Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic deals with diagnosis and surgical treatment of cardiovascular diseases in any age group.
For pediatric and adult patients, below mentioned diseases are diagnosed and treated at Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic:
- Congenital heart diseases (single ventricle, malposition of the great arteries, interventricular septal defect etc.)
- Rheumatic heart diseases
- Rhythm and conduction disorders
- Occlusion of the coronary artery
- Peripheral vascular occlusions
- Cerebral vascular occlusions
- Cerebrovascular aneurysms and malformations
- Varicose veins
- Repair of valve diseases
- Heart valve replacement
- Heart failure
Procedures performed at Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic
Coronary By-pass Surgery
Coronary bypass surgery is the most common procedure performed at Cardiovascular Surgery (CVS) Clinic. The coronary arteries that occlude due to ageing, unhealthy nutrition and/or sedentary lifestyle, are bypassed; an arterial graft is obtained from the chest cavity, arm or leg and thus, blood and oxygen are re-supplied to the heart through this artery.
Coronary bypass surgery can be performed with beating heart approach or cardiac arrest can be induced and the surgery can be performed while a cardiopulmonary bypass pump maintains the circulation. The rate of complications after coronary bypass surgery in healthcare facility network of Hera Healthcare is lower than the facilities located at developed countries worldwide.
After coronary bypass surgery, patients are closely monitored at Intensive Care Unit for a few days. Patients can fulfill their basic needs several weeks after they are transferred to inpatient clinic.
To maintain the success of surgery, it is necessary to follow up the patients, who have undergone coronary bypass surgery, at regular intervals, more frequently in early postoperative period.
Today, robotic surgery can be successfully used in coronary bypass surgery.
Repair and Replacement of Heart Valve
It is among the most commonly performed surgeries in CVS Clinic. If there is insufficiency in the heart valve and resultant regurgitation or stenosis is detected, repair of the heart valve (plasty) is primarily preferred. Mechanical valves are used in heart valve replacement in all eligible patients.
Mechanical valves are preferred as their useful life is relatively longer. Patients need to use blood thinners lifelong after the procedure. Biological valves can be used for young women who have future pregnancy plan and patients who are considered not able to use blood thinners regularly.
Congenital heart diseases can be diagnosed even in intrauterine life!
Surgical Correction of Congenital Heart Diseases
Today, echocardiography enables detection of fetal congenital heart diseases even during the intrauterine life. Thus, necessary preparations can be made step by step or electively for the surgery to be performed in postnatal period.
These diseases include both relatively easily treatable conditions, such as intraventricular septal defect (hole in the heart), and complex anomalies, such as abnormal origin of the great arteries – i.e. the aorta.
Aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in an artery caused by weak arterial wall. The bulge causes turbulence in the blood circulation and the fluid accumulation inside the bubble-shaped formation extends into the arterial wall in time, resulting in arterial rupture. The condition is more commonly observed in the cerebral arteries and the aorta.
Minimally invasive or endovascular techniques are preferred in treatment of aneurysm for all eligible patients. It is aimed to implant a stent to the location of aneurysm and maintain the circulation over the lumen of this stent. Surgical treatment is replacement of the aorta in case of severe aneurysm and dissection.
Carotid artery surgeries
Carotid artery occlusions are more common in elderly. The underlying cause of carotid artery occlusions is cholesterol and calcium deposits (plaque) inside the artery.
As carotid artery occlusions increase the risk of stroke, surgical techniques, such as stent, repair with patch and dilatation, should be performed.
Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic works in close cooperation with Cardiology Clinic, Coronary Intensive Care Unit and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures since such diseases are of particular concern for these units.
Robotic surgery is among the medical disciplines that gained maximum benefit from the advancements in imaging modalities (cardiac MRI) and the evolution of minimally invasive surgery (endovascular surgeries: access is made through vascular route).
For a lifelong success!
Mostly, patients require long-term follow-up at regular intervals after the cardiovascular surgeries. In the global hospital network of Hera Healthcare, cutting-edge medical technologies are used, patients are informed in detail about postoperative considerations before the discharge and they are also followed up regularly to the extent they consent to.
If you, your family members, relatives or beloved ones have a cardiovascular disease and you want to benefit from these opportunities, please contact us for special counseling.