The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery was established in 1961. It is the first centre in Karnataka and the second in south India to perform open heart surgery. It is also the first centre in Karnataka to offer an MCh program recognised by the Medical Council of India.

The department offers excellent facilities with advanced equipment and internationally trained faculty.  


 Core competencies

  • Cardiac Surgery: Adult and paediatric
  • Acquired and congenital
  • CABG - Off Pump and On Pump
  • Valve replacements
  • Valve repairs
  • Redo cardiac surgeries
  • Aortic dissection
  • ASD/VSD closure
  • Tetralogy of fallot repair
  • Thoracic: Lung resections, trauma
  • Vascular: Bypass, trauma
  • Bronchoscopy and Mediastinoscopy
  • Surgery of the Mediastinum
  • A-V fistula creation.


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The department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MCh - Cardiothoracic Surgery



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


The Department of Neurology has EEG/ENMG Labs.


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behavior and histological changes in the CNS. Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpeniabonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nano-particle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.