What is a cardiothoracic surgeon?
Cardiothoracic surgery is a sub-field of surgery with a particular emphasis on the surgical treatment of major abnormalities of the thorax including coronary bypass operations and the removal of a solid mass tumour from the chest cavity.
When to see a cardiothoracic surgeon in London?
You may be referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon if you require an operation to the organs inside the chest cavity. This may include complex cardiac surgery and surgery on the lung. Common procedures performed by cardiothoracic surgeons include coronary bypass operations, cardiac valve operations and lung cancer resections.