Dr. Arun Kanala

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Fellowship in General Thoracic surgery (USA), Harvard Medical School, Boston.
Languages : English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu.

It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that I have joined AL ZAHRA HOSPITAL, DUBAI as full time THORACIC SURGEON with a surgical experience of more than 20 years in India & USA. I have done my M.S & M.Ch from OSMANIA MEDICAL COLLEGE, HYDERABAD, INDIA and subsequently CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP in Thoracic Surgery from the prestigious HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL, BOSTON, USA.

After coming back to India, I have worked with Dr. Sai Yendamuri, an eminent Thoracic surgeon from Roswell park Cancer Institute, NY who is currently working in the United States as a team. I have extensive experience taking care of patients with various medical conditions. As my resume shows, I have worked in various environments in India, UAE & USA, Harvard Medical School.

  • Open lung surgeries i.e Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy/Decortication/Sleeve resections etc.
  • Minimally invasive surgeries/ VATS – Video Assisted Thoracoscopic surgery.
  • EBUS- TBNA (Endo-Bronchial Ultrasound- Trans bronchial Needle Aspiration) for Mediastinal lymphadenopathy.
  • Mediastinoscopy/ Bronchoscopy procedures
  • Lung cancer/ Mediastinal tumours/ Mesothelioma surgeries
  • TB Surgeries/ BPF- Broncho-pleural fistula closures / Bullectomy
  • Interventional Pulmonology procedures
  • VATS Surgeries for Trauma- Pneumothorax/ Hemothorax.
  • Malignant pleural effusions
  • VATS Sympathectomy for Hyperhydrosis.
  • VATS Pericardial window/ lung biopsy/ pleural biopsy/ Thymectomies etc.


I am proud to say that I am one among few Thoracic surgeons in UAE exclusively performing lung surgeries with a special focus on minimal invasive surgery i.e VATS. Our Center at AL ZAHRA HOSPITAL, DUBAI is the only place which has the advanced equipment for VATS, EBUS and the state-of-the-art Operation theatres with the cutting-edge ICU units handling all the complex surgeries. We are in collaboration with Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, USA working closely with them.
Your support is very much solicited to serve the lung surgery patients in UAE. I assure you that your patient is in the best hands and we give our 100%.