital, Canada
    • Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada

Dr. Vidyadhar S. Lad received his MBBS degree from the top medical school of India, i.e., Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, University of Mumbai in 1994 and his Master of Surgery from the top Cancer Hospital of India, i.e., Tata Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai in 1997. He was awarded FRCS by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 1998. Subsequently he obtained Master of Chirurgiae (M Ch) in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery from the prestigious CVTS Department of K. E. M. Hospital, University of Mumbai in 2001; which was best known for performing the first Heart Transplant in India and fourth in the World.

After completing his training at the K.E.M Hospital, he was appointed as Consultant (Lecturer) in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Following this he worked at the National Heart Center in Singapore and then proceeded to Canada. He underwent advanced training in Complex Heart Surgeries under the tutelage of the legendary Prof. Tirone David at the Toronto General Hospital which is the premier Heart Institute of Canada. He subsequently worked at the Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada. He established a Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai in the year 2009 where he had been effective in extending excellent cardiac surgical services and his results continued to remain second to none. Dr. Lad was Chief Surgeon & Program Director, Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai from 2009-2012.

In August 2012, he joined the Cardiac Surgical Services at the prestigious Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute in Mumbai. Dr. Lad's robust surgical practice focuses on Coronary Bypass Surgery including beating heart surgery, Complex Valve Surgery, Minimal Access Surgery, Maze Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Surgery for Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism, surgery for HOCM, and surgery for Cardiac Tumours. Additionally he has a rich experience in the areas of ECMO, Ventricular assist devices, and Heart transplant surgery. He offers Minimal access surgery in selected patients. He uses his expertise in various aspects of Cardiac Surgery to provide coordinated, patient-focused, multidisciplinary care and to conduct multidisciplinary research.

Dr. Lad is an author of high-impact journal publications. He has presented various scientific papers at National & International Conferences. He has delivered close to 300 talks on heart diseases. Dr. Lad's current scientific endeavors are focused on clinical research involving various aspects of heart diseases.

KDAH Experience

Dr Lad has led the adult cardiac surgery program at the KDAH hospital in last 11 years by his exemplary success rate. He particularly specializes in successfully performing high-risk and complex cases that are often referred to him as a quaternary referral surgeon. His mortality rate for elective CABG and valve surgeries is 0.3%, which is much less than International standards.

He has performed a variety of valve replacement and valve repair surgeries. He has performed corrective surgery for Complex Aortic Dissection cases with good success rate. He has conducted Redo heart operations with equally good success rate.

He regularly performs the Modified Maze Procedure for patients with Atrial fibrillation with conversion rate to sinus rhythm in over 90%.

He initiated the Adult ECMO program in this hospital. He was also instrumental in successfully initiating the Heart Transplants program in this hospital along with the Heart Transplant team.


  • Patwardhan A M, Lad V S, Pai V B. Esophageal injury during Radio frequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: inherent safety of radiofrequency bipolar coagulation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2002 Sep, 124: 642-a-643-a.
  • Patwardhan A M, Lad V S, N Kumar. Radiofrequency modified Maze procedure for chronic atrial fibrillation. Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003 Jul, 19: 136-140.
  • Lad V S, Patwardhan A M. Maze III replication using radiofrequency micro bipolar coagulation. Heart Lung and Circulation 2004 Jun, 13: 139-144.
  • Lad V S. Recurrence of atrial fibrillation and flutter after Atrial Compartment Operation: Modified atrial incisions and role of Amiodarone. Ann Thorac Surg 2005 Jan, 79: 389
  • Pai RK, Lad V S, Agarwal N, Khandeparkar J, Patwardhan A. Implications of valve prosthesis-patient mismatch in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement; who tolerates and who does not. Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005 Dec; 21: 256-61
  • Lad V S, Jain J, Patwardhan A M et al. Right atrial trans-septal approach for left atrial myxomas - 9 year experience. Heart Lung and Circulation 2006 Feb, 15: 38-43
  • Lad V S, Rao V, Badiwala M, Jackman J. Stem-cell therapy for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy.Indian Heart J 2007 Aug; Suppl B: B133-B142.
  • Newcomb A, David TE, Lad VS, Bobiarski J, Armstrong S, Maganti M. Mitral valve repair for advanced myxomatous degeneration with emphasis on posterior displacement of the mitral annulus. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008 Dec; 136: 1503-9.
  • Butany J, Vaideeswar P, Dixit V, Lad VS, Vegas A, David TE. Ascending aortic aneurysms in unicommissural aortic valve disease. Cardiovascular Pathology 2009 Jan; 18: 11-18
  • Lad V S, David TE, Vegas A. Mitral regurgitation due to myxomatous degeneration combined with bicuspid aortic valve disease due to prolapse of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve. Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Jan; 87: 79-82.
  • Lad V S. Valve size does matter in the young. Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Jan; 87: 353-4.
  • Lad V S, Badiwala M, Rao V, et al. Mechanical support with the ABIOMED BVS 5000: the Toronto General Hospital Experience. Can J Cardiol 2010 Nov; 26: 467-170
  • Lad V S, Newcomb A, Davis PJ, et al. Surgical techniques for the management of the ‘Difficult Mitral Annulus’. Heart Lung and Circulation 2014 March; 23: 217-223
  • Vadi S, Lad V S, Kapoor D. Perioperative Implication of Sodium-glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor in a Patient Following Major Surgery. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021 Aug; 25(8):958-959.
  • Lad V S . Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injury. Chapter 12. Yearbook of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery - 3; 2021.

Professional Memberships:

  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular -Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet)
  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Mr. Laxmandas Ramchandani, Bhopal

    In every hospital DOCTORS have a major role in patients' health. So, Doctors are nice and gentle.
    Dr Lad, Dr Arun and Dr Ganesh all helped a lot.

  • Jean Jacques

    Accompanied by my son Andrianina, I would like to express my deep gratitude to Dr. Vidyadhar S. Lad (Surgeon) and his medical team cited below: - Dr. Prashant Nair (Cardiologist), Dr. Sonali Vadi (Intervist), Dr. Ganesh Rawat/ Dr. Arun Tiwari...

  • Hema Vaishnav

    My Husband was detected with Triple Artery Disease with Multiple blokages without any symptoms in the month of October during his routine chek up and was advised to go for Angiography in Oman. We came to Mumbai and had consulted Dr. Vidyadhar L...

Conditions/Procedures No. of Cases Treated International Success Rate KDAH Success Rate
CABG >8000+ 97.5% 99%
Others including Valve Surgery >5000+ 96% 98%

Dr. Vidyadhar S. Lad: Aortic Dissection Surgery in Renal transplant patient

Aortic Dissection Surgery in Renal transplant patient.

Extended septal myectomy with Mitral valve repair for patients with HOCM & severe Mitral Regurgitation.

V-A ECMO, an advanced life support provided to patients with life threatening Acute Cardio Respiratory Failure secondary to H1N1 and Viral Myocarditis.


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