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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 also carries out minimally invasive general thoracic surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of a spectrum of chest and lung diseases.

It is the only institution in Singapore that carries out heart and lung transplantation. The Centre has a full range FDA approved mechanical heart assist devices which serve as bridge-to-transplantation for end-stage heart failure patients.  

It is 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 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 

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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30 Nov 2020 | Stories from the Heart (NHCS)