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Division of Cardiovascular Surgery

Our division provides surgical services for patients with congenital heart diseases in collaboration with the Division of Cardiology.

Medical services

Our team, made up of two board-certified surgeons and two trainees, performs more than 200 cardiac surgical procedures annually. In addition to improving surgical outcomes, we give high priority to interdisciplinary practice and the training of young physicians.

Treatment policy

The management of congenital heart diseases consists of several components including diagnosis, medical treatment, catheter intervention, and surgery, which overlap with fetal, neonatal, intensive and long-term care. Of these components, our division is responsible for surgery. We specialize in complex congenital heart diseases in premature infants, neonates and adults. Interdisciplinary cooperation is important for successful congenital heart disease management. Multidisciplinary teamwork is crucial, particularly in patients with chromosomal or syndromic anomalies who have multiple organ disorders.

Specialties

  • Surgery for complex congenital heart diseases in premature infants and neonates
  • Joint hybrid surgery with interventional cardiologists in high-risk patients
  • Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) in children with severe circulatory or respiratory failure
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Surgery for complex adult congenital heart diseases

Target diseases

Pediatric and adult congenital heart diseases requiring heart surgery, pediatric acquired heart diseases requiring heart surgery, severe circulatory or respiratory failure requiring ECMO

Advanced/specialized treatments

  • Hybrid surgery for complex congenital heart diseases in high-risk patients in cooperation with interventional cardiologists
  • Symmetrical and reproducible bilateral pulmonary artery banding using ligation clips