Consultation


Dr. Gopalakrishnan A. Pillai
Dr. Gopalakrishnan A. Pillai M.D., Ph.D. (Cardiovascular Surgery) - Specialist cardiologist and cardiovascular surgeon is available for consultation between 09:00 - 14:00 and 15:00 - 17:00 Monday through Saturday. Prior appointment is mandatory.

A first or second opinion consultation is possible in 3 ways:

  1.     In-person (Direct appointment with the doctor)
  2.     Through an online video conference What is an online video conference?
  3.     Through email

1. In person


You can come and have a direct consultation with Dr. Gopalakrishnan. He will ensure that you understand your condition and all the possible options of treatment. Normally a direct consultation lasts for 1 hour, and doctor will ensure that you have a clear understanding of your questions before you have to leave.

The total cost for a direct consultation is Rs.1100/- which includes a one-time administrative fee of Rs.100/- (all taxes included). This amount also covers all further consultations for a period of 2 months following payment. This means that you will not be required to pay again to have a consultation with the doctor for follow-up consultations (for example : You will NOT be charged if you return within 2 months with some required lab test results for a continued consultation). You are also free to call the doctor directly during the two month time window and clear all your doubts regarding your condition and the treatment options.

You can register for a direct consultation in one of the following ways

  • Fill the REGISTRATION FORM (click here to open) and select an available appointment date and time convenient to you
  • Call us on (0484) 401-5656 and schedule an appointment
  • Email us your name and tel number and the preferred day and time of consultation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will get back to you on the availability
  • Walk into our clinic any time between 09:00 am and 05:00 pm and schedule an appointment
    Payments need be made only when you come to the clinic

What you need to bring

All your medical records, specifically:

  1. All previous ECG, X-Ray (if any)
  2. Lab test results (If available)
  3. Angiogram reports (If done) with CD
  4. Prescriptions
  5. Any other medical documents which are relevant

We shall scan all your documents into our online PMS (Patient Management System). Following this you will not be required to bring those documents for further consultations/visits. These documents will also be available online for you to view & download from anywhere in the world through our secure server with your login ID and password.


 

2. Through an online video conference


If you are unable to come and visit the doctor directly, you can have an online video conference with him at a mutually convenient time and date.To apply for an online video conference with Dr. Gopalakrishnan A. Pillai, send us the following details by email to ovc@hridayacare.com
  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. Telephone number
  4. Brief nature of the illness
and our team will call and assist you with all technical requirements and fix a mutually convenient date and time.

Price: Rs.2,100/- for 1 online video conference per patient
Duration of conference: Usually around 1 hour.

3. Through email


You can also send in your files through email to opinion@hridayacare.com. simply ask your questions in the body of the email and attach all relevant documents along with it. Dr. Gopalakrishnan A. Pillai will study your files and send you the answers to your questions and his detailed professional opinion by reply email within 24 hours.
Price: Rs.1,100/- per patient.
Delivery: Within 24 hours of cleared payment
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
  • I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
  • I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
  • I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.
  • I will not be ashamed to say "I know not", nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.
  • I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given to me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
  • I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
  • I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
  • I will remember that I remain a member of society with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
  • If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, be respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
- Hippocratic Oath