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Forte Group And Global Hospitals Hold

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Global Hospitals & Health city along with The Forte Group and leading consultants of the cardiology department of the National Hospital, Sri Lanka, conducted a scientific session on the 'Recent Advances in Cardiac Sciences' on 3 October. This session was attended by around 150 doctors and proved to be extremely enlightening as many important papers were presented and case studies were discussed.

Forte International, a member of the Forte Group have been appointed the strategic partner for the Global Hospitals Group of India, on account of the strong hold the Forte group has in the healthcare industry. Forte International, together with Global Hospitals, hopes to provide a long term and lasting solution to Sri Lankan patients medical needs, together with the support of the local medical fraternity. "We emphasise the fact that we cannot do this by ourselves but will work alongside our Sri Lankan doctors to bring relief to patients" said Chairman and CEO Forte group, M.F.A. Riyas.

Dr. Ruvan Ekanayaka, Senior Consultant Cardiologists National Hospital Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest at the session while Dr W S Santharaj and Dr. P.N Thenabadu ( both Senior Consultant Cardiologists- National Hospital Sri Lanka), were Guests of Honor.

Dr N Madhu Sankar, Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Global Hospitals & Health City, Chennai spoke on Heart Transplantation, while Dr Joy M Thomas, Head of the Department & Director, Department of Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology, Global Hospitals & Health City, Chennai made a presentation on Recent Trends in Management of Heart Failure (Management of Aneurysm) and Dr AGK Gokhale, Senior Consultant & Head of Department, Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Global Hospitals Hyderabad expressed his views on Minimal Access Bypass Surgeries. "In the event that a patient seeks medical assistance at Global Hospitals, all they have to do is contact the helpline or email the Forte group by accessing their website. Based on their inquiry we ask them to bring across their medical reports which in turn are couriered to India and depending on the gravity of the patient's condition, a diagnosis is sent within 24 hours. Depending on the diagnosis and the patients wishes, we then arrange for them to be sent to India for treatment", said Riyas.

To date the Forte Group has held two CME programmes, with this being the third. The first was on liver transplants and Endosonography, which was organized through the Association of Gastroenterological and Digestive Endoscopy Society of Sri Lanka. On this occasion world renowned Professor Mohammed Rela, the number one liver surgeon in the world [ mentioned in the Guinness Book of records for having performed a liver transplant on a 5 day old baby], Dr S. Palaniappan, along with the founder of Global Hospitals, Dr K. Ravindranath were the guest speakers. The second CME program was on Neuro Sciences which was organized through the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists with the guest speakers being Dr N.K. Venkataramana, Dr J.K.B.C. Parthiban and Dr S. Dinesh Nayak.

Pictured : Mr M.F.A. Riyas - Chairman and CEO Forte Group, together with the team of Indian Cardiac specialists, Chairman and Founder Global Hospitals - Dr K Ravindranath and Sri Lankan Cardiac specialists, Dr P.N. Thenabadu, Dr W.S Santharaj and Dr Ruvan Ekanayaka


Dr. Madhu Sankar specializes in Coronary Bypass Surgery, Valve Repair & Replacement Surgery, Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation and Heart & Lung Transplantation. He is an Executive Member of Indian Society of Heart Failure and is actively involved in Heart & Lung Transplantation and Stem Cell Therapy. He has more than 50 publications in Cardiac Surgery in international journals and was also the first in India to transport Donor Heart in a commercial airline & perform heart transplantation. He has been involved in the surgical management of over 15000 open cardiac surgical procedures - both adult and children till date.

Dr. Joy M Thomas specializes primarily in Interventional Cardiology (Complex Angioplasty, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Peripheral and Carotid Angioplasty, Stem cell interventions and Device closure of Cardiac defects, Cardiac Electrophysiology) and Electrophysiology Study (Radiofrequency Ablation, Complex Ablation Procedures - Atrial Fibrillation & Ventricular Tachycardia, Pacemaker Implants, Device - Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (Biventricular Pacemaker), Syncope Evaluation and Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention). He has been an Interventional Cardiologist since 1994 and has performed the First Radiofrequency Ablation in Tamil Nadu, India for cure of supraventricular tachycardia, 25th Jan 1997 at Railway Hospital, Perambur.

Dr AGK Gokhale has performed more than 5000 open heart surgeries and assisted in more than 4000 open heart and nearly 1000 closed heart and pulmonary surgeries. He had performed the first Heart Transplant in Andhra Pradesh, India in 2004. Along with his fellow urologist specialist he had performed a combined heart and kidney transplant for the first time in India in 2007. He has formed the Heart Failure Society in India and also the Sahrudaya Health, Medical and Educational Trust a nonprofit organization that offers financial assistance for the heart surgeries of children and adults. His special interests lies in the minimally invasive cardio thoracic surgeries, beating heart bypass surgery, and surgery for end stage heart and lung diseases.

This institute of Global Hospitals & Health city is among Indias largest and foremost cardiovascular centers dedicated to detection, management and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. With latest and the best equipments along with the most modern technologies that science has to offer, this institute provides care of international standards. Specialties including highly skilled interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthetists, cardiovascular physiotherapists and transplant surgeons working together as a committed team ensures outcome matching the best in the world. Multidisciplinary paramedical teams with expertise and experience in modern equipment and the dedication to serve ensures that every patient receives personalized care of highest standards. This specialty has all the latest technologies in the cardio vascular and cardio - thoracic field like EECP, minimal invasive bypass surgery and very soon heart transplantations. The cardiac surgery division also includes state of the art operating suites along with a 40 bed CT ICU for post operative care with dedicated adult and pediatric enclosures.

The Global Hospitals Group started a decade ago in Hyderabad. Today it has several hospitals spread strategically across the country with branches now in Bangalore and Chennai and many more in advanced stages of planning and implementation one such being the Mumbai branch which will be operational by the end of this year. Each one of them are a tertiary care multi specialty hospital with facilities matching the best in the world and offering advanced patient care of international standards.

Global Group of Hospitals is one of the leading Tertiary cares Healthcare provider in India today with a network of nine (9) hospitals and over 2000 beds. The Group has carved out a niche for itself in Indias health care industry by excelling in areas ranging from diagnosis to multi - organ transplantation, from simple procedures to complex surgeries. It is today a one - stop health care destination for people from across the world.

Chennai has joined the chain of Global Hospitals with its very own unit pertaining to truly global standards. Global Hospitals and Healthcity is a 500 bedded super specialty tertiary care facility located off the IT highway (OMR) at Chennai. It renders 360 degree advanced tertiary healthcare services matching the best available in the world. Every step is aimed at ensuring excellence in patient care through state of the art infrastructure, advanced technology & committed team work by internationally qualified specialists.

The Hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art Flat Panel Cath lab, Intensive Care Units, and Neuro Lab and facilities like Spiral CT Scan, Liver dialysis, Laparoscopic ultrasound, etc. We also provide round - the - clock emergency services with well-equipped ICUs and a highly qualified Anesthesia team.

The medical infrastructure and technology at Global Hospitals & Healthcity is among the best in the world. To the patient it directly translates as the highest standards in safety. Zero infection zones, certified zero infection blood and blood components are just a few examples of the enormous care that Global Hospitals take and the stringent quality control norms that are strictly followed in every aspect impacts the patient safety and comfort.. Thus with all the facilities and the technical knowhow, Global has successfully set new standards in healthcare management.