In this video, Dr. OP. Yadava, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, will talk about when to do a non-cardiac surgery after a bypass surgery. If the non-cardiac surgery is of emergent nature, it can be done at any time without any problem. There are no such contraindications for doing non-cardiac surgery immediately after a bypass surgery. Dr. Yadava tells us that the problem arises when the patient has an elective cardiac surgery. In such patients, it is recommended that the patient should recover which is generally 4 – 6 weeks and then the non-cardiac surgery is scheduled. He will also talk about the consequences if we stop the anti-platelets treatment for non-cardiac surgery and what can be done.
Dr. Yadava completed his medical graduation and Masters in Surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College and had joined Armed Forces as a Surgical Specialist. He cleared his DNB Examination in General Surgery in the year 1983 and completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cardio Thoracic Center, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1985. For advanced training, went to Australia and worked under and along with some of the greatest cardiac surgeons of recent times. Besides adult cardiac surgery, he was also trained in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery in Melbourne & Japan and successfully cleared the National Boards in Cardiothoracic Surgery (DNBE). He was honoured with Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) in 1994; FICC in 2003, FIACS in 2005 & FCSI in 2012. He has as an experience of over 12,000 open heart surgical procedures and his special field of interest is coronary artery bypass surgery especially total arterial revascularisation & beating heart surgeries (Minimally Invasive).