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Mr Krishna Bhagwat

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Mr Krishna Bhagwat is an experienced Melbourne based Cardiothoracic Surgeon who performs coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart valve repairs and replacements, and other cardiac and thoracic surgical operations.

For information on consulting locations and making an appointment, please contact our office at Heart of Melbourne.


Mr Krishna Bhagwat finished his medical degree in 1996, obtained a Master of General Surgery in 2000, and specialisation in Cardiothoracic surgery in 2003. His experience in Australia and New Zealand includes Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Alfred Hospital (Heart & Lung Transplant Surgery), Monash Hospital, Dunedin Hospital, Barwon Health Geelong, and Royal Hobart Hospital.


Mr Bhagwat’s expertise include minimally invasive thoracic and cardiac surgery, and thoracic oncology via uniportal approach, in addition to general cardiac surgery (such as total arterial revascularisation, valve repair, and valve replacement surgery).

Mr Bhagwat is an active member of the Academy of Surgical Educators RACS, and is a college-appointed Supervisor of SET (Surgical Education and Training) in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has a number of publications to his credit:

Mr Bhagwat actively provides general adult cardiac and thoracic surgery services in both public and private hospitals of Melbourne.



Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Master of Surgery (MS General Surgery)


Master of Chirurgy (M.Ch Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

Mr Bhagwat is affiliated with the following hospitals:


  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

  • Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna

  • Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg

  • The Northern Hospital, Epping

  • Mulgrave Private Hospital, Mulgrave


  • Coronary artery bypass surgery including beating heart bypass

  • Minimal access valve surgery – Repair / Replacement

  • Aortic surgery - Complex root replacement & Debranching of Arch

  • Thoracic Surgery (lungs, pleura, mediastinum, chest wall)

  • Atrial Fibrillation ablation (MAZE) procedure, Pacing and Epicardial LV lead placements


Mr Bhagwat does not routinely bulk bill, however he discounts for pensioners and healthcare cardholders. You do not need to have private health insurance for an appointment. 

You can only obtain the Medicare refund if you have been referred by another medical practitioner so please bring along your referral with you on the day.

Private Hospital Care

Mr Bhagwat participates in the 'No-GAP' cover with most of the private health insurance companies. This means that any ‘out of pocket’ doctor’s fees for your medical care in a private hospital will be kept to a minimum. Our office will provide further details at the time of your admission.

Referrals & Fees
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