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Dr. AGK Gokhale, Cardiologist

Apollo Hospital, Jubillee Hills, Hyderabad

Dr. AGK Gokhale, Cardiologist

 Doctor's Profile


  • Director - Cardiac Department

  • Cardiac Surgeon

        Qualifications & Experience

  • 32 years of experience

  • MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, DNB - Cardiothoracic Surgery



  • He has one of the largest experiences in minimally invasive heart surgery in India. In February 2015, Dr. Gokhale brought heart interstate from Bangalore to Hyderabad and successfully did heart transplant on a patient in Hyderabad (second time it happened in India).

  • He also started robotic assisted cardiothoracic surgery successfully at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.

  • So far he did 46 heart and lung transplants- 40 heart transplants including a heterotopic heart transplant and 4 single lung transplants and one each of double lung transplant and combined heart-lung transplant and more than 15,000 plus open heart surgeries - adult as well as pediatric with a success rate of 98.4%.

  • Dr.Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale has pioneered the art of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery for those needing multiple bypass grafts (key hole bypass surgery), valve replacements, mitral valve repairs and closure of holes in the heart. He conducted many live workshops and trained heart surgeons in India and abroad in minimally invasive heart surgery. Dr. Gokhale also conducts cadaver workshops for training surgeons in heart and lung transplants. Dr. Gokhale ranks among the best in the world in his competence, expertise and experience. He is instrumental in establishing Indian Society for heart and lung transplantation (INSHLT).

  • Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, chief of the group is working as Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation Program and as Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic and Minimal Access Surgeon in Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

  • Dr Gokhale, a noted name among the medical fraternity in general and cardiothoracic surgeons the world over in particular, has had the distinction of performing India's first heart-kidney combined transplant.

  • He is one of the very few surgeons in the world who did heterotopic heart transplant (piggy-back heart transplant).

  • Dr Gokhale did the 1st successful heart transplant, first successful lung transplant, first double lung transplant and 1st successful implantation of temporary ventricular assist device in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Acute Aortic Dissection

  • Arrhythmia Treatment with Ablation and Pacemakers

  • Coronary Artery Surgery

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Treatment

  • Cardiac OPD Procedures

  • ECG-Treadmill Test TMT

  • 24 Hour Holter Monitoring

  • Ambulatory BP Monitoring (ABPM)

  • Echocardiography with Color Doppler

  • Stress Echocardiographyn

  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test

  • Thallium Test - Nuclear Stress Test

  • 64 Slice CT Angiography

  • PET Scan

  • Off Pump beating CABG LV restoration

  • surgery

  • Valve Repair Replacement

  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

  • Ross Procedure

  • Cardiac Tumour Treatment

  • Aortic Dissection Repair Surgery

  • Minimal access surgeries for valves

  • ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) Closure

  • Neonatal and Infant cardiac surgeries

  • Complex congenital heart surgeriesg

  • TAPVC - Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Repair Arterial Switch

  • Single Ventricle Defects Surgery

  • ECMO Support

  • heart disease

  • Device Closure- ASD VSD

  • Balloon Septostomy

  • Balloon Valvuloplasty - Aortic

  • Pulmonary and Mitral

  • Fetal Echocardiogram

  • Coronary Angiogram

  • Peripheral Angiogram

  • PTCA-Percutaneous Transluminal

  • Coronary Angioplasty

  • Aortic Stent Grafting

  • EPS-Electrophysiological

  • Radiofrequency Ablation

  • PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant - Single Chamber

  • Biventricular Pacing

  • AICD

  • PTMC - Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy

  • Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)

  • Angiography

  • Aortic Valve Replacement

  • Mitral Valve Replacement

  • VSD Closure (Adult) Surgery

  • Heart Double Valve Replacement

  • PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant - Double Chamber

  • CRT- D Implant (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)

  • PDA Device Closure

  • Single Bypass and Valve Replacement

  • Valve Replacement

  • Congenital Heart Disorder CHD

  • Heart Bypass - Minimally Invasive CABG

  • Heart Implants

  • Heart Surgery

  • Rotational Atherectomy

  • Redo CABG

  • Angioplasty - 1 Stent

  • Angioplasty - 2 Stent

  • Aortic Valve replacement - Mechanical Valve

  • Aortic Valve replacement - Tissue Valve

  • Mitral Valve replacement - Mechanical Valve

  • Mitral Valve replacement - Tissue Valve

  • Aortic Valve Repair

  • Mitral Valve Repair

  • VP Shunting - Programmable Device

  • AV Canal repair

  • Bentall procedure

  • PDA Ligation

  • CRT - D (MRI Compatible)

  • CRT - D (MRI Non-Compatible)

  • CRT - P

  • Transarterial Radioembolization - TARE

  • ICD Implantation

  • Cardiac catheterization

  • Balloon mitral valvotomy

  • Truncus Arterious Repair

  • Cardiac ablation

  • TAVI

  • LVAD

  • MBBS - Guntur Medical College, India

  • MS - General Surgery - Guntur Medical College, India

  • MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery - Christian Medical College Hospital

  • DNB - Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Life member in Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

  • Member of CTS Net - forum of cardiothoracic surgeons in the world

  • Member of International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, USA

  • Member of Society of Thoracic Surgeons, USA

  • Member of European Association of Thoracic Surgeons

  • At present, President of Indian Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

  • Life member of Cardiological Society of India

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