Cardiac Surgery Unit

From open heart surgery to minimally invasive procedures, our skilled team is committed to advancing cardiac care, ensuring healthier hearts and brighter tomorrows.


Our mission is to provide evidence based personalized care in a clean & safe environment that meets the needs of those we serve and builds patient trust within the Caribbean region


R-espect for every one
E-xcellence in quality & patient experience
S-afe delivery of care
U-nderstanding our responsibilities
L-earning organization


Our vision is to become the regional leaders in patient experience, clinical outcomes and to enhance the quality of life of our patients.

Director & Head of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Southern Medical Clinic

Prof. Prashant Vaijyanath


His Fellowships

He'a An Expert In

• Beating Heart Bypass surgery (CABG)
• Valve Repairs & minimally invasive surgery
• Complex Aortic procedures including hybrids
• Transcatheter valve therapies – he performed 1st Transcatheter-transapical AVR in India on 24th April 2010
• Re-do cardiac surgery
• Heart transplants & Assist devices
• High risk procedures that are rejected elsewhere

Additional Contributions

• Visiting Scholar at Peking Union Medical College, National Cardiovascular center FUWAI HOSPITAL, Chinese Academy of science Beijing China
• Hon Consultant at the Heart Institute & Zerbini Foundation INCOR, Sao Paulo Brazil
• Hon Consultant at University of Quito, Ecuador.
• Hon Professor at Penang University, Malaysia.
• Visiting Faculty at Al Bassel Heart Institute Damascus, Syria.
• Visiting faculty at Razavi Hospital Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Procedures Offered

Discover a comprehensive range of specialized cardiac procedures offered by our dedicated team of experts. From minimally invasive techniques to intricate surgeries, we’re committed to providing cutting-edge treatments tailored to your unique needs. Explore our offerings below to learn more about the advanced cardiac care available at our unit.

Valve Repairs

Surgical technique aimed at restoring or improving the function of a malfunctioning heart valve.

Aortic Surgery

Surgical procedures focused on addressing conditions affecting the aorta, the body's main artery.

Redo Procedures

Additional surgical interventions performed on a patient who has previously undergone cardiac surgery.

Valve Replacements

A surgical procedure to replace a diseased or damaged heart valve with a mechanical or biological substitute.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

A surgical approach using small incisions, specialized instruments, and advanced technology to perform cardiac procedures with reduced trauma to the body.

Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (MIDCABG)

A less invasive technique for bypassing blocked coronary arteries, typically involving smaller incisions and specialized tools.

Endo Vascular Program and Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TAVI, TEVAR, hybrids)

Advanced procedures involving minimally invasive techniques to treat aortic and valvular conditions through catheter-based approaches, avoiding open-heart surgery when possible.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

A surgical procedure to bypass blocked or narrowed coronary arteries, restoring blood flow to the heart muscle.

Nicole Romeo lived with heart valve disease for thirty years. However, thanks to prominent Indian cardiothoracic surgeon, Professor Dr Prashant Vaijyanath, she now has a new lease on life..... See Full Story on Guardian Click Here

Nicole Romeo Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

This minimally invasive TAVI procedure done on 11th July, 2023 had many benefits to the patient (76-year-old male). There was a smaller Incision, less scarring, increased accuracy, decreased risk of complications, a shorter hospital stays, less pain and a shorter recovery period.

First balloon inflatable TAVI procedure done on pt from Anguilla SMCTT

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