Cardiac & Vascular Surgery
The Specialty of Cardiovascular Surgery at Suining Central Hospital was founded in the 1970s. With the unremitting efforts of many predecessors and experts, it has grown stronger gradually over the last 40 years and became an independent Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2009. The Heart Center which consists of Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiovascular Medicine was set up in 2014 and became a provincial key discipline in 2016. In January 2018, the Cardiac Surgery merged with Vascular Surgery to form the new Department of Cardiac & Vascular Surgery, which serves the people in the central area of Sichuan with 36 beds. Over 600 operations are performed yearly at present. The department has developed into a comprehensive department which integrates clinical work, teaching, and scientific research as a whole. It is the teaching base of Chongqing Medical University and North Sichuan Medical College, a national standardized residency training base, and a provincial specialist doctor standardized training base. It enjoys a high reputation and is influential among the prefecture-level city hospitals in Sichuan.
The Cardiac & Vascular Surgery has a well-structured and highly-educated doctor team in the central area of Sichuan. It is staffed by seven specialists including 1 chief physician, 3 associate chief physicians, 2 attending doctors, and 1 resident, among whom there is 1 master student supervisor and 5 doctors received master' degree. Many staff hold membership in academic professional committees at various levels, including 1 member of Vascular Surgery Specialty Committee of Chinese Society of Cardiovascular Diseases, 1 youth member of IUA-CC (International Union of Angiology-China Chapter), 1 member of Sichuan sub-league of Chinese Alliance Against Lung Cancer, 1 standing committee member and 1 youth member of Sichuan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of Sichuan Medical Association, 1 committee member of the Vascular Surgery Subspecialty Group of Surgery Society of Sichuan Medical Association, 1 committee member of Sichuan Society of Vascular Surgery of Sichuan Medical Doctor Association, 1 chairman and 3 members of Suining Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1 doctor is editor of the Medical Journal of West China, and 4 doctors have been to the US, Italy, etc. for further study.
The department has 16 professional nursing staff including 2 associate chief nurses, 2 supervisor nurses, 10 senior nurses, and 2 junior nurses, among whom there is 1 member of the Nursing Subspecialty Group of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and members of Wound Ostomy Team, Introvenous Therapy Team, and Diabetes Team. The nursing team provides comprehensive and professional nursing services for patients.
The department is equipped with bedside central monitoring system, imported defibrillation & pacemaking monitor, extracorporeal circulation machine, coronary artery bypass surgery apparatus, minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation cardiac surgery apparatus, extracorporeal balloon counterpulsation apparatus, video-assisted thoracoscope, intraoperative magnifier and headlamp, varicose vein laser therapeutic apparatus, and various vascular stents and balloons, etc. The hospital is equipped with facilities such as hybrid operating room, flat-panel digital subtraction angiography machine (DSA), CT-SOMATOM definition flash, Siemens 1.5T MRI, DR and upscale Color Doppler Ultrasonic Diagnostic Apparatus. Advanced facilities provide guarantees for the treatment and nursing care of critically ill patients. The extracorporeal circulation team, which involves the cooperation of multi-discipline including cardiovascular surgery, anesthesiology, operating room, critical care medicine, cardiology, ultrasound imaging, radiology, and extracorporeal circulation group, provides strong technical support for the rapid development of the Cardiac & Vascular Surgery.
Scientific Research and Teaching
The department currently conducts 2 scientific research projects approved by the Health Commission of Sichuan Province and 4 municipal scientific research projects, has won 2 Third Prize of Sichuan Provincial Medical Science and Technology Award, 2 Suining Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award, and 1 Grand Prize for Innovative Achievements awarded by Suining Municipal People's Government. The staff have published 2 SCI papers with an accumulative impact factor of 2.39 and more than 50 papers in national and provincial journals.
The department has 1 master student supervisor of North Sichuan Medical College who has already trained 3 postgraduates and has another 2 under training at present. It also undertakes the undergraduate teaching task of Chongqing Medical University and Northern Sichuan Medical College.
With the philosophy of "Being rigorous, realistic, innovative, excellent", we do what are professional with a professional attitude!