A cardiothoracic surgeon treats surgical conditions of the heart, lungs and surrounding areas. This is a complex, demanding speciality which requires the surgeon to have in-depth knowledge of the cardiac and respiratory systems as well as the technical ability to perform this surgery.
Examples of cardiothoracic surgery include:
- Coronary artery bypass
- Heart transplantation
- Cardiopulmonary bypass
- Treatment for heart valve disease
Many surgeons specialise in a particular area. They choose to train as cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons or in this case, cardiothoracic surgeons - which is a combination of both the cardiac and thoracic fields.
Role of a cardiothoracic surgeon at Harley Street
Our cardiothoracic surgeons are based in private clinics or hospitals and provide first class treatment and care. They are respected, highly qualified and experienced professionals who concentrate on a particular area, e.g. coronary artery bypass. This is supported by many years in research and teaching.
They are dedicated individuals who strive to provide the best treatment to their patients. They constantly update their skills and take time to learn new techniques, for example, robot assisted surgery.
The result is a professional, committed, experienced surgeon who puts your needs first.