Dr. Virendar Sarwal, M.Ch is a world renowned Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon in Chandigarh in North India.
Dr Sarwal has a rich experience of very state of art heart institutes in India as well as abroad. He started his career with Escort Heart Institute ,New Delhi, Batra Hospital, New Delhi and Apollo Hospital ,New Delhi . He joined the faculty of PGIMER , Chandigarh, India as Assistant Professor and was instrumental in starting the Coronary Bypass programme and designing the upcoming Advanced Cardiac Centre . He was Director (Medical) of City Hospital& Heart Institute, Chandigarh. He was the Chief Surgeon at Malhotra Heart Institute,New Delhi which was in international news when he operated upon a PAKISTANI CHILD “ALI” a high risk case at the age of 9 months. For five years then on he was at Fortis Heart Institute, Mohali heading his own unit as Senior Consultant and was instrumental in achieving highest success rate (100% in 300 consecutive cases for which he was awarded a Travel Award by World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons at Ottawa in Canada).
In 2008 july he join Alchemist hospital panchkula as founder head and Chief Cardiac Surgeon and brought the hospital to repute in Short time.
In October 2011, he established the Cardiac Program at Max Super-specialty Hospital, Mohali another state of art facility and now has earned the reputation of most ethical , highest quality care, matched with international standards. He went to Toronto General Hospital , Canada and Brooklyn Hospital , New York for a short period as observer. During his career he devised new protocols and techniques to achieve maximum success in very high risk surgeries, one of them worth mentioning is of a Bangladesh National who was refused Bypass Surgery by French Surgeons in Saudi Arabia and by many in India.
He is the pioneer in bringing two new techniques to tricity namely EVH (Endoscopic Vein Harvesting) and MICS (Minimaly Invasive Cardiac Surgery). These two techniques help a patient in fast recovery and one is back to work in 2-3 weeks idealy suitable for young patients and much better and durable than stunts as world wide now recommendation are for bypass surgery in any artery disease as its durable and it increases survival.