Updated on 2 August 2012
Dr V V Bashi, chairman, Center for Thoracic and Cardio Vascular Care, MIOT Hospitals, "To our knowledge doing a Bentall's operation and closing the hole (ASD) by opening the left side of the chest in this type of congenital abnormality in a child has not been reported in the world before."
The surgical team was headed by Dr VV Bashi assisted by Dr Vijith K Cherian, Dr Kannan R Nair, Dr Harilal and Dr Gopal. The anaesthetic team was headed by Dr Aju Jacob and assisted by Dr Jyotsana and Dr Ajith. Furthermore, a dedicated team of perfusionists technicians and skilled nurses where involved in the procedure.