Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons in Malta and Gozo
Cardio-Thoracic surgeons perform surgeries of the organs in the chest, including the heart, lungs, and oesophagus. Cardio-Thoracic surgeons usually specialise in the fields of cardiac surgery, congenital heart surgery, cardiovascular surgery, or general thoracic surgery. Besides performing surgeries, these surgeons can diagnose and treat chest organ’s diseases. When needed Cardio-Thoracic surgeons work with cardiologists or other specialists as a team to treat or diagnose a disease or perform surgeries.
When to see a Cardio-thoracic surgeon
You can be referred to see a Cardio-Thoracic surgeon by your cardiologist, oncologist, gastroenterologist, respiratory physician, or another doctor. You will have to visit a Cardio-Thoracic surgeon if you are diagnosed or your doctor suspects one of the diseases from the list.
- Coronary artery disease
- Mitral valve disease
- Aortic valve disease
- Oesophagal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Ventricular septal defects
- Atrial septal defects
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Other chest organ’s diseases
Remember to always consult with your GP if you’re unsure or experiencing any issues.