| Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is the largest in Victoria and second largest in Australia. The Department has use of three operating rooms, up to 10 post-operative Intensive Care beds, and a 20 bed Ward.
The Department provides consultative and operative services on an elective and emergency basis for patients requiring advanced cardiac, and thoracic surgical care.
Operative procedures undertaken include:
- Coronary bypass surgery, including total arterial grafting and off-pump surgery
- Cardiac valve repair and replacement
- Reconstruction and replacement of the thoracic aorta, including the arch
- Electrophysiology surgery for life-threatening arrhythmias
- Correction of congenital cardiac abnormalities in adults
Thoracic Surgery encompasses exploratory and diagnostic procedures, many through minimally invasive techniques. These include:
- Lung and oesophageal tumours
- Management of thoracic trauma
Eight Cardiothoracic Surgeons and five Registrars, provide 24 hour emergency cover and availability.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus
2nd Floor, Main Building
Grattan Street, Parkville 3050
Telephone 9342 7863
Facsimile 9342 7700
|A/Prof James Tatoulis
||Cardiology Department Head/ Director
||9342 7542, 9348 1383 Rooms|
|Mr Peter Skillington
||9342 8525, 9347 0106 Rooms|
|Mr John Goldblatt
||9342 8524, 9347 5935 Rooms|
|Mr Robin Brown
||9342 8952, 9347 9077 Rooms|
|Mr Alistair Royse
|Mr Phillip Antippa
|Dr Silvana Marasco
||9342 4243, 9342 7378 Rooms|
|Dr Victoria Atkinson
|| 9342 7863, 9342 7378 Rooms|
For Cardiac Clinic outpatient appointments, fax requests/referral letters to Central Appointments on 9342 4234, or mail them to Central Appointments, 1 South, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, 3050.
For advice and urgent referrals, fax information to the Referrals Registrar in the department or to one of the Cardiologists directly (9347 2808).
For patient transfer from country hospitals, phone the Cardiology Liaison Nurse on 9342 7434 or the hospital switchboard on 9342 7000 and page (7434). After hours, phone the Coronary Care Unit on 9342 7302.