Cardiothoracic Surgery


Cardiothoracic Surgery

This surgical treatment works on the thoracic cavity organs including heart, lungs or esophagus and various parts of the chest.

Heart valve replacement, heart transplant, lung or esophageal cancers are specialty areas steered by top cardiothoracic surgeons. Their chief subspecialties are cardiac, thoracic and congenital.

Cardiac – adult cardiac surgery, mainly coronary heart disease and valve surgery is the increasing requirement of the senior or the nonagenarian population. Though these procedures are tough they are relatively safe with low mortality possibilities.

Thoracic – this treats diseased conditions of the lungs, chest wall, esophagus and diaphragm, and malignancy.

Congenital – the most challenging of surgeries are undertaken by a select group of qualified surgeons.

  • Angioplasty

    Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA, or balloon angioplasty) opens up plaque-blocked arteries.

  • Stent placement

    A stent or metal coil or tube is used to open up narrowed arteries

  • Ablation

    Ablation treat abnormal heart rates and rhythms (arrhythmias).

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)

    These are put to use to rectify irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

  • Open-heart surgery

    Open-heart surgeries are performed to treat blockages in the coronary arteries and restore deviant problems of the heart valves, treat heart ailments.

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) involves use of a vein or artery from any other part of the body to bypass a blocked coronary artery.

  • Heart valve repair or replacement

    This involves surgery to repair or replace heart valves

  • Ventricular assist devices

    These are implantable pumps used to treat heart failure.

  • Heart transplant

    Diseased or malfunctioning heart is replaced with a new heart from a human organ contributor.

  • Carotid surgery

    This simple procedure eliminates plaque from carotid arteries (the main arteries in the neck that minister blood to the brain)