Dr. Vivek Jawali

(+91) 894 335 3391

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Director - Cardiology

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  • Mon-Fri

    07:00 - 18:00

  • Saturday

    07:00 - 14:00

  • Sunday

    09:00 - 12:00




Dr. Vivek Jawali is a renowned cardiologist who has more than 40 years of expertise. Laparoscopic surgery, cardiac catheterization, carotid angioplasty and stenting, coronary angiography, heart

valve replacement, device closure, and a number of other operations are among his areas of expertise. He has completed more than 18,000 cardiothoracic and vascular procedures. In 1999, Dr. Jawali was the first surgeon in India to undertake awake heart surgery. He has received several honors, including the BC Roy Award for medical brilliance. In 1974, Dr. Vivek graduated with his MBBS from MR Medical College in Gulbarga, Karnataka. In 1980, he went on to complete an MS in general surgery at Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College. Additionally, in 1984, he earned a MCH from GS Medical College and KEM Hospital and, in 1981, a DNB from the National Board of Examination. He now has memberships in the Medical Council of India, IACTS, the Indian Medical Association, and the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons.

In 2008, Dr. Jawali served as the IACTS' (Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons) president. He is also the sole Indian on the editorial board of Innovations in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Anaesthesia, and The magazine of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons (ISMICS), of which he is a founding member. He has also served as the Indian College of Cardiology's vice president.


Work Experience 

40 years of Experience

At Fortis Hospitals in Bangalore, Dr. Vivek Jawali is the Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. The major statutory authority that oversees the standards of medical education and the recognition of medical qualifications in the nation, the Medical Council of India (MCI), has also selected Dr. Jawali to serve on its council. He is on the academic council at the MCI. In India, he was a pioneer of minimally invasive heart surgery and has since completed more than 18,000 cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries. In 1992, he conducted India's first beating heart bypass surgery, and in September 1994, he conducted India's first minimally invasive bypass surgery (MIDCAB). In June 1999, Dr. Jawali performed the nation's first awake cardiac surgery (cardiac surgery without general anesthesia or a ventilator, performed under continuous high thoracic epidural). In April 2002, he also completed the first awake open heart surgery in the world, performing a triple bypass and replacing an aortic valve on a 74-year-old patient without the need of a ventilator or a G.A.


Associated with Hospitals

Fortis Hospital, Bangalore (Bannerghatta Road)


List of Treatments


  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Treatment: Congestive heart failure is a chronic ailment that develops when the patient’s heart is unable to adequately pump blood to nourish the body as it should. Open heart surgery is the surgical treatment for congestive heart failure. 


  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test: A form of stress test called a Stress/Rest Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) test compares the blood flow through the coronary arteries and the heart muscle before and after physical exertion using PET or SPECT imaging.


  • Echocardiography with Color Doppler: It is a procedure in which the rate and direction of blood flow within the heart are determined by using Doppler technology. The four valves are checked for leaks and other anomalies. By color-coding the flow direction, large areas of blood flow are examined.


  • Cardiac OPD Procedures: Cardiac OPD operations are those that are conducted on a regular schedule and do not require hospital admission. History taking, examination, blood tests, electrocardiogram, event evaluation, cardiac stress testing, electrophysiological studies, and other procedures are conducted in the cardiac OPD.


  • ECG-Treadmill Test TMT: A cardiac stress test, or treadmill test, is a cardiology test that assesses the heart's capacity to react to external stress in the context of clinical practice. This is the most basic and easy evaluation of the functional response of the heart to physical strain. It involves the regular monitoring of the patient's blood pressure and cardiac rates by using an exercise protocol, a treadmill, or a bicycle. 


  • 24 Hour Holter Monitoring: Holter monitoring is a technique used to assess how the heart reacts to regular activities. The monitor can also be used following a heart attack in order to identify cardiac rhythm issues that may be producing symptoms like irregular heartbeats or hypotension.


  • Coronary Revascularization Surgery: Coronary revascularization is a group of treatments or procedures that restore blood flow to areas of the heart that aren't getting enough blood to meet their needs. Rather than open-heart surgery, the surgeon attaches (grafts) a healthy vessel (often taken from the leg) to the diseased or narrowed heart vessel. After that, blood "bypasses" the sick spot and goes through the new channel.


  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery: Depending on the location of the ruptured vessel, in this surgery, the surgeon first creates a big cut in the stomach or chest. The blood vessel is then eliminated, and the transplant is stitched in its place. This transplant is often a leak-proof polyester tube. The recovery time for open surgical repair is around one month.


  • Heart Transplant: A heart transplant is a procedure that replaces a failing heart with a healthy donor heart. Heart transplantation is often reserved for patients whose health has not improved sufficiently with medicines or other surgical procedures. While a heart transplant is a significant surgery, with proper follow-up treatment, your chances of survival are strong.


  • Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque accumulation in the walls of the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Medications and surgery in casecasessevere conditions are performed as part of the treatment process for this disease.


  • Angiogram: A diagnostic technique called an angiogram utilizes X-ray pictures to check for blockages in the blood vessels (veins or arteries). The healthcare practitioner observes how blood flows through blood vessels at particular points on the body by performing an angiography test.


  • Angioplasty: It is a surgical treatment in which a small wire mesh tube called a stent is inserted into the artery. To promote better blood flow, the stent is left in place permanently.


  • Ambulatory BP Monitoring (ABPM): The blood pressure may be continuously monitored for 24 hours with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. The patient undergoes a process in which a blood pressure cuff is attached to him, wrapped around his arm, and connected to a little gadget worn on his body for 24 hours by a belt or strap.


Awards and Recognitions

  • 1st in MBBS, Karnataka University

  • BC Roy Award for medical excellence

  • Established Open Heart Surgery programme at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology

  • Spearheaded growth of OPCAB in India

  • Performed India's 1st MIDCAB and 1st Minimally Invasive Replacement

  • Performed more than 15,000 CVTS operations

  • Responsible for establishing Wockhardt Heart Institute

  • Performed India's first awake bypass in May 2002

  • In 2004, He performed his first major Open Heart Surgery

Education and Training

  • MS, General Surgery, Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), 1980

  • MCh, Cardiothoracic Surgery, G S Medical College, KEM Hospital Mumbai, 1984

  • MNAMS: General Surgery, National Board Of Examination, 1981

  • MBBS: Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, 1976



  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon



  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)

  • Medical Council of India (MCI)

  • Vice President of the Indian Medical Association

  • Fellow of IACTS



46226 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1976


Specialty Interests

  • Cardiac Ablation Carotid Angioplasty And

  • Stenting Coronary 

  • Angiogram Coronary

  • Angioplasty / 

  • Bypass Surgery Mitral/

  • Heart Valve Replacement

Area of Expertise
  • Cardiovascular Surgeon
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Education of DR. VIVEK JAWALI
MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

G S Medical College, KEM Hospital Mumbai


MNAMS - General Surgery

National Board of Examination

New Delhi

MS - General Surgery

Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC)



Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College


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