Dr Sathyaki Nambala

Chief 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.



Dr Sathyaki Nambala

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