Hurstville Private Hospital has announced the formation of a new cardiothoracic program which will complement its existing cardiology services.
Cardiothoracic medicine refers to the treatment of organs inside the thoracic cavity and includes the heart, lungs and other pleural or mediastinal structures.
The new program will be part of the Hurstville Private Heart Centre and will offer patients best-practice care and a range of treatments, including coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve surgery, lymph node dissection, lobectomy and the removal of tumours from within the chest cavity.
Hurstville Private Hospital's cardiology services director Mark Sader said he was delighted to see the valuable cardiac and respiratory services extended.
Dr Sader was also pleased to announce world-leading cardiothoracic surgeon Arjun Iyer had joined the team.
Dr Sader said the addition of new technology and cutting-edge services at Hurstville Private Hospital would be welcomed, given mounting pressure on the public system.
The hospital's respiratory services director Associate Professor Ben Kwan said the new cardiothoracic service was a "significant asset for our local community".
"Having a specialist of Dr Iyer's standing and expertise join the Hurstville Private team is a wonderful achievement," he said.
Details: For more information about the new service click here.
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