The Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Cardiac Surgery (Minimally invasive cardiac surgery center) at PKUPH offers sophisticated, compassionate care and the most innovative surgical treatments for patients with various types of cardiological condition. Our cardiac surgery program currently offers a full complement of surgical interventions.
Under the leadership of Department Chair, CHEN Yu, MD, the department is undergoing an exciting period of growth and expansion and continuing its pursuit in research, teaching and patient care. Our faculty includes 13 full-time academic clinicians, each with highly developed clinical subspecialization and focused research activities. Each year, our doctors perform over 500 surgical procedures, ensuring that our healthcare team is highly experienced and proficient.
As a department in a polyclinic, our multi-disciplinary approach and expertise has gained us the reputation of being the best-prepared surgical practice to handle procedures that may be complex and/or complicated by underlying illness or age. Our large volume, consisting of many complex and complicated procedures in all areas, including senile cardiac procedures, assures patients with multiple organ disorders to receive the best care in China.
Consultative procedures and services available in the Department of Cardiac Surgery include:
- off (on) -pump coronary artery bypass
- valve replacement and valve repair
- congenital cardiac surgery
- minimally-invasive cardiac surgery
- video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
- robot-assisted surgery
- surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
- aortic surgery (aneurysm or dissection)
- surgical treatment for heart failure
- mechanical circulatory support
Since 2000 our department has led the way in treating patients with coronary artery disease groundbreaking technique of off-pump coronary artery bypass. Now approximately 95% of our patients with coronary artery disease can be revascularized with this technique in our center. Recently, minimally invasive procedures we conduct include left internal thoracic artery bypass for isolated lesion of anterior descending artery and laparoscopic procedures for radial artery or saphenous vein harvest.
Message from our Chairman
I would like to thank you for visiting our website of the Department of Cardiac Surgery. This site is designed to provide our patients, professional colleagues, students, and alumni with information to access our services and learn more about our programs. The Department is undergoing an exciting period of growth and expansion. We continue to offer a full spectrum of clinical care for patients of all ages. Our surgeons are committed to continually studying and evaluating new methods of treatment and improving clinical outcomes through clinical and laboratory research in such areas. In the future, patients will benefit from new therapies not readily available nowadays.
Part of our commitment to delivering the best patient care is providing individuals with as much quality information regarding an illness and treatment as is required to make them feel comfortable with their options and choices. We will continue to strive to provide the best patient care and most innovative treatment options to our patients and their families.
We hope that the information contained on our web site meets your needs. If not, we ask that you feel free to contact us to request additional information or advice.
CHEN Yu, MD
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Cardiology at People’s Hospital, Peking University. If you are a patient, family member or referring surgeons looking for assistance with our clinical services or wishing to schedule an appointment, please contact us for more information:
Add:#11 Xizhimen South Street. Beijing