Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeries
Medicover Hospitals is the center of excellence for cardiothoracic surgeries and heart surgeries in India serving patients from across the country and abroad. Our team of qualified cardiac surgeons have huge and diverse experience gained over the years serving people with utmost care and precision. We have successfully provided the highest level of clinical outcomes for rare and complex cardiac conditions and stand as Hyderabad’s first hospital to perform LVAD procedure with highly satisfying results. As the best hospital for heart surgery in India, we offer a wide spectrum of surgical options including minimally invasive surgeries, CABG, heart valve repair and replacement, aneurysm repair and many other critical procedures that ensure the best patient outcomes and assurance of healthy heart to the people.
We have a state of the art Thoracic surgery department and we regularly perform different lung procedures ranging from diagnostic VATS (Video-assisted Thoracoscopy) to Lung resections.
Our cardio-surgical unit has performed a number of open-heart surgeries even during the tough times of pandemic and has kept delivering excellent results and hope to the people. While adhering to the international standards of heart care, we have ensured that our department remains equipped with the best infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities, latest devices & equipment and a highly passionate and skilled team of supporting staff, nurses, Perfusionists, anesthesiologists, electrophysiologists, critical care doctors and others who enable us to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach and deliver the best outcomes every time.
We have an advanced mechanical-assist device program for patients with failing hearts, as a part of which we have implanted Heartmate 3 (a ventricular assist device ) as a destination therapy for heart failure (one of the first in the city). From Heart transplants to ECMO, we have solutions for short term and long term heart failure and lung failure patients.
Key Areas of Excellence
- CABG ( Minimal access CABG; Beating heart CABG, total arterial CABG)
- Heart Valve Surgeries (AVR /MVR/DVR)
- Congenital Heart surgeries such as ASD Closure, VSD closure, TOF repair, complex congenital heart surgeries
- ECMO, VAD (LVAD, RVAD, BiVAD) and other mechanical-assist devices
- Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Ascending, Arch and descending)
- All Open Heart Surgeries
- Minimal access Valve surgery (repair and replacement)
- Radiofrequency ablation for AF
- VATS or Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery like Diagnostic lung biopsy and Lung resections
Technology And Equipment
- Advanced heart lung machines
- Minimal-Access Medical Equipment
- Endoscopic vein harvesting Cardiac Robot
- All necessary ICu equipment VATS
Indication for Heart Surgeries
- Coronary artery disease
- Valvular heart disease
- Congenital heart disease - cyanotic and acyanotic
- Lung cancer
- TB and related lung complications
- Heart failure needing mechanical assist devices
- Round-the-clock cardiac emergency services
- Cardiac rehabilitation Programs
- 24/7 availability of trained cardiologists
- Cardiothoracic CCUs with round-the-clock care
- Post-operative healthcare
- Paediatric Cardiology Unit
- Rapid Action Team for Emergency Cardiac Care
Frequently Asked Questions:
Cardiothoracic surgeons are medical professionals who perform surgeries involving the heart, lungs and other thoracic (chest) organs. The surgeons also diagnose and treat diseases related to these organs.
A cardiologist is a doctor who is qualified and well- trained to diagnose, assess and treat patients with defects and diseases related to the heart and the blood vessels, known as cardiovascular diseases.
Both cardiologists and cardiac surgeons treat heart problems but they do not, however, play the same role. A cardiologist is a physician who diagnoses, provides medical treatment for the heart problems and performs minimally invasive procedures. However, cardiac surgeons perform major surgical procedures to treat heart problems and issues of the blood vessels connected to the heart.
A person can visit a cardiologist when he/she has the following conditions -
Increase in heart rate
High cholesterol levels
Shortness of breath
Sweating, restlessness and dizziness
Family history of heart disease
Interventional cardiologists are doctors who are well-trained cardiologists and have taken further training in interventional cardiology. They can perform minimally invasive procedures such as small incisions and catheters instead of traditional surgery.
A cardiologist is a cardiovascular disease specialist who is involved in long-term patient care. They handle the diagnosis, medical treatment or nonsurgical procedures. They do not perform heart surgery procedures.
The common heart surgeries done in India are -
Heart bypass surgery or coronary bypass surgery
Heart valve surgery
Paediatric cardiac surgery
Heart transplant surgery
The recovery time after cardiac surgery depends on the type of the surgery done. If it's minimally invasive surgery, you can go back home in a week. For invasive surgeries, the recovery time can last from one to three months.
Get admitted a day before
Routine investigations are done and necessary instructions are given to patient and relative
Follow the fasting instructions
Empty your bladder
Remove all the jewellery, contact lenses, nail polish
Take medicines as instructed by the doctor
Remove your dentures and glasses
If you are wearing a hearing aid, keep it so that you can talk with medical team members in the preoperative area.
Don't be nervous and be relax
Apart from the general risk factors for any operation the following play important role in result following heart surgery
LV function (heart ability to pump)
Kidney or liver failure
Previous heart surgeries
Multiple heart procedures etc.
However these are always considered and heart surgery is only offered when the benfits outweigh the risk involved.
The duration of a cardiac surgery depends upon the type of the surgery being done. It usually takes three to four hours for a surgery to get completed.
Yes, you can get the best heart surgery done at Medicover hospitals from a team of highly experienced and skilled cardiac surgeons with a huge list of successful surgeries with the best clinical outcomes.
Yes, Medicover hospitals are equipped with the latest and the most advanced medical technology and equipment to attend to any severe cardiac condition and provide the best healthcare outcomes to the patients.
We provide the best treatment for cardiothoracic issues. We provide 24*7 emergency cardiac care, as every minute counts in a heart emergency. Our hospital consists of the best and trained team of heart specialists who treat all kinds of heart and cardiovascular conditions with precision. We are equipped with the latest medical technologies and state-of-the-art facility to perform diverse range of cardiothoracic surgeries with different levels of complexities delivering finest level of care and successful outcomes.
Rarely a complication may occur. With latest improvements in healthcare technology, the risk of complications are reduced to a great extent.
Yes, cardiac surgery is performed on children also, to treat congenital heart defects and to treat any heart diseases which a child may acquire after the birth.