Specialty Centers > Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital Inc. can proudly announce that it has successfully performed its first round of Off-pump (Beating heart surgery) Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgeries. We also operated on children with heart ailments and all surgeries were successful. Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital is now well equipped with state of the art, technologically advanced equipment to conduct cardiac surgery including open heart surgery for children.
Off pump CABG or Beating heart surgery offers the advantage of avoiding the complications and side effects of a heart lung machine and encourages faster recovery from the heart surgery. Off Pump CABG involves operating on the heart while it’s beating and that is an extremely difficult task, but surgeons with good skills and experience along with the support of special instruments can perform it very comfortably and efficiently. Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital’s Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Dr Ratan Kumar Das, has ten of years of experience in performing such surgeries. He is also capable of doing all types of cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries like Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting both Beating and non-Beating hearts, Valve repair and valve replacements, and surgeries of the lungs. He also has a lot of experience in Pediatric cardiac surgeries like surgeries for the correction of birth heart defects and closure of holes in the heart and we have state of the art equipment to perform such surgeries.
Our state of the art Cath Lab has been operational for more than 8 months and we have performed more than 150 coronary angiograms, and more than 100 angioplasties (coronary stenting). We also performed an aortic stenting in a Dissection of Aorta which was first of its kind in Guyana and a very rare procedure around the world. We have also implanted Permanent pacemakers in patients with Complete heart block.
Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital Inc., in its efforts to bring quality health care to the Guyanese people has been constantly upgrading its medical facilities. We hope to be the center of medical excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of heart ailments and allied diseases, not only in Guyana but in the Caribbean.