While vascular surgeon focuses on treating the vascular system or the blood vessels in the body, a cardiothoracic surgeon specializes in taking care of surgical procedures of heart, lungs, esophagus and other parts of the chest.
Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital offers all round comprehensive treatment plansstarting from prevention, diagnosis, medical treatment and surgeries. Our state-of-the-art department is fully equipped with all the latest facilities. The OPD is spacious and the staff is attentive in dealing with patients. The Operation Theatre and ICUs are ladled with world class machines and equipment giving our doctors and surgeons a great boost.
Treatments offered at Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery Department
The department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular surgery is manned with specialists who have significant experience in dealing with cardiothoracic & vascular problems. Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital Hospital offers treatment for following cardiovasculardiseases:
- Artrial Fibrillation
- Leakage in Heart Valve
- Heart Failure
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Blockage in Heart Valve
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
Our Cardiothoracic experts take care of following diseases:
- Hiatal Hernias
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Lung Cancer
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeries conducted at Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital Hospital
Aortic Aneurysm Treatment
A bulge which may look like a balloon in an artery or any heart muscle is called Aortic Aneurysm. A surgeon repairs the aneurysm by replacing the weaker section of the artery or heart wall and replacing it with a graft. The aneurysm may be caused by weakening of heart muscles. There is no particular reason for weakening of heart muscles the constant blood flow can also put pressure on the wall of the heart.
A heart transplant is a major surgery where a failed heart is replaced with a healthy one from a deceased donor. It is a critical condition and needs immediate action. At Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital , we have all the facilities to support the heart transplant surgery.
Heart Valve Repair/Replacement
Sometimes heart valve starts thickening resulting in improper blood flow through the valves which may become fatal for a patient if not treated on time. A heart valve repair surgery entails repairing or replacing it with an artificial valve. The procedure entails insertion of a catheter and widening the narrowed wall. It is a minimal invasive procedure and hence is a very safe method of treating valve thickening.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
A Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting or CABG is conducted in case of extremely large blockage in the arteries of the heart. If not treated, the large blockage can completely block completely block the blood flow resulting in heart failure or heart attack. The surgery involves a healthy artery is connected with a heart muscle giving blood a new passage to flow properly.
Artrial Fibrillation Treatment
Artrial Fibrillation refers to irregular rate of heart rhythm. In this condition, your heart may beat too fast or too slow and can be life threatening. The doctors will suggest a surgery if medicinal treatment shows no improvement. The surgery will involve implanting electronic devices to support normal functioning of heart. The implants can be a Pacemaker or an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).
- Pacemaker: A Pacemaker is an electronic device which uses low electric pulse to control to the abnormal rhythm of the heart.
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD): An ICD device is also an electrical device connected with heart through wires. It sends electric shocks to heart on identifying irregular heartbeats, thereby normalising heart functioning.
Minimal Invasive Heart Surgery
Heart surgery used to be a critical surgery a decade back. But, with advancement in medical sciences it is now possible treat severest of the anomalies related to heart. A minimal invasive surgery involves minimal risk and complications are rare. It is a fast, safe and easily recoverable procedure. Open heart surgery is now a thing of the past; at Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital you will get the right beat for your heart with minimal invasive surgeries. The procedure involves very small incision through with tiny instruments like laparoscope or catheter is inserted to treat various heart anomalies.
How will I know if I need a surgery?
At Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital , you will be first consulted by a cardiologist who will assess your medical condition by learning more about your problems and may ask questions about symptoms, medical history, your age other health issues and will then suggest some blood tests. The test will ascertain your cholesterol level, blood count, lipid profile. The other diagnostic tests your doctor may suggest to diagnose your heart problem are:
- Electrocardiogram or EKG
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI
- Chest X-Ray
- Cardiac Computed Tomography Scan or Cardiac CT Scan
- Echocardiography or Echo
- Coronary Angiography
How will I deal with heart surgery?
Heart surgeries are not uncommon today and are easily recoverable. At Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital , every patient will be counselled before the surgery. You will be admitted a day before the surgery. In case of minimal invasive surgery you can go home in 1-2 days. However, in case of an open heart surgery like a heart transplant your stay will be little longer.
What are the complications of a heart surgery?
At Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital Hospital, all the safety measures are followed diligently by the team of surgeons and the assisting staff as well. Complications are rare but in some cases a patient may suffer from:
- Damage to surrounding tissues
- Irregular Heartbeats or Arrhythmia