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Open Heart Surgery in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing Open Heart Surgery.

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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Open Heart Surgery

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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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Open Heart Surgery

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KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.

Listed cardiac surgeons:

Dr. Ong Kim Kiat

Head, Cardiothoracic Surgery Service

Dr. Lim Yeong Phang

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Open Heart Surgery

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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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Open Heart Surgery

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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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Open Heart Surgery

upon request

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About Open Heart Surgery

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 Open Heart Surgery?
Open heart surgery is a procedure that involves opening the walls of the chest, and performing surgery on the heart muscles, arteries or other related structures.

What are the different types of Open Heart Surgery treatment?
The most popular type of heart surgery is coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG as it is commonly known. During a CABG procedure, surgeons use healthy veins obtained from another part of the body to, go around blocked arteries.

Other types of open-heart surgery usually performed by specialists include:
repair of the heart valves that control blood flow through the heart's chambers and heart transplant.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Generally between 3 to 5 hours.

Days admitted : Naturally, your stay in hospital will vary, depending on the post-operative condition of your heart. However, in normal cases, a hospital stay of up to 4 days or longer can be expected.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : A period of 6 to 12 weeks is need for recovery. Whilst you're in hospital, doctors and nurses will keep a close check on your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and also the incision area for any abnormal signs.

Risks : Heart surgery is not without its risks, and these can include the following: - Infection, fever, and even swelling - Bleeding. - Irregular heartbeats - Difficulties focusing or thinking clearly. - A reaction to the medication used to put you to sleep whilst the procedure is being performed - Damage to tissues in the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Death. Generally, the risks of an open heart procedure increases for people who: - Are older over 70 - Have had multiple heart surgeries - Suffer from conditions such as high pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and lung disease.

After care : After your surgery, aftercare may include regular checkups with your doctor. You may need to make diet and lifestyle changes and take various medicines to assist you to remain healthy. You doctor may recommend that you join a cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiac rehabilitation normally includes counseling, education, and exercise training to help you recover.

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