Dr. Richard Saldanha - Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery Expert at KLE Hospital

Dr. Richard Saldanha

Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon
MS(General surgery), M.Ch., DNB (Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery)

SPECIALITY

Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery

LANGUAGE

English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada

I have been practicing cardio vascular and thoracic surgery for the last 40 years. I joined the profession in 1974 and completed my MBBS from St. John’s Medical college, Bangalore. After completing my MS in general surgery, I specialized in cardiothoracic surgery from CMC, Vellore and further trained in coronary artery bypass surgery and heart transplantation from St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia. I have worked in busy cardiothoracic surgical centres like Railway Hospital & Ramachandra Hospital, Chennai. I have also worked overseas in Srilanka and been overseas for specialized training in Germany, Italy and USA. Most of my work in cardiothoracic surgery has been in south India and I have been heading the cardiothoracic team in KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital for the last 7 years.

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Valve repairs and replacements
  • Aortic aneurysm surgeries
  • Vascular surgeries
  • Thoracic surgeries like decortications, lobectomies and tumors.
  • Neonatal and paediatric surgery.
  • Heart and lung transplants
  • Mechanical circulatory support like Left ventricular assist devices and ECMO.
  • Thoracic trauma

  • International & National publications – 50 in peer reviewed journals
  • Life member – Indian Association of Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Member STS (Society of thoracic surgeons of America)
  • Life Member – Indian society for Heart and Lung transplantation