Managing your heart better
Durdans Hospital accredited by the Joint Commission International for
its outstanding care and facilities set up its flagship facility the
Durdans Heart Centre in 1999 with cardiac surgeries commencing in the
year 2000. The first of its kind offering unmatched cardiac care, it
revolutionised healthcare for the people of Sri Lanka.
Dr. Kesav Dev
Durdans has proven to be a centre of excellence in cardiology,
cardiac surgery and cardiac investigative procedures both interventional
and non-interventional with over 35,000 procedures completed.
Durdans is also served by some of the best cardiologists and cardiac
surgeons, while state-of-the-art equipment enables the hospital to carry
out highly successive procedures in this discipline.
The most recent introduction being the revolutionary new generation
of interventional X-ray systems, the Phillips AlluraClarity family FD10
with Clarity IQ technology, which includes a comprehensive set of
system-wide improvements that virtually ends the trade-off between X-ray
dose and image quality and dramatically reduces the X-ray dose typically
by about 83%.
Dr. Kesav Dev, the hospital's leading Cardiac Thoracic Surgeon, with
more than 8,500 heart related surgeries to his name including numerous
Minimally Invasive (Keyhole) surgeries, commenting on the the Durdans
Heart Centre said, "Since joining Durdans in 2004, the cardiac team and
myself have performed many cardiac bypass surgeries, valve replacements
and many more. We also conduct many programs to educate the public,
specifically the younger generation on how important it is to take care
of their heart with the correct diet, exercise and healthy habits."
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, also known as MICS CABG
(Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery/Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) or
The McGinn Technique is heart surgery performed through several small
incisions instead of the traditional open-heart surgery. The advantages
of this type of surgery as opposed to the traditional kind are less
blood loss, reduced post-operative discomfort, faster healing times and
lowered risk of infections, as well as eliminating the possibility for
deep sternal wound infection or sternal non-union.
This procedure makes heart surgery possible for patients who were
previously considered too high risk for traditional surgery due to age
or medical history. After a minimally invasive procedure, patients
recover more quickly than from sternotomy and suffer fewer
complications. Most patients can expect to resume every day activities
within a few weeks of their operation.
After surgery, patients are administered an anaesthetic pain pump and
drains that will be removed prior to discharge. Patients are encouraged
to move around as much as possible after their operation to recover
When discharged from hospital, patients require no further
Dr Dev adds, "Minimally invasive heart surgery is a safe and broadly
applicable technique for performing a wide range of complex heart
procedures, including single or multiple heart valve procedures, bypass
surgery, and congenital heart repairs.
All these procedures can be performed at the technologically advanced
Durdans Heart Centre which is well equipped with the medical equipment
and highly-skilled staff."