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Cardiothoracic surgery is the branch of medicine concerned with the surgical treatment of organs within the thoracic cavity, specifically the heart, lungs, and other pleural or mediastinal tissues. Cardiothoracic surgery is used to address problems with the heart, lungs, and chest. Our cardiothoracic surgeons conduct a wide range of cardiothoracic procedures, from minimally invasive to heart transplants.
Medicover Hospitals Cardiothoracic cares for patients from all across the country as one of the most experienced hearts and thoracic surgery groups in the country. We provide elective and emergency cardiac surgery for coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart valve disease, aortic aneurysm, arrhythmias, and congenital heart disease.
Medicover Hospitals has the best Cardiothoracic surgeons who execute complicated operations like heart surgery, full arterial revascularisations, and cardiac transplantations with a multidisciplinary approach. We also use the most recent surgical approaches, and equipment such as minimally invasive surgery, off-pump bypass, robotically assisted, and percutaneous operations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do Cardiothoracic surgeons do?
Cardiothoracic surgeons focus on the heart, lungs, and other thoracic (chest) organs. They also diagnose and treat organ diseases.
What is the difference between a cardiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon?
Cardiothoracic surgeons typically perform heart and chest surgery. Cardiologists collaborate with surgeons to manage patients and determine whether surgery is necessary. They may also collaborate to treat irregular heartbeats.
Is a cardiothoracic surgeon the same as a cardiac surgeon?
A cardiac surgeon is a type of cardiothoracic surgeon who focuses on the heart, its valves and structures, as well as the important veins and arteries that surround it. General cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in the upper abdomen's organs, including the lungs, esophagus, and heart.
What is the most commonly performed cardiothoracic surgery?
The most common type of heart surgery is CABG (coronary artery bypass graft surgery) also known as coronary bypass, coronary artery bypass, or bypass surgery.
When should I see a Cardiothoracic Surgeon?
Consult a cardiothoracic surgeon for the treatment of diseases that affect the organs in the chest as well as the bony structures and tissues that make up the chest cavity. One of the most common diseases treated by cardiothoracic surgeons is coronary artery disease.