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Dr. A G K Gokhale

Dr. A G K Gokhale

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery| 30 Yrs
Doctor Education
MBBS, M.S., M.Ch, DNB, SMP (IIM C), D.Sc Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic , Transplant & Minimal Access Surgeon
Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills,Hyderabad
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English, Hindi, Telugu
About Dr. A G K Gokhale

Dr. Gokhale is one of the best Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons in Hyderabad with more than three decades of experience. He has been awarded the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award in 2016. In February 2017, he became the second surgeon in Asia to do a piggy-back heart transplant (Heterotopic heart transplantation). To date, he has performed 50+ heart transplants and 3 lung transplants and more than 15,000 open heart surgeries - adult as well as pediatric with a success rate of 98.4%.

Some of the services he provides are Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty, Atrial Fibrillation, Pacemaker Implantation, etc. He is interested in Aortic Valve and Minimal Access Mitral surgeries, Implantation of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), Minimally Invasive Bypass surgery for multiple bypass grafts and many more.

Dr. Gokhale has pioneered Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery for those needing multiple bypass grafts (keyhole bypass surgery), valve replacements and closure of holes in the heart. He has the credit of performing the first heart- kidney combined transplant in India in his name and he performed a heart transplant for a 69-year-old man, who was the oldest man undergoing a heart transplant in India. 

The doctor has established SahrudayaHealth, a Medical and Educational Trust, for performing open heart surgeries at the Government General Hospital, Guntur, his alma mater, on a PPP model with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Around 500 open heart surgeries and 3 heart transplantations have been done at the hospital.


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Detailed Experience

1. Dr.Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale obtained his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from Guntur Medical College, India (1976–1985)

2. He was trained in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and obtained his M.Ch and DNB degree at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore (1990)

3. NIMS (1990-1992)

4. He did his fellowship in Heart Transplantation and Lung Transplantation at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia (1992-1993)

5. He worked as a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney (1993- 1995)

6. He did a Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, United States with Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos and gained experience in the areas of Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Aortic Aneurysm Surgeries and Root RepairS (1995-1996)

7. Mediciti Hospitals (1996-2003)

8. Global Hospitals (2003-2012)

9. Before that he worked at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad (2012-2015)

10. He is practicing as Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee hills, Hyderabad till date

Awards & Achievements
  • - Padmashri Award (2016)
  • - Gold Medal
Professional Memberships
  • - Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • - Net forum of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in the world
  • - International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (United States)
  • - Society of Thoracic Surgeons (United States)
  • - European Association of Thoracic Surgeons
  • - Founder Secretary of Heart Failure Society (India)
  • - Cardiological Society of India
  • - Indian Society for Heart and Lung Transplantations
Research and Publications
  • - Conducting research on the role of injecting stem cells into the heart
  • - "Cold Agglutinins and Warm Heart Surgery"- (Letter)Gokhale A.G.K Etal: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery 105(3):557, 1993 March.
  • - Carpentier's Technique of Repair for Ebstein's Anomaly " - Gokhale A.G.K Etal, Indian Heart Journal, 44(1):51-2, 1992 Jan-Feb
  • - "Cockroach in Right Main Bronchus - an Unusual Foreign Body" - Gokhale A.G.K, Rajagopal P; Indian Journal Of Chest Disease and Allied Science, 34(2):103-5,1992 April-June.
  • - "Non Bacterial Thrombotic Vegetation Mimicking a Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Tumor" - Gokhale A.G.K, Etal; Indian Heart Journal, 45(2):131-2, !993 March-April.
  • - "Mitral Valve Replacement For Annular Submitral Aneurysm of the Left Ventricle" - Gokhale A.G.K Etal, Thorax 48(6): 676-7, 1993 June.
  • - "Evaluation of the autologous bone marrow mononuclear therapy and functional restoration and scarred myocardium by imaging analysis", J Cardiovasc Dis Res. 2011 Apr;2(2):133-6.
  • - "Preliminary Report on immunomodulation of mesenchymal stem cells in M.tb infection. The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2009 Volume 8 Number 1.
  • - "Successful Surgical Outcome of infected aneurysmal drug-coated stent endocarditis" published online 3 October 2013 Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals.
  • - Case Report A Case of Left Main coronary artery disease in a young female with aorto arteritis, Journal of Indian college of Cardiology 2013.
  • - Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Alla Yamini, Chinta Siddharth Reddy. (2018, February 11). Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery through right anterolateral thoracotomy- review and personal experience. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12055-018-0644-0, Pub Status: Published.
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  • Conditions Treated:
  • - Coronary Artery Disease
  • - Peripheral Artery Disease
  • - High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
  • - Heart Failure – cardiomyopathy, valve disorders
  • - Valve disease – valve stenosis, valve regurgitation, valve prolapse
  • - Aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection
  • - Arrhythmia – atrial or ventricular fibrillation, atrial flutter
  • - Congenital heart defects/conditions – Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • Procedures Performed:
  • - Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft – CABG)
  • - Valve replacement – Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR), Mitral Valve Replacement (MVR)
  • - Beating Heart Surgery
  • - Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)
  • - Redo cardiac surgery
  • - Keyhole venous/arterial harvesting
  • - Robotic Assisted Cardiac Surgery
  • - Cardiothoracic surgery
  • - Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection repair
  • - Congenital defects
  • - Pediatric Heart Surgery
  • - Heart Transplant
  • - Heart and Lung Transplant
  • MONDAY04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • TUESDAY04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • WEDNESDAY04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • THURSDAY04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • FRIDAY04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • SATURDAY04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • SUNDAYNo slots available

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Dr A G K Gokhale offers online consultations on our web platform Apollo 24/7 and Apollo 24/7 App. Also, available for physical consultations at the following locations: Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills,Hyderabad

Dr A G K Gokhale is a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon with over 30 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, M.S., M.Ch, DNB, SMP (IIM C), D.Sc Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic , Transplant & Minimal Access Surgeon

Dr A G K Gokhale can speak English, Hindi, Telugu.

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