Surgery Department No.5 (cardiac and vascular surgery)

Cardiac and vascular surgery

The Department is aimed at providing specialized care and high-tech medical services in the following profiles: cardiac surgery, arrhythmology, vascular surgery.

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery performs diagnostics, surgical treatment of patients with congenital heart defects, acquired heart defects, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular diseases (carotid arteries, upper and lower limb arteries, abdominal aorta and its branches, including celiac trunk and renal arteries), terminal heart failure, as well as a combination of these diseases. Operations are also often performed for varicose veins, venous dysplasias, using laser technology, which allows achieving a better cosmetic effect and reducing the patient’s period of disability.

 

Complicated operations are performed together with x-ray surgeons: implantation of a stent graft at aneurysm of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, stenting of various arterial pools.

Innovative directions are hybrid technologies, minimally invasive heart surgery, cryoablation of various types of cardiac arrhythmias. Hybrid technologies include combined operations on the heart valves, aorta and blood vessels. The advantages of hybrid interventions are reduced operation time, minimal trauma, which provides a shorter rehabilitation period. Minimally invasive heart surgery includes interventions on the valvular apparatus and blood vessels of the heart through mini-accesses. The advantage of these operations is undeniable: first of all, it is low-invasiveness, the anatomical framework of the chest is not violated, the number of postoperative complications is much lower than after traditional methods of operations, blood loss, the duration of mechanical ventilation, the need for cardiotonic support, and the length of hospital stay are reduced.

 

Operations are conducted in an operating room equipped with OR1. This is an integrated operating room developed by Karl Storz. The whole environment in the operating room — endoscopic devices, video systems and data sources, as well as peripheral devices such as the operating table or ceiling lighting — are user-oriented and can be controlled from one central place in the sterile part of the operating room. OR1 provides a synergistic effect in the operating room and thus increases the efficiency. Combined operations in different basins of the cardiovascular system are carried out in the only hybrid operating room in Kazakhstan, equipped with an Arti-Zeego angiograph with a robotic C-arm with the ability to perform intraoperative computed tomography, and a Carto 3 navigation system.

 

In conditions of high service and comfort, reliable safety and quality of medical services, patients can count on the results of the most modern achievements of medical science and technology.


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