I am a cardiothoracic surgeon, my practice is mixed. In cardiac surgery I have a special interest in aortic surgery, minimally invasive aortic surgery, I also perform the general cardiac operations ( CABG, OPCAB and valve surgery). In thoracic surgery, I deal with chest wall, lung, pleural and mediastinal surgical diseases. I have special interest in the minimally invasive approach (video assisted thoracoscopic procedures-VATS lobectomy) and fractured ribs fixation. I am interested in research; my qualification is a Medical Doctorate M.D. from Manchester University in 2007. My thesis was based on inflammatory response to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. This response was linked to certain genotypes of a certain polymorphisms. My current affiliation is with the University of Salford, I am collaborating with researchers studying the myocardial cell dysfunction, the inflammatory response and its effect on the conduits that used in cardiac surgery.Recently I was appointed as a professor (Hon)@ the University of Salford.
On the 5th March 2019 Mr MN Bittar performed open heart surgery on my husband, (Philip Donnelly ) the care my husband received in Blackpool Victoria Hospital after surgery was second to none. Mr Bittar visited Philip most days of his 10 day stay which really impressed Philip as he wasn't happy being in hospital but Mr Bittar and his team ie the Registra, the Anaesthetist reassured him constantly, not forgetting the nurses male and female in ICU and on ward 38 were wonderful. Philip would also like to mention Mr Bittar's secretary Mrs Anne Rampley who he used to ring with alsorts of questions and he would like to thank her for her patience and understanding. Congratulations to Mr Bittar on his " Professorship "
Whilst i was in BVH having a 3x cabg under Mr Bittar the compassion and understanding which i received from him and his medical team including the nurses on ward 38 was impeccable ..and i would like to thank you all so very much..keep up the brilliant work
Hi Mr bittar. You saved me 10 years ago via 3x bypass.you turned my whole life around I offer you thanks and staff.I wish you all love xxx James mcallan.I was dying till I got to Blackpool Vic love jim
Hello Mr McAllen i am delighted to hear you doing well 10 years down the line i wish you all the best MNBittar
From start to finish I cannot fault this hospital or the staff ,the care I received was brilliant they could not do enough for me,the surgeon MR Bittar has done a fantastic job on me as I had lung cancer and he got me in for the operation very quickly, I cannot thank him enough for what he's done for me Thank you so much Vilma Sellers
Dear Mrs Sellers i am glad you happy with the service at BVH i wish you all the best MNBittar
Mr Bittar operated on me on 29/01/19, performing a right upper right loboctomy using keyhole surgery. After seven weeks I was back at work and am walking 30-40 mins daily. All I have been left with a three small scars which are fully healed. I cannot thank him and his team enough for the professional treatment I have been given.