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About Dr. Benedict

Dr Benedict chief Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon at MIMS Hospital

Dr. Benedict Raj is one of the foremost pediatric cardiac surgeons of India. He has worked at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in India and abroad, and brings his rich experience to the table. A firm believer that timely medical intervention can successfully treat many of the life-threatening cardiac conditions faced by several children and adults today, he has several success stories to his credit. An intrepid cardiac surgeon, Dr. Benedict effortlessly performs several complex surgeries like redo surgeries, for one, which even many experienced surgeons are reluctant to undertake because of the risks involved. His intention has always been and continues to be: providing world class cardiac healthcare to children and adults at affordable prices and with minimal morbidity. To his end, he has developed a system of pre-surgery preparation whereby the patient is thoroughly prepared and optimized for the surgery, so that there are no delays at any stage of the surgery and minimal anesthesia is required. His post-surgery care is a fast-track method so that the patient requires minimum hospital stay.This reduces the cost burden for the patient and their family. Dr. Benedict is a trained cardiothoracic surgeon whose specialty is valve repair treatments. It is his conviction - that patients whose valves are repaired rather than replaced will be able to lead normal lives and take part in physical activities - that led him to perfect this very difficult procedure. Dr. Benedict also opines that of the children born with congenital heart defects, (8 in a thousand) at least half of them require surgery, and of those, 80% have a good chance of survival if treated at the right time, and they can become productive members of the society. Dr. Benedict also has experience as an adult congenital cardiac surgeon, and has performed several surgeries on adults with congenital as well as degenerative cardiac problems before he decided to concentrate on pediatric cardiac surgery. His international experience has helped him develop techniques that reduce risks associated with cardiac surgery. We have already treated patients from Nigeria, Kenya, and other African Countries like Sudan, Egypt, Algeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Treatments

Dr. Benedict Raj, one of the most sought after pediatric cardiac surgeons in India, has received extensive training and experience working at some of the best hospitals within India and abroad. These are the core treatments/surgeries offered by him:

  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
    after receiving his training and experience at one of India's most prestigious heart care institutions, and a renowned centre for children's cardiac care in Australia, he helps children combat life-threatening cardiac problems Read More
  • Mitral, Tricuspid, Aortic and pulmonary valve repair:
    valve repair as opposed to replacement allows patients to lead a physically active life Read More
  • Neonatal cardiac surgery
    performed in babies less than 4 weeks old to treat lefe threatening cardiac conditions or defects, like inserting shunts to improve pulmonary circulation Read More
  • Valve preserving TOF repair
    for correcting a congenital problem, Tetralogy of Fallot; this treatment aims to obtain adequate pulmonary circulation with minimum morbidity Read More
  • Thoracotomy ASD repair
    for closing holes in the heart without opening up the chest Read More
  • Maze procedure for Atrial fibrillation
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  • Pacemaker implantation: for patients who require a pacemaker
  • Thoracic sympathectomy for refractory V.T.
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  • Re-do operations
    second opening of the chest wall, which is very tricky because the heart sticks to the surrounding tissues while healing after the first surgery; only the most seasoned of cardiac surgeons attempt this surgery. Dr. Benedict has perfected the procedure to reduce adverse incidents to less than 2% Read More

Fast-tracking in post-operative care, thereby reducing the hospital stay required by patients; this helps in bringing down the cost of the treatment and makes cardiac surgery more affordable

Our Process

Dr Benedict chief Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon at MIMS Hospital

Dr. Benedict is currently the chief Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon at Columbia Asia Hospital - Whitefield, one of the most prestigious hospitals in Kerala, India. You can contact him at the email address provided here. Once the doctor receives your query, he will request your entire medical history - reports, X-Rays, MRIs, blood work, and so on. He will study all the reports in details and advise you of the treatment options available to you and tell you about the treatment plans, precautions you need to take, dietary changes if any, and so on. It is Dr. Benedict's mission to make quality cardiac surgery accessible to the maximum number of people, and so he ensures that there are no unnecessary expenses. Tie-ups with several NGOs also allow him to offer heavily subsidized surgeries to those who really deserve it. You will also receive a detailed assessment of the costs involved - treatment, stay, travel and other expenses. The International Patient Help Desk at Columbia Asia Hospital - Whitefield will provide you with all the information you may need, so do feel free to contact us for the same. They will also be able to assist you with making arrangements for air travel, visa, local accommodation, transport and other arrangements and information as you may require. Contact us with your medical queries for a FREE estimate and treatment options

Tourism

Dr Benedict chief Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon at MIMS Hospital

Dr. Benedict can recommend excellent post-operative care and recovery facilities, Ayurvedic resorts, yoga clinics and spas where you can recharge your batteries so to say; rejuvenate your senses, cleanse your body and calm your mind, and return to Nigeria a completely new person. This holistic approach to treatment and care will help you get back on your feet as soon as you are back in your home country. Situated in the state known as 'god's Own Country' the MIMS hospital is in itself a very well maintained, NABH accredited hospital with ample choice of accommodation nearby. The International Patients Centre will be happy to assist you with all your requirements both during and after your treatment. Kerala abounds in lush greenery - whether it is the tea gardens in Wynad and Munnar or the thick forests in Thekkady and Wynad - and rivers, waterfalls and beaches like Kovalam and Varkala which are ideal to relax and recuperate after a major surgery. The neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka also offer ample choices in both rural and urban settings for you to relax and take a peaceful holiday.

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