Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
About Cardiothoracic Surgery
With a team of experienced cardiothoracic surgeons, SLG Hospitals is ready to take charge of various complex, life-saving procedures and cardiac care, including advanced, specialized procedures such as robotic and video assisted surgery, minimally invasive mitral valve repair and complex neonatal repairs.
The team is backed by specially skilled nursing team and state-of-the-art infrastructure such as advanced cath labs and cardiac theatres for handling any emergency procedure at any point of time.
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It is the surgical specialty that deals with the treatment of cardiovascular diseases affecting organs within the chest, mainly the heart, lungs and esophagus. Cardiothoracic surgeries are performed to manage conditions such as heart ailments, stroke and diseases of blood vessels nourishing the limbs.
The main advantage of this procedure is that they use very small incisions, and this shortens the recovery time of a patient.
If preventive measures like lifestyle changes, medications and other medical procedures fail to improve your cardiac condition, surgery might be the only way to go. A cardiologist teams up with a cardiothoracic surgeon to explore the options.
There are diverse factors that can increase one’s risk for developing cardiac disorders, these risk factors include: Smoking tobacco | Excessive alcohol consumption | High cholesterol | High blood pressure | Sedentary lifestyle | Excess body fat | Obesity | Diabetes
Moreover, stress, irregular food habit, diet are some other factors that can increase chances for heart-related issues.
Some of the complex cardiac problems that a cardiac or cardiovascular surgeon can treat: Coronary artery disease or blockages of the arteries in the heart | Blockages in the heart valve(s) | Leaking heart valve(s) | Abnormal enlargement or aneurysms of the large arteries in the chest | Heart failure | Atrial fibrillation
Chest wound infection (more common in patients with obesity or diabetes, or those who’ve had a CABG before), heart attack or stroke, irregular heartbeat, lung or kidney failure.
SLG Hospitals is ready to take up and perform all major cardiothoracic surgical procedures.
Open heart surgery | Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) – Beating Heart Surgery | Heart valve repair or replacement | Ventricular assist devices | Heart transplant | Carotid surgery & Aoitic surgery | Lung surgery – Endoscopic lung surgery