Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery are complex surgeries despite minimal invasive procedures. A person with steady hands and experience can perform it flawlessly. At BLK, we have collated a highly experienced surgical team with surgeons who are expert in administering cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries and are able to take lifesaving decisions at crucial time. We have expert surgeons who have a record of 100% success in surgeries like Coronary Bypass Surgery, Midcap, Surgery for Valve Disease, Surgery for Aneurysm and Arrhythmia, management of Heart Failure with various surgical procedures including LVAD and Transplant. All types of Thoracic, VATS, as well as Vascular procedures are also performed here.
Coronary Arteries Bypass Surgery
A bypass surgery always refers to an open heart surgery which makes it complex and full of risk. But, at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, we have highly skilled and trained heart surgeons who can successfully conduct open heart surgeries. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is one such procedure where blocked blood vessel is replaced with a healthy blood vessel from leg, arm or chest and which is connected to the heart in order to retain the normal functioning of the heart. The blood vessel is replaced when a wax-like substance called plaque builds inside blood vessels that are responsible for supplying oxygen to the heart.
Typically, grafting of three main native coronary arteries is required in most coronary bypass patients. However, it has been seen that about 90% patients have their leg veins removed during CABG. But with our cumulative experience of 25,000 cardiac operations and over 4000 Arterial Bypass Operations (BIMA), we have successfully used arterial grafts with no cuts on legs in about 85% of our patients. Studies have proven that not only does arterial grafting stay patent for a long time, but also reduces the chances of re-operating after CABG.
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)
Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery or MICS are the norm these days and is highly successful in conducted various surgical procedures on heart. Minimal invasion is referred to a surgical procedure where a doctor makes a small incision instead of cutting open the chest to conduct a heart surgery. BLK, boasts of expert team which has been conducting minimal invasive cardiac surgeries at our Heart Centre with 100% success. These surgeries are conducted through small thoracotomy incision either on left or right side of the chest without cutting the chest bone. Our surgical team not only conducts these surgeries on adults but also perform minimal invasive cardiac surgery on children as well.
Benefits of MICS:
- Smaller incisions
- Less pain
- Less risk of infection
- Reduced ICU and shorter hospital stay
- Improved postoperative pulmonary function
- Early recovery
- Improved cosmetic results
- Improved quality of life
Heart Failure and Transplant
Our Heart Team offers beneficial long-term solutions to patients with heart disease. Our world-class infrastructure help avoids poor prognosis in a number of terminal conditions. In addition, our top-of-the-line facilities enable us to provide advanced medical treatment to our patients. At BLK Super Speciality Hospital, our team of cardiologists and surgeons has the necessary expertise in delivering treatment through ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator), cardiac resynchronisation therapies, LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Devices) and performing heart transplants with precision.
The Aorta Centre
Our team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and interventional radiologists offer customised treatments for patients with a complex aneurysm through various investigations such as 2D echocardiography, CT Angiography and Cardiac Catheterization. Our hybrid treatment for aneurysm help produces optimum results. Not only does it minimise incisions, but also reduces the time for operations and facilitates quick recovery.
Centre for Valvular Diseases
BLK Super Speciality Hospital’s Heart Centre has a surgical team comprising of valve surgeons who have rich expertise in valve repair surgery and have produced positive outcomes for patients. The surgery can be paired with minimal access surgery to get best results. Another option is valve replacement. In most cases, heart valve replacement is similar to an open heart operation where the surgeon opens the chest and heart to remove the damaged valve and a new artificial/prosthetic valve is then put into place. In some cases, the maze procedure can be performed along with the valve surgery if the patient has atrial fibrillation.