Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
The surgeons at LECC are UK and US board-certified. They are highly skilled in the thoracic field, which encompasses surgery to the lungs, chest wall and esophagus. Patients suffering from lung tumors and other lung problems can often benefit from thoracic surgery. Your pre-surgery consultation will give you and your caregivers an opportunity to understand recommended procedures and ask any questions you might have.
Cardiac surgery is performed to treat the diseases or complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat valvular heart disease due to various causes including endocarditis and rheumatic fever.
Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system (i.e. arteries, veins & lymphatic system) are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.
FAQ ON VASCULAR SURGERY
Most asked Questions by People on Vascular Surgery
Why would I need a vascular surgeon?
Often, patients unexpectedly need a vascular surgeon when they learn they have a vascular condition that could cause severe problems. If you are referred to a vascular surgeon, it’s likely your condition needs further diagnosis and a treatment plan.
Is the surgeon going to operate on me?
Vascular surgeons make sure their patients know and understand all their options. Most patients don’t require surgery and those who are able to make lifestyle changes may be able to avoid it indefinitely.
Would I need to be operated on?
Innovations in surgery have made open surgeries less common so when surgery is indicated, it is likely that the patient will be treated with an endovascular procedure, which requires only a tiny incision.