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CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft).

Cost of CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) in Singapore

Procedure Minimum price Maximum price

CABG

$US 13,000

$US 28,500

Hospitals and clinics offering CABG in Singapore

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

Listed cardiac surgeon:

Dr. Wu Dar Ching

Co-Director, Raffles Heart Centre

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CABG

35,900 US$

Parkway East Hospital

A private general acute care hospital catering to the Eastern side of Singapore and offering a variety of services in a diverse range of specialties.

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

upon request

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

14 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Dr. Chua Yeow Leng

Cardiac Surgery (Adult), Thoracic &Vascular Surgery, Heart Transplant, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Saw Huat Seong

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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CABG

27,100 - 27,300 US$

National Heart Centre Singapore

The National Heart Centre of Singapore is a major referral center for cardiovascular concerns. It provides a comprehensive range of cardiac services that cover prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation. NHC caters to both local and foreign patients.

22 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Assoc. Prof. Michael George Caleb

Director, Mechanical Heart Support

Dr. Sivathasan C

Co-Director

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CABG

upon request

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

11 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Prof. Lee Chuen Neng

Deputy Director ,National University Heart Centre, Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Michael George Caleb

Director, Mechanical Heart Support

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CABG

17,700 - 22,100 US$

Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

5 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Dr. Saw Huat Seong

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Ong Kim Kiat

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

upon request

Mount Alvernia Hospital

A 300 bed private general hospital with a comprehensive range of medical services to offer.

Listed cardiac surgeon:

Dr. Wong Woon Wai James

Cardiothoracic and Vascular services

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CABG

16,400 - 16,500 US$

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About CABG

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)?
Coronary artery bypass graft or CABG is a surgical procedure whereby a surgeon takes a vein or artery from a patient's chest, leg or arm and grafts it on to the blocked artery. This results in normal blood flow to the heart muscles.

What types of surgery are available?

  • Minimal Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    For some patients, minimal invasive coronary artery bypass surgery may be an option. During this surgery, smaller chest and graft removal incisions are used. This enhances the recovery rate and lessens the risk of infection.
  • Off-pump Bypass Surgery
    This is also know as 'beating heart surgery', and is carried out whilst the heart is still beating. The surgeon utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to stabilize sections of the heart and blocked artery, whilst the rest of the heart continues its normal function.

Duration of procedure/surgery : CABG surgery normally takes from 3 to 5 hours.

Days admitted : If your CABG surgery has been planned, you may be admitted into the hospital the morning or afternoon before your surgery. On average, the hospital stay after a coronary artery bypass surgery is between five to seven days.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia.

Recovery : Recovery time varies from person to person. However, normally, patients recovering from CABG surgery can take between 6 to 12 weeks. Less recovery time is required for minimal invasive heart surgery and off-pump heart surgery.

For the first four weeks, it is advisable not to drive. Strenuous activity should be avoided. Patients can resume normal sexual activity, but should refrain from positions that may put to much strain on the chest or upper arms. Normally, you may return to work around six weeks after recovery or sooner if your job is non-strenuous.

Risks : In general, the mortality connected to CABG is 3-4%. Heart attacks take place in 5-10% of patients, either before or after CABG surgery. And strokes account for 1-2% of cases, normally in elderly patients.
Mortality and various complications are heightened in the following cases:
- Age (70 years and older)
- Diabetes
- Chronic lung disease and kidney failure
- Disease blocking the left main coronary artery

After care : The incision should be kept dry and clean and protected from bumps and scratches.
Swelling or aching in the legs may be experienced. Support stockings may need to be worn to help reduce the swelling. And walking daily will help improve circulation and lesson swelling.
The patient may also need to make lifestyle changes that may include: giving up smoking, weight control, dietary changes, participate in a monitored exercise program supervised by a professional, take prescribed medicine, follow-up visits to health care provider.

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