Our highly trained and experienced Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) heart, chest and lung surgery team is here to help if you are dealing with a disease of the heart that could affect your quality of life and life expectancy. High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and smoking can all lead to a narrowing or complete blockage of the coronary arteries, and put you at risk of a heart attack. Our cardiothoracic surgeons can help. They also treat a wide range of thoracic (chest) diseases and tumors.
CABG surgery can help if blood is not flowing easily through the arteries of your heart. When the arteries of the heart contain severe and multiple blockages, part of the muscle is deprived of blood and therefore its function fails. During bypass surgery, your surgeon will use blood vessels taken from another part of your body to repair the damaged arteries.
Our Aortic Disease Program team treats diseases involving the aorta and branches, using open surgery. Once diagnosed and fully investigated, our expert team will determine your final treatment, which could involve either open surgery or a minimally invasive procedure to insert an artificial valve.
We treat a wide range of thoracic diseases including: tumors; diseases affecting the thyroid glands or lymph nodes; sweat glands and deformities of the chest wall. Depending on the size, localization and extent of a tumor, the lung may be removed either partially (segmentectomy or lobectomy) or completely (pneumonectomy).
Where possible, treatment is by video-assisted thoracic surgery. This minimally invasive technique involves inserting a camera and endoscopic instruments into the chest through one or more small incisions. This procedure causes less post-operative pain than open surgery, and leads to a faster post-surgical recovery and a short hospital stay.
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