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Dr. Vijay Shankar C S


Cardio Thoracic Surgeon


30+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Vijay Shankar C S is a well-known cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon in Chennai. His specialties as a senior cardiothoracic surgeon include clinical cardiology, chest discomfort, and serious heart diseases. He is an expert at treating heart patients properly.

Cardiothoracic specialists treat a variety of cardiac diseases including blood clots in the lungs, coronary artery disease, mitral valve failure, and cardiomyopathy. For an accurate diagnosis and a sound treatment plan, individuals with any of these disorders should speak with a cardiothoracic surgeon like Dr. Vijay.

To learn more about the specifics of the heart's activities, Dr. Vijay Shankar is a specialist who can recommend tests including an ECG, x-rays, and computerized tomography. In addition, the patients could need angiograms and stress tests, which are only performed by specialists.

Dr. Shankar will probably provide prescription recommendations based on the results of all the tests, depending on the problem's underlying cause. Aspirin, blood thinners, thrombolytic medicines, and artery relaxants are some of these pharmaceuticals. When the cardiovascular system is under stress, he occasionally prescribes antidepressants.

Since he has more than 30 years of expertise, he is among Chennai's top-heart experts. He possesses an MBBS and an M.Ch. in addition to an MS in general surgery.

He is then able to accurately identify the issue and provide the patient with the necessary course of action. According to him, improving heart health is all we can do to help people with their daily tasks.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • MS (Gen Surgery)
  • M.Ch

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Bypass Surgery
  • ECMO
  • Cardioversion Special Interests
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aldosterone Inhibitors 
  • Blood vessel dilators
  • LVAD
  • Heart Valve Surgery 
  • Infarct Exclusion Surgery
  • CABG
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery 
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Surgery 

All Treatments

  • Heart transplant
  • Heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve repair
  • Heart failure
  • Carotid Endarterectomy 
  • Stenting
  • Ventricular assist device
  • Lung Transplant 
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass

Professional Work Experience

  • Cardiothoracic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai.

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Vijay Shankar C S is a highly experienced cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon based in Chennai with over 30 years of expertise. His specialties include clinical cardiology, chest discomfort, and the treatment of serious heart diseases. Dr. Shankar is well-versed in diagnosing and managing a wide range of cardiac conditions, such as coronary artery disease, mitral valve failure, and cardiomyopathy.
  • His diagnostic approach may involve tests like ECG, x-rays, and computerized tomography to gain insights into the heart's activities. For more specialized assessments, he may recommend angiograms and stress tests.
  • Based on the test results and the underlying cause of the problem, Dr. Shankar provides personalized treatment plans, which may include medications such as aspirin, blood thinners, thrombolytic medicines, and artery relaxants. In certain cases of cardiovascular stress, he may also prescribe antidepressants.
  • Dr. Shankar's extensive qualifications include an MBBS, MS in general surgery, and an M.Ch. degree, enabling him to accurately diagnose and guide patients on the appropriate course of action. He is renowned as one of Chennai's leading heart specialists and is dedicated to improving heart health to enhance patients' daily lives.

Research and Fellowships

  • Fellow in Coronary Artery Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, USA, 1983-1987 and 1993-1994  
  • Fellow in Congenital Heart Surgery for 6 months at Children's Hospital, University of Wisconsin, USA, in 1986  Barylor College, Houston, USA for three months

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