DEPARTMENT

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

2012-11-25 22:29
 

   The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery was founded in 1957, and has since then been able to perform advanced thoracic procedures such as pneumonectomy, lobectomy, resection of esophageal carcinoma and esophageal replacement, resection of tracheal tumor and tracheal reconstruction, resection of mediastinal tumors. In 1960 An ASD repair was successfully accomplished for a 15-year-old girl, and the clinic become the first in Guangzhou that could perform open heart surgery. In 1970s closed mitral commissurotomies as well as most open heart procedures including valve replacement surgical correction of Tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases could be completed at the clinic. The first VATS closure of PDA in Guangdong province was done at the clinic in 1998. In the last 5 years, a series of new techniques are applied which improves dramatically clinical results. Off-pump CABG is routinely performed without mortality and has shown excellent long-term survival. The success in Off-pump CABG for an 86-year-old woman has created a domestic record of eldest age for such a procedure. Application of new brain protection technique makes aortic surgery a safety procedure and has successfully avoided severe postoperative neurological complications and mortality. Modified  MAZE  procedure together with other cardiac surgeries was first performed at the clinic in southern China and improves significantly patients quality of life. Glenn' s shunt for complicated congenital heart diseases. Manouguian technique for aortic root plasty minimally invasive techniques for valvular surgery. VATS lobectomy has also successfully applied in clinical practice.

 

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