Dr.Sandeep Attawar
MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), MCh (Cardiac Surgery)
Program Director & Chair,
Institute of Heart-Lung Transplant,
KIMS Hospitals

From The Director's Desk

Transplantation is like no other procedure in terms of meticulous planning. Our team carefully completes a series of important steps to ensure that patients are appropriate candidates and are well prepared for transplantation. This care and precision, we believe, is reflected in our higher-than-average survival statistics.

We also believe education is a key component to the preparation process because patients who are better informed tend to deal with post-transplant demands more successfully. Knowledge is empowering and demystifying for both patients and their caregivers. Giving people suffering from heart failure a renewed lease on life. At the Advanced Heart Failure and Thoracic organ Transplant Center , KIMS Heart Lung transplant Institute in Secunderabad , more patients leave our center every year with new hearts, lungs, Assist devices and a renewed lease of life . Within our transplant centers , you will find some of the top specialists in the nation in the areas of heart failure, cardiac & lung transplant and mechanical cardiac assist. We performed our successful first heart transplant in 2012.This was preceded by some pioneering work in the field of lung transplants in adults,suffering from a variety of terminal lung conditions. This work was without precedent in the sub continent and we are acknowledged torchbearers in the field.If the current pace continues, we could perform approximately 80 heart , lung and combined Heart-Lung transplants this year. Incidentally, our team is also recognized as a leader in the implantation of ventricular assist devices (VADs) in adults and children.We are the only team in Asia-Pacific that works on a remotely monitored LVAD, empowering patients and physicians alike with long term remote monitoring and continued individualized care.Our outcomes following heart , lung transplants and ventricular assist device implants are the best in the country. At our center, you will be treated by some of the most experienced physicians in their fields.You will meet one-on-one with one of our experienced specialists and support staff , who will get to know all your medical needs and you as an individual. By getting to know you and your family well, we can tailor a highly personalized treatment plan and provide the assistance and encouragement you and your family need, both medically and emotionally.

Institute of Heart & Lung Transplant

The mission of the Institute of Heart & Lung Transplant at KIMS is to foster a multidisciplinary approach to the continual improvement of the clinical, scientific, and social aspects of transplantation to improve the lives of patients with end-stage organ failure. We place a strong emphasis on the advancement of basic science and clinically applied research. Our transplant team has a tradition of caring for some of the most medically compromised patients. Nevertheless, the institute has maintained patient and graft survival rates that meet national benchmarks.

Though our physicians have conducted more than 200 transplantations in our programs' history, what really sets us apart is our expertise. As a pioneer in the field of solid-organ transplantation, our program has been consistently challenged with some of the most difficult and complex cases.

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LT VAD'S (Ventricular Assist Devices, Long Term), is a miniature third generation pumping device implanted into the heart of a failure patient, which compensates as a pumping device for the failing ventricle. It is a essentially a permanent device for individuals who are unsuitable for a Heart Transplant.

Meet Our Team

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Dr. Vijil Rahulan

Chief, Transplant Pulmonology

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Dr. Unmil B Shah

Consultant - Transplant Pulmonology

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Dr. Prem Anand John

Consultant Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

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Dr. Mahesh B N

Consultant Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

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Dr. Prabhat Dutta Mahesh Chandra

Addition Director & HOD CTVS Anaesthesia (Heart Lung Transplant Institute)

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Critical Care

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Dr. Anoop M

Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Critical Care

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Dr. Sharanya Kumar

Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Critical Care

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