Open-Heart Surgery in Dubai | Best Open-Heart Surgeons Dubai

Open-Heart Surgery in Dubai at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital

At CMC Hospital Dubai our 7th floor is dedicated to the latest minimally invasive heart surgeries and treatments. It is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art cardiac surgery technology, luxury CCU rooms, and a team of highly experienced UK & French Board Cardiothoracic Surgeons who between them have performed some of the highest number of open-heart surgeries in Dubai.

Open-heart surgery is a surgical procedure that involves accessing the heart by making an incision in the chest. It is performed to repair or replace damaged heart valves, treat coronary artery disease, and correct congenital heart defects.

Types of open-heart surgery performed at CMC:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) – This is performed to bypass blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. During this procedure, a surgeon takes a blood vessel from another part of the body, usually the leg, and grafts it onto the blocked artery, allowing blood to flow freely to the heart.
  • Valve replacement or repair – Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is performed to treat damaged heart valves. The surgeon can either replace the valve with a mechanical or biological valve or repair it by modifying the valve leaflets or the surrounding tissue.
  • Aortic surgery – This involves repairing or replacing the aorta which may be necessary in cases of aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, or aortic stenosis.
  • Implantation of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) is a surgical procedure that involves the insertion of a mechanical pump into the heart to help it pump blood to the rest of the body. This procedure is typically performed on patients with severe heart failure who are waiting for a heart transplant or are not candidates for one.

Open-Heart Surgery Procedure

The open-heart surgery procedure involves several steps:

  • The patient is put under general anesthesia
  • The surgeon makes an incision in the chest to access the heart. We may use a heart-lung bypass machine to temporarily take over the heart’s function and maintain blood flow to the body while the surgery is being performed.
  • Once the heart is exposed, the surgeon can perform the necessary repairs or replacements. After the procedure is complete, the surgeon closes the chest incision and the patient is taken to the recovery room.

Risks of Open-Heart Surgery

With advances in technology and surgical techniques, the risks associated with open-heart surgery have decreased significantly from years ago.  However open-heart surgery is a complex major procedure with risks that include bleeding, infection, stroke, and heart attack. At CMC Hospital our investment in the best technology combined with the most experienced best open-heart surgeons in Dubai, reflects our commitment to clinical excellence and patient outcomes.


Open-heart surgery is used to treat a range of heart conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, and congenital heart defects.

The recovery process after open-heart surgery varies depending on the extent of the procedure, but typically involves a hospital stay of several days and several weeks of recovery time at home. Patients are usually advised to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks after the surgery.

Yes, most patients will need to take medication after open-heart surgery to help manage their blood pressure, prevent blood clots, and reduce their risk of future heart problems.

Yes, open-heart surgery is typically covered by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary. However, the specific coverage and out-of-pocket costs may vary depending on the patient's insurance plan.

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