Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in Tunisia
Thoracic, cardiac and vascular surgery or cardiothoracic surgery is a broad surgical specialty dedicated to all organs located in the thorax:
- Veins and arteries
This state-of-the-art surgery is currently undergoing rapid evolution, with endovascular techniques (introduction of catheters equipped with surgical instruments into veins or arteries to correct their diameter), less invasive techniques (robot assistance, video-thoracoscopy, etc...) also the progress of grafts and transplants.
Since the end of the Second World War, cardiothoracic surgery has grown, associated with significant technological changes. The specialty is relatively young and is still evolving.
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Tunisia: field of intervention
Cardiac and thoracic surgery is one of the most demanding surgical specialties.
The thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon treats, according to his specialty, in a surgical manner several conditions:
- Thoracic conditions: emphysema, pleural infection, pulmonary, mediastinal or esophageal cancer tumor, lung transplant, etc.
- Conditions related to the circulatory system and the heart: coronary obstruction requiring bypass surgery, aortic dissection, heart wound, circulatory assistance, congenital heart disease in children, etc.
In addition to surgical procedures, a cardiac and thoracic surgeon is involved in the treatment and diagnosis of the many conditions within his or her specialty. This involves participation in outpatient clinics, multidisciplinary team meetings and service visits.
Usually, the attending physician or another specialist previously consulted (cardiologist, pulmonologist, radiologist, oncologist, etc.) proposes a consultation with a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon.
Cardiovascular surgery Tunisia treats diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels throughout the body. Common cardiovascular procedures include coronary bypass surgery, aortic or mitral valve replacement or repair, and aneurysm repair.