Patients & Visitors

Patient Testimonials

Mr. Varadarajan

Heart disease with aneurysm of the arch and descending aorta. Angiogram revealed 90% narrowing of the left main coronary artery reducing the pumping capacity of the heart.

The patient was classified as ‘very high risk’ requiring immediate surgery. However, Surgeons elsewhere refrained from undertaking this complex surgery since they were confronted with the dilemma of whether aneurysm correction should precede the bypasses or vice versa.

The MIOT Cardiac Team however decided that the patient’s survival depended on the performance of both the procedures simultaneously. After exhaustive groundwork, extensive research and consultation with experts, the MIOT Team performed the eight-hour long high risk, first of its kind surgical procedure. First the five bypass procedures were performed without stopping the heart. The aneurysm was then opened and the whole of the arch and descending aorta was replaced with a tube graft within the stipulated time. After the complex but successful surgery, the patient was able to move around normally and he says with gratitude :

Thanks to MIOT Hospitals and its team of competent doctors for their world class treatment, I feel like I have just been born.

Mr. Varadarajan

Mrs. Vijayalakshmi

A congenital heart patient operated for PDA in 1969, when she was barely 4 years old. In 1983, she had an aortic valvotomy and exertion of sub aorta membrane without replacing the valve.

Nineteen years later in 2002, she suffered from vomiting and giddiness and the condition was diagnosed as aneurysm. The family was informed that treatment for this was very expensive and available only in the US or UK. Here is her narration of what happened later :

A chance encounter with Dr. Bashi at MIOT changed my hopeless condition. I was operated in October 2002 and can now confidently say that I am perfectly healthy and happy. My family and I are grateful to the invaluable support and treatment provided at MIOT. This place is truly a godsend for cardiac patients.

Mrs. Vijayalakshmi

Mr. G Masilamani

The patient reached out to MIOT complaining of chest pain.

Examination revealed severe blockages in three arteries and he was advised to under surgery at the earliest. Details of the treatment in his words :

Subsequently a beating heart surgery was performed on me. I recovered from anaesthesia without any pain or trauma, as assured by the doctors. On my discharge in 10 days time, I could walk to the car to be driven home. The care and commitment of the doctors and their support teams added to my speedy recovery.

Mr. G Masilamani

Mr. Chopra

The condition of Mr.Chopra's heart warranted two complex bypass surgeries.

Overcoming his initial skepticism about the outcome of the surgery he underwent the surgery and his experience is summed up below :

I was tense, but the Doctors at MIOT with their expertise and human approach not only assured me the best, but also lived up to their word by performing the surgery successfully. I was too sure about the excellence of MIOT and thanks to the team there, I am a happy and healthy man, leading a normal life which I never thought was possible.

Mr. Chopra


Mr. T S Menon

He experienced breathlessness and was diagnosed with unstable angina.

He continued with medication, but a massive heart attack in 2002 lead to his hospitalization. Diagnosis revealed that neither a pacemaker nor an angioplasty would be a cure. The rest in his own words :

I accepted the suggestion of doctors here at MIOT and underwent a bypass surgery. Today I am a healthy and happy man. I am very grateful to MIOT for the relief from a harassing and a possibly risky condition.

Mr. T S Menon.

Sri Baba Surobjeet Singh Bedi

They flew me from Punjab with multiple fractures. Thanks to MIOT Hospitals, I went home walking.

They flew me from Punjab with multiple fractures. Thanks to MIOT Hospitals, I went home walking.

Sri Baba Surobjeet Singh Bedi.

Dr. Rajkumar

He had been suffering from arthritis for the past five years.

The bones had suffered wear and tear. His left hip and right knee badly needed replacement. The rugged terrain had possibly left its effect on his bones and joints necessitating surgery a hip replacement to be followed by a knee replacement surgery.

I thank the Magnetic Touch of Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon Prof. Dr. P V A Mohandas for the successful conduct of the operation and my quick recovery.

Dr. Rajkumar

Vijay Amritraj

We would like to thank and congratulate Dr. & Mrs. Mohandas and Dr. Bashi for an extraordinary establishment, wonderful staff and great attention.

It is undoubtedly one of the finest hospitals in the world.

With thanks and warm regards Ashok Amritraj and the Amritraj family May 6, 2003″

Text of the letter from Mr. Vijay Amritraj, the star among super stars, about his dad’s treatment at MIOT :

“I have just returned to Los Angeles and wanted to write to you all and let you know how I felt about my father’s surgery and stay at your hospital.

First of all, I would like to congratulate you on creating such a fine outstanding facility in my home city. The effort must have been overwhelming at times but your incredible perseverance and hard work has given Chennai, Tamil Nadu and the country a wonderful medical facility.

Secondarily, I want to thank you for your wonderful care and concern in dealing with my father and his surgery and aftercare. Your commitment to success and your upbeat manner made all of us feel so very comfortable and secure with my father getting well.

The incredible staff at your hospital both in the ICU and the floor he was on, are a real tribute to your quest for excellence.

I can only wish you both and your staff at the hospital the very best and the grateful thanks of my family for looking after my father and letting him come home safely and well.

Vijay Amritraj.