Cardiovascular surgeons are doctors specializing in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases of the heart and coronary arteries; vascular surgeons treat major blood vessels anywhere in the body. At the GMS surgery center, patients are treated by experienced specialists who have thoroughly mastered all modern methods of cardiological and endovascular surgery.
Most interventions are performed using intravascular endoscopy, which minimizes operative trauma and ensures fast, trouble-free recovery. These operations are not always performed directly at GMS Hospital; we frequently involve our partner medical institutions such as the Bakulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery.
A consultation with a cardiovascular surgeon is necessary if any of the following symptoms occur:
The vascular system is subject to pathologies of different types and origins. The doctor will make a quick and accurate diagnosis and proceed to administer the necessary treatment. Appointments with a cardiovascular surgeon at GMS Hospital can be made through the website or by phone.
The list of pathological conditions that are diagnosed and treated by vascular surgeons is quite extensive:
The decision to perform a surgical intervention is made by the doctor, in line with very specific criteria identifying a particular disease. Thanks to modern methods of endovascular surgery, today’s doctors can successfully treat almost any pathology of the heart and blood vessels.
To diagnose lesions of the heart and large blood vessels, the cardiovascular specialist orders a comprehensive series of tests, including a wide range of laboratory analyses and instrumental exams:
All exams are performed using high-tech diagnostic systems, which allow the specialist to see the slightest deviations in the functioning of the vascular system. Sometimes, to obtain the most complete picture of the disease, the doctor may prescribe additional examinations (ultrasound of the thyroid gland, kidneys, adrenal glands) and may enlist the help of related specialists.
The initial consultation involves questions about the patient’s medical history, a physical examination, an assessment of arterial blood flow, and palpation of the veins. So the doctor can correctly assess the condition of your vascular system, it is recommended that you first undergo a series of medical tests, and then bring the results to your consultation. For a preliminary assessment of the circulatory system, the following tests are required:
If other tests are needed in order to make or confirm a diagnosis, the doctor will prescribe them during the consultation. Based on the results of the tests and examinations, the specialist will decide on a further treatment strategy. If the pathology cannot be eliminated with conservative therapy, the surgeon will discuss with the patient the most appropriate intervention option as well as the optimal date for the procedure.
Cardiovascular surgeons perform operations to treat coronary heart disease, various arrhythmias, and heart failure. These specialists are able to correct all types of heart defects, and remove neoplasms of the pulmonary trunk and cardiovascular tumors. GMS Hospital surgeons perform the following operations:
Many procedures are performed using endovascular techniques, which don’t require large, traumatic surgical incisions; in fact they are performed without any incisions, and therefore involve no postoperative stitches or scarring. The vascular surgeon makes only one small puncture in the area of the large vessel being operated on, and endovasally (through the vein system) performs all the necessary steps without injury to the surrounding tissues.
The treatment plan is designed by the doctor on the basis of the diagnosis and the results obtained during the examination. Treatment always involves a combination of surgical intervention, medicinal therapy, sclerotherapy, and other approaches. The surgical plan is created individually for each patient, ensuring the best possible clinical outcome, minimizing risks, significantly reducing the rehabilitation period.
For patients who are candidates for surgery, the doctor will describe each stage of the procedure in detail, conduct all necessary preoperative exams and procedures, and set the date for hospitalization. Thanks to the use of minimally invasive microsurgical techniques, many operations do not require more than a 24-hour hospital stay following the procedure.
Dr Alexey Rykunov, MD
Head of Trauma and Orthopedics department
Global Medical Systems
Greetings from South Africa,
This is a follow up to our recent stay at GMS where my wife Merle Step had a complete Hip replacement by you recently.
She stood up to the return trip to South Africa very well and is able move around with the aid of a walker without difficulty. I took her to our local General Practitioner on Friday, with all your reports and X-Ray plates. He commented that he was very happy with the excellent procedures that you carried out and felt that she was in excellent professional hands while at GMS. He has referred her to an orthopedic surgeon for a final checkup and stitch removal. Also she is to go to Physo for further manipulation.
From both of us we cannot express our gratitude enough for the professional service, helpful administrative as well as nursing staff that attended to our needs while at GMS. We will always look back and always remember the Russian people for their friendly assistance to two complete strangers from another part of the world. In turn Russia will always be in our hearts and we will be good Ambassadors for your great country and federation.
Please pass on our greetings and thanks to a few that I remember by names, if I have left anyone out I apologies.
Irina Boeva Chief Medical Coordinator
Denis Sidorchuk Medical Coordinator
Ronnie Pangilinan Physo
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your chosen profession and GMS does get global worldwide recognition as an intuition of repute.
Best of luck
Anthony and Merle Step
I am writing to you, on behalf of my wife Helen and myself, to thank all the staff of GMS clinic for the help and support you gave us during our stay in Moscow.
Since, I am ashamed that admit that I speak no Russian, I hope that you will be willing to translate this for the members of the GMS staff who do not speak English.
My own doctor seems pleased with the progress I am making. I still have a dressing on one of the wounds where the stitches may have been removed prematurely before I left the clinic but the others are fine and healing well.
Being ill and requiring surgery in another country will always be something of an ordeal, but the calm reassuring atmosphere in the GMS clinic did much to make us feel better about the experience. The administrative staff at reception was kind as well as efficient and their efforts on our behalf are something that we will never forget. We would also like to thank the cooks for the excellent food they prepared. We regret that we did not get the opportunity to meet them but we greatly appreciated their efforts and, after almost a week without normal food, I particularly enjoyed being able to choose from their extensive menu. Please forgive me for not always doing justice to the meals served but it has taken some time for my appetite to return to normal. We would also like to thank the room attendants for serving our meals so well and keeping our room so clean and tidy. Just as important for us, when so far from home, was that they always did so with a gracious smile. We looked forward to their visits and would like to thank them for being so remarkably patient when we tried to talk to them. We would also like to thank the several kind nurses who cared for me so diligently. I do not believe that I could not have enjoyed more attentive nursing anywhere else in the world and will never forget you. The several doctors who attended me at various stages also need to be thanked. I am grateful to them all but hope that they will forgive me for singling out Dr Constantin Dimitri for a particular mention. His patience, as he explained to me so well in English both what was happening to my body following the operation, and what he and the rest of the medical team were doing - and why – was particularly appreciated and helpful to me during my recovery.
Many, many thanks to you all.
Many thanks to Dr. Oleg Sergeevich Abramov, who performed a surgery and helped me cure a severe case of odontogenic sinusitis.
Dr. Abramov is extremely competent and polite, a true professional with a rare set of skills. I have already recommended him to a colleague of mine and will recommend again.
I want to thank you all so much for making my stay in hospital so bearable. You are all so professional and dedicated and it was a pleasure to spend time with you all even under those unusual circumstances.
I am now home and being cared for by my family as well as my own doctor so all is as well. Hopefully I will be up and about soon.
Once again, many thanks and suffice to say, I will never forget you and your staff did for me.
Best wishes always.
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