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Cardiothoracic Surgery, also called Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, is involved in the surgica treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax, i.e. "the chest". In more general terms, the organs are the heart and the lungs. Hence, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon is one who is involved in the surgery of the heart and the lungs.

Cardiothoracic surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures and offer comprehensive therapy for all cardiac and thoracic diseases. The range of surgical services offered by cardiothoracic surgeons includes:

Heart –

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Generally called bypass surgery, CABG is when a section of vein, usually from the patient's leg, or an artery from inside the patient's chest, is used to create a new route for oxygen-rich blood to reach the heart muscle. Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass (MIDCAB): This is a minimally invasive approach to the conventional CABG. In this procedure, bypass surgery is performed without stopping the heart or using a heart-lung machine. Instead, surgery is performed through one or several small incisions between the ribs. Valve Surgery: When a valve cannot be repaired, it has to be replaced with a prosthetic valve. There are two kinds of prosthetic heart valves - mechanical valves (created from man-made materials) and biological valves (taken from animal or human donors). Patients are asked for their preference.
  • Heart Transplant: This procedure is the last resort when no other medical or surgical option can improve the patient's condition. It involves the replacement of the damaged or failing heart with a working one from a deceased donor.

Lungs -

  • Lobectomy: Removal of one lobe of a lung. Segmentectomy: Removal of one segment of the lung. Pneumonectomy: Removal of an entire lung. Thoracoscopy: This is when an endoscope (a narrow-diameter tube with a viewing mirror or camera attachment) is inserted through a small incision in the chest wall to examine the lungs or other structures in the chest cavity. Thoracotomy: When a large incision is made in the chest wall for the removal of all or part of a lung, for esophageal surgery, and to gain access to the bony vertebral column and nearby structures.
  • Lung Transplant: When one or both the diseased lungs are replaced with healthy lungs from a human donor.

Oahu.us has compiled a list of cardiothoracic surgeons in Oahu for your convenience. You may get in touch with any one of them in case you need to.

Honolulu
Nathaniel P Ching, MD
2230 Liliha St
Honolulu, HI
(808) 547-6011
Collin R Dang, MD
2230 Liliha St
Honolulu, HI
(808) 547-6011
Russell N Harada, MD
1380 Lusitana Street Suite 912
Honolulu, HI
(808) 524-5980
Leslie Y Ito, MD
1380 Lusitana Street Suite 912
Honolulu, HI
(808) 524-5980
Alan T Kono, MD
1329 Lusitana Street Suite 109
Honolulu, HI
(808) 531-3311
LJeffrey M Lau, MD
2230 Liliha St
Honolulu, HI
(808) 547-6011
Jeffrey D Lee, MD
2230 Liliha St
Honolulu, HI
(808) 547-6011
Carlos E Moreno-Cabral, MD
1380 Lusitana Street Suite 912
Honolulu, HI
(808) 524-5980
Dean S Nakamura, MD
1329 Lusitana Street Suite 109
Honolulu, HI
(808) 531-3311
Harvey S Takaki, MD
1380 Lusitana Street Suite 912
Honolulu, HI
(808) 524-5980
Allan Wang, MD
550 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI
(808) 537-2211
Kailua
Paul T Morris, MD
640 Ulukahiki St
Kailua, HI
(808) 263-5166
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