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Heart surgery

Cardiac surgery or cardiovascular surgery is the specialty that treats heart diseases by opening the chest to access the heart. A heart-lung machine is often used to keep blood circulating while the heart is stopped for surgery.

Our services

We deliver the highest levels of surgical care and post-operative follow-up for heart disease patients requiring specialized surgical procedures, for example heart valve surgery or coronary artery bypass surgery. Cardiac surgery is usually performed using a heart-lung machine, which temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery to circulate blood and oxygen around the body.

Main surgical procedures

  • coronary artery bypass surgery
  • aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement surgery
  • ascending aorta and aortic arch replacement surgery
  • surgical closure of atrial septal defects
  • removal of malignant and benign cardiac tumors

Minimally-invasive surgery

We also perform minimally-invasive, video-assisted thoracic surgery. This innovative approach means that we can make very small incisions between the ribs to treat some heart conditions, instead of making a larger incision in the middle of the chest and spreading the ribs apart.

This technique offers extensive benefits for our patients, including:

  • faster recovery
  • less pain
  • fewer blood transfusions
  • aesthetically pleasing results with reduced scarring

When do I make an appointment?

Cardiac surgery is a highly-specialized surgical field. In most cases, your primary care physician or cardiologist will advise you to make an appointment with a heart surgeon.

Why choose Hôpital de La Tour?

Multidisciplinary and comprehensive care

Patients benefit from the expertise of our on-site specialists to ensure the best possible care for their medical condition and health.

We work closely with specialists from a wide range of fields, including:

Cancer patients will be looked after by a multidisciplinary team of oncologists and radiotherapists who will carefully review patient cases in order to establish the most appropriate treatment plan.

Care from the Heart Team

In some complex cases, including patients with heart valve disease, the most appropriate treatment is decided by a group of medical professionals known as the Heart Team. This multidisciplinary meeting brings together highly-experienced specialists, including heart surgeons, cardiologists, anesthetists and intensivists, to review the various treatment options available depending on the patient's condition.

Comprehensive, state-of-the-art facilities and competent medical teams

Hôpital de La Tour is proud to offer the latest facilities and technology alongside medical, surgical and anesthetic teams with high levels of expertise and renowned experience in the field of cardiac surgery.

 

The Cardio-Tour rehabilitation plan

Hôpital de La Tour offers a specialized cardiovascular rehabilitation plan for comprehensive care of your heart health: Cardio-Tour.

Intensive and progressive care units

Our cutting-edge intensive and cardiopulmonary progressive care units mean that our highly-skilled surgeons can perform cardiac surgery for critical cases requiring immediate post-operative intensive care.