Cardiothoracic Surgery - Overview

What is cardiothoracic surgery?

Cardiothoracic surgery is a type of specialty surgery that involves procedures on the organs in the chest cavity (thorax), such as the heart, aorta, lungs and oesophagus.

These surgical procedures include open-chest operations, thoracoscopic procedures and robotically-assisted surgeries.

A cardiothoracic surgeon is a specialist who surgically treats conditions of the organs in the thorax.

Differences between cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists

While cardiothoracic surgeons are trained in a surgical specialty, cardiologists are trained in internal medicine. As part of your heart team, they work closely together on the various aspects of your care.

A cardiologist specialises in the diagnosis and medical treatment of heart disease. They may also perform minor surgical procedures such as angioplasty and stenting, cardiac ablation and pacemaker implantation.

Your cardiologist will refer you to a cardiothoracic surgeon if you need complex surgery, such as a coronary artery bypass or heart valve repair.

The cardiothoracic surgeon will manage your care directly after your surgery, in consultation with your cardiologist. Once you are discharged, your cardiologist will typically take over for your long-term care.

Our approach

At Parkway East Hospital, your cardiothoracic health is in the safe hands of our skilled surgeons and multidisciplinary medical team.

We believe in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care that helps you meet your health goals.

Why choose Parkway East Hospital?

When it comes to cardiovascular health, Parkway East Hospital is the preferred private hospital for residents on the eastern coast of Singapore.

Our cardiothoracic surgeons have a track record in delivering good clinical outcomes for our heart patients.

Patients staying for treatment can choose from a variety of well-furnished rooms for customised care and comfort.

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