Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery - GVM International

Right from the start, GVM Care & Research has stood out for its focus on Highly Specialised Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, creating the first private Italian Cardiac Surgery hub at Cotignola as early as 1979.   

The Group currently consists of a network of European health facilities, which favour innovative techniques and the use of specialised hybrid operating theatres, and handles roughly 15 percent of Cardiac Surgery operations in Italy.

The strength of GVM consists in handling diagnosis and care with methods that reduce the trauma of the operations. By adopting well-established minimally invasive and nano-invasive protocols not only is the access route minimised, with much smaller incisions (from 3 to 5 cm) to the intercostal space replacing traditional sternotomy (opening of the thorax), the need for Extracorporeal Circulation (ECC) - and therefore the need to stop the heart - can often be avoided. Such protocols are especially suitable for patients who are particularly frail both physically and psychologically, and they offer excellent clinical and aesthetic results.

The GVM medical team refers to the Heart Team, an important method for the management of cardiac and cardiac surgery patients: having both cardiac surgeons and haemodynamic specialists in the operating theatre has, in fact, allowed for the further development of procedures that aim to integrate the know-how and competencies of both specialisations - in clinical conditions that have been evaluated beforehand. This means that decisions regarding the most complex cases are no longer handled by a single physician, but by a multidisciplinary team composed of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anaesthesiologists and other specialists.

Cardiac Surgery has led to the development of the so-called Heart Cycle, a complete therapy that incorporates Interventional Cardiology, Anaesthetic Services, the Resuscitation Unit and post-operative Intensive, Sub-intensive and Cardiac Care Units, which operate 24/7. This way each patient receives the best treatment for the given pathology, with the lowest risk and highest percentage of success possible.

As of 2013, Cardiac Surgery at GVM Care & Research is overseen by Dr. Giuseppe Speziale, who immediately pushed for constant investment in the training of cardiac surgeons and in periodic meetings between specialists form all over the world, in order to share innovation and foster high-level specialisation.

Main pathologies

  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Stenosis

Main Cardiac Surgery techniques

  • Isolated Aortic-Coronary Bypass
  • Cardioband
  • Mitraclip
  • Neocord
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • TAVI 
  • Valvuloplasty
Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery - GVM International
6710
Number of operation in a year

Our Doctors

Albertini Alberto

Albertini Alberto

Comoglio Chiara

Comoglio Chiara

Coppola Roberto

Coppola Roberto

Dyrda Oleksandr

Dyrda Oleksandr

Fattouch Khalil

Fattouch Khalil

Lamarra Mauro

Lamarra Mauro

Marra Sebastiano

Marra Sebastiano

Mattioli Sandro

Mattioli Sandro

Nasso Giuseppe

Nasso Giuseppe

Paparella Domenico

Paparella Domenico

Romano Vito

Romano Vito

Speziale Giuseppe

Speziale Giuseppe

You will find this specialty here:

Bari / Puglia

Anthea Hospital

Bologna / Emilia Romagna

Clinica Privata Villalba

Rome / Lazio

ICC - Istituto Clinico Cardiologico

Rapallo / Liguria

ICLAS - Istituto Clinico Ligure di Alta Specialità

Cotignola / Emilia Romagna

Maria Cecilia Hospital

Turin / Piemonte

Maria Pia Hospital

Bari / Puglia

Ospedale Santa Maria

Lecco / Lombardia

G.B. Mangioni Hospital

Rome / Lazio

Ospedale San Carlo di Nancy

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