Milestones

Milestone Surgeries

  • First Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Unit in Private Hospital in Sri Lanka Set up by British Expert Team - 1994.
  • First Open Heart Surgery (ASD Surgery) - 12th Aug. 1994- by Dr. Nihal Kulathilaka, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Dr.Anil Perera, Cardiac Anesthetist
  • First Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery - 15th Aug. 1994. - By Dr.Nihal Kulathilaka, Consultant Cardiothoracic Sugeon & Dr.Anil Perera, Cardiac Anesthetist
  • First PDA Surgery - 29th Aug. 1994 - by Dr. Nihal Kulathilaka, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Dr.Anil Perera, Cardiac Anesthetist
  • First Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) Surgery by Dr. Nihal Kulathilaka, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Dr.Anil Perera, Cardiac Anesthetist
  • First Mitral Valve Replacement (MVR) Surgery by Dr. Nihal Kulathilaka, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Dr.Anil Perera, Cardiac Anesthetist
  • First Midcab Surgery done 18th May 1999 - By Dr.A.G.Jayakrishnan, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Dr.H.D.Waika, Cardiac Anesthetist
  • First Octopus (Beating Heart) Bypass Surgery - 25th May 1999. by Dr.A.G.Jayakrishnan, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Dr.H.D.Waika, Cardiac Anesthetist
  • 1000th Surgery done - 6th Sept. 1998 5000th Surgery done - Nov. 2004

    Cardiac Catheterization ( Interventional Cardiology.)

  • First Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in the Private Sector - 1994
  • First Coronary Angiogram - 10th Oct. 1994 - by Dr.S.Narenthiran, Consultant Cardiologist.
  • First Angioplasty (PTCA) - 14th Nov. 1994 - by Dr.S.Narenthiran and Dr.(Mrs) Naomali Amarasena, Consultant Cardiologists.
  • First PTMC - 12th Sep. 1995 - Dr.W.S.Santhiraj, Consultant Cardiologist.
  • First PTCA and Stenting - 14th Sep. 1999 - by Dr.S.Narenthiran and Dr.W.S.Santhiraj, Consultant Cardiologist.
  • First PDA - Coil Ambolization - 27th Sept. 2003 - Dr.S.Mithrakumara and Dr.S.Narenthiran Consultant Cardiologists.
  • First ASD -Device Closure - 14th Aut. 2005 - by Dr.S.Mithrakumara, Consultant Cardiologist.
  • First PDA Device Closure - 28th Dec. 2005 - Dr.S.Mithrakumara, Consultant Cardiologist.
  • Frst PTCA and Stenting of Unprotected LMCA - by Dr.S.Amarasekera and Dr.G.Constantine, Consultant Cardiologists