Dr. Mohanakrishnan L
Consultant Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon
  • Department Cardiothoracic
  • Degrees M.S.,,
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  • M.B.,B.S. Stanly medical college - Madras University, Madras.(1981)
  • M.S.(Gen.Surgery) - Madurai medical college - Madurai KamarajUniversity, Madurai.(1985)
  • M.Ch. (Thoracic Surgery) Madras medical college - Madras University, Madras.(1988)
Academic Activities:
  • Lectures and clinical demonstration in cardiology and cardiac surgery for BSc and MSc Nursing students -Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing ,Coimbatore.
  • Lectures and clinical demonstration in cardiology and cardiac surgery and chest physiotherapy for BSc and MSc Physiotherapy students in Sri Ramakrishna College of Physiotherapy ,Coimbatore
  • Examinar for BSc and MSc Physiotherapy students in Sri Ramakrishna College of Physiotherapy ,Coimbatore
  • Local Appraisor for National board cardiothoracic surgery students at GKNM hospital.
Work experience:

I have an experience of having performed more than 8,000 Cardiac Surgeries in adult, paediatric and neonatal age group. As in any cardiac surgery set up Coronary artery bypass grafting always lists as the most commonly performed surgery. I have performed more than 4000 Coronary Bypass Grafting surgeries. Presently 80% of the bypass surgeries performed is done using beating heart technique (OFF PUMP).

Arterial conduits remain the first choice for all cases.

When some other lesion either cardiac or noncardiac coexists, warranting urgent attention combined procedures have been done. Quiet a good number of such combined procedures were done. CABG +various vascular bypass surgeries etc., apart from the usual combined cardiac procedures like MVR, AVR, DVR, pericardiectomy etc. were successfully done.

Redo surgeries are also routinely been performed now.

I have experience in Paediatric cardiac surgery as well. Operated complex cong enital cardiac defects with acceptable mortality. Have operated the lowest weight baby undergoing Open heart surgery in Coimbatore (1.7Kg) Youngest baby operated is 2days old, who underwent an Arterial switch operation.

Other complex corrective surgeries for birth defects of heart done are Fontan procedures, TAPVC, Rastelli procedures, Ebsteins, DORV etc. Also have experience in major and peripheral vascular work, including Aneurysms of Aorta, Dissection of aorta etc. As a social commitment, lead the team to screen unfortunate children in orphanages and Government schools in remote areas. Such screenin helped in detecting around 800 children in the districts of Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Karur needing cardiac surgery. Operated more than 700 children with the help of Rotary, Round table and other philanthropists.

  • Life member - Indian Medical Association
  • Life member & Fellow Indian Association of Cardio vascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Association of India
  • Member Cardiological Society Of India Coimbatore Chapter
Field of interests
  • I am particularly interested in the fields of Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and cardiac transplantation.
  • 1st june 2020
    Presently joined as Consultant CardioThoracic & Vascular surgeon in Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital,Coimbatore.
  • Diector of Cardiothoracic & Vascular surgery Velammal medical college, Madurai.
  • 31 May 2015 to 30 April 2015
    Chief Cardiovascular surgeon, Sri Ramakrishna Heart Foundation& Research centre, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore.
  • Dec 1994 to may 1997
    Consultant CardioVascular surgeon, Medicity hospital, Hyderabad
  • Aug 1993 to Dec 1994
    Consultant CardioVascular surgeon, Sri Sathyasai Institute of Higher Medical sciences, Prasanthigram, Puttaparthi, Andrapradesh.
  • July 1991 to Aug 1993
    Consultant cardioThoracic&Vascular surgeon, Manpal hospital, Bangalore
  • Sept 1990 to July 1991
    Consultant CardioThoracic&vascular surgeon, C.V unit, Durgabai deshmukh hospital, Hyderabad
  • April 1990 to Aug 1990
    Observer Cardiac surgery, Brompton Hospital, Fulham road, London, England
  • July 1988 to Mar 1990
    Junior consultant, CardioThoracic surgery, Institute of cardiovascular diseases, NSK Salai, Madras
  • June 1986 to Mar 1988
    Registrar, Cardiothoracic surgery, Madras medical college, Govt.General hospital, Madras
  • Dec 1985 to June.1986
    Senior Resident, CardioThoracic surgery, JIPMER, Pondicherry
  • June 1985 to Nov 1985
    Consultant, General surgeon, Swedish Mission Hospital, Tiruppattur, Tamilnadu.
  • Multiple presentations in the following fourms
  • Local CSI Coimbatore chapter Coimbatore.
  • Multiple presentations in Local cardiac surgery chapter, Madurai.
  • Multiple presentations in National conferences
  • 3rd Jan 2004 - Vocational Excellence Award, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Society
  • 8th Feb 2011 - Service Award, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Saicity
  • 10th Feb 2012 - Heart Ambassador Award, Rotary International District 3201
  • 5th Sep 2012 - Best Doctor Award, Dr.MGR Medical University
  • 9th June 2013 - Service Award, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Society
  • 6th July 2014 - Life time Achievement Award, Indian Medical
  • Association & Cardiology Society of India
  • Mohanakrishnan L, Cherian.KM, surgical management of native aortic valve endocarditis with Aortic Root Abscess in a child. Annals of Thoracic surgery 1991; 102:465.
  • Parikh SR, Prasad K, Iyer RN, Desai N, Mohanakrishnan L, Prospective Angiographic study of abnormalities of systemic venous connections in Congenital and Acquired heart disease. Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis 1996, 38 : 379 - 386.
  • Narendra menon KR, Srinivas P.S.S, Vijayakumar K, Chandrasekar Rao, Thomaskutty, James CJ, Mohanakrishnan L. Anaesthetic management of a patient with constrictive pericarditis and Coronary Artery Disease. J.Anaesth : Clin.Pharma col. 1996, 12: 211 – 213.
  • Thomaskutty, James CJ, Narendramenon KR, Srinivas P.S.S, Vijayakumar K, Chandrasekar Rao, Mohanakrishnan L. Pediatric perfusion-Our experience.Indian journal of Extracorporial technology,1996
  • Mohanakrishnan L,Vijayakumar K, Sukumaran P, Menon N, Prabu CR, Balaji S, Manoharan S. Unruptured Sinus of valsalva aneurysm with Rt .Ventricle outflow obstruction.Cardiovasc Thorac Ann.2003,11:74- 6.
  • A simple cost effective way of Pulmonary artery pressure monitoring during beating heart coronary artery surgery. Anasthesia local chapter souvenier.
  • Lakshman Mohanakrishnan, Koyilil Vijayakumar, Ponnusamy Sukumaran, Narendra Menon and Govindan Santhanam Alternate inferior vena cava cannulation facilitates ministernotomy procedures. Ann.Thorac.Surg.,Apr 2003; 75: 1358 -1359. Partheeben SN, Narendramenon, Mohanakrishnan L, Vijayakumar K. A comparison of single dose caudal Tramadol versus Buprenorphine for postoperative Analgesia in infants & children undergoing patent ductus arteriosus ligation.
  • Lakshman Mohanakrishnan, Koyilil Vijayakumar, Ponnusamy Sukumaran, Narendra Menon and S.Natarajan Partheeben Alternate Mitral valve ring . Ann.Thorac.Surg., Dec 2004; 78: 2214 -2215.
  • Analysis of mitochondrial genome reveals a rare 50bp deletion and substitutions in a family with hypertension. Mitochondrion, 11 ( 6) 878 – 885 , Nov 2011.
  • Non infective cough in immediate post cardiac surgery patients. International Journal of Contemporary Medicine, Surgery and Radiology. 4 (4) 75 -80 , 2019.
  • Co-arctation of aorta repair in an infant using arch to descending thoracic aorta bypass , CTSnet Feb.2020; doi.25373/ctsnet.11676240( surgical video)
Regional Journal Publications between 2015 to 2019:
  • Redo cardiac surgery : where we stand
  • Clinical correlation – Its importance in diagnosing a rare posterior mediastinal teratoma.
  • Coronary artery aneurysm – an entity to be reckoned with.
  • Origin of left coronary artery from opposite sinus – a profile of two cases.
  • Double valve replacement with Cox maze procedure.
  • Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm dissecting into interventricular septum.
  • Coronary cameral fistula with LV aneurysm – a rare entity.
  • Dysphagia aortica by a large saccular aneurysm – a rare entity.
  • Myocardial infarction leading to ventricular septal rupture - a surgeons challenge
  • A case of redo sternotomy , Bentalls procedure with mitral valve replacement.

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