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Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


  • The thoracic and cardiovascular surgery department first opened in 1980 in the Chungnam region.
  • This department repairs the thoracic organs (such as the heart, lung, esophagus, aorta, mediastinum, diaphragm) cardiovascular and lung disease surgically

The obstetrics and gynecology department is subdivided into:

  • endocrine
  • tumor
  • pneumatics
  • infertility treatment.

Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery is suggested in the case of leural disease, esophageal disease, mediastinal disease, and chest trauma.The department consists of a highly specialized medical trained team of four faculty members, five majors, two perfusionists, surgery dedicated intensive care unit nurses, intensive care nurses and foreign nursesin order to care for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Chungnam University Hospital thoracic and cardiovascular surgery department is divided into:

  • pediatric heart (congenital heart disease) division
  • adult heart (acquired valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and aortic disease, etc.) division
  • general thoracic (carcinoma and disorder of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, diaphragm, organs) division

The thoracic and cardiovascular surgery department also assisted the thoracoscopic surgery department. Minimally invasive surgery, is used with a heart valve transplant, transplant macrovascular transplant surgery, hyperhidrosis surgery, varicose veins surgery, and chest plastic surgery (concave chest, convex chest). An Intensive Care Unit (CCU) and quarantine treatment is available for acute patients who needs immediate and intensive treatment.

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