Dr. Koneti Nageswara Rao

MBBS, MD (Pediatrics), DM (Cardiology)

Dr. Nageswara Rao Koneti is a well known Cardiologist with experience of more than 30 years. He is adept in performing complex interventional procedures such as: neonatal valvotomy, Stenting of the duct, Closure of the abnormal vessel (coronary AV fistula, Collaterals etc.) and Hybrid procedures like per-ventricular device closure etc.

He is a recipient of numerous awards which include: Highest Innovation ranking award by American College of Cardiology, “S T Achar Endowment Award” for best paper at IAP, Kolkata in 2004 and Dr YR Reddy Gold Medal for best paper presentation at IAP conference in 1993.

He has participated in various conferences, conducted workshops and delivered guest lecturers in them.

The doctor is a member of several prestigious associations including Cardiological society of India, Indian Academy of Echocardiography and Paediatric Cardiology Society of India.

Dr. Koneti takes keen interest in research and has published scientific papers in National and International journals.

Procedures & Areas of Expertise 
Neonatal and Infant cardiac surgeries
Complex congenital heart surgeriesg
TAPVC – Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Repair Arterial Switch
Single Ventricle Defects Surgery
ECMO Support
Device Closure- ASD VSD
Balloon Valvuloplasty – Aortic
PDA Device Closure
Aortic Valve replacement – Mechanical Valve
Aortic Valve replacement – Tissue Valve
Mitral Valve replacement – Mechanical Valve
Mitral Valve replacement – Tissue Valve
Aortic Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Repair
PDA Ligation
Arrhythmia Treatment with Ablation and Pacemakers
Coronary Artery Surgery
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Treatment
Coronary Angiogram
PTCA-Percutaneous Transluminal
Coronary Angioplasty
Aortic Stent Grafting
Radiofrequency Ablation
PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant – Single Chamber
Biventricular Pacing
PTMC – Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy
Heart Surgery
CRT – D (MRI Compatible)
CRT – D (MRI Non-Compatible)
Transarterial Radioembolization – TARE
heart disease
Balloon Septostomy
Pulmonary and Mitral
Fetal Echocardiogram
Off Pump beating CABG LV restoration
Valve Repair Replacement
Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Ross Procedure
Cardiac Tumour Treatment
Aortic Dissection Repair Surgery
Minimal access surgeries for valves
ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) Closure
Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)
Aortic Valve Replacement
Mitral Valve Replacement
VSD Closure (Adult) Surgery
Heart Double Valve Replacement
PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant – Double Chamber
CRT- D Implant (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)
Single Bypass and Valve Replacement
Valve Replacement
Congenital Heart Disorder CHD
Heart Bypass – Minimally Invasive CABG
Heart Implants
Rotational Atherectomy
Angioplasty – 1 Stent
VP Shunting – Programmable Device
AV Canal repair
Bentall procedure
Cardiac OPD Procedures
ECG-Treadmill Test TMT
24 Hour Holter Monitoring
Ambulatory BP Monitoring (ABPM)
Echocardiography with Color Doppler
Stress Echocardiographyn
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test
Thallium Test – Nuclear Stress Test
64 Slice CT Angiography
PET Scan
Peripheral Angiogram
Angioplasty – 2 Stent

Work Experience
Cardiac Surgeon, Safe Children Hospital, Hyderabad
Cardiac Surgeon, Janapareddy Hospital, Suraksha Children’s Hospital
Care Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Senior Consultant, Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad


MBBS, 1988, Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati
MD, 1990, Paediatrics, Kurnool medical college, Andhra Pradesh
DM, 1999, Cardiology, Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute, Trivandrum, Kerala
Fellowship, Paediatric cardiology, Children’s hospital at Westmead, Sydney

Highest Innovation ranking award by American College of Cardiology
– “S T Achar Endowment Award” for best paper at IAP, Kolkata in 2004
– Dr YR Reddy Gold Medal for best paper presentation at IAP conference in 1993


Research papers
Associated with research and has several publications to his credit in noted medical journals. These are: Retrograde trans-catheter closure of Perimembranous Ventricular Septal defects in children using ADO II: JACC

Retrograde trans-catheter closure of ventricular Septal defects in children using the Amplatzer Duct Occluder II, Cath Card Inv

Transcatheter transvenous ante-grade closure of muscular ventricular Septal defects in infants and young children

Symptomatic congenital Ductus Arteriosus aneurysm in neonates

Re-screwing of Immobilized Duct Occluder by Modified sheath in sheath technique

Epicardial deployment of right ventricular disk during hybrid per-ventricular device closure

Transcatheter Closure of Multiple Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defects with Septal Aneurysm Using Two Overlapping Amplatzer Duct Occluders II Cardiac Hydatid cyst

Catheter interventions for “double steal” from isolation of the sub-clavian artery associated with patent arterial duct

Incessant ventricular tachycardia due to multiple cardiac rhabdomyomas in an infant with Tuberous Sclerosis

Emergency renal artery Stenting in acute anuric renal failure in children with Takayasu’s arthritis

Unexpected difficulty during trans-catheter device closure of Atrial Septal defect associated with right aortic arch

Hybrid muscular ventricular septal defect closure: Surgeon or physician

Endovascular Stenting of the obstructed vertical vein in a neonate with supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous return

Mutational analysis of JAG1 gene in non-syndromic tetralogy of Fallot children

Application of the comet assay for assessment of oxidative DNA damage in circulating lymphocytes of Tetralogy of Fallot patients

Correction of anomalous drainage of right superior vena cava to left atrium

Surgical strategies for the management of multiple ventricular septal, defects

Outcomes of surgical closure of large, ventricular Septal defects with severe PAH in older children

Medium term follow-up after balloon dilatation of congenital aortic Stenosis (AVBD) in children