Cardiovascular Surgery

Medicana Health Group has complete cardiovascular surgery units in each of its hospitals. Our expert cardiovascular surgeons are committed to giving patients the most cutting-edge care possible for various cardiovascular problems.

These are the services that our cardiovascular surgery units provide:

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) 

A surgical treatment called a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is performed to treat people with coronary artery disease. During the surgery, a healthy blood vessel from another area of the body—typically the chest, leg, or arm—is used to create a bypass around a blocked or partially obstructed coronary artery. The blood flow to the heart is then redirected by this bypass channel, aiding in better blood supply to the heart muscle and easing angina or chest pain symptoms.

CABG is intended to reduce angina symptoms and enhance the quality of life for people with coronary artery disease. The operation has been proven to be successful in reducing the risk of heart attacks, improving survival, and alleviating symptoms.

Replacement and Repair of Valves

Cardiovascular surgeons frequently replace or repair damaged heart valves to manage heart valve issues. The flaps on heart valves open and close to control blood flow through the heart. They ensure that blood moves from the atria to the ventricles and subsequently to the rest of the body in the proper path.

Replacing a valve entails removing the broken valve and installing a synthetic one. This surgery is required when the valve is so severely damaged that it can no longer operate correctly. Mechanical valves, composed of metal or synthetic materials, and biological valves, made of animal tissue, are the two primary categories of artificial valves.

Instead of replacing the valve, a valve repair process seeks to return it to its pre-failure state. This is frequently done when the valve has narrowed or started to leak but is still in repairable condition. Typical repair methods include seeding the valve leaflets together, patching tears, or contouring the valve to improve operation.

Both valve replacement and repair are complex, complicated procedures that require the experience of cardiovascular surgeons who have undergone extensive training. Our cardiovascular surgery departments at Medicana Health Group are staffed with outstanding surgeons who use cutting-edge tools and methods to give patients the best possible care. Whether you are a foreign patient, a traveler, or an expat in Turkey, you can rely on our cardiovascular surgery departments to give you the knowledgeable care you require to treat your heart valve issues.

Repair of Aortic Aneurysm

Surgery to fix a weak spot in the aorta, the body's most significant blood conduit, is known as aortic aneurysm repair. Aortic aneurysms must be treated right away because they pose a hazard to life if they rupture. A synthetic graft, or tube composed of materials like Dacron or Gore-Tex, is used in aortic aneurysm repair to strengthen the compromised section of the aorta and restore the vessel's normal strength and shape.

Open surgery and endovascular aneurysm treatment are the two primary methods of aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). In contrast to EVAR, which uses a small incision in the groin and a catheter to reach the aneurysm, open surgery includes making an incision in the chest or belly to access the aorta. The preferred form of surgery will depend on several variables, including the size, location, and shape of the aneurysm and the patient's general health. Both techniques offer benefits and drawbacks.

Heart Transplantation 

A damaged or failing heart is replaced with a healthy donor heart during a heart transplant, which can save the life of patients with end-stage heart failure. A highly qualified and experienced group of cardiovascular surgeons, coupled with specialized technology and a caring atmosphere for postoperative care, are required for this challenging and delicate surgery.

The purpose of a heart transplant is to extend the patient's life and improve their quality of life. Patients are often able to resume their normal activities and lead more active lifestyles after a successful heart transplant.

A heart transplant is only carried out after all other therapies and treatments have failed and the patient's condition is severe; it is vital to remember. Comprehensive medical assessments are required to be approved for a heart transplant, and finding a donor's heart is also critical.

Medicana's cardiovascular surgeons have extensive training and expertise in heart transplant operations. To achieve the best results for our patients, we use the most up-to-date tools and technology in our facilities and offer thorough postoperative care and rehabilitation services.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

A type of surgical treatment known as minimally invasive cardiac surgery, often called minimally invasive or keyhole heart surgery, employs smaller incisions and specialized devices to perform procedures on the heart and nearby blood vessels. Minimally invasive heart surgery aims to minimize physical stress to the patient and hasten the healing process. Instead of a vast, full-chest incision, minimally invasive methods may only need a minor incision or a series of small incisions, unlike traditional open-heart surgery.

Minimally invasive heart surgery results in less pain and discomfort for the patient. Fewer incisions also mean less tissue injury and infection risk. Patients frequently also benefit from less scarring, a more visually acceptable outcome, and a quicker recovery and return to normal activities.

Utilizing specialized equipment and methods, such as endoscopic surgical tools, video cameras, and computer systems that enable the surgeon to see the surgical site and perform the treatment with higher accuracy, minimally invasive cardiac surgery is frequently carried out. Valve replacement and repair, atrial septal defect (ASD) closure, and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure are some of the most popular minimally invasive procedures.

In conclusion, patients with heart diseases have a safe and successful option in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. It is an excellent alternative for people wanting the finest degree of treatment in cardiovascular surgery due to its many advantages, including decreased pain and trauma, quicker recovery times, and enhanced cosmetic outcomes.

Congenital Heart Surgery

A subspecialty of cardiovascular surgery known as congenital heart surgery is dedicated to correcting congenital heart abnormalities. Simple structural anomalies to complicated deformities that require numerous treatments can be among these heart defects.

The heart, heart valves, or blood arteries may need to be repaired or rebuilt during congenital heart surgery. This procedure aims to improve the patient's quality of life while restoring the heart's functionality.

Congenital cardiac surgery also uses minimally invasive methods like robotic surgery to decrease scarring, speed up recovery, and improve the likelihood of success.

To deliver thorough and specialized care to each patient, experts in this sector closely collaborate with other medical professionals, such as pediatric cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and critical care specialists.

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

A minimally invasive treatment called percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), commonly called coronary angioplasty or coronary artery balloon dilation, is used to relieve blockages in the coronary arteries. As part of the surgery, a tiny incision in the leg or wrist introduces a thin, flexible catheter with a balloon at the tip into the artery. After that, the balloon is inflated to compress the obstruction and unblock the artery.

In some circumstances, a stent, a tiny wire mesh device, may be put concurrently to keep the artery open and stop the blockage from closing again. Patients with heart disease, angina, and heart attacks frequently undergo PCI as a treatment. Most patients can return home the same day or the following day after the surgery, performed under local anesthetic.

In comparison to conventional open-heart surgery, PCI has a lower risk of bleeding and infection. It also has a quicker recovery and return to normal activities. It is a popular alternative for therapy for many people since it is less intrusive and more affordable than conventional open-heart surgery.

A healthcare professional will conduct a thorough evaluation to ascertain whether a patient is a candidate for PCI. This evaluation will include a physical examination, the patient's medical history analysis, and imaging tests such as an angiography or coronary computed tomography (CT) scan. A group of highly skilled interventional cardiologists and cardiology technicians carry out the treatment to achieve the optimum outcome for the patient.

Overall, PCI is a safe and efficient technique that can significantly improve the quality of life for people with heart disease by restoring adequate blood flow to the heart.

Foreign patients, visitors, and expatriates must look no further than Medicana Health Group for top-notch cardiovascular surgery care. Our hospitals are equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed by cardiovascular surgeons with years of expertise and advanced training committed to providing the best care.

Additionally, we are unrivaled in our dedication to patient happiness. We have a staff of international patient coordinators available to help you every step of the journey since we know that traveling to a new country for medical treatment can be intimidating. We are here to make your experience as easy and stress-free as possible, from securing visas and setting up transportation to collaborating with insurance companies.

So why do you want to get cardiovascular surgery at Medicana? The solution is straightforward: anyone looking for the most excellent cardiovascular care should choose us because of our unmatched medical knowledge, state-of-the-art equipment, and patient-centered philosophy. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at +90 850 460 1010 or email us at [email protected].

Created at 11.10.2023 06:55
Updated at 16.04.2024 02:36
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