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Dr. AGK Gokhale, Best Cardiothoracic Surgeon Apollo Hospital Hyderabad India

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery Consultant - Cardio Thoracic Surgery
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Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale ranks among the best in the world in his competence, expertise and experience.

Dr. Gokhale has the merit of performing -

  • India's 1st heart-kidney combined transplant.
  • He has performed heart transplant for a 69 year old person (oldest man to undergo heart transplant in India).
  • 1st heart surgeon in India who did heart and lung transplantations successfully.
  • 1st successful heart transplant, 1st successful lung transplant and 1st successful implantation of ventricular assist device as bridge to recovery of heart in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
  • 26 heart transplants and 3 lung transplants and more than 10,000 open heart surgeries - adult as well as paediatric with a success rate of 98.4%.
  • He has pioneered the art of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery for those needing multiple bypass grafts (key hole bypass surgery), valve replacements 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. He is on a mission to provide quality services to patients.Dr. Gokhale has established Sahrudaya Health,Medical and Educational Trust, a for non-profit organization and is establishing open heart surgery programme at Government General Hospital, Guntur, his alma matter, on a PPP model with Government of Andhra Pradesh. In that government hospital, he has done nearly 500 open heart surgeries and 3 heart transplantation.

Dr. Gokhale received Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award (year 2016)

Dr. Gokhale received Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award (year 2016)


  • MBBS
  • MS - General Surgery
  • MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery
  • DNB - CTVS
  • Fellowship - Cardio Thoracic Surgery - USA
  • Fellowship - CTVS - Sydney,
  • Fellowship - Heart Transplantation & Lung Transplantation - Sydney, Australia

Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale specializes:

  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Cardio Thoracic Surgery
  • Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement
  • Intra - Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Coronary Angioplasty / Bypass Surgery
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Invasive Cardiac
  • Cardiac Pacing
  • Radial Approach Angiography
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Acute Aortic Dissection
  • Atrial Fibrillation


  • In Hyderabad, now he is practicing as Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee hills
  • At Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad (2012-2015),
  • Global Hospitals (2003-2012)
  • Medicity Hospitals (1996-2003)
  • Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, USA 1995-1996
  • Fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. (1993 to 1995)
  • Fellowship in Heart Transplantation and Lung Transplantation at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia(1992-93)
  • NIMS (1990-92).

1990 he was trained in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, and obtained M.Ch and DNB degrees(1976-1985) Dr.Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale obtained his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from Guntur Medical College, India

Affiliations & Membership

  • 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
  • Founder Secretary of Heart Failure Society, India
  • Life member of Cardiological Society of India

Patients Testimonial

Testimonial Well, what can I say about him...? Am breathing today just because of him. He saved my life when he successfully operated on my heart ( 5 Bypasses) that to with MIS ( just 5 inch cut under arm). God bless him and may all...


  • Conducting research on the role of injecting stem cells into the heart
  • "Cold Agglutinins and Warm Heart Surgery"- (Letter)Gokhale A.G.K Etal:
    • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery 105(3):557, 1993 March.
  • Carpentier's Techinique of Repair for Ebstein's Anomaly " - Gokhale A.G.K Etal, Indian Heart Journal, 44(1):51-2, 1992 Jan-Feb
  • "Cockroach in Right Main Broncus - an Unusual Foreign Body" - Gokhale A.G.K, Rajagopal P; Indian Journal Of Chest Disease and Allied Science, 34(2):103-5,1992 April-June.
  • "Non Bacterial Thrombotic Vegetation Mimicking a Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Tumor" - Gokhale A.G.K, Etal; Indian Heart Journal, 45(2):131-2, !993 March-April.
  • "Mitral Valve Replacement For Annular Submitral Aneurysm of the Left Ventricle" - Gokahle A.G.K Etal, Thorax 48(6): 676-7, 1993 June.
  • "Evaluation of the autologous bone marrow mononuclear therapy and functional restoration and scarred myocardium by imaging analysis", J Cardiovasc Dis Res. 2011 Apr;2(2):133-6.
  • "Preliminary Report on immunomodulation of mesenchymalstem cells in M.tb infection. The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2009 Volume 8 Number 1.
  • "Successful Surgical Outcome of infected aneurysmal drug-coated stent endocarditis" publised online 3 October 2013 Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals.
  • CaseReport A Case of Left Main coronary artery disease in a young female with aorto arteritis, Journal of Indian college of Cardiology 2013.
  • Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Alla Yamini, Chinta Siddharth Reddy. (2018, February 11). Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery through right anterolateral thoracotomy- review and personal experience., Pub Status: Published.

Dr. AGK Gokhale is a specialist at cardio thoracic surgery at Apollo Hospital Hyderabad and known as the top minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgeon in Hyderabad. He has a vast experience of 34 years as one of the Top 10 Cardiothoracic Surgeon in India. He was recognized when he performed India's first heart-kidney combined transplant & heart transplant.

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