We the heart and chest or cardiothoracic surgeons at University Malaya Specialist Centre diagnose and surgically treat conditions of the heart, lungs and chest for both adults and children. Annually our surgeons performs up to 500 surgeries, including numerous complex surgical procedures. We treat cardiothoracic conditions using the innovations and techniques in heart, lung and thoracic surgery including minimally invasive heart surgery, video assisted thoracic surgery and aortic stenting.
The followings are the conditions we treat and perform surgery for annually.
- Coronary artery diseases
- Heart failure surgery
- Surgery to treat congenital heart defects in children and congenital heart disease in adults
- Heart valve surgery such as heart valve repair and heart valve replacement
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Lung Cancer
- Empyema Thoracic
- Mediastinal tumour
- Myaesthenia gravis
- Chest trauma
Our surgeons work closely with a multidisciplinary team from other specialties such as cardiology, pulmonology, oncology, vascular surgery, anaesthesiology, pathology, radiology, paediatrics, physical therapy and dietician to provide integrated and individualised care for each patient. This will means each case is not getting just one person opinion but is discussed among the team. Our specialist works together to evaluate and come up with the best treatment option for each patient.
In collaboration with University Malaya Medical Centre and University of Malaya we are one of pioneers in medical research which means patients have access to modern diagnostic and treatment facilities and clinical trials. Our surgeons are constantly seeking new knowledge to improve diagnosis and therapies for patients with cardiovascular and thoracic diseases.