Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department

About the Department
The Department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Omega hospital offers the full range of Procedures in the speciality both in adults and children. It is equipped with the latest in state of the art facilities for providing comprehensive and the best in cardiothoracic and vascular surgical care.
Omega Hospital is the first to perform beating heart bypass surgery in the region and has been doing this type of surgery for over 13 years with excellent results. Most of the open heart surgeries are done without using any donor blood transfusions. Generally most of the bypass surgeries are performed using arterial grafts which lasts longer than vein grafts taken from the leg.
Valve replacement and repair surgeries are also being done regularly.
Open heart surgery for birth defects in children like atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defect, Patent Ductus and coarctation of the aorta are routinely done here. Also, complicated defects like TOF are also repaired.
Thoracic surgeries performed include pneumonectomy, lobectomy, decortications etc
Vascular surgeries undertaken are aortic root replacement, aortic aneurysm surgery, aortobifemoral bypass and femoropopliteal bypass.

Dr.A.G.Jayakrishnan MS, FRCSI, FRCS(CTh)

Chief cardiothoracic and vascular Surgeon, MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, MS (General Surgery) Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, FRCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), FRCA(CTh) Intercollegiate board in Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Royal college in UK and Ireland.

Dr. A.G. Jayakrishnan has extensive experience in the field of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. Following his Masters degree in general surgery he pursued a career in cardiothoracic surgery in Ireland and UK. He worked at the National cardiac surgery centre, Mater Miscericordiae Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and also at Our Lady’s Hospital for sick children. He underwent his training in adult and paediatric cardiac surgery as well as cardiac transplantation at these centres for 5 years. Following this he moved to Kings College Hospital, London as senior Registrar in cardiac surgery and was later consultant cardiac surgeon at Kings College Hospital, London as well as Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. Following his initial training he has performed several cardiac surgery procedures in the UK, independently. His main area of specialization is coronary artery bypass surgery.
He returned to India in 1993 and established the cardiac surgery department at Sree Uthradom Thirunal Hospital, Trivandrum and also at PRS Hospital, Trivandrum. Dr. Jayakrishnan was the first to perform beating heart bypass surgery and also bypass surgery without using any donor blood.
He moved to Omega Hospital, Mangalore in 2000 and established the department of cardiothoracic surgery. With over 25 yrs experience in the field he has performed over 20000 open heart surgeries in adult and children.
He has been a visiting consultant to Nawaloka Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka over 10 yrs and to the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital for over 5 Yrs. He is also prof. of surgery at Fr. Mullers Medical College Hospital, Mangalore.
He has presented many papers in India and abroad and has published several papers in prestigious national and international journals.

The Team:

Dr.A.G. Jayakrishnan, M.S., FRCSI, FRCS (Cth) Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. K.T. Anand Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Chetana Anand Cardiac Anaesthetist

Mr. Ganapathi Bhat Perfusionist

Mr. Vinay K.B. Physician Assistant

Range of procedures performed

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Beating heart bypass surgery
  • Vale replacement surgery and valve repairs
  • Surgery for aneurysms
  • Surgery for birth defects
  • Lung surgery
  • Vascular surgery (thoracic and abdominal aorta and peripheral vascular)

Open Heart Surgery

  • Procedures Done
  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
  • Valve Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • ASD/VSD Repair
  • Valve Replacement Surgery
  • Awake Bypass Surgery
  • Closed Heart Surgery


The Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit headed by Dr. A.G. Jayakrishnan, has performed over 2500 Coronary Artery Bypass Surgeries, in a span of 10 years. We also specialize in Valve Replacement Surgery, Children’s Heart Surgery etc., we are proud to state we are the first in this region to do “Beating Heart Bypass Surgery”, and “Awake” Bypass Surgery.