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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Information
National Heart Centre Singapore
65 6704 2000
(to make an appoinment)

The National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)'s team of cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeons specialise in treating high-risk patients and those who were previously turned down for coronary artery bypass at other centres. It is the only institution in Singapore that carries out heart and lung transplantation. The Centre has a comprehensive full-range FDA approved mechanical heart assist devices, which act as bridge to transplant for end-stage heart failure patients. 

NHCS also carries out minimally invasive general thoracic surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of a spectrum of chest and lung diseases. It is also the first centre in Singapore to offer comprehensive care in surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy together with its sister institution, National Cancer Centre Singapore. The Department also provides emergency trauma care to patients with chest injuries from local and regional institutions.

NHCS surgeons have also achieved success in repairing the abnormal mitral valves rather than replacing them. This is made possible because of advances in surgical techniques and knowledge of mitral valve pathophysiology.

Cardiac Surgery

Conventional coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
Off-pump/beating heart surgery
Heart valve surgery
Surgery for congenital heart disease
Maze surgery for abnormal heart rhythm
Left ventricular reconstructive surgery (also known as Dor or Saver surgery)
Heart transplantation for patients with advanced heart disease
Non-invasive vascular imaging
Cardiovascular perfusion

Thoracic Surgery 

Lung resection for tumours
Minimally invasive thoracoscopic procedures
Lung volume reduction surgery
Lung transplantation

Aortic and Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Thoracic aorta surgery
Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
Surgery for acute and chronic arterial disorders
Creation of arterio-venous fistulae for dialysis

Mechanical heart assist device

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
Biventricular assist device (BIVAD)
Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

Contact Us

To make an appointment, please contact our NHCS Call Centre at:
T: 6704 2000
F: 6222 9258


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