Having gained extensive and invaluable experience as individuals, there was always an urge to consolidate and create an identity for ourselves, as a team. Working together as a team would allow us to scale greater heights, and provide better and wider range of services. Thus, CVTS Associates was born. As a group, CVTS Associates can effectively address a wide range of problems whether it be Cardiac, Thoracic or Vascular, all under one umbrella.



We are Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeons with a combined experience of close to THREE decades. Having qualified from premier institutes in the country, we worked at Narayana Hrudayalaya for nearly a decade each. We have gained extensive experience in handling even the most complex and challenging of cases. Between us, we have the experience of performing almost 10000 operations. We also keep ourselves abreast of the latest advances in the field of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery. Our areas of special interest are Surgery for Heart failure, Valve Repairs and Keyhole Cardiac surgery.

Dr. Rajesh T R

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Chiranbabu A

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon

We specialize in Artificial Heart Implantation and Heart Transplantation. In fact we were a part of the team who performed the first successful Heart Transplantation in Karnataka. We have the credit of being the first doctors in Asia, to implant the latest 3rd generation Artificial Heart. This has also merited us a mention in the Limca Book of Records.


We deliver our services with care and compassion. We fully understand the concerns you have when diagnosed with a cardiac ailment, or when contemplating a major surgery. We will be there by your side at each and every step. We will guide you in taking the correct decisions, whether it leads to an operation or not, and will make the whole experience as stress free as possible. We are committed to your service even after you leave the hospital. Our patients are a testimony to this.


Cardiac Operations

  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Aortic valve repair
  • Arrhythmia surgery – Maze procedure
  • ASD Closure
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Keyhole)
    • Open surgery
  • Bentall’s operation
  • Co-arctation of aorta surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery –
    • Beating heart surgery
    • Using heart lung machine
  • Dor’s Procedure for Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Heart Failure Surgery
  • Heart Valve Disease –valve repair and replacements
  • Hybrid heart procedure
    • Combined Stenting and MICS Coronary Artery bypass surgery
  • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy – HOCM
  • Key hole surgery – see MICS below
  • Maze and modified Maze procedure – for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery – MICS
  • Mitral Valve repair
  • Mitral valve replacement
  • Myxoma excision
  • Open heart surgery
  • PDA closure
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pulmonary endaterectomy
  • Ross Procedure
  • RSOV surgery
  • Septal myectomy for HOCM
  • Surgery for Marfan’s syndrome problems
    • Aortic surgeries
    • Valve surgeries
  • Tetralogy of Fallot correction ( TOF surgery)
  • Tricuspid valve repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Tumours of heart
    • Myxoma excision
    • Other tumours
  • VSD closure

Thoracic Operations

  • AchalasiaCardia
  • Decortication
  • Exploratory Thoracotomy
  • Intercoastal drainage – ICD
  • Lobectomy of Lung
  • Lung surgeries
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinotomy
  • Mediastinal tumour excision
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery
  • Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Vascular Operations

  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Atherosclerosis Atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis Endarterectomy
  • Bypass Surgery for Atherosclerosis/PAD/PVD
  • Bypass Surgery for Venous Disease
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid bypass surgery
  • Carotid body tumour excision
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation for varicose veins
  • Sclerotherapy for Varicose veins
  • Surgical Bypass for visceral ischemic syndromes
  • Varicose vein surgery
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping for Varicose veins
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Visceral Ischemic Endarterectomy