Treatment and surgery at The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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  1. Adult Cardiovascular Surgery
  2. Paediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
  3. Thoracic Surgery
  4. Heart and Lung Transplant Program

1. Adult Cardiovascular Surgery

Myocardial Revascularization Surgery

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) using both arterial and venous  graft material Off-Pump
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) (Beating Heart Surgery without the use of heart-and-lung machine and cardiopulmonary bypass)


Valvular Heart Disease

  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Repair 
  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement 
  • Homograft and Xenograft Replacement of the Aortic Valve
  • Surgical Treatment of Endocarditis


Surgery of the Thoracic Aorta

  • Complex Reconstructions
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair 
  • ​Acute Aortic Dissection Repair

Arrhythmia Surgery (ablation and MAZE procedure)
Left Ventricular Reconstruction and Myomectomy
Surgical Removal of Pulmonary Embolism
Grown Up Congenital Heart (GUCH) Surgery
Cardiac Cancer Surgery (Myxoma)​

Pericardial Surgery

  • All types of Redo Procedures
  • Implantation of all types of Mechanical Heart Assist Devices (including the HeartMate)​​


2. Paediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Ligation
  • Coarctation of the Aorta (COA) and Interruption of the Aortic Arch (IAA) Repair
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) Repair
  • Total and Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR/PAPVR) Repair
  • Truncus Arteriosus Repair
  • Coronary Artery Anomaly Repair
  • Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects (ASD/VSD) Repair
  • Atrioventricular (AV) Canal Defect Repair
  • All Types of Subvalvular, Valvular, and Supravalvular Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) Repair
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricular (DORV) Repair
  • Hypoplastic Left and Right Heart Syndrome (HLHS/HRHS) Repair
  • Univentricular Heart (UVH) Repair Ebstein's Anomaly (EA) Repair
  • All Types of Shunt/Conduit Constructions Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Treatment


​3. Thoracic Surgery

Lung Cancer Surgery (open (thoracotomy) and minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)):

  • Wedge Resection (Small Triangular Lung Resection)
  • Segmentectomy (Removal of a Lung Segment)
  • Lobectomy (Removal of a Lung Lobe)
  • Sleeve Lobectomy (Removal of a Lung Lobe and Part of  the Airway)
  • Pneumonectomy (Removal of a Lung)
  • Lung Metastasis Resection (open and VATS)
  • Lung Cyst Resection (open and VATS)
  • Lung Sequestration Resection (open and VATS)Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) (open and VATS)
  • Lung, Pleural, and Thoracic Lymph Node Biopsies (VATS, EBUS-TBNA, EUS, Mediastinoscopy)

Pleural Surgery

  • Pleurodesis (Mechanical or Chemical Obliteration of the Pleural Cavity)
  • Pleurectomy (Removal of the Pleura)
  • Decortication (Treatment of Pleural Empyema)
  • Extra-Pleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) (Removal of a Lung, and the associated Pleura, Pericardium, and Diaphragm)
  • Pleural Drainage (Thoracocentesis and Chest Tube Insertion)
  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery (open)
  • Tracheal, Bronchial, and Tracheal Endoscopic Argon Beam Coagulation, Dilatation, and Stent Implantation
  • Chest Wall Surgery:
  • Tumour Resection
  • Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum Correction
  • Thymic and other Mediastinal Resections (open and VATS)
  • Diaphragm Repair (open) and Phrenic Nerve Stimulation (Diaphragm Pacing)
  • Thoracic Trauma Surgery


4. Heart and Lung Transplant Program

  • Both adult and paediatric


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