DR. TAWEESAK CHOTIVATANAPONG Heart Valve and Vascular Surgery Vejthani Hospital
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DR. TAWEESAK CHOTIVATANAPONG

Area of expertise: Heart Valve and Vascular Surgery

 

Number of surgeries performed:

  • Performed cardiac surgery over 3,000 cases.
  • Performed heart valve repair over 500 cases
  • Performed coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on 500 cases
  • Founder of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Heart Team performing over 50 cases

Current Position:

  • Chairman of the National Medical Committee of Thoracic Disease Ministry of Public Health
  • Chairman of the Center of Excellence in Thoracic Disease at Central Chest Institute of Thailand
  • Chairman of International Training Institute
  • President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Thailand (2016-2018)
  • President of Heart Care Foundation Thailand
  • Director of The Heart Association of Thailand
  • Board of Directors at Asian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (ASCVTS)
  • Committee member of American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Experiences from patients who underwent heart valve repair surgery
with Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong


New Life with Old Heart | Heart Valve Repair Surgery @Vejthani Hospital

Undergoing Heart Valve Repair is just like Giving Myself a Gift | Vejthani Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • รางวัลศิษย์เก่าดีเด่น คณะแพทย์ศาสตร์รามาธิบดี ปี 2560 (Distinguished Alumni Award of Ramathibodi2016)
  • FURUSE AWARD “Has Been Awarded The Best Paper” The Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thorasis Surgery, Hong Kong, 2015
  • Received “World Heart Federation Exchange Program Award” from Hoang Institute, Newport Beach, California, USA in 2001
  • Received “Autologous Pericardium Ring” a distinguished award from the Ministry of Public Health in 2000
  • Received “Aortic valve Reconstruction: Central Chest Hospital’s experience” in 1999 from The American College of Surgeons, Thai Chapter
  • Accepted an Award from the Ministry of Public Health, 2 years in a row
  • Won the English Paper Award from Royal College Surgeon of Thailand “Mitral Valve Repair with Autologous Pericardium Ring: Early results from Central Hospital” in 1998 from The American College of Surgeons, Thai Chapter
  • Accepted the Young Cardiothoracic Surgeon Travel award 1995 from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Thailand
  • Received a Distinguished Intern Award from Lerdsin Hospital, 1981-1982

 

Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapog, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Vejthani Hospital

Event chairman at the International 28th Congress of the Asian Society for Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery ASCVTS 2020, held during 7 – 10 February 2020 in Chiang Mai.
Lectured on:

  • Repairing Extensive Calcified Rheumatic MV, Rheumatic Mitral Valve Repair
  • The Holistic and Physiologic Approach
  • Repairing Calcified Rheumatic Mitral : Valve: How to Get It Done

   

The International 28th Congress of the Asian Society for Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery ACVTS 2020. The conference was opened with an honor from the President of the National Assembly of Thailand, H.E. Chuan Leekpai who also expressed his appreciations in the success of arranging the event. More than 1,100 cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and other medical personnel attended the conference from 47 countries around the world.

A patient’s story – Ms. Sawitri Sukhthit, who underwent heart valve repair surgery with Dr. Taweesak Chotivatanapong shares her experience of receiving the treatment.


“It was a surgery that felt like I was dead and being born again..my heart will be able to last for 100 years” Read more


Expanding knowledge of “Heart valve repair surgery” to doctors in Phitsanulok and Nakhon Sawan

Dr. Thaweesak Chotivatanapong, cardiothoracic surgeon at Vejthani Hospital shared “techniques in heart valve repair surgery” to medical personnel at Bhuddhachinaraj Hospital in Phitsanulok on 22 – 24 July 2020 for Train The Trainer project. The campaign was attended by Heart Care Foundation along with Central Chest Institute of Thailand and doctors from Bhuddhachinaraj Hospital, Naresuan University Hospital, Fort Somdet Phra Naresuan Maharat Hospital, and Sawanpracharak Hospital in Nakhon Sawan.

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