Dr. Suresh Rao - Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon in Mumbai - Safartibbi

Dr. Suresh Rao

Pediatric cardiac surgeon
33+ years of experience
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm

About Doctor

  • Dr. Suresh Rao is one of the Senior most Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeons of India, with a special interest in Neonatal Cardiac Surgery.
  • He has performed more than 6000 surgeries and has booming experience of over 33 years in his field.
  • He has worked in New Zealand, Australia and the USA to get experience in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.
  • He has explored in India the practice of Modified Ultrafiltration after Congenital Heart Surgery.
  • Dr. Suresh Rao is an active member of various esteemed organizations like the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India, European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgeons.
  • His special skills include Congenital Heart Surgery in neonates, infants, children and adults for simple and complex heart defects, cosmetic approaches and valve repairs.
  •  He has pioneered many techniques in congenital surgery corrections and cardiopulmonary bypass and has established two large Congenital Heart Centres of National repute.
  •  He has trained many Congenital Heart Surgeons who are heading units across India. Dr. Rao has trained in India, New Zealand, Australia and USA.
Qualification & Training
  • MBBS (Grant Medical College & JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai )
  • MS (Grant Medical College & JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai )
  • MCh (Sree Chitra Institute Trivandrum)
  • DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery – DNB board, New Delhi)
  • Fellowship, Indian Association of CardioVascular & Thoracic Surgeons
  • Fellowship, College of physicians & Surgeons
Areas of Clinical interests


  • Life Member & Past President  Pediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • Life Member & Past president IACTS
  • Member, European Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member, World Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Member, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
  • Member, ELSO

Achievements and Awards

  • Recipient of endowment scholarship during MBBS and MS 
  • Placed Second in University of Bombay at the MS (Gen.Surg) Exam
  • Award for the Best Scientific Paper Titled, ‘Expanded Role of Peritoneal Dialysis in Pediatric Cardiac ICU’, Southern Zone Regional Conference of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kollam, Kerala, India.
  • Vocational Excellence Award, from The Rotary Club of Cochin North.

List of Treatments

  • Heart Lung Transplant for heart failure
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Treatment
  • Implantable Devices for heart defects
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch Surgery
  • IVC Filter Insertion
  • Minimal access surgeries for valves
  • Off Pump beating CABG LV restoration
  • Peripheral Angiogram
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant – Single Chamber
  • PTCA-Percutaneous Transluminal
  • PTE – Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • PTMC – Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Renal Angiogram
  • Ross Procedure
  • surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection (TPI)
  • Valve Repair Replacement