Dr. Sreekanth B. Shetty | Best Interventional Cardiologist in Bangalore | Top Cardiologist in Bangalore - Sakra Hospital

Dr. Sreekanth Shetty, working as a Senior Consultant & Head - Interventional Cardiology at the best heart specialist hospital in Bangalore. He performs most of his angioplasties through the Trans-radial route (Through the wrist), even for complex angioplasties such as those involving large side branches (Bifurcation stenting) and for heart attacks (Primary PCI / Heart Attack Angioplasty). This helps achieve excellent results with great patient comfort and minimal risk of complications. He is one of the top cardiologist in Bangalore and is known for his consistent success in opening Chronic Total Occlusions which are considered the final frontier in coronary interventions. He believes in exploring new frontiers to provide the best available care to his patients for the betterment of their lives. He firmly believes in honest communication which allows patients to make fully informed choices.
Dr. Shetty is an alumnus of the JJM Medical College, Davanagere (Kuvempu University) where he did his MBBS (1991 – 1996) with distinctions in six subjects. He excelled in clinical and bedside medicine and his exemplary clinical skills were highly appreciated by his peers and teachers alike. He completed his compulsory internship at the Chigateri General Hospital, Bapuji Hospital, and Women and Child Hospital at Davanagere where he showed complete commitment and dedication to patient care which would become the foundation for his patient-centric approach in the years to come.  Thereafter he secured MD (Internal Medicine) seat at the prestigious KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai through the all-India Pre-PG entrance where he scored 29th rank on the first attempt and completed his post-graduation with a Gold Medal in Mumbai University for the year 2000. He was also the best outgoing student for his batch at KEM Hospital and was awarded the “Dr. Palekar Prize “. KEM Hospital is among the premier institutes in India and is sought after by the brightest in the medical field. It provides the most comprehensive training in all branches of Internal medicine and also creates solid grounding in academics and research. In 2004 he completed his DM (Cardiology) from J.J. Hospital and Grant Medical College, Mumbai which is one of the largest state-run hospitals in Maharashtra and is also amongst the premier institutes in India. Here he received intensive training in the entire spectrum of Cardiovascular Medicine ranging from Coronary artery disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Congenital Heart disease, Lipidology, Heart Failure, Valvular and other structural heart diseases, Hypertension, and Arrhythmia management. Being a very busy hospital with a structured training programme, JJ Hospital provided Dr. Shetty with excellent training in Interventional Cardiology and has shaped him into a master interventionist
Coronary angioplasty (Transradial Angioplasty), IVUS (Intra- Vascular Ultrasound), FFR and IFR (Fractional Flow Reserve), Rotablation, Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty (CTO angioplasty), Vein Graft Angioplasty, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Implantable defibrillator Placement (AICD), Heart Failure Device Implantation (CRT-P and CRT-D), Balloon Valvuloplasty, Device closure of ASD, VSD, PDA,.  Peripheral Angioplasty (upper and lower limb vessels), Carotid Angioplasty, Renal Angioplasty, Aortic Interventions (Stent Grafting of Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection – TEVAR, EVAR),
  • He is a proud recipient of many awards and citations from Mumbai University.
  • Dr. Shetty is a life member of the “Cardiological Society (CSI) of India”
  • Kempegowda Award for 2014 for contribution in the area of healthcare.
  • Gold Medallist in Mumbai University for M.D. (Internal Medicine) in the year 2000.
  • Third rank in Mumbai University for D.M. (Cardiology) in 2004.
  • Several Citations and awards from Mumbai University as under: Dr. V. S. Palekar Prize, the year 2000., Dr. C. S. Patel Gold Medal 2000., Dr. Latif Patel Prize, 2000., Dr. R. B. Billimoria Scholarship., Dr. J. K. Mehta Scholarship., Dr. N. F. Surveyor Memorial Scholarship.
  • Won the best presentation for “A case of stent grafting for a coronary Aneurysm with acute MI” at the ACVS 2012 at Hyderabad.
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