Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
Spectrum of Services Offered
A. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery:
The department is routinely beating heart surgeries are being done. Even though, this procedure does not require cardiopulmonary bypass, operating suite are equipped with heart lung machine and Intra aortic balloon pumps. The homolougus blood transfusions are minimal and can be avoided totally in large number of cases when cell saver is used.
In addition to primary CABGs, we are doing REDO CABG and combined procedures like AVR + CABG, MVR + CABG and carotid endarectomy.
The internal mammary arteries (Left/Right/Bilateral) are the most preferred conduits for CABG except Bilateral IMA is avoided in insulin dependent in diabetics. The radial artery is the next best conduit.
Aorto coronary by pass is the usual mode of surgical revescularisation, but LIMA – RIMA Y graft is often used in younger patients for Total Arterial Revascularisation.
B. Valve Surgery:
All valve surgeries are undertaken with confidence and both repairs and replacements are done with good outcomes.
Both Prosthetic (metallic) valve substitutes and Bio-prosthetic (tissue) valve substitutes are available. The surgeons is fairly experienced in carrying out valves repairs whenever possible and endeavor to preserve the subvalvar apparatus during mitral valve replacements. Intra –operative Transesophagial echocardiography is available whenever needed.
C. Aneurysm Surgery:
Aortic aneurysms are handled with confidence. Elective and Emergency surgeries are undertaken to take care of aortic dissections day or night.
D. Thoracic Surgery:
All thoracic surgical procedures like lung resections decortications, volume reduction surgery are undertaken by dedicated team of Thoracic Surgeons.
E. Vascular Surgery:
Peripheral vascular disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and carotid artery disease are appropriately handled by dedicated surgeon when indicated.