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Dr. Adil Sadiq holds a remarkable position as the exclusive cardiac surgeon in the entire Southern region of India with advanced expertise in robotic cardiac surgery. He stands among the select few cardiothoracic surgeons in Bangalore who possess extensive familiarity with minimally invasive cardiac surgery, incorporating techniques like MICS CABG, endoscopic approaches, and Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS). His distinguished journey includes completing a fellowship in advanced pediatric cardiac surgery at the renowned Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, a top-tier pediatric cardiac center in the USA.

Dr. Adil has a diverse practice that includes complex procedures like Percutaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (groin-based aortic valve replacement), even in the realm of infant patients. His proficiency extends to thoracic surgeries, including pioneering contributions to Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), as well as pediatric cardiac interventions. He has performed 12000+ cardiac thoracic surgeries including 2000 thoracic procedures and 65 heart and lung transplants. He is considered to be one of the best heart surgeons in Bangalore.

Dr. Adil's remarkable skill in the field of cardiac sciences is the result of years of training and experience. He is skilled in carrying out complicated treatments like keyhole heart surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery), and keyhole lung surgery. His adept utilization of cutting-edge technology for diagnostic and imaging studies greatly enhances the precision of diagnoses within the realm of minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Dr. Adil's commitment extends to providing expert care across diverse vascular procedures, including intricate aortic work and trauma management. His ultimate aspiration is to establish the Department of Cardiac Sciences as a beacon of excellence, where he dedicates himself to delivering the finest medical and surgical treatments to all his patients. Through the integration of top-tier medical and surgical practices, he extends his expertise in domains like minimally invasive surgery, keyhole heart procedures, vascular surgery, bypass surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, and congenital cardiac care to patients spanning all age groups.

Prior to becoming a part of Sakra World Hospital, one of the best heart hospitals in Bangalore, Dr. Adil Sadiq served as a Senior Consultant in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Apollo Hospitals for two years. He has also contributed his expertise as a consultant pediatric cardiac surgeon at the Sree Chitra Institute for over a year.
Dr. Adil Sadiq completed his undergraduate medical degree from Bangalore Medical College and pursued his Masters in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.

Even after completing his master's, his endless zeal for academics never diminished. He went on to pursue his super-speciality training in Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery from the prestigious Sree Chitra Institute, which developed India’s one and only commercially available prosthetic heart valve and membrane oxygenator.  Dr. Adil’s never-ending passion for exploring new horizons and cutting-edge technology in Cardiothoracic surgery pushed him to complete the American Graduate Medical Education accredited three-year specialised training in Cardiothoracic surgery with Emory University, Atlanta, USA. The Emory institute is a pioneer not only in off-pump CABGs but also in Trans-catheter Aortic valve replacements, Robotic CABGs. They are also a leader in complex redo-aortic surgery and surgery for heart failure.

Dr. Adil Sadiq has also completed a six-month fellowship with the Children’s Hospital, Atlanta, USA, which is rated as one of the top-five Paediatric heart surgical centers in the US. This fellowship concentrated on complex surgical repairs, paediatric heart assist devices, and transplantation.
Dr. Adil Sadiq's areas of expertise encompass the entire spectrum of cardiac science which makes him one of the best cardiac surgeons in Bangalore. He specialises in:
  • Robotic Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Ozaki procedure (Aortic valve reconstruction)
  • Total arterial beating heart revascularization
  • Cardiothoracic & vascular surgery
  • Valve repairs
  • Keyhole vascular surgery
  • VATS - Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • Bypass surgery
  • Congenital cardiac surgery
  • Dr. Adil Sadiq has numerous publications to his credit in various internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journals.
  • He has authored chapters in three international textbooks on Cardiac surgery.
  • He has been involved in numerous trials, both nationally and internationally, including the CLARINET study, SPICTRA oxygenator trial, and animal experimental studies involving the development of Thoracic Endostents, Hemofilters, and Ventricular Assist Devices. 
  • He was also appointed as the Chief - Cardiothoracic Fellow for the Emory Group of Hospitals, Atlanta, USA, as well as the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Atlanta USA.
  • He was awarded "Service Excellence in Cardiovascular Surgery" during the "Times Health Excellence 2018" event.
  • He is the best outlook doctor south 2023. This special feature showcase of the top names in the diverse fields of medicine.
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Frequently Asked Questions

MICS encompasses the entire spectrum of surgeries such as:

  • Beating Heart Multiple Bypass Grafting
  • Valve replacement to valve repairs
  • Closure of holes in the heart
  • Surgery for a normal heart problem

MICS is different from other surgeries in terms of bone fracture which involves a 12-13-inch cut with casting that is removed after 3 weeks but in MICS no need for a longer inch-cut.   
As for pain, when compared on a 1-10 scale - pain ranges between 2-3 in MICS, and above 5 is in normal surgery or others. MICS has a 30-40% reduction in pain.

  • Lung function test
  • CT scan
  • Tests in the liver and kidneys

Yes, anybody above 25 years of age is suitable for MICS. So, the older you are, the more benefit you will have from MICS. At Sakra, we have operated MICS for an 86-year-old lady.

As most of them undergo heart surgery for blocks in their heart caused due to diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise, and other habits, it is recommended that factors like regular exercise, diet control, diabetes check, and most importantly quitting smoking can help post-heart surgery.

The scarring in an individual varies from person to person. If the scar is small then it is a 20% regular scar and the visibility depends on the individual. A lot of times, 60% of the scar will fade away and in women, the scar will be hidden below the mammary tissues, which cannot be seen. Some individuals are prone to more scarring, but the scar will fade away with time.

Yes, however sometimes out of 10 patients, only 9 are fit for Ozaki procedure. Anyone with pericardial disease is not a suitable candidate for Ozaki procedure. With this procedure, valves can be reconstructed for children also. It is one of the biggest advantages which is not possible in regular surgery.

Usually, a Stent can work for 12 years and go down for a very short period. A Stent is a foreign body and the normal tendency for the human body is to reject the stent. To prevent this rejection, the stent has a kind of medication that allows it to work for a long time. The durability of the stent not only depends on the quality of the stent but also varies for each patient.

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