Dr. Mahendra Prasad Samal, MD, DNB (Cardiology) is Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiology with more than 15 years experience and is the senior most cardiologist at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur.  He has successfully conducted more than 5000 cardiac interventional procedures at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur. While he is highly proficient in handling all types of Heart related emergencies, including disorders or heart rate and rhythm he is also reputed for his notable work in congenital heart conditions and repair of defects with minimal intervention and day care procedures. He is pioneer in Radial Angioplasty in this region. He also performs Neck Vessel Angioplasty for stroke patients.
Dr Sanjay Jain, MS, MCH, Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, has been with Apollo for more than ten years. He is a star consultant at AHB. He is a pioneer in heart surgery in the state of Chhattisgarh and started Bypass surgeries way back in 2002.  He has conducted more than 3500 cardiac surgeries. He also brings in the experience of some of the top centres in India such as Apollo Chennai , Bombay Hospital and later in Australia.

He has contributed to development of the best department of Cardiac sciences in the state. He is known for handling difficult and challenging surgeries which provide good quality of life to the elderly and high risk patients with low cardiac function.
In addition to Cardiac bypass surgeries his special area of interest is surgical treatment of heart valves and giving fresh lease of life to infants born with anatomical defects in heart.

Outstanding clinical cases / Critical procedure started are
-          Closure of VSD using right coronary cusp/leaflet of Aortic valve with Aortic valve replacement in case of VSD with severe Aortic Regurgitation -2 cases done
-          LIMA-RIMAtotal arterial revascularization on beating heart off pump surgery for almost all young patient’s CABG.
Dr Jignesh Pandya, MD DNB (Nephrology) is highly experienced Nephrologist of Chhattisgarh with 18years of experience in his speciality. He has the credit of developing the department of nephrology and successfully conducted 32 Kidney Transplants in Bilaspur which is the first Transplant unit in the region.

He personally supervises more than 80 dialysis patients every day and has patients on long term dialysis with no complications for more than 8 years. He has been directing one of the largest state of the art CAPD units in India. He is also an expert in Nephropathology & Kidney Biopsies.

He supports the critical care department in a great way by offering emergency dialysis and CRRT thereby saving many lives.
He has the credit of successfully conducting the first ABO incompatible Transplant of Kidneys in the state of Chhattisgarh at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur.

He has developed a highly dependable team of Nephrologists, Resident Doctors and technicians who provide round the clock services.

He is a member of many national and international Nephrology and Transplantation societies and is widely respected for providing services of international standards at a center located far away from metropolitan cities.
Dr PP Mishra, MS, specialized in Head & Neck cancer pain control from Allahabad Medical College in addition to being a master in many micro facets of the specialty of ENT such as Endoscopy,

He earned diploma in Otology and Laryngologist from Royal College of surgeons and later awarded the fellowship also. He is also fellow of Royal College of Edinburg.

His endoscopic surgical work in ENT matches some of the best centers in the world. He was trained for YAG Laser surgery at Germany.  And has been in Apollo Hospital Bilaspur for past 15 years. He has performed more than 500 major head and neck surgery in oncology in addition to other routine ENT work.
Keeping in view the high incidence of vertigo (dizziness) he has started a special vertigo clinic with holistic multi disciplinary approach so that patients are diagnosed and treated in one or two visits under one roof.

He has publication in the indexed Journal "ENT Clinic“. He has been invited as chair person in many national and international seminars including National ENT conference.
Dr Vinay Kharsan MDS is the first maxillofacial surgeon in state of Chhattisgarh. With more than 16 years of experience he has been running the department single headedly providing round the clock services particularly in trauma  & Emergency care.

He specialises in scar less surgical procedures using intra oral route. He has additional expertise in tobacco related oral diseases such as sub mucous fibrosis with highly restricted mouth opening and T M Joint Ankylosis. He has developed techniques to give instant relief to such patients in day care settings.

In addition his department offers a number of other offerings such as smile corrections, facial aesthetics and management of malformations of facial deformities.
R Raj Kumar MS, MCh is a Neuro surgeon with about 15 years of experience. He is a highly acclaimed specialist in surgical management of Head injuries and credited with treating more than 2400 complex cases.  In addition he specializes in difficult surgeries of malignant brain tumors.

He has been actively involved in development of department of Neuro surgeries and along with Dr Sunil Sharma he is a pioneer in starting the interventional neurology program at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur used in treatment of vascular bleeding in brain, aneurysms and other malformations.
First to start use of stereo tactic frame for precision brain surgeries he has taken the practice of Neuro sciences to a new height in the state of Chhattisgarh.

He has conducted more than 500 microscopic spinal surgeries and spinal instrumentation in recent past. Peripheral Nerve Surgeries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome surgeries is also being done by him. Endoscopic spine surgeries are also one of his forte. He is an active member of many national and international societies in the field of Neuro surgery.
Dr Vinit Shrivastava, MD, is Neuro Anaesthesiologist. He has been  at AHB for about ten years and has been recognized as associate professor and professor by AHERF. A highly academic and reputed Neuro  Anaesthesia specialist with a national standing. Heads the academic cell and has trained many batches of post graduate (DNB) students with 100% results.

His contribution to development of Neuro Surgery department is immense. He has maximum publications in national and international medical journals from Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur. One of his towering publications of recent times is on

Comparative evaluation of dexmedetamidine or propofol along with scalp block on hemodynamic & postoperative recovery for chronic subdural hematoma evacuation under monitored anesthesia care.  ( international Publication accepted ) in Turkish Journal  of Anesthesiology & Reanimation 2018
Dr Gouri Shankar Asati MS heads the Joint replacement program at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur. He specialises in Hip and Knee surgeries of various nature including replacement of joints in very elderly patients.

He performs short stay joint replacement surgeries with minimal hospitalization and has been conducting a monthly clinic exclusively for joint related issues. He has performed 100 Plus Total Hip / Knee Replacements.

In addition he also has rich experience of managing trauma, Knee Athroscopic surgeries including pelvic/ acatebular bone fracture.
He is also a post graduate teacher for DNB students of department of Orthopaedics at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur. He actively participates in awareness programs for care of Bones and Joints and travells extensively for this cause in the region.
Dr Devender Singh is the only Gastroenterologist in the city and has been leading the department since inception of the hospital. Supported by two full time Gastroenterologists he has been instrumental in developing the best endoscopy unit in the state with more than 30000 complex procedures to his credit.

He has undertaken special project for prevention and treatment of recent epidemic of Fatty liver and is an authority on the subject.

Dr Singh conducts variety of endoscopic procedures and is working towards setting up liver transplant facility in near future. His contributions towards academic activities led to award of IMA CG state academic excellence award for 2017.
In addition to being a great clinician he has been contributing to variety of social causes such as being honoured as the brand ambassador for the Swachh bharat mission in Bilaspur.

He has also been elected as the vice president of Chhattisgarh state IMA for the year 2018. He is a past president of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh State Chapter. He is also an avid Rotarian and was Asst Governor of RID3261.
Dr Amit Verma MS, Mahendra Mishra Fellowship for surgical oncology from KGMC and  visiting Fellow for Head & Neck Oncology at Cardif, Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Royal Gwent Hospital is a UK trained Onco Surgeon and  has been at the department of Onco Surgery  since inception. He has developed the speciality of Onco Surgery in the hospital and has conducted more than 6000 surgeries.

He has special expertise in Head and neck surgery and management of breast cancers, in addition to other cancer surgical work that he routinely undertakes. He has been pioneer in starting Laparoscopic Colo rectal surgery in the state and also conducted Laparoscopic Warthimes first in Central India.
He is one of the best Cancer surgeons in the region and leads the team of comprehensive cancer care with colleagues from discipline of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Histopathology and team of medico social workers.

He has notable contributions in preventive oncology programs in the region and has been helrding cause for early detection and early treatment to save lives.
Dr Priyanka Singh, Radiation Oncology specialist has been with AHB about 2 years. She has gained experience at Apollo Hospital Delhi and  M D Oswal Cancer Treatment & Research Ludhiana prior to joining Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur.

She heads the Radiation Oncology Services and successfully treated about 400 cases in 2 years. She is academically well updated and actively participates in workshops and seminars. She has a passion for raising cancer awareness and devotedly reaches out to communities for the cause.

She ahs expertise in modern radiation techniques like SRS, SBRT, IGRT, & IMRT
She has treated many rare cases like Transitional cell Carcinoma of Vagina, Bilateral Breast Cancer cases, inoperable Ameloblastoma, Intractable Grave’s Ophthalmopathy etc.

She has special interest in treating gynaecological & paediatric cancers. She has undertaken many Reradiation  & fractionated stereotactic radiation treatments  in recurrent head & neck cancer & brain tumor with very good results.
Dr Sushree Parida, MD, DM (AIIMS) has been with hospital more than ten years. She is the first medical oncologist instate of Chhattisgarh.

She has been working with utmost dedication and her patients have been with her on follow up for almost a decade. She is managing all types of cancer cases using latest protocol and achieving results matching most reputed centers in India and abroad. She has the experience of having treated more than 20000 cases of cancer and is often more advanced centers like the Tata Memorial Hospital refer local patients back to her for follow up and treatment.
Dr Rashmi Sharma, Obs and Gyane Specialist has been at AHB for more than ten years. She has been trained in UK and conferred with coveted MRCOG. She has conducted more than 10000 surgical procedures and on an average conducts more than 100 deliveries in the hospital in a month. She is an expert gynaecological Lap surgeon and one of her outstanding achievement is laparoscopic management of ruptured ectopic in haemorrhagic shock.

She also contributes to academic activities and has been conducting live surgery workshop on Laparoscopic Wertheim’s Surgery. She is also part of Oncology team and actively participates in Gynaecological cancer surgeries with Head of Onco Surgery.

Dr Kavita Babbar, MS and fellow in infertility medicine is a Gynaecologist with 11 years of experience. She is highly skilled Laparoscopic surgeon and specializes in the field of infertility and gynaecological disorders including menopausal and peri menopausal problems of women.

She has in depth experience in Obstetrics especially for normal deliveries and conducted pregnancy classes, adbhut matritva program to prepare the would be mothers for positive and memorable birth experience.

She has also been teaming up with department of Oncology for Gynaecological cancers, particularly cervical & ovarian cancers. Dr Kavita has an experience of having performed more than 2500 surgical procedures.

She is a national speaker and secretary of  Gynaecological society of India and has been leading a number of academic as well as social programs. She has many national as well as international publications in indexed journals.
Dr Sushil Kumar is a very senior Paediatrician with more than two decades of experience in the field of paediatrics and neonatology. Dr Sushil specialises in Paediatric and Neonatal critical care.

He is particularly an expert in management of extremely premature babies (Birth Wt. <1 Kg) and the survival rates in such cases under his care are as high as 80%. These results are comparable to some of the best centers.

He also participates in preventive care program and has been in charge of the vaccination and immunization services at the hospital.

Dr Sushil is also the academic in charge and nodal authority for post graduate teaching and DNB program at hospital.

He has been instrumental in developing the level III NICU which is one of the best in the region with round the clock onsite specialist coverage.
Dr Bhattacharya, MBBS, DTCD is working as Sr Consultant Emergency Medicine . He has joined Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur as Sr Medical Officer in October 2001.

He was instrumental in establishing the dept of medicine at Apollo Hospitals BIlaspur which is considered to be the first and the best Emergency Medicine Department in the region with well equipped infrastructure, trained doctors & Nurses available round the clock. The department has well equipped pre-hospital care services & caters to about 1000 footfalls per month.

He started the Masters in Emergency Medicine (MEM) in collaboration with SEMI and has trained more than 20 doctors who are serving in various geographies.

He is an American Heart Association instructor for BLS, ACLS, PALS, & ILTS and trained more than 350 in AHA courses in the state. He had established the Society for Emergency Medicine India, CG Chapter in the year 2017 & was also the President of it. He is also the National faculty for Emergency Medicine India.

He conducts workshops for basic and advanced life support in various organizations which is a great service to humanity. He is academically very active and his papers have been selected for presentation at national emergency conference EMCON 2017 at Jaipur on thoracic Gunshot wound management using one lung ventilation and on Spontaneous Esophageal ruptures presenting as chest pain in ED.

Dr Deepak Gupta is a pulmonologist at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur for more than a decade. He is an alumni of VSS Medical College Burla, one of the oldest Institute of Medical Sciences in India.

Dr Deepak has been pioneer in starting the sleep disorder program in Bilaspur and specializes in sleep Apnoea disorders, a common ailment in present time mostly in the middle age.

He conducts all types of Bronchoscopic procedures for diagnosis as well as treatment for all kinds of allergic respiratory disorders, Asthma and complications, Chest TB, Chronic airway obstruction, chronic cough and interstitial lung diseases.
Dr. R L Bhanja MD, DM (Cardiology), FACC, FESC is Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiology with more than a decade’s experience. He has successfully conducted more than 10000 cardiac interventional procedures at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur. He is highly proficient in handling all types of Heart related emergencies.

Dr R L Bhanja has been extended work treating heart attacks , stent to  the block vessels in routine and also in emergencies doing regular primary angioplasties with Radialroute and sometimes on day care basis. He had done more than 2000 Pacemakers and other devices in heart block and heart failure patients.

Dr R L Bhanja is routinely doing congenital heart disease conditions and putting devices with minimal intervention.
He is also expertise in handling different blocked vessels supplying to other vital organs such as Kidney, Liver, brain, Lungs etc.

Apart from Intervention he is expert in doing all non-invasive procedures like Echo, Stress Echo TMT.
Dr. Manoj Rai, MD (Medicine) is specialist in  Internal Medicine and Critical Care. He has more than 15 years of experience and has treated more than ten thousand Cases in IPD till now. He specializes in management of difficult infections, tropical diseases and metabolic disorders in intensive care setting.

He is the HOD of critical care services and provides oversight to a team of six intensivists working in 70 bedded intensive care department of Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur. He is a profound academician and master trainer in the field of intensive care and is a recognized teacher by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine.

One of his recent outstanding Clinical cases is a rare case of Chronic Melioidosis which was diagnosed & treated successfully

He actively contributes to research and has recently conducted a study  to evaluate the effect of energy & protein amount received by enteral nutrition on clinical outcomes that is need the duration of organ support ( mechanical ventilator/ NIV/ dialysis/ Vasopressor) length of ICU stay , length of hospital stay& mortality in critically ill sepsis patients in intensive care unit.
Dr Jayant kanaskar, MS, DNB (Genitourinary surgery), MNAMS is a Senior Consultant Urologist working in Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur since last 18 years. He is formerly trained in Urology from Jaslok Hospital Mumbai.

He is also specifically trained EndoUrology for treating stones in Urinary system and also conducts Urodynamic study clinic.

He started the Kidney transplant program and conducted first Kidney transplant in the city. Initiated Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy first time in Central India.  A proficient Uro-Oncologist he specializes in the area of cancer of urinary Bladder and Prostate Glands.

He practices comprehensive urology and has started specialized services for management of urinary incontinence in women, an acquired condition which womenfolk suffer silently for want of specific treatment.

He conducts highly subsidized monthly clinic for prostate gland problems of the elderly in addition to his busy schedule of surgical work for routine urological problems like kidney stones, different bladder conditions and renal diseases.

Other notable contributions of Dr Samal have been his extended work in the field of paediatric cardiology. He was first to implant a pacemaker in one day old child. He conducts device closure procedure for ASD, VSD in infants and children with success rates matching some of the best international standards.

His special area of interest is management of heart failure which is the recent second most common cardiac ailment in the community and conducts workshops for primary care physicians for its early detection and management. He heads the Heart failure treatment program at Apollo Hospitals Bilaspur which provides guidance and medical support to a large number of middle aged and elderly patients for maintaining good quality life.
He runs special clinic and the department of Pulmonology under his stewardship is one of the best centres in Central India.
Apollo Hospitals - Bilaspur