Dr Sathyaki NambalaChief Cardiac Surgeon, Apollo Hospital's Bangalore
Dr. Sathyaki Nambala, Senior Consultant and Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Apollo hospital, is a certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon practicing in Bangalore. He has performed more than 8000 open heart procedures and more than 2000 minimally invasive surgeries. He was instrumental in establishing a full fledged minimally invasive program in Southern India and popularised the technique across the country.
Dr. Nambala served as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Cardiac surgery at the Harvard Medical School’s teaching affiliate Brigham and Women’s hospital, Boston, USA. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top 5 hospitals in the US and has the largest series in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His expertise in key hole heart surgeries or MICS as it’s technically referred to, comes from formal training in these techniques at Harvard.
Dr Nambala also trained as a Clinical Fellow at the Toronto General Hospital’s The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre in Canada, well known for its expertise in complex aortic valve and aneurysm surgery as well as Mitral Valve repairs. He has significant experience in complex valve repairs and is well known for his skills in complicated cardiac operations. He did his basic surgical training at St Johns Medical College, Bangalore and his post doctoral cardiac surgical training at Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, Trivandrum – Kerala.
He gained recognition for performing complicated heart valve replacements /repairs via a keyhole also termed as Totally Endoscopic Heart Surgery. His technique of beating heart multivessel coronary bypass (MICS CABG) through a small anterior thoracotomy has received recognition throughout the country. He has the largest experience in minimally invasive techniques in the country and has the worlds second largest experience in minimally invasive multi vessel bypass (MICS CABG).
He also has significant expertise in pediatric cardiac surgery from his tenure at the renowned Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences. He conducts several training programs and is involved in the development of newer instrumentation in association with several international and national industries.
In addition to his involvement in training surgeons in advanced and innovative surgical techniques, he has participated in national and international operative surgical symposia and has lectured nationally and internationally.