CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish surgeons use the latest innovations for heart surgery to repair damage caused by diseases or disorders of the cardiovascular system.
Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiovascular surgeons operate on your heart and blood vessels to repair damage caused by diseases or disorders of the cardiovascular system

Turkish surgeons use the latest innovations in heart surgery, as minimally invasive heart surgery with robot-assisted techniques.

Cardiac surgical procedures are:

  • Coronary Bypass Surgeries
  • Bypass Surgeries on Functioning Hearts
  • Bypass, Cardiac Valve and ASD Closure Surgeries from Tiny Scars
  • Cardiac Valve Repair Surgeries (Mitral, Tricuspid and Aortic Valve Repair)
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement (MVR, AVR, TVR) Surgeries
  • Congenital Cardiac Diseases Surgeries (ASD, VSD, TOF….)
  • Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgeries
  • Closed Aortic Aneurysm Surgeries (EVAR, TEVAR)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgeries
  • Carotid Surgeries
  • Venous Insufficiency and Varicosis Treatment (Laser, Radiofrequency, Sclerotherapy)
  • Hemodialysis Intentional AV-Fistula Opening, Permanent-Temporary Catheter Attachment Hemodialysis Oriented AV-Fistula Opening
  • Attachment of Permanent Subclavian Port in Cancer Patients

What is heart bypass surgery?

Heart bypass surgery is also known as coronary bypass surgery, performed  when the coronary arteries are damaged.

During the surgery the  damaged arteries replaced with a graft or with a blood vessels which is taken another area of your body.

When is heart bypass surgery performed?

Bypass is performed when coronary arteries become so narrowed or blocked that medication or other treatment could not provide benefit. If the damage is too severe , heart attack risk is increasing and it means that surgical decision will be given by your doctor.

How is heart bypass surgery is performed? 

Heart  bypass surgery is usually performed with the heart stopped under general anesthesia.  This surgery generally takes between three to six hours and usually two , three , four or five coronary arteries repaired.

Life after the surgery 

After the surgery  generally two days of  in the intensive care unit stay is required and recovery period takes minumum 6 weeks. You should follow your doctor’s istructions during your recovery period . You may return to your daily activities within the six weeks if your doctors give confirmation .

What is mitral valve disease?

Mitral Valve is controlling the flow of blood in our body and if it does not work as it should be, some diseases may occur such as mitral stenosis and mitral insufficiency . Mitral stenosis is  narrowing of mitral valve  with the simplest definition . In this condition the the blood can not flow properly.

Mitral insufficiency is one of the another common heart valve disease. In this condition the blood can not pumb efficiently with the simple defination.

What are the symptoms of mitral valve disease? 

There are many signs of mitral valve disease and the most common symptoms are ,

  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing at nights
  • Quiker heart beat
  • Swollen feets
  • Chest Pain

How is mitral valve disease diagnosed?   

There are many diagnostic tests such as Transthoracic echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Chest X-ray.

What are the treatment options for mitral valve disease?  

Medication treatment can be an option if you have mild mitral disease. If you have severe disease you may require surgical treatment. Also minimally invasive procedures can be another treatment option. You should consult with your doctor to determine which treatment is appropriate for you.

Mitral valvuloplasty: Mitral Valvuloplasty is a minimially invasive procedure and usually it is performed  to treat mitral valve stenosis . But not every patient with mitral stenosis can be a candidate for this procedure. You need to talk to your doctor to learn if you can be a cadidate for this treatment.

Mitral valve repair: Mitral valve repair is a surgical treatment  which is usually performed to treat mitral insufficiency . However to decide the best treatment option for you , your condition should be evaluated  by your doctor.

Mitral valve replacement: Mitral valve replacement is a surgical treatment which is performed  to treat mitral stenosis and mitral insufficiency.  Surgeons will remove the natural mitral valve and replaced mechanical valve or biological valve in this surgery.

After mitral valve surgery , you  require to stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) for 1 or 2 days  and  you will  require to stay approximately 3 - 5 days in the ward . After you will discharged from the hospital  your doctor may  have some recommendations for your daily life activities and eating habits .

What is aortic valve disease?

Aortic Valve is controlling the flow of blood from left ventricle into the aorta and if it does not work as it should be, some diseases may occur such as aortic valve stenosis and aortic valve regurgitation.

Aortic valve stenosis is  narrowing of  aortic valve  with the simplest definition . In this condition  the blood can not flow properly from heart to aortic valve.

Aortic valve regurgitation is one of the another common heart valve disease. In this condition depending on various pathologies ,the aortic valve is  not fully closed and as a result of this the blood pumped into the aorta is leaking to the left ventricle.

What are the symptoms of aortic valve disease? 

There are many signs of  aortic valve disease and the most common signs are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Quiker heart beat
  • Swollen feets
  • Chest Pain

How is aortic valve disease diagnosed?

There are many diagnostic tests such as Transthoracic echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram (ECG) a, Chest X-ray, Cardiac catheterization, MRI and CT.

What are the treatment options for aortic valve disease? 

If you have mild disease, follow up and medication treatment could be an option. If you have severe disease you may require surgical treatment. Also minimally invasive procedures can be another treatment option. You should consult with your doctor to determine which treatment is appropriate for you.

Aortic valve balloon valvuloplasty: Valvuloplasty is a minimially invasive procedure and usually it is performed  to treat mitral aortic valve stenosis . But not every patient with  aortiv valve stenosis can be a candidate for this procedure. You need to talk to your doctor to learn if you can be a cadidate for this treatment.

Aortic valve repair: Aortic valve repair is a surgical treatment  which is usually performed to treat aortic valve regurgitation .However to decide the best treatment option for you , your condition should be evaluated  by your doctor.

Aortic valve replacement: Aortic  valve replacement is a surgical treatment which is performed  to treat aortic valve stenosis and  aortic valve regurgitation.  Surgeons will remove the natural mitral valve and replaced mechanical valve or biological valve in this surgery.

After  the surgery, you  require to stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) for 1 or 2 days  and  you will  require to stay approximately 3 - 5 days in the ward . After you will discharged from the hospital  your doctor may  have some recommendations for your daily life activities and eating habits .

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): This minimally invasive surgical procedure performed patients who suffered from aortic valve stenosis. The procedure is advised for high risk patients  for an open heart procedure.

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