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Cardiac surgery can correct or manage problems with your heart, reducing difficult symptoms and preventing major problems.
If you need an operation on your heart or the surrounding blood vessels, this is known as cardiac surgery. You might also hear it called cardiovascular surgery, or simply heart surgery.
Not all heart problems mean you need to have surgery. There are lots of non-surgical procedures you can have to manage a wide variety of heart problems. But for some people, heart surgery is the best way to fix their heart problems and prevent further problems (such as heart attack or heart failure) in the future.
If your cardiologist does feel that you will benefit from heart surgery, they will probably refer you to a specialist called a cardiac surgeon (or a cardiothoracic surgeon) who will perform the operation.
Our fixed-price packages include the cost of your surgery and all appropriate aftercare appointments. However, any pre-surgery diagnostic tests and your consultant's outpatient appointment consultation fee are charged separately.
Our flexible payment options help you spread the cost of your payment across a time period that suits you. We offer fixed-term monthly payment plans over one to five years with no deposit required. If you decide to pay over 10 months, you will pay interest-free. If you are paying for a longer period, you will pay 14.9% APR.
If you have private health insurance, heart surgery will usually be covered by your provider. Speak to your insurer directly to find out.
Although many heart problems can be successfully managed, it is very important that you do get checked out by a specialist. Your heart is a vital organ that keeps the rest of your body working, and the sooner you speak to someone about your symptoms, the better.
Whether you are looking for a new diagnosis, a second opinion, or help managing a known condition, our consultant cardiologists are ready and waiting to help you take control of your heart health.
Some of the most common heart problems (also known as cardiovascular diseases or cardiovascular disorders) we see at Circle Health Group include:
This is just a selection of the conditions we most commonly see patients for. If you don't see your heart condition listed, please do get in touch.
Open heart surgery is where your chest is 'opened up' in order for your surgeon to access your heart. They will need to make a large incision (cut) into your chest and move aside your ribs in order to do this.
Minimally invasive surgery is performed using a very small incision. Your surgeon will use tiny, specially designed tools to access your heart, often by travelling through one of your (hollow) arteries.
The type of surgery you have will depend on what your heart problem is, and also on personal factors such as your age and overall fitness. Open heart surgery is a major operation and puts the body under a lot of stress. It is not suitable for everyone.
Some procedures will always need to be done via open surgery, others are usually performed using keyhole surgery. In some cases, one or the other is more suitable depending on the patient. Your cardiologist and cardiac surgeon will let you know all the options as well as explaining which is the best for your individual needs.
Also known as coronary artery bypass grafting (cabg), this procedure is used to treat narrowed or blocked arteries. It's a major operation performed using open surgery.
Coronary artery bypass surgery is commonly used to treat coronary artery disease and angina.
If you have narrowed or blocked arteries around your heart muscle, you might be recommended coronary angioplasty. This is a minimally invasive operation to widen your arteries and allow blood to flow more freely. After widening your arteries, often your surgeon will insert a stent, which keeps them open.
You might be recommended an angioplasty if you are suffering with angina.
A pacemaker is a small device that tracks the electrical signals of your heart and corrects them if it senses a problem in their rhythm for example if your heart is beating too fast or too slow. There are various types of pacemaker; most are implanted under the skin near your collarbone.
Similarly to a pacemaker, an ICD implant tracks how your heart is functioning and corrects your heartbeat when necessary. The ICD is inserted using a keyhole technique.
An implantable loop recorder is a small device placed in your chest to monitor your heart health and activity over a long period of time. It works as an electrocardiogram (ECG) and can stay in place for up to three years.
Certain types of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) can be treated with ablation, which identifies the part of your heart that's causing the disrupted rhythm and destroys it. This causes scar tissue, which in turn acts as a protector against future arrhythmias.
A TAVI procedure can correct aortic valve disease, which is when the valve that controls bloodflow from your heart to the rest of your body is not functioning properly. It is done using keyhole surgery and is often recommended to people who can't have open heart surgery.
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) is a minimally invasive procedure to replace one of your heart valves. If you can't have open heart surgery but your mitral valve is not working properly, your cardiologist might recommend TMVR.
You can do this by calling our dedicated team of friendly advisors, or by taking advantage of our easy online booking system.
If you have private medical insurance, speak to your insurer about how to get a referral to one of our hospitals. We work with all major health insurance providers.
If you are paying for your own treatment and would like to spread the cost to make it more affordable, we work with Chrysalis Finance to offer loans that can be paid back over a period of one to five years.
If you want to know more about cardiology and how we can help you look after your heart, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.
Stewart needed coronary artery bypass surgery after suffering a heart attack.
Find out why he chose to go private with Circle Health Group.