Mr. Hilal from Iraq was cured of an uncommon cardiac condition by Dr. Akhil Govil and Team
The Department of Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery (CTVS) at Sanar International Hospitals has experience to perform surgical procedures with the effective management of various diseases and conditions affecting the organs of the thoracic cavity i.e. heart, lungs, and blood vessels. It has a dedicated team of surgeons specializing in all types of procedures ranging from conventional surgeries to minimally invasive interventions. The team works in close coordination to curate personalized treatment plans for the patients and the surgery is followed by proper rehabilitation to ensure recovery. It offers treatment for conditions like congenital heart diseases, aneurysms, arrhythmia, carotid artery diseases, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery diseases, pericardial diseases, and valvular diseases. The treatments can be categorized as follows:
Congenital heart disease: The heart diseases present from birth are identified as congenital heart diseases. It is classified into two categories:
The symptoms mainly present in breathing difficulty, difficulty in taking feed, failure to thrive, the blue colour of the baby’s body, swelling all over the body, etc. The treatment is done through open surgical procedures.
A - Doctors generally recommend cardiac surgery in any of the following cases:
A - Conventional cardiac surgery follows the traditional approach in which doctors address and treat a heart problem by making a huge incision across the patient’s chest to access the affected area. This usually involves the use of a Cardiopulmonary bypass machine. Minimally invasive surgery, on the other hand, is a relatively new and advanced approach in which doctors perform a surgical intervention via tiny keyhole incisions, using detailed imaging guidance. This may not involve the use of a heart-lung bypass machine and offers a variety of benefits over conventional surgery. These include minimal scarring, reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.
A - The ways in which cardiac surgery can benefit someone primarily depend on the type of surgery and the condition that is to be treated. Some key benefits of cardiac surgery include:
A - Cardiac surgery is an effective way of treating and managing cardiac problems, but, it is not an option for everyone. There are certain eligibility criteria that are to be met. These include:
A - If you have been recommended to go for cardiac surgery, there are a few things that you need to do to avoid unnecessary complications and make the experience hassle-free.
A - Common conditions that are treated by a cardiac surgeon include: