Treatment and surgery at The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery



  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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