Dr. S Venkatesh is the Lead Interventional Cardiologist at Aster RV Hospital JP Nagar, Bengaluru. He was earlier the Senior Interventional Cardiologist & Head, Department of Cardiology at Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta. Formerly he was the Unit Chief of Cardiology & Assistant Professor at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.
After completing his MBBS from Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore in 1992, Dr. S Venkatesh went on to complete his MD in Internal Medicine from the prestigious PGIMER at Chandigarh where he was the batch topper & and won the First Order Medal. He completed his DM in Cardiology from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 2001.
Languages Spoken: Kannada, English, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
Dr. S Venkatesh started working as an Assistant Interventional Cardiologist at Fortis Hospital, Mohali between 2002-2003. Later, in 2004, he served as Unit Chief of Cardiology, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He was appointed as Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist at Wockhardt Heart Institute, Bangalore between 2004-2006. Prior to Aster RV, he was the HOD & Senior Interventional Cardiologist at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore.
Dr. S Venkatesh has nearly 15,000 diagnostic catheterizations and more than 3500 interventional procedures in the catheterization laboratory. He is proficient in diagnostic coronary, peripheral, cerebral & congenital catheterizations.
His area of expertise is Coronary angioplasties including Primary & Complex Coronary Interventions such as Left Main Coronary artery, coronary bifurcations, chronic total occlusions, Rotablator-stenting and angioplasty to coronary bypass grafts.
Among valvular interventions, he has successfully performed percutaneous mitral, Aortic & pulmonary valvuloplasties. He has the credit for performing the First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI or TAVR) at Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore.
Dr. S Venkatesh has performed numerous percutaneous and hybrid repairs of thoracic aortic aneurysms & dissections and done Aortic Stent Grafting for Abdominal Aorta Aneurysms. He is also proficient in peripheral interventions including Carotid, Renal, Subclavian, Pulmonary, Innominate, Iliac & Femoral artery angioplasty & stenting.
He is an expert in handling pediatric diagnostic & interventional procedures and has accomplished various ASD & PDA device closures. Dr. S Venkatesh is experienced in implanting Single & Dual Chamber pacemakers, ICDs & Biventricular pacemakers.
Dr. S Venkatesh is known for his passion for Preventive Cardiology. He is an expert in medical management of Ischemic Heart disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, Various cardiac issues in the Diabetic & kidney patients.
Dr. S Venkatesh has participated in numerous clinical studies. He has published book chapters and articles in National & International scientific journals