Mr Venkatachalam  Chandrasekaran

Mr Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

FRCS (CTh) FRCS (Glasgow) MCh (CTh) MS MBBS

I came to the UK in 1989 and trained under Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub at Harefield Hospital. I have been working as consultant cardiac surgeon at St George’s Hospital since 1999.

I have a caring and compassionate approach to patients and have excellent outcomes year after year. I specialise in beating heart coronary bypass grafts; mitral valve repair, including minimally invasive techniques; atrial fibrillation surgery; aortic valve and surgery of the aorta, including arch surgery. I am renowned for doing high-risk complex surgery involving multiple procedures.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran at Spire include:

Cardiothoracic surgery

Cardiac surgery

Other treatments

  • Aneurysms surgery
  • Aortic surgery
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery
  • Atrial septal defect surgery
  • Beating heart surgery (off pump surgery)
  • Cardiac rhythm management
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Endoscopic minimally invasive cardiac surgery (for bypass, aortic, mitral and AF)
  • Endoscopic vein and radial harvesting
  • Complex aortic valve surgery
  • Mitral valve replacement
  • Valvular heart surgery

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Additional information

Cardiac surgery
Cardiothoracic surgery

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