Dr. D. Balaji
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Department Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Degrees MS, M.Ch (CTVS)
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I am very keen to gain an opportunity to use my skills I have developed as a Medical officer, Assistant Professor in department of general surgery, Post graduate resident in the department of cardiothorasic surgery in a challenging medical role . Ideally I would like to gain experience in cardiothorasic surgery and minimal access surgery . I would be willing to work in your esteemed institution

Having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in General Surgery and in cardio thorasic surgery having worked as an Assistant Professor in Department of General Surgery and Department of Cardio-thoracic and Vascular surgery, I’m well aware of the rights and responsibilities of patients, have a thorough understanding of infection control & Occupational health and safety (OH&S) principles in hospitals. I also have a thorough understanding of the principles of surgery and have shown sound knowledge in decision making at times of emergencies and during elective surgical procedures.

EDUCATION
  • M.B.B.S 1998-2004 Pondicherry university,Puducherry , India
  • M.S.,( master of surery ) in General Surgery 2007-2010 Rajiv Gandhi University, Karnataka, India
  • M.Ch., in Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013-2016 Sri Jayadeva Institute Of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore
MEDICAL REGISTRATION
  • Registered as a Medical practitioner with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Tamilnadu state Medical Council - 2005
  • Registered as General Surgeon with Medical Council of India (MCI) and Tamilnadu state Medical Council - 2010
CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE

    Post-Graduate / Resident – Department of cardiothorasic Surgery Sri jayadeva institute of cardiovascular science and research institute, banalore, Karnataka (august 2013 – July2016)

  • Managing outpatients and inpatients, monitoring post operative patients
  • Preparing patients for surgery
  • Performed procedures like A-V fistulae creation, thrombectomy/embolectomy for critical limb ischemia, femoro-femoral bypass using vein/prosthetic grafts, chest wall tumor excision, pleural/lung biopsy, ICD insertion.
  • Performed procedures like sternotomy, initiation and weaning of CPB, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve replacement, LIMA harvesting, saphaneous vein harvesting, ASD , VSD closure , PDA ligation, proximal anastamosis for CABG, IABP insertion
  • Assisted in surgeries like CABG, valve replacement/repair, redo valve replacement, papillary muscle reattachment for ischemic MR, patch closure for ischemic ventricular septal rupture, ASD closure, VSD closure, Intra cardiac repair for TOF/ PAPVC/ TAPVC/ A-P window closure, PDA ligation off pump and on pump.
  • Performed emergency re-exploration for cardiac tamponade.
  • Monitor post operative patients in intensive unit on ventilator, correcting acid base imbalances, supervise chest physiotherapy and ambulation of patients

Assistant professor – Department of General Surgery MAPIMS, MELMARUVATHUR (SEP 2011 – JULY 2013)

  • Managing outpatients and inpatients, monitoring post operative patients
  • Preparing patients for surgery
  • Took theory and clinical lectures to undergraduates
  • Performed procedures like excision of small cyst and tumors, , incision and drainage for abscess, ingrowing toe nail excision, ear lobe repair, fibroadenoma of breast excision, lymph node biopsy, tumor biopsy, appendicectomy, inguinal hernia repair, surgeries for hydrocele.
  • Performed procedures like strangulated inguinal hernia , epigastric hernia , thyroidectomy, haemorrhoidectomy,
  • Performed laproscopic appendectomy , diagnostic laproscopic procedures
  • Plastic surgery – performed skin graft, escharotomy

Post-Graduate / Resident – Department of General Surgery Yenepoya medical college & hospital , Mangalore, Karnataka (June 2007 – June 2010)

  • Managing outpatients and in patients.
  • Performed procedures like excision of small cyst and tumors, ICD insertion, supra pubic cystostomy, incision and drainage for abscess, ingrowing toe nail excision, ear lobe repair, fibroadenoma of breast excision, lymph node biopsy, tumor biopsy, appendicectomy, inguinal hernia repair, surgeries for hydrocele.
  • Assisted procedures like gastric perforation closure, partial gastrectomy, ileal resection and anastamosis, hemicolectomy, mesenteric tear repair, excision of meckels diverticulitis, splenectomy.
  • Assisted laparoscopic surgeries like appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, indirect inguinal hernia repair
  • Urology – performed partial amputation of penis, orchidectomy, circumcision, assisted – nephrectomy, renal transplant.
  • Oncology – performed mastectomy, creating feeding jejunostomy assisted - esophagectomy, gastrectomy, colectomy, neck dissection, APR
  • Vascular surgery – assisted thrombectomy/embolectomy, aorto-femoral/femoro- femoral/femoro-popleteal bypass.
  • Plastic surgery – performed skin graft, escharotomy.
  • Conducting clinics for undergraduate students, scheduling classes, group discussions for undergraduate medical and nursing students.
  • Triage, resuscitation of patients in emergency department for trauma and mass casualty.

Junior Medical Officer KMCH Hospital, Coimbatore (Jan 2005- May 2007 )

  • Managing outpatients and inpatients in Surgical wards.
  • Managing patients in Emergency wards and in Critical care unit (CCU)
  • Performing basic procedures including IV cannulation, obtaining venous/arterial blood samples, Bladder catheterization, naso-gastric intubation, wound debridement, suturing and dressing.
  • Performing emergency procedures including CPR and Defibrillation.
  • Use of emergency equipments like Defibrillators, ventilators, cardiac pacemakers and ECG.
  • Assisting in surgical procedures including appendicectomy, thyroidectomy, duodenal ulcer perforation closure, inguinal hernia repair and Open reduction & internal fixation procedures
  • Interpreting several Ultrasound, ECG, X-ray and CT scan results/images.

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PAPER PRESENTED
  • Paper Presentation on “INTRAPERITONEAL CYST – ANCIENT SCHWANNOMA” IN ASICON 08
  • Paper Presentation “PYOGENIC LIVER ABCESS- AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION “IN ASI SOUTHZONE 2009
  • POSTER PRESENTED
    “BILATERAL BREAST CARCINOMA – DOUBLE JEOPARDY?” IN ASI SOUTHZONE2009
  • “ANAMALOUS HEPATIC VENOUS DRAINAGE IN TO THE CORONARY SINUS WITH A SECUNDUM ASD – A CASE REPORT” IN IACTSCON 2015 , HYDERABAD
CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOP ATTENDED
  • IACTSCON,2016 - LUCKNOW
  • IACTSCON,2015 - HYDERABAD
  • CONNEXION,2015 - SJICSR
  • CONNEXION,2016 - SJICSR
  • CVTS CME,2016 - AHMEDABAD
  • CARDIAC MORPHOLOGY COURSE,2015 - MMM, CHENNAI
  • CME,2016 - SATHYA SAI INSTITUTE,BANGALORE

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