Vijay K. Nuthakki, MD

Vijay K. Nuthakki, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
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Vijay K. Nuthakki, MD, is a thoracic (chest) surgeon at Ascension St. Vincent in Avon, Indianapolis and Lafayette, Indiana. He performs diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative treatment for patients with diseases of the lungs, airway, chest wall, mediastinum (space around the lungs), esophagus and diaphragm. Dr. Nuthakki uses a program called enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), which has been clinically proven to reduce pain, length of hospital stay and total recovery time after surgery. Dr. Nuthakki utilizes minimally-invasive techniques, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery, to achieve the best outcomes with the least amount of intervention. He starts by listening to understand you and your health needs, goals and limitations. Then, he works with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to determine the best steps to reach your healthcare goals.

Dr. Nuthakki and our Ascension St. Vincent Thoracic Surgery group have earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for their patient care and lung cancer resection outcomes, placing the program among the elite for general thoracic surgery in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Nuthakki is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and General Thoracic Surgery Club. He is also a faculty member of the general surgery residency program at Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and traveling.



  • Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine


  • William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension St. Vincent - Seton
  • Ascension St. Vincent Carmel
  • Ascension St. Vincent Heart Center
  • Ascension St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis


  • The American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Professional Statement
Being a surgeon allows me to play an active role in the treatment of disease. If a patient is suffering, I can do something to alleviate their pain and possibly change the course of their life. While I focus on a minimally invasive approach, the overriding goal is to achieve the best result for each patient. I take into consideration their unique needs and circumstances to develop a plan for their care.
- Vijay K. Nuthakki, MD


Vijay K. Nuthakki, MD offers services at multiple Indiana locations. Contact your preferred location to book an appointment.
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