Dr.Devananda N.S is a renowned Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon currently associated with Manipal Hospital (Bangalore). Over the past years he has performed more than 7000 Paediatric and Adult Surgeries. He has the reputation of successfully performing many advanced and complex surgeries varying from 1 day old infant to infant weighing just 900 gms to a 90 year old patient. He also has the credit of successfully removing a PNET tumor from the heart. Dr. Devananda's expertise lies in performing Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Complex Valve Surgery and Repair, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Beating Heart CABG, Neonatal/Infant/Paediatric Cardiac Surgery,Heart Transplants and Ventricular Assist Devices. He has been awarded the Rotary Centenary Award for Vocational excellence. He has published 12 papers in national and international journals. His approach lies in treating patients as his family-which means many patients notice a substantial difference in their symptoms almost immediately after their procedures.