Dr. Ramachandra Reddy, MD

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Dr. Ramachandra Reddy, MD
Dr. Ramachandra Reddy, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University in 1985 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

Risks associated with the TAVR procedure include death, stroke and major bleeding

Important Risk Information for Patients

Indications:

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for relief of aortic stenosis in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to severe native calcific aortic stenosis who are judged by a Heart Team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at intermediate or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 3% at 30 days, based on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure (stenosed, insufficient, or combined) of a surgical bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve who are judged by a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 8% at 30 days, based on the STS risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

Contraindications (Who should not use):

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve and delivery system should not be used in patients who:

  • Cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere.

Warnings:

  • There may be an increased risk of stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, compared to other standard treatments for aortic stenosis in the high or greater risk population.
  • If an incorrect valve size for your anatomy is used, it may lead to heart injury, valve leakage, movement, or dislodgement.
  • Patients should talk to their doctor if they have significant heart disease, a mitral valve device or are allergic to chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, copper, silicon, and/or polymeric materials.
  • The SAPIEN 3 valve may not last as long in patients whose bodies do not process calcium normally.
  • During the procedure, your doctors should monitor the dye used in the body; if used in excess it could lead to kidney damage. X-ray guidance used during the procedure may cause injury to the skin, which may be painful, damaging, and long-lasting.
  • Transcatheter aortic heart valve patients should take medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming, except when likely to have an adverse reaction, as determined by their physician. The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve has not been tested for use without medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.

Precautions:

The long-term durability of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve is not known at this time. Regular medical follow-up is recommended to evaluate how well a patient’s heart valve is performing. Safety, performance, and durability of the SAPIEN 3 valve has not been established for placement inside a previously implanted transcatheter valve.

The safety and effectiveness of the transcatheter heart valve is also not known for patients who have:

  • An aortic heart valve that is not calcified, contains only one or two leaflets, has leaflets with large pieces of calcium that may block the vessels that supply blood to the heart or in which the main problem is that the valve leaks.
  • Previous prosthetic ring in any position.
  • Previous atrial septal occlude.
  • A heart that does not pump well, has thickening of the heart muscle, with or without blockage, unusual ultrasound images of the heart that could represent irregularities such as a blood clot, a diseased mitral valve that is calcified or leaking, or Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing various cancers and tumors.
  • Low white, red or platelet blood cell counts, or history of bleeding because the blood does not clot properly.
  • Diseased, abnormal or irregularly shaped vessels leading to the heart. Vessels which are heavily diseased or too small for associated delivery devices, or a large amount of calcification at the point of entry.
  • Allergies to blood-thinning medications or dye injected during the procedure.
  • For a valve in valve procedure, there is a risk of leakage if the previously implanted tissue valve is not securely in place or if it is damaged. There is also the possibility that a partially detached valve leaflet from the previously implanted valve could block a blood vessel.
  • Additional pre-procedure imaging will be completed to evaluate proper sizing.

Potential risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Death, stroke, paralysis (loss of muscle function), permanent disability, or severe bleeding.
  • Risks to the heart, including heart attack or heart failure, a heart that does not pump well, irregular heartbeat that may result in a need for a permanent pacemaker, chest pain, heart murmur, false aneurysm, recurring aortic stenosis(narrowing), too much fluid around the heart, injury to the structure of the heart.
  • Risks to your lungs or breathing, including difficulty breathing, fainting, buildup of fluid in or around the lungs, weakness or inability to exercise.
  • Risks involving bleeding or your blood supply, including formation of a blood clot, high or low blood pressure, limited blood supply, a decrease in red blood cells, or abnormal lab values, bleeding in the abdominal cavity, collection of blood under the skin.
  • Additional risks, including life-threatening infection, dislodgement of calcified material, air embolism (air bubbles in the blood vessels), poor kidney function or failure, nerve injury, fever, allergic reaction to anesthesia or dye, reoperation, pain, infection or bleeding at incision sites, or swelling.

Additional potential risks specifically associated with the use of the heart valve include:

  • Valve movement after deployment, blockage or disruption of blood flow through the heart, need for additional heart surgery and possible removal of the SAPIEN 3 valve, a blood clot that requires treatment, damage to the valve (e.g., wear, breakage, recurring aortic stenosis), nonstructural valve dysfunction (e.g., leakage, inappropriate sizing or positioning, blockage, excess tissue in growth, blood cell damage, etc.) or mechanical failure of the delivery system and/or accessories.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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1190 5th Ave # 1028

New York, NY 10029

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(212) 659-6800

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy, MD

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amida Care
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MagnaCare
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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 82% of peers
Vascular Disease
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more than 79% of peers
Aneurysm
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more than 79% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

96  Conditions Treated

  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Constrictive Tuberculous Pericarditis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Cystic Medial Necrosis
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hemoptysis
  • Leiomyoma
  • Lower Esophageal Ulcer
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Endodermal Sinus Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mesothelioma, Adult Malignant, Pleural
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Schatzki's Ring
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula - Hypospadias
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vascular Disease
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • The Brooklyn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Nhlbi Nih
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center At Downtown
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Allegheny Genl Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Doctor Reddy is one of the best doctor I ever known,he takes his job very seriously and he always there for me.
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I have been seeing Dr Reddy since 2012. He has performed 2 lung surgeries successfully. I believe he is an excellent physician and also feel that Mount Sinai is an excellent hospital offering excellent care!
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Very accommodating and always explains my medical condition in detail which makes me understand easily
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Previously in my life, I have always had a fear of doctors. This belief has been completely reversed by Dr. Reddy's compassion and experience in medicine. Dr. Reddy clearly explained the benefits of surgery, lifestyle modifications, and compliance to medications in an easy and effective manner....Read More
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Aetna
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Amida Care
Beech Street (Multiplan)
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
HealthPlus
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
MagnaCare
Medicaid
MetroPlus Health Plan
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellCare

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