Few words in the medical profession evoke as much awe, anxiety, and fear as "open heart surgery". But while it is a serious procedure, recent advances have made it safer than ever, and many patient worries are founded on misconceptions and misunderstandings.
For example, the mere mention of heart transplantation - the most aggressive open heart operation - would fill many with dread. One of the biggest problems with organ transplantation is rejection of the transplant by the patient''s immune system.
|In recent years, however, there has been significant advancement in the medicines that are used to prevent rejection. Approximately 85% of patients receiving a heart transplant can now expect to live for at least a year after the surgery. Of the diverse open heart surgeries, the most common are coronary bypass grafting and valve replacement. At Parkway Group Healthcare, we adopt a holistic approach in our cardiac services. We are not only the pioneer of state-of-the-art technology such as heart laser, carotid stenting and cardiomyoplasty, but we also|
offer a comprehensive range of cardiac rehabilitation services that can be tailored to meet your post-surgery needs. To add a personal touch to our services, we have even set up a special interest group - the Cardiomyoplasty Club.
What is the approximate cost of open heart surgery ?
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Cost: From $32,000 for non-complicated case. Inclusive of surgeon''s fee, anaesthetist''s fee, cardiologist''s fee and hospital charges (2 days in ICU and 6 days in a general ward in a single room)
Cost: From $20,000 to $22,000 for non-complicated case. Inclusive of surgeon''s fee, anaesthetist''s fee and hospital charges (2 days in ICU and 6 days in a general ward in a 4-bedded room)
For both hospitals, the following are excluded:
- Consultation fee
- Inpatient attendance fee
- Investigations such as laboratory test, X-rays etc.
- For any treatment, the doctor will have to examine the patient before any treatment can be rendered
- Prices do not include medications and tests unless otherwise indicated
- Prices quoted are for non-complicated cases only
- Above prices are subject to 3% GST