Cardiothoracic Overview

The department of cardiothoracic surgery is staffed by one of the region’s most experienced team of heart surgeons. The department has performed a total of 59,674 surgeries over a period of 22 years and in 2014 alone, it has performed 2,954 open heart surgeries and 1136 closed heart surgeries.

There are eight dedicated operating theatres (OT), 1 hybrid operating theatre, 48 adult Intensive care unit (ICU) beds and 10 paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) beds.

The dedicated team of Cardiothoracic Surgeons perform the whole range of adult and paediatric heart surgeries including:


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
    1. Coronary artery bypass grafting (on-pump, beating heart, minimally invasive)
    2. Heart valve repair and replacement
    3. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS)
    4. Sutureless aortic valve replacement
    5. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
    1. Pediatric – simple and complex congenital heart surgery
    2. Adult – adult congenital heart disease
  • Thoracic Surgery
    1. Surgery for lung diseases
    2. Surgery for mediastinal diseases
    3. Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
    1. Surgery of the aorta – aneurysm, dissection
    2. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)
  • Surgery for heart failure
    1. Heart/Lung/Heart-Lung Transplant
    2. Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)
    1. Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (MIDCAB) and Multi Vessel MIDCAB.
    2. Minimally Invasive Valve Repair and Replacement surgery.
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
    1. Minimally invasive lung resection surgery (VATS Lobectomy)
    2. Minimally invasive repair for pectus excavatum (sunken chest)
  • Surgery for sweaty palms (Hyperhidrosis)
    1. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS)
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Maze Procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Surgery for Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)


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