Dr Nihar Pradip Mehta, a leading consultant cardiologist in Mumbai has successfully performed complex Heart Valve replacements without stitches in the past few months, one of the first cardiologists in India to do this without assistance of a foreign proctor. He accomplished this soon after completing a Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease and TAVI at the Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Institute (GOKVI) in Budapest, Hungary from January to June 2022.
He is the son of Late Dr Pradip and Shilpa Mehta, and grandson of Late Dr J. K. Mehta, also a renowned cardiologist in Mumbai.
Earlier, in August 2021, he performed the first ever Mitra Clip Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair heart surgeries in Western and Central India at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Prior to that, in April 2019, Dr Mehta also did the First Caval Valve Implantation (CAVI) in India in a patient with Carcinoid Heart disease, a rare case that has been quoted in many journals across Europe and America.
It has been a little over a decade since Dr Mehta started his practice and he has already extensive experience in Procedures like Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR/TAVI) which is done for patients with a choked up aortic valve (aortic stenosis). He has performed between 150-200 cases with various complex anatomies and difficulties. Besides, he is acknowledged for his expertise in interventional cardiology, complex angioplasty and stenting, Heart Failure & Hypertension.
After doing his MBBS and MD from KJ Somaiya Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai in 2003 and 2008 respectively, winning numerous medals and awards at both levels, including standing First in the state in MBBS, Dr Nihar subsequently completed a number of additional advanced training courses. These included Fellowships in Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease (Seoul, S. Korea; Mount Sinai hospital, New York; Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles) followed by his latest course in Hungary. He currently is a consultant at Jaslok, Breach Candy, HN Reliance, Bhatia, St Elizabeth & KJ Somaiya Superspecialty Hospitals.
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