Dr. Ravi Raju Chigullapally


Sr.Consultant Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgeon





Educational Qualification:

MBBS, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences (with distinction)

Years of Experience:

17 years experience overall (5 years as specialist)

Service Offered:

  • Beating Heart CABG
  • Valve repairs/ replacements
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm surgeries
  • ECMO
  • Lung resections
  • Oesophageal resections
  • Vascular repairs
Special Interests and Expertise
  • Specialised in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting using only arterial grafts
  • Beating heart surgery
  • Redo bypass surgery
  • Valve repair
  • Complex aneurysms
Professional Membership
  • Started independent cardiac surgery practice at a young age
  • He has performed over 2000 cardiac surgeries including over 1000 high-risk surgeries
  • He is one of the safest heart surgeons with a 99 % success rate in bypass surgery in severe LV dysfunction patients
  • He is credited and recognized amongst his peers as the first in the country to start an independent practice at a very young age
  • Under his leadership, established Srikara group of hospitals and Vinn hospital Hyderabad as cardiac surgery centre
  • First in Hyderabad to start fast track in cardiac surgery where patient stay in hospital less than 4 days after surgery
  • Honoured with the APJ Abdul Kalam award in Health and Medical Excellence in 2023
  • Performed the first of its kind Tracheal repair by transporting patient from Nigeria in air ambulance under 16 hours
  • Appointed as medical consultant for TOLARAM (Singapore based 70 years old firm with 16000 employees from Nigeria, Singapore) where he treated both off and online employees medically and surgically
  • Started a cardiac surgery department in Medicover Hospital, Begumpet and performed first CABG in the hospital