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Mr Balakrishnan Mahesh
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Mr Balakrishnan Mahesh is a consultant cardiac and transplant surgeon at Harefield Hospital.

Mr Mahesh obtained his medical degree and initial surgical training from India’s premier medical institution, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

He completed his training as a cardiac surgeon at Harefield Hospital and Royal Papworth Hospital. He went on to specialise in heart and lung transplantation, and implantation of ventricular assist devices, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA.

Before returning to Harefield Hospital, Mr Mahesh was a consultant at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow, specialising in cardiac surgery and transplantation.

He attained a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) at Imperial College London, for his research about the role of autoantibodies in mediating acute and chronic rejection in heart transplant recipients.

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Medical Procedures

  • Total arterial coronary revascularisation
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery, by only partially splitting the breast bone
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Mitral valve repair surgery
  • Off pump coronary revascularisation

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Special Interests

  • Heart and lung transplantation
  • Cardiac assist devices
  • Coronary revascularisation with special emphasis on total arterial grafting
  • Minimally and tricuspid valve surgery, including repairs
  • Aortic root replacement
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
  • Arrhythmia surgery


MBBS All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

MS All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

DPhil Imperial College, London

FRCS-CTh Royal College of Surgeons, England