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> Vascular Surgery

Bombay Vein Clinic of South Mumbai has the new ELVeS Laser System (Endo Laser Vein Systems pronounced "ELVIS") for the treatment of varicose veins. It is the first laser system developed by a German company called Biolite which has got approval from the FDA, USA. It is a 980nm Laser which exhibits superior control with minimal tissue damage and is one of the most valuable and versatile lasers available today.

The ELVeS laser system can be used for the following medical indications:

  1. Great saphenous vein varicosities
  2. Small saphenous vein varicosities
  3. Branch varicosities
  4. Telangiectasias
  5. Spider veins
  6. Venous ulcers


  • Sclero therapy and microsclero therapy for cosmetic and mild varicose veins.
  • Laser treatment under general anaesthesia for mild and moderate varicose veins. The treatment is safe and effective.
  • Laser therapy for venous ulcers leading to quick healing.
  • Conventional surgical treatment for varicose veins with trendelenburghs operation and stripping.
  • Treatment of deep vein thrombosis.


  • Surgery for strokes (carotid artery endarterectomy and bypass)
  • Surgery for aortic aneurysms - thoracic or abdominal

Surgery for limb ischemia

  • Aorto bifemoral
  • Femoro popliteal
  • Below knee vascular reconstruction especially for TAO and diabetic foot

Lumbar Sympathectomy

  • Thoracoscopic cervical sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis, Raynaud's disease
  • Pulmonary artery thrombectomy for acute and chronic pulmonary embolism

Arterior-venous malformations – excisions

  • Access surgery for dialysis patients – a-v fistulas (experience of over 3000 fistulas) a-v shunts and gortex grafts for a-v access.
  • Kidney transplant surgery (experience of over 1500 transplants).


  • Decortication for chronic empyema
  • Lobectomies and segmental resections of isolated lung pathology
  • Pneumonectomies
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Thymectomies for myasthenia gravis – cervical and thoracic
  • Retrosternal goiters


Paediatric and adult:

  • Coronary bypass grafting off pump with all arterial grafts
  • Aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve surgery – largest experience in the country spanning thirty years

    Congenital heart disease for:

      • Patent ductus arteriosus (thoracoscopic)
      • Atrial septal defect
      • Ventricular septal defect
      • Tetralogy of fallot (blue baby syndrome) - palliative shunts and total correction

Dr. Anand Somaya finished schooling at Lawrence School, Lovedale and completed his undergraduate and post graduate medical studies at the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College in Pune. He then joined the army and spent two years in Ladakh treating multiple casualties of 1971 Indo Pak War. His operation theatre was at 17000 ft and was considered the highest in the world. The theatre was underground and extremely well equipped and all kinds of severe trauma cases from the battlefield were operated there before being sent down to the larger hospitals in Srinagar and Delhi. After serving for eight years in the Army as a General Surgeon and attaining a rank of Major, he left the armed forces and joined the Bombay Hospital in 1978 in the department of cardio vascular surgery under the then doyen of cardiac surgery in India, Dr. Nemish A. Shah. He then did a fellowship in Houston, Texas with Dr. Denton Cooley who was one of the best known cardio vascular surgeons in the world at that time. This was followed by another fellowship at the Brompton Heart Hospital and the Harley Street Clinic in London. He then returned to Mumbai and rejoined the Bombay Hospital as an Associate Consultant in cardio vascular surgery in the early 1980s. He has been working in the Bombay Hospital since then and after the retirement of Dr. Shah was made senior consultant in the same hospital. In the late 80s he did a fellowship in organ transplantation in the University Hospital, Pittsburg, USA under Dr. Starzal. Dr. Starzal was the Director of the largest transplant facility in the world at that time. Most of the great transplant surgeons of the world were trained at this institute.

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