Vejthani Hospital’s heart surgeons have expertise with all types of heart valve repair and replacement surgery, both complicated and minimally invasive. Our cardiac surgeons are pioneers in the field and offer surgical solutions that are not available at other Thailand hospitals. Heart valve problems that benefit from surgery include congenital valve disorders, leaky valves that do not close properly (regurgitation), infected valves, and narrowed valves that do not open correctly (stenosis).
Our cardiac surgeons aim to repair malfunctioning heart valves before opting for total heart valve replacement. Heart valve repair may involve sewing damaged valve flaps or strengthening the “ring” that holds the valve in place. If valve repair is not a viable option, our internationally trained cardiac surgeons can replace the faulty heart valve(s) with an artificial or biological one, based on a case-by-case assessment.
At Vejthani Hospital, our cardiac surgeons regularly take on challenging cases, such as those that involve the repair or replacement of more than one heart valve at a time, or they undertake “redo” operations to correct unsuccessful valve surgeries at other facilities. Many of our patients are considered high risk, including people who have had several prior heart surgeries; those with co-existing medical conditions; elderly and overweight individuals; and people who have been turned down for heart surgery at other hospitals. Our Thai team welcomes any patient with a heart valve problem that can benefit from expert surgery.
Heart Valve Surgery
Our surgeons are fully trained to perform a full suite of complicated valve repair and replacement procedures, as follows:
- Procedures related to congenital heart conditions
- Removal of clots, such as those associated with pulmonary hypertension
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
Minimally invasive valve surgery is a breakthrough approach to treating heart valve disease. Rather than making a large incision through the breastbone (sternum) to gain access to the heart, this method uses sophisticated instruments to perform the surgery through a smaller incision at the side of the chest. Indeed, some of these procedures will be robot-assisted. Our hospital currently offers the following procedures:
- Aortic valve repair or replacement
- Mitral valve repair and replacement
- Tricuspid valve repair or replacement
Heart Valve Surgery – Repair & Replacement
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