Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

New Delhi, India

New Delhi, India



Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, formerly known as Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, became part of Fortis Healthcare Limited in 2005. Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare provider with a total of 54 healthcare facilities located in India, Dubai, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka. Collectively, the group has approximately 10,000 patient beds and 260 diagnostic centers.

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute specializes in cardiology, with over 25 years of experience in this specialized field. The hospital is equipped with 285 beds and 5 catheter laboratories. In addition to its specialization in cardiology, the hospital has over 20 other departments including neurology, radiology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurosurgery, nephrology, radiology, and urology.

The hospital provides a number of services for international patients including medical record translation, interpreter services, visa assistance, assistance with local activity booking, and both airport and hotel pick-up and drop-off. Patients are provided with free WiFi, a television in each room, and special dietary requests are catered to. The hospital also provides accommodation for family members if required.


Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is located in New Delhi, 18 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. There are a number of hotels and restaurants located within the vicinity of the hospital. The nearest public transport to the hospital is the Sukh Dev Vihar bus stop, 170 meters from the hospital.

New Delhi is the capital of India and offers plenty of cultural attractions to visit. The India Gate, styled on Paris's Arc de Triomphe, is located 10 km from the hospital. The gate commemorates Indian soldiers who were killed in the First World War, and is surrounded by a number of walkways.

The Delhi Golf Club, a golf course that was used during the Asian PGA Tour, is located 7 km from the hospital. The Lodhi Gardens, which span an area of 90 acres and is home to the tombs of former rulers Mohammed Shah and Sikandar Lodi, can be reached within 7 km of the hospital.


Joint Commission International


Languages spoken

English, Hindi


Medical records transfer
Translation services
Interpreter services
Airport pickup
Car hire
Local transportation booking
Hotel booking
Local tourism options
Entertainment options
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Mobility accessible rooms
International newspapers


251 procedures across 27 specialties

>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(8 procedures)

Cochlear Implant

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  • A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is surgically implanted into the ear, in order to produce a sense of sound for patients who are deaf or have severe hearing problems.

  • 3 - 6 weeks

    Patients should get the surgeon's approval before flying, and inform their airline that they have a cochlear implant, as it will set off security alarms. If the implant is switched on, the volume may need adjusting during the flight.

  • Learn more about Cochlear Implant
See 2 types of Cochlear Implant:
Cochlear Implant (One Ear)
Cochlear Implant (Both Ears)

Laryngeal Surgery

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  • A laryngectomy is a surgical procedure performed to partially or fully remove the larynx. The procedure is performed to remove cancer and can result in the patient loosing their voice and breathing in a new way.

  • Learn more about Laryngectomy

>General Surgery

(6 procedures)

Hernia Repair

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  • Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.

  • Learn more about Hernia Repair
See 2 types of Hernia Repair:
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia Repair with Prolene Mesh

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

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  • A mastectomy is performed to treat or prevent breast cancer, by surgically removing one or both breasts.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Patients will need at least one follow up appointment after surgery to have the surgical drains removed.

  • Learn more about Mastectomy

>Reproductive Medicine

(6 procedures)

Assisted Hatching

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Fertility Preservation

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  • Fertility preservation is a procedure in which a woman's eggs are stimulated, collected and cryopreserved (frozen) for use in future. It can be used to preserve fertility when undergoing cancer treatments, or if planning to start a family later in life.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

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  • ​In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process in which a woman's ovum (eggs) are fertilized outside of the body before being placed into the uterus, in order to increase the chances of having a successful pregnancy. ​IVF is used for patients who have had difficulty conceiving a child naturally. Infertility problems can be a caused by endometriosis, low sperm count, problems with ovulation, or problems with the fallopian tubes or uterus.

  • 2 - 3 weeks

    The time needed abroad will depend on the treatment plan, and whether any of the stages of IVF can be done at home. Patients may also begin treatment and then return home or go travelling for several days. Patients are able to fly as soon as the embryo or embryos have been transferred.

  • Learn more about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
See 1 type of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures:
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with ICSI

>Bariatric Surgery

(5 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Balloon Treatment

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  • Gastric ballon treatment involves inserting a deflated ballon into the stomach and then inflating it, in order to help lose weight. The balloon serves the purpose of limiting food intake by taking up space in the stomach and thus creating a sense of fullness after eating small amounts of food.

  • 1 - 5 days

    Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.

  • Learn more about Gastric Balloon Treatment

Gastric Band Surgery

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  • Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.

  • Learn more about Gastric Band Surgery


(25 procedures)

Aortic Stenosis Treatment

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

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Bentall Procedure

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(3 procedures)


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  • Braces are used to straighten and align teeth. They can help to correct many orthodontic problems, and prevent problems further down the line. The brace works by applying continuous but gentle pressure to the teeth, which causes the teeth to slowly move. In order for the teeth to move into the desired direction, the braces need to be adjusted regularly by the orthodontist.

  • 1 - 4 days

    This time is required per trip. Patients need several trips to get the braces adjusted, unless an orthodontist at home can offer follow-up care.

  • Learn more about Braces

Dental Checkup

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  • A dental checkup enables a dentist to inspect the teeth and gums, and identify any problems before they get worse.

  • 1 - 2 days

    Patients may wish to stay longer if the checkup highlights problems, such as cavities that need fillings.

  • Learn more about Dental Checkup

Dental Implant

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  • A dental implant is a small screw-like device that is placed into the jawbone, to replace a natural tooth. The implant acts like a tooth's roots, and over time the dental implant becomes fused to the natural bone, making it stable.

  • 2 - 3 days

    The first trip usually takes a few days. The second trip may take longer, depending on how long it takes for the crown(s) or bridge to be created.

  • Learn more about Dental Implant

>Diagnostic Imaging

(7 procedures)

Abdominal Ultrasound

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Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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Chest X-Ray

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(7 procedures)


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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

  • Learn more about Cholecystectomy


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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

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(18 procedures)


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Breast Biopsy

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Cervical Cerclage

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(3 procedures)

Cerebral Palsy Management

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Epilepsy Treatment

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  • Epilepsy treatment aims to treat and manage epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can cause seizures that can lead to loss of consciousness or strange behavior. Epilepsy occurs when there is an abnormality in the brain, whereby nerve cell activity increases and disrupts neuron activity.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad depends on the type of epilepsy treatment that the patient receives.

  • Learn more about Epilepsy Treatment

Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment

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(9 procedures)

Brain Aneurysm Repair

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  • Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.

  • weeks

    Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.

  • Learn more about Brain Aneurysm Repair

Brain Tumor Surgery

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  • Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.

  • 6 - 8 weeks

    This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.

  • Learn more about Brain Tumor Surgery

Chiari Malformation Treatment

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(32 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.

  • weeks

    The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.

  • Learn more about Acute Leukemia Treatment

Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Treatment

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Bile Duct Cancer Treatment

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(7 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

  • Learn more about Cataract Surgery

Detached Retina Treatment

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  • Retina detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from its surrounding tissue. When this occurs, it is important that it is repaired, as the retina cannot function correctly in this condition, and leaving it untreated can result in the permanent loss of vision.

  • 4 weeks

    The length of stay depends on the treatment, however any treatment involving gas bubbles in the eye will prevent patients from being suitable for flying until the bubble has gone.

  • Learn more about Detached Retina Treatment

Glaucoma Treatment

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  • Glaucoma treatment aims to relieve symptoms of glaucoma and prevent further damage, deterioration, and loss of vision. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, which creates problems with vision and if left untreated, can lead to loss of vision.

  • 2 - 7 days
  • Learn more about Glaucoma Treatment


(29 procedures)

Ankle Fracture Treatment

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Treatment

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Benign Bone Tumor Removal

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(10 procedures)

Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

  • Learn more about Arm Lift

Breast Implants

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  • In breast implant surgery, an implant is inserted in order to change the size and shape of the breast. The surgery is commonly performed for women who wish to have larger, more shapely breasts, women with underdeveloped breasts, or women who have had breast tissue removed (a mastectomy). Breast implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry, or as part of male-to-female gender reassignment.

  • Learn more about Breast Implants

Breast Reconstruction

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  • Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild a breast which has been completely or partly removed. The most common reason for undergoing breast reconstruction surgery is for patients who have had breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy). In the US, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women.

    The surgery is often performed at the same time as a mastectomy, however some patients may choose to wait a while before undergoing a breast reconstruction. Patients who are undergoing radiation therapy are advised to undergo breast reconstruction in stages, as they cannot undergo reconstruction whilst receiving radiation therapy, as this could damage the new breast.

    There breast can be reconstructed either with breast implants or with flaps. Implants are made of silicon or saline and are an inserted under the chest muscle. Flaps are made up of tissue which is taken from another area of the body such as the buttocks or thighs, and are connected to the blood vessels on the chest. With a flap procedure, the shape and size of the breast will change in the first few months and once it has formed it's shape, nipple reconstruction may then be performed. Nipple reconstruction involves taking part of the nipple from the other breast and filling in the color by tattooing it to the nipple.

    As there are a number of different surgical options for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, the time needed for the treatments vary considerably. As a guideline:

    • Mastectomy with placement of a tissue expander - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Mastectomy with latissimus dorsi flap - 2 to 3 weeks
    • Mastectomy with pedicle TRAM flap - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Mastectomy with abdominal free flap (free TRAM, DIEP or SIEA flap) - 4 to 6 weeks
    • Mastectomy with GAP flap - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Exchange tissue expander to implant - 1 week or less
    • Exchange unilateral tissue expander and augment/reduce/lift opposite breast - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Nipple areola reconstruction - 1 week or less
  • 1 weeks
  • Learn more about Breast Reconstruction

>Spinal Surgery

(24 procedures)

Artificial Disc Replacement

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Cervical Disc Disease Treatment

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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

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(26 procedures)

Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)

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Bladder Stone Removal

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  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

  • Learn more about Circumcision

>Vascular Medicine

(14 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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  • Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.

  • 1 - 2 days
  • Learn more about Angiography


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(2 procedures)

Chemical Peel

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  • A chemical peel is the use of a combination of acids to remove the top layers of the skin. Over the course of a few days, the skin begins to peel and the skin which grows back is smoother and younger looking.

  • Learn more about Chemical Peel

Laser Tattoo Removal

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  • Laser tattoo removal involves using high-intensity beams of light to break down the pigmentation of ink to remove unwanted tattoos. The lasers have different wavelengths, which are absorbed by the different colors of ink and break down the pigment.

  • 2 days

    Patients can leave after the treatment, however regular sessions are required, often 7 weeks between each session to allow the area to heal.

  • Learn more about Laser Tattoo Removal

>General Medicine

(2 procedures)

Bone Marrow Transplant

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  • A bone marrow transplant is performed to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow. Bone marrow may stop functioning as a result of diseases such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia, or from being destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to treat cancer or other diseases.

  • 4 - 8 weeks

    The length of hospital stay required varies with each type of transplant performed and with each patient.

  • Learn more about Bone Marrow Transplant


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(2 procedures)

Nephrology Consultation

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(1 procedure)

Allergy Testing

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>Colorectal Medicine

(1 procedure)


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  • Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.

  • 3 weeks
  • Learn more about Colectomy


(1 procedure)


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  • Dermabrasion is a skin treatment which uses friction to remove the upper layers of skin. Once the top layers of the skin are removed, it stimulates the growth of new skin to replace the damaged skin once the wound heals, which is smoother skin.

  • 1 - 2 days
  • Learn more about Dermabrasion

>Laboratory Medicine

(1 procedure)

Blood Tests

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(1 procedure)

Bone Marrow Aspiration

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(1 procedure)

Chiropractic Adjustment

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More about available treatments at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute performs a range of complex cardiology procedures and diagnostics. Their cardiology center treats both adult and pediatric heart conditions, with interventions including coronary angioplasty, heart catheterization, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, heart valve replacement, and pacemaker implantation. They also treat a range of congenital heart defects, such as ventricular septal defects (VSD) .

The hospital is equipped with cutting-edge technologies including a full body 64-slice CT (computed tomography) scanner, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner, 5 portable X-ray machines and automatic processors for emergencies, 4D Doppler ultrasound machines, mammography scanners, as well as interventional radiology devices.

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has 5 cardiac catheterization laboratories, which are used to perform around 12,000 procedures every year. The hospital is also home to India's first E-ICU (electronic intensive care unit).



Fortis Escorts Heart Institute comprises a team of around 1,600 staff, over 200 of which are cardiology experts. The staff manages 14,500 patient admissions and 7,200 emergency cases each year.

Staff at the hospital speak English as well as a range of Indian languages. Interpreter services are available in other languages upon patient request.

Dr. Ashok Seth

  • Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi
  • Head of the Cardiology Council of Fortis Healthcare Limited
  • Specializes in interventional cardiology, with more than 25 years of experience in the field
  • Pioneer of various angioplasty techniques
  • Performed one of the highest number of angioplasties and angiographies in India

Dr. Z. S. Meharwal

  • Director and coordinator of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Graduated with a bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS) from King George Medical College, Lucknow
  • Former cardiology consultant at King's College Hospital, London, UK
  • More than 25 years of experience in cardiac surgery, having performed over 20,000 surgeries
  • Regularly participates in teaching and training
  • Program director of DNB Cardiothoracic Surgery at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

Dr. Krishna Subramony Iyer

  • Specializes in pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Introduced the first pediatric cardiac care program in Northern India at Escorts Heart Institute Research Centre in 1995
  • Has performed over 10,000 cardiology procedures on babies, children, and adults with congenital heart diseases
  • Particular expertise in the arterial switch procedure (Jatene procedure), corrections for tetralogy of Fallot, double switch operation TAPVC repairs, and Fontan procedures

Dr. Amit Varma

  • Specializes in critical care
  • Graduated with a medical degree (MD) from the University of Delhi
  • Completed his residency at the State University of New York
  • Completed a fellowship in critical care medicine and neonatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, USA
Accident and Emergency Medicine

Dr. Deepak Kapoor

  • Specializes in general and laparoscopic surgery, with 18 years of experience in the field
  • Completed training in minimally invasive surgery in San Francisco, USA
  • Particular expertise in laparoscopic surgeries for thyroid and breast diseases, Stapler technique, and hemorrhoid treatment
General Surgery

Dr. Atul Verma

  • Specializes in nuclear medicine
  • Has overseen more than 65,000 nuclear cardiology cases
  • Particular expertise in non-cardiac nuclear medicine imaging
Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Mona Bhatia

  • Head of the Radiodiagnosis and Imaging Department
  • Specializes in diagnostic, interventional, and therapeutic imaging, with 25 years of experience in field
  • 13 years of experience working in international and prestigious government, private, and teaching institutions in India, UK, UAE, Turkey, and Switzerland
  • Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Imaging in India

Dr. Ashish Sabharwal

  • Specializes in urology
  • Graduated with a bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS) in 2008
  • Completed a fellowship in endourology and robotic prostate surgery in Miami, Florida, USA
  • Member of the American Medical Association


External Reviews from Google

  • sameer wadhwa, January 2020


    All staff was very nice Dr. SN khanna was excellent doctor all are taking good care thanks . 319

  • SOURABH GOEL, January 2020


    Best cardiac institute. Excellent doctor, nursing care, with comfortable stay.Patient Welfare staff saranjit kaur very supportive and helpful towards patient. 348

  • Gopal Dass Gupta, January 2020


    Excellent hospital excellent doctors staff nursing patient experience all are very kind and supportive thank you . 335

  • Pallavi Aggarwal, January 2020


    Overall took good care of us. Some things definitely need to change like there’s no heating in the private room, issues with getting an attendant pass, Quality of food for attendant Is exceptionally unhealthy and poor.
    Nurse On call does come on time but there’s no warm water provided in the room.

  • ANJU GUPTA, November 2019


    My mother was operated for Aortic valve replacement.
    Had Severe complications during surgery.
    But the team of efficient Doctors came together and did their best to save her.

    Finally she recovered by the assistance of efficient and dedicated team of Doctors, nursing staff, critical care unit team and all supporting staff Viz sanitation, house keeping, dieticians et Al.

    Her stay in the hospital was made comfortable by all the staff members off the hospital.
    Thanks to all for their support and care.