Dr. Girishchandra Varma

HOD and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Specialty: Cardiac Sciences

Practice Locations: NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai

Dr. Girishchandra Varma completed his MS in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India and MCh in Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery from Bombay University, India.  He attained clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery from the University of Alabama Birmingham, USA in 1996 and postgraduate diploma in Cardiovascular Surgery from University Piere & Marie Curie, Paris in 1999.

Dr. Varma has several international publications, articles and scientific presentations to his credit. He is a life member of the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and member of several International Cardiovascular Societies. He has an excellent and impressive track record of over 21 years performing varieties of open heart, thoracic and vascular procedures.

Dr. Varma has performed over 5000 Coronary Artery Bypass surgeries independently and assisted over 4500 such cases. He has also performed over 100 redo-open heart surgeries. He has extensive experience in harvesting skelitonised LIMA, RIMA, radial artery and saphenous vein and redo-sternotomy, thoracotomy, haemostasis and closure of chest at regular intervals. He worked as Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon in numerous hospitals of international repute.

Dr. Varma has performed UAE’s first Total Arterial Revascularization – Triple Bypass Surgery using LIMA – Radial ‘Y’, Composite Conduit Procedure. He is the first surgeon to perform Awake Coronary Bypass Surgery on Beating Heart in the U.A.E, and the only Cardiac Surgeon to do an Awake Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery in the Middle East.

Dr. Varma practices the breadth of cardiothoracic surgeries ranging from all kinds of valve surgeries, septal defects, maze and ross operations along with minimally invasive cardiac procedures for both valve and CABG surgeries.

Dr. Varma’s Specialty is in Cardiac Sciences, Chest Pain Clinic, and Open Heart Surgery. He has a vast experience in cardiothoracic surgeries; his particular area of interest is in beating heart (off-pump) coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

His area of expertise are:

  • Harvesting skeletonized LIMA, RIMA 

  • Radial artery 

  • Saphenous vein  

  • Redo-sternotomy and thoracotomy 

  • Haemostasis and closure of chest at regular intervals


  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery 1996

  • Member of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons 

  • Member of several International Cardiovascular Societies

Dr. Verma speaks English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.

Practice Locations

NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai
NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai

Amman Street , Next to Bait Al Khair Building, Al Nahda 2, P.O.Box: 7832, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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