First Russian private center of Cardiac Surgery at Medicina JSC celebrates 10-year anniversary


18.10.2012

First Russian private center of Cardiac Surgery at Medicina JSC celebrates 10-year anniversary

October 2012 saw the 10-year anniversary since the first cardiac operation had been performed at the private Moscow Medical Clinic “Medicina” (JSC).
In 2002 Medicina JSC was the first private clinic which opened a cardiac department and invited the best European cardiac surgeons to perform cardiac operations, including minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery.
Today the Cardiac Surgery team of Medicina JSC perform a wide range of surgeries at the level of the best world clinics - coronary angiography, balloon angioplasty, stent deployment, coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), valve replacement, implantation of heart pacemaker, surgeries in hybrid operating rooms.
Professor A. Repossini, the world-class surgeon, performs coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) at the Cardiac Surgery of Medicina JSC. He was among those surgeons who pioneered this method of operation in Europe and has been performing minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery for 15 years now. Professor A. Repossini performs more than 350 surgical procedures per year, more than 100 operations have been performed at Medicina JSC.
Grigory E. Roytberg, President of Medicina JSC, Academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, summing up the activity of the clinic in this field emphasized the fact that Cardiac operations are performed by the team of experienced and highly-respected cardiothoracic surgeons who use state-of-the-art technology. Therefore over the period of 10 years since the opening of the Cardiac Surgery Centre the morbidity and mortality rate makes 0%. Only 1.2% of the patients needed repeat surgery. These rates prove that the cardiac surgery at Medicina JSC is performed at the highest world-class level. In 2012 the hospital of Medicina JSC will extend its premises and move into the new building. It is to house 105 beds, 4 operating rooms, equipped with the most advanced state-of-the-art technology, including the hybrid operating room with medical imaging devices. It gives a new impetus to develop the Cardiac Surgery in the clinic and in the next two years we are planning to increase the number of operations several times over the present day total.
The inflow of new patients will be ensured primarily due to the advanced medical technologies in the field of heart surgery. Thus in 2011 the team of cardiac surgeons of Medicina JSC headed by professor Alberto Repossini and professor Maurizio Tespili (Gavazzeni's clinic, Bergamo, Italy) successfully performed a hybrid operation on the patient with the defect of several coronary arteries.
At the first stage of the operation the minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery was performed. Then a stent was deployed into one of the affected arteries. Minimally invasive surgery means that the surgeon does not need to cut the patient open completely in order to access the heart and to use the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. Moreover, the multidisciplinary approach results for the patient in a shorter hospital stay after surgery (up to 8-9 days) and faster rehabilitation.
Open heart surgery started at Medicina JSC in 2009 with 2 simultaneous invasions: aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna heart valve (bioprosthesis), composed of calf pericardium and also coronary artery bypass grafting of the interventricular artery.
Natalia Kondratova, Head Physician of the hospital, Candidate of Medical Sciences says, The so called multidisciplinary approach is the most balanced one in modern medicine. It suggests that doctors of different specialties together work out the effective clinical management of the patient and treatment programme as well as its monitoring. We adhere to the same approach at Medicina JSC.
Today you do not have to go abroad to get modern medical healthcare with medical treatment and feel comfortable. You can just come to Medicina JSC and world-class doctors from European clinics will come to examine you. After the medical treatment our patients have an opportunity to get through the specialized rehabilitation program which helps to improve the quality of life at the utmost.

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Medicina JSC was established in 1990. It is a multi-specialty medical centre: it has a polyclinic, an inpatient facility, a trauma section, a 24 hour ambulance and the Sofia* Oncology Center. More than 300 doctors of 44 medical specialties work at Medicina JSC.
It is the only medical clinic in Russia accredited in accordance with the Joint Commission International (JCI) international standards of medical care, has independent confirmation that it meets all the internationally accepted requirements and holds ISO:9001:2008 certification.
In 2012 Medicina JSC won the Award For Excellence of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in the Adding Value for Customers nomination.
Medicina JSC is an accredited member of The Swiss Leading Hospitals Association and the winner of the Russian Government Quality Award for 2009.