Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery

The Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery unit at BLK is part of BLK Heart Centre offers a plethora of cardiovascular treatments for a variety of diseases from childhood to adulthood. The Centre is home to a multi-disciplinary team of consultants of cardiology, intensivists, paediatricians, paediatric intensivists, paediatric anaesthetists who stand with you at every step of treatment.

Our field of expertise is centred at coronary bypass surgery, MIDCAB, surgery for valve disease, and surgery for aneurysm and arrhythmia, management of heart failure including LVAD and Transplant, Thoracic, VATS, and vascular procedures. 
 

What is Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery: It is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of the inside of the thorax (the chest) - generally of the heart, lungs, chest, oesophagus and vascular system, including blood vessels, arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation.

Endovascular Surgery: It is a less invasive alternative to open surgery. It offers many benefits such as less scarring, less blood loss, quicker recovery time, and a shorter hospital stay.

What are the conditions we treat under Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery

Some of the major conditions we treat under our unit of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery include:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Aneurysm and Aortic disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure (requires VADs or Heart Transplant)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Pericardial diseases
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Thromboembolic diseases
  • Venous disorders like
    • Varicose Veins
    • Deep vein Thrombosis

Are you a candidate for Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery

A doctor might evaluate the patient for the following symptoms before recommending treatment, including: 

  • Pain, pressure or heaviness in the chest (that indicates angina)
  • Pain in the jaw, the left shoulder, arms, elbows, or back
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnoea)
  • Cold sweat
  • Nausea and fatigue
  • Light-headed or fainting

The symptoms may vary from person to person, some people might experience more than one symptoms together. 

What are the treatment procedures we provide under Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery

  • Coronary Arteries Bypass Surgery (CABS)- Coronary Artery Disease is one of the most common heart problems. Blocked or narrowed arteries are one of the major reasons for heart surgeries worldwide. The team of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at the BLK Heart Centre takes care of all the procedures including the complex ones. The centre excels in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and has a high success rate in treating patients with major blockage as well. The team is ably supported by advanced equipment and fully equipped diagnostic labs. The team of surgeons is ably supported by state-of-the-art hi-tech technology and fully equipped diagnostic labs to perform Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS) and holds a proven record of conducting the most complex surgeries with high success rate. 
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)- The Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery or MICS unit is equipped with world-class technology and Robot-assisted heart surgery machines. The team of cardiovascular surgeons and experts is highly qualified and experienced in conducting Minimally Invasive Cardiac surgery with finesse. MICS is done to treat many cardiac issues and has proven very successful in treating even the most complex heart problems as it lessens the risk of any post-surgery complications.  At BLK Heart Centre, we not only offer the best treatment but our rehabilitation centre also takes care of you after your surgery and guides you in leading a healthy life ahead. 
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)- We at BLK Heart Centre provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from severe Aortic Stenosis using a minimally invasive surgical procedure -Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). Our team of highly experienced cardiovascular surgeons performs the most complex cardiac surgery using advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities, which are at par with international standards.Aortic Valve Stenosis is one of the most serious heart conditions which need immediate attention. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is an effective treatment to cure the condition. Our surgeons perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedure one people who have been diagnosed with severe Aortic Stenosis and are considered either high-risk or too sick for surgical valve replacement. The procedure repairs the damaged valve in the heart without actually removing it. 
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)- The Heart Failure Clinic is one of the best in the development, use, and research of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). These sophisticated devices are designed to support patients from end-stage heart failure. LVAD help patients while they wait for a heart transplant or in lieu of having that procedure done. Our team of experts consisting of heart failure cardiologists, VAD surgeons, interventional care surgeons, and VAD coordinators holds years of experience in LVADs implantation as a bridge to transplant or as destination therapy. With precise diagnoses and promising treatments, we are at the forefront of the latest advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. Our department is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that make the treatment even more accurate and safe. Our experts follow a multidisciplinary approach to create a patient-centric treatment plan for every patient that helps in improving the overall survival outcomes and quality of life.
  • Heart Failure and Transplant- The Department of Cardiology provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treat patients with advanced heart problems including heart failure. Our heart failure and transplant unit are dedicated to improving heart function and the patient’s quality of life.We at BLK hospital perform the most complicated heart surgeries using the equipment based on the latest technology to ensure higher precision and accuracy with higher success rates and better results. Our team of specialists consists of highly renowned Advanced Heart Failure/ transplant Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Electrophysiologists, Cardiovascular Imaging Specialists, and Cardiovascular Surgeons focuses on treating the patient using a patient-centric approach. Our aim is to improve the patient’s condition by stabilising the functioning of their heart and treating them using ICD, conducting Cardiac Resynchronization Therapies, and performing LVAD and Heart Transplants with precision.
  • The Aorta Centre- The Aorta Centre is dedicated to the comprehensive management of both chronic and acute aortic disease, which covers a wide range of diseases from aortic dissections to aneurysms and everything in between. Our mission is to provide safe, quality, and patient-centric treatment plan to everyone under our care. Our multidisciplinary team includes world-leading doctors, physicians, and surgeons offer both surgical as well as non-surgical treatment options to deal with all kinds of aortic diseases ranging from mild to chronic.  The hospital is highly acknowledged for its state-of-the-art infrastructure and feature cutting-edge surgical techniques that are at par with international excellence. The treatments offered by us are up to date and have consistently served with better outcomes. 
  • Centre for Valvular Diseases- The Centre for Valvular Diseases is a highly specialised department which is entirely dedicated to diagnosis and prognosis of various problems related to the heart valves. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities, the centre has grown to become the ultimate choice of a majority of patients suffering from various different types of valvular disease. The hospital staff consists of well-acclaimed doctors and surgeons who hold expertise in performing minimally invasive Valve Repair Surgery with very positive results. The other option includes Valve Replacement. For patients suffering from Atrial Fibrillation, we offer a Maze procedure that is performed along with Valve Surgery to give maximum benefit.

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If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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