Fortis Escorts Hospital

Fortis Escorts Hospital
Location : Okhla Road, Delhi
Established : 1988
No. Of Beds : 300
Specialities : Superspecialised Cardiac Hospital
Accreditation : JCI, NABH, NABL
Popular For :All Routine Cardiac Surgery Procedures, LVAD, TAVI, Electrophysiology, Cardiac Ablation, Pacemaker Implant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery


Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is one of the most revered medical institutions not only in India, but the entire world. The institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with path breaking work over the last 25 plus years.

Escorts Heart Institute was established in 1988 as the first super-specialized, dedicated cardiac hospital in New Delhi. It was acquired by Fortis Healthcare Limited in 2005 and renamed as Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre.

The hospital has gained recognition the world over as the centre of excellence for its clinical outcomes. The hospital has the most advanced technology and has seen the best outcomes even in the most complex cardiac cases; be it cardiac surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery or Non-invasive Cardiology. The institute is backed by the most advanced laboratories and diagnostic facilities performing complete range of investigations.

The Cardiac Catheterization laboratories at the hospital are equipped with state of the art systems to give the best in class diagnostic and therapeutic ability to the cardiologists and Interventional Cardiologists.

This includes the most efficient high-resolution Phillips AlluraXper FD10 Cardiovascular X-ray System, Digital Flat Panel Detector for crisp Angiography studies, Stent Boost and Allura 3D-CA Tools and Rotablator system. Escorts is one of the few hospitals in the world to routinely use rotablation to treat coronary artery stenosis.

The hospital is one of the very few hospitals in the world to offer Thoracic Organ Transplant- the surgical replacement of damaged heart or lungs, VAD (Ventricular Assist Device Therapy) and ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation).

The hospital has more than 250 cardiac doctors and 1600 employees work together to manage over 15,000 admissions and 7,500 emergency cases in a year. The hospital has an infrastructure comprising of around 300 beds, 5 Cath Labs besides a host of other world-class facilities.

Best Heart Hospital in the World


Fortis Healthcare Limited, being one of the largest, integrated healthcare services providers in India drives clinical excellence through continuous improvement and enhancement of its clinical care and services. In its endeavor towards the mission to be the best healthcare provider, Fortis has become the first privately held Indian healthcare chain to monitor its clinical outcomes with Fortis Escorts Heart Institute being the first one to participate in it.

The hospital monitors clinical outcomes in following two procedures:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, PTCA)

And the results at the hospital over the years have been much better than what is benchmarked as the best in the world. The outcomes are stated in a table at the hospital's website and the results clearly show that the clinical outcomes at the hospital are better than the best institutions in the world.

No wonder, Fortis Escorts is counted as not only the best heart hospitals in India, but among the best heart hospitals in the world.

Specialities Available :
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Liver and Digestive Diseases
  • Kidney and Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Liver Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Diabetology
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonology

Accreditation :
  • JCI Accreditation for Hospital
  • NABH (National Accreditation for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) for the Hospital
  • NABH (National Accreditation for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) for Blood Bank
  • NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) for Laboratory

Facilities / Technology Available :
  • Live 3D-ECHO & 3D TEE
  • Doppler tissue imaging for Tissue Velocity Mapping, Deformation Imaging and Strain Rate Imaging
  • 2D Strain Imaging
  • Automated Endocardial Border Detection
  • Cell Saver- a device to recycle the lost blood during cardiac surgery and reuse it on the same patient. This obviates the need for multiple blood transfusions
  • Stockert HLM System- latest technology to reduce priming volumes in the heart- lung circuit. This ensures even the most complex heart surgeries to be performed in bloodless fashion for a safer surgeryand quick recovery

Milestones and Achievements :
Milestones :

The hospital has been a pioneer in the field of cardiac care in India and has many Firsts to its credit, not only in India but Asia and the world.

Fortis Escorts was the First Hospital to launch :

  • Electronic Anaesthesia Charting
  • Maximo – Oxymetry
  • Critinext or Fully Electronic ICU
  • Optical Coherence Tomography

The Hospital was the First in India to perform :

  • Trans- Catheter aortic-valve Implantation (TAVI) procedure
  • Subcutaneous Defibrillator implantation (S-ICD) procedure
  • Pacemaker via Bundle Pacing

First in Asia to perform :

  • Coronary artery Surgery using Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)
  • Intra- Operational Fluid Management Technologies
Awards :

Fortis Escorts has won numerous awards for its medical excellence and clinical outcomes. Few of them are listed here:

  • Fortis Escorts named the Best Single Specialty Hospital in Cardiology for the third time in 2015 at the ICICI Lombard- CNBC TV18 Healthcare Awards
  • Dr Ashok Seth, Dr T. S. Kler and Dr Narottam Puri received the DMA Centenary Award
  • Professor Savitri Shrivastava, Director Pediatric & Congenital Heart Diseases, the first woman and the first Indian to receive PICS International award 2013.
  • Fortis Escorts team creates Guinness world record for largest ever initiative to test cholesterol levels
  • Fortis Escorts won the Best Heart Care Centre in North India - Global Healthcare Excellence Awards 2013
  • Fortis won the Best Institution Award by Delhi Medical Association in 2013
  • Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, nominated as a member of the Medical Council of India (MCI) by the government on 05th November, 2013

Distance from the Airport :

The hospital is located at about 20 km or around 12.5 miles from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. It takes around 30 min drive to reach the hospital in normal traffic conditions.

Address :

Okhla Road, Off Mathura Road, New Delhi- 110025

Pictures Of Fortis Escorts Hospital, New Delhi :
Operation Theatre
Presidential Suite