DESUN can justifiably claim to have one of the finest cardiac surgery teams in India. Led by renowned doctors, the members of the team are senior surgeons and anesthetists who have pioneered several new surgical techniques over the last few years.
Out of the total number of critical-care beds, 90 are devoted to cardio-thoracic surgery patients. Of the total number of operating theatres, 2 are dedicated to cardiac care for undertaking surgeries ranging from valve replacements to correction of congenital defects. Surgical expertise is backed up by sophisticated post-operative care, ensuring that DESUN is one of the best centers for high-risk cardiac surgeries.
DESUN has highly advanced steel modular operating theatres that are fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art instrument for the convenience of the surgeons.
The aim is not just to prolong life, but also to ensure that all normal activities can be resumed as quickly as possible. Some of the latest technology used by DESUN for Cardiac Surgeries are:
Some of the Cardiac Surgeries done successfully at DESUN are:
Here the catheter is guided through the wrist instead of the thigh. It is a relatively new process and DESUN is one of the few hospitals in Kolkata where radial angiography is being performed very successfully. It is relatively less painful than conventional Angiography and overnight hospital stay is also not required. At DESUN we have the necessary expertise and equipment to perform such a complicated procedure.
A special X-Ray of the blood vessels of the heart is taken with the help of specialised equipment. DESUN has a state-of-the-art Digital Cathlab by Philips to perform this procedure.
We are one of the first hospitals in Kolkata to have performed radial angioplasty successfully. Here the catheter is first guided through the wrist and then standard Angioplasty procedures are followed. It reduces the chances of infection and haemorrhage substantially.
The Cathlab at DESUN permits techniques such as Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty, Balloon Valvuloplasty etc. which do not require full surgical intervention, along with other sophisticated investigations for the first time in Kolkata.
This procedure, also done at DESUN’s Cathlab, entails a dilatation of the narrowed coronary arteries with a balloon or stent, which may sometimes be permanently placed at the site of the blockage or narrowing.
A Pacemaker is an electronic device placed in the heart, below the skin, to generate heartbeats when the heart is unable to generate them normally.
DESUN provides a comprehensive range of heart-care services for people of all age groups. It is your best choice for a front-line hospital in Kolkata where a cardiac patient can arrive at Emergency and be assured of a prompt treatment.
CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY or CABG, is a surgical procedure by which the surgeon re-routes or "bypasses" the blood around blocked arteries by means of a new artery (taken from the body itself) to improve the blood flow to the heart. An improved and latest method being currently used at DESUN is Beating Heart Bypass Surgery.
Open-heart surgery generally refers to operations performed on the heart that require a patient being placed on the heart-lung bypass machine. DESUN regularly performs a large number of such surgeries with a very high success rate.
Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery is a breakthrough approach to treating heart valve diseases. 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.
Minimally invasive valve surgeries performed at DESUN include:
Minimally invasive surgery has many benefits, including the following:
Port access heart surgery is the cutting edge in heart surgery technology in the world. It has been acquired from a Northern California company by DESUN. HEART PORT treatment makes available a platform for the performance of a variety of cardiac surgeries and procedures through small incisions (ports), without the use of the risky Median Sternotomy (complete cutting open of the sternum) that exposes the chest cavity to the dangers of infection and hemorrhage. Routine procedures performed via HEART PORT at DESUN are: