Reviving hearts, restoring lives: Cardiovascular Surgery Excellence
The heart, all vessels feeding the heart and all complaints related to the circulatory system are within the speciality of the cardiovascular surgery department. Today, the operations applied in the treatment of cardiovascular surgery diseases, which threaten human health and cause death, are of vital importance for the patient. In the cardiovascular surgery branch, where advanced technology and experience are very important, our hospitals provide services by bringing together high-tech devices, experienced, academic career specialists and trained medical personnel.
Cardiovascular surgery operations in our hospitals are performed in a sterile operating theatre environment with special ventilation, with superior technological facilities and by an experienced team. Each patient is cared for by an experienced team in a special room according to international standards for a smooth recovery after surgery.
The most common heart diseases all over the world and in our country:
As a result of blockage of the main arteries supplying the heart, part of the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen. This causes damage to the heart muscle and leads to a heart attack. After a heart attack, some of the cells in the heart muscle die.
Heart attack and high blood pressure weaken the heart muscles. Weakened muscles cannot contract strongly enough and the heart starts to pump less blood to the body. This condition is called heart failure.
The deterioration of the veins in the legs is called varicose veins. Varicose veins spoil the cosmetic appearance and cause some health problems. Itching, cramps, swelling and pain are the most common complaints.
Pelvic congestion syndrome, which means intra-abdominal varicose veins, is usually seen in women who have given birth. Patients often complain of pain in the lower abdominal, painful sexual intercourse, and varicose veins in the groin during fatigue and menstruation. These complaints are usually referred to obstetrics and gynaecology, which makes it difficult to diagnose the disease.
Excessive and uncontrolled cell proliferation can cause tumour formation in the heart. Heart tumours may be seen in the tissue of the heart itself or in the spread of the tumour to other tissues around it. Heart tumours are usually benign.
An increase in the pressure of the blood pumped into the body is called hypertension. Hypertension is also called as high blood pressure. Hypertension causes excessive pressure on the walls of the vessels. This is very harmful not only to the organs, but also to the cardiovascular system. The level and duration of blood value determine the extent of the damage. Hypertension is one of the most common diseases in cardiovascular surgery.
Atherosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is the hardening and thickening of blood vessels due to loss of elasticity. Poor nutrition, stress, unhealthy life and bad habits can cause arteriosclerosis. In addition, bad cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes are among the diseases that cause atherosclerosis.
The heart muscle, also known as myocardium, covers most of the heart. Many factors such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and autoimmune diseases can cause myocardial inflammation. This condition is called myocarditis.
The heart has four valves. These valves ensure that the blood flow is more comfortable and in the right direction. Symptoms of heart valve diseases vary depending on to the valve with problems.
The aorta is a vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Various problems, such as aneurysm and rupture, can be life-threatening. The treatment of these diseases within the scope of cardiovascular surgery is carried out by surgical intervention.
Coronary artery bypass surgery, also known as heart bypass surgery or CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) is a surgical procedure to restore blood flow to the heart by creating a new pathway or bypass around a blocked or damaged artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle. This procedure is often performed using both breast and arm arteries. In suitable patients, this operation can also be performed under the breast without cutting the breastbone.
Heart valves may have congenital or acquired structural defects and narrowing. This problem, which impairs the heart’s blood pumping function when left untreated, is solved by correcting or replacing the heart valve. Depending on the patient’s body structure and accompanying diseases, our valve surgeries are mostly performed under the armpit or by cutting the sternum in half. Most of the time, the valve is repaired without replacement.
There are two types of heart tumours: benign and malignant. Surgical treatment of these means removal of the tumourous tissue. In adults, pericardial diseases, tumours and holes in the heart are often treated with a minimally invasive method under the armpit.
The aorta pumps blood from the heart to the whole body. Sac-shaped enlargements called aneurysms can occur in the ascending aorta and the aortic arch of the aorta. Since aneurysms are very dangerous, they must be removed surgically. When these surgeries are performed in the chest area, they can be performed without completely cutting the sternum.
The main vessels located on both sides of the neck that carry oxygenated blood to the brain are called the carotid arteries. Narrowing and blockage of the carotid arteries can lead to stroke and brain damage. These operations, which have a very important place in the prevention of strokes, are performed intensively in our hospital with successful results.
Surgery for these rare diseases are performed highly successful and are often treated with intravascular stent placement (EVAR/TEVAR) without the need for open surgery.
Even at an advanced age, it can often be treated with balloon or stent treatment without surgery or anesthesia.
Balloon angioplasty can be used for open narrowing and occlusion of blood vessels. In this procedure, catheters with a balloon at the tip are slid over the guide wire and placed in the area of stenosis. With the help of an external pump, the balloon is inflated and the blood vessels are dilated. Then, the balloon is deflated and removed. This treatment can be applied to narrowing in more than one vessel or multiple narrowings in the same vessel.
Tummy tuck is not a surgical procedure that affects a person's pregnancy. However, since a new pregnancy process will cause weight gain and some changes in the body, it is recommended that the patient undergo tummy tuck surgery after pregnancy. In this way, new sagging and cracks that may be caused by a new pregnancy and birth process will be eliminated.
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