The existence of such a department in Apollonion Hospital creates the prerequisite of access to comprehensive and high-level services for patients suffering from serious cardiac conditions requiring surgical treatment.
All heart surgery is performed by an experienced cardiac surgeon and his team, which consists of cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthetists, intensive care specialists, an extracorporeal circulation system (HLM) operator, and trained nursing staff.
In this department, the entire range of heart surgery is performed, such as Aortocoronary Bypass, Valve Replacement, Valvuloplasty, Congenital Heart Disease (Atrial Septal Defect - ASD), Aortic Aneurysms of all types, Reoperative Heart Suregry (Redo), Cardiac Tumor Removal, surgical interventions for arrhythmia, etc. Small-incision heart valve surgery is also performed (of the aortic valve, for example).
In addition to heart surgery, the whole spectrum of thoracic surgery is performed, such as lobectomy, pneumonectomy, esophageal surgery, and thoracoscopic lung biopsies.
The care provided is tailored to the needs and requirements of each patient.
The Department has a close collaboration with the Intensive Care Unit, as well as with the Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular Unit, which are accordingly staffed by intensive care specialists.
Apollonion Hospital is available 24 hours a day, and has the potential to quickly diagnose and fully treat all types of cardiothoracic and cardiovascular diseases.
The Hemodynamic Laboratory and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery successfully use the most modern and advanced international methods for the treatment of the aforementioned conditions.