Adult Cardiac Surgery

Adult Cardiac Surgery

GGHC has a team of cardiothoracic surgeons who have great expertise in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of a wide range of heart diseases and thoracic ailments. Equipped with latest innovations in heart surgery, GGHC offers the very best and advanced treatments for adult cardiac conditions.

Every type of cardiac surgery from emergency to elective cardiac surgeries are performed in GGHC. Our cardiac surgeons have considerable expertise in performing complex coronary artery bypass surgeries (CABG), heart valve surgeries, aortic aneurysm, heart tumours and other rare conditions.

Our expert team has accrued substantial expertise in performing complex re-do heart surgeries (2nd, 3rd heart surgeries) with excellent outcomes.  The common surgeries performed are:

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

Commonly known as bypass surgery, CABG is the most commonly performed cardiac surgery and is used to treat coronary artery disease. The blockage in the coronary artery is bypassed by creating an alternate path or "By-Pass" for the blood to flow beyond the block. While the traditional open-heart surgery approach requires the heart to be stopped temporarily for the duration of the procedure, Off-Pump CABG (a procedure that does not involve stopping the heart) is the technique employed at GGHC.

Heart Valve Surgery

Heart valve surgery, commonly done to treat stenosis or regurgitation, can be performed to either repair or replace the valve, depending on the extent of the damage. Cardiac Valve Replacement involves removal of patient’s damaged heart valve and replacement with mechanical valve with a mechanical valve or a tissue valve.

Surgery for infective endocarditis of heart valves is performed with the disease process is severe and cannot be managed with antibiotic treatments. Our cardiac surgeons are well qualified in performing complex heart valve procedures in this difficult clinical scenario.

Repair of Aortic Aneurysms

An aortic aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the wall of the aorta, the main blood vessel of the body. Some times a tear in the wall of the aorta leads to sudden dilatation of aorta (aortic dissection). The repair of aortic aneurysms (emergency or elective) is performed when they reach a critical size to prevent their rupture and a fatal outcome. The diseased aneurysmal segment of aorta is replaced within artificial graft.

Cardiac Tumors

A variety of cardiac tumours malignant or benign can arise in the heart. The commonest of these is the cardiac myxoma, a growth that resembles gelatinous bunch of grapes in the heart. The surgical removal of these cardiac tumours usually involves an open-heart procedure where the surgeon diverts the blood to a heart-lung machine, stops the heart and removes the tumour in toto. GGHC has a large experience in the surgical removal and successful management of these cardiac tumours.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries (MICS)

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery involves making small incisions on the sides of the chest (thoracotomy) to reach the heart instead of cutting through the breast bone (sternotomy). This approach has proven to be less painful, has a quicker recovery time and is aesthetic. GGHC offers MICS for a wide range of cardiac diseases such as heart valve replacements and ASD closure.

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