Cardiovascular Surgery Oakville

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Cardiovascular Surgery in the GTA

After an assessment by your cardiologist, you may be referred for Cardiovascular Surgery. Being considered for cardiovascular surgery can be a daunting endeavor. We understand this, and understand the importance of being referred to a reputable centre. At the Chahal Cardiovascular Centre (C³), one of Canada’s leading Cardiovascular Surgeons from Toronto General Hospital, will see you in consultation to discuss surgical management strategies that improve your long term health.   Your clinical pre-assessment and follow-up can be performed locally at , providing you with ease of access to high-quality care.

Types of Cardiovascular Surgery

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Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

This is a surgical procedure used for severe atherosclerotic disease, in which the blocked portion of the coronary artery is bypassed with another vein or artery. This provides another pathway for oxygen-rich blood to feed the heart muscle, and essentially “Bypass” the blocked artery. 

Valvular Heart Surgery

A surgical procedure to repair or replace one or multiple valves that are not working properly, either due to valvular regurgitation or valvular stenosis.

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Arrhythmia Surgery

A surgical procedure to correct irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia.

Aortic Surgery

Surgery to repair or replace aortic aneurysms and/or aortic dissections.

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Ventricular Assist Device Surgery

A surgical option for advanced heart failure, a condition that results when the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body. This procedure involves the implantation of a mechanical circulatory device (MCS) that assists with the pumping function of the heart.

Cardiac Transplantation

A surgical option to treat Advanced heart failure, a condition that results when the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body.   The failing heart is replaced with a healthier donor heart.

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Post-VAD / Post-Cardiac Transplantation Clinic

At the Chahal Cardiovascular Centre, with the combined Advanced Heart Failure expertise of Dr. Chahal, and our surgical colleagues at the Toronto General Hospital, we offer a Post-Ventricular Assist Device Clinic and a Post-Cardiac Transplantation Clinic, to manage complex advanced heart failure from both a medical and a surgical perspective.  Once you have undergone your Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) surgery or Cardiac Transplantation and after discussion with our Advanced Heart Failure colleagues at the Toronto General Hospital, we may be able to schedule your follow-up locally, at the Chahal Cardiovascular Centre for a hybrid model of care.
Vivek Rao, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAHA

Still have a question about cardiovascular surgery? Speak to your doctor about a referral to the Chahal Cardiovascular Centre for a Cardiovascular Surgery consultation.