Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons
Pediatric cardiac surgeons provide the treatment that is necessary for the millions of children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). They also treat heart defects that are acquired and not present at birth. CHDs differ from heart diseases in adults and dealing with them requires the exceptional skillset of pediatric cardiac surgeons. What is particularly challenging is the fact that they have to deal with hearts in extremely small bodies.
Pediatric cardiac surgeons have generally completed at least 4 years of medical college, a general surgical residency program that lasts 5 years, a 2-3 year cardiothoracic (heart and chest) residency program that generally consists of training in pediatric heart surgery for 6 months, and 2-4 years of additional training in pediatric heart surgery. They then spend 1 or 2 years post training working for a pediatric heart centre, where they gain invaluable experience.
Pediatric cardiac surgeons repair holes between heart ventricles, deal with heart valve issues and abnormal blood vessels, fix injuries to the heart, correct all other heart defects that are either congenital or acquired, and can also perform heart and lung transplants.
The best hospitals for pediatric cardiac heart surgery in Lahore include the University of Lahore Teaching Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Ittefaq Hospital, Hameed Latif Hospital, Lahore Care Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Ihsan Mumtaz Hospital etc.
Some of the best surgeons include Dr. Jamal Abdul Nasir, Dr. Asim Khan, Dr. Salman Ahmad Shah, Lt. Col. (R) Dr. Abid Hussain, Dr. Faiz Raool