Heart Transplantation – where in the weak heart is removed and replaced by a healthy heart from another brain dead donor. 10 yr survival is more than 70%.
Dr A. G. K. Gokhale (also known as Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale) born 2 October 1959 MBBS, M.S. (General Surgery), M.Ch (Cardio-thoracic surgery), DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery), SMP (IIM-C)) is an Indian Cardiac Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals. He is known for being the first to perform a successful human-to-human heart transplant and first successful lung transplant in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
He worked at Yashoda Hospitals and Global hospitals before this where he performed many of his historic achievements such as the first Heart Transplant, and Minimal access cardiac surgeries. He is also the Chairman of the charitable trust called “Sahrudaya Health, Medical and Educational Trust” that monetarily assists and provides moral support to poor heart patients and spread knowledge about prevention of heart diseases and is running a successful open heart surgery programme in Guntur Government General hospital.
Looking for the best cardiothoracic surgeon in Hyderabad? Contact Dr Gokhale at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills for your heart diseases.
Here is an patient education video on Heart Transplantation Surgery by Dr Gokhale in English Version: